Remembering Aberfan

Next week, Wales will remember the anniversary of one of the most horrific tragedies ever to befall any community in the UK. Many readers will remember the events of October 21st 1966 as some of the most harrowing ever reported in their lifetime.

Keeping Barry Tidy

In what seems like a distant summer of long ago, two young women walked along a packed Whitmore Bay and started collecting litter. Others joined in and helped them to collect much of the rubbish strewn across the beach. It was a good news story about community spirit amongst detritus and apathy.

Broadband: A 21st Century Essential

What do you consider to be essential household utilities? Water, electricity and gas for sure, but in 2016 I would be very surprised if your list didn’t include broadband.


MP thanks Vale RNLI crew for keeping us safe on the coast

The Vale of Glamorgan is so fortunate in its coastal location, and many of us take advantage of our stunning coastline. Yet the news of the five men who drowned off Camber Sands alerted us again to the hidden dangers that lie beneath the surface of the sea.

We are all Team GB

For those who ever doubted the ability of our country to punch above its already considerable weight, the Rio Olympics offered a stinging rebuke.

Another Successful Vale Show

The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show opened its doors to the community last Wednesday at the Fonmon Castle Grounds for a fantastic day of livestock competitions, locally sourced produce and family fun.

Wales' Home-Grown Olympians

This year’s Olympic Games boasts the highest number of Welsh Olympians to compete in the games, with seven of them already having won medals.

3G Pitch news is a wonderful boost for the Vale

Having consistently called for an expansion in the number of all-weather, third and fourth generation (3G and 4G) sports pitches in the Vale to combat this problem, I am delighted at news this month that six new 3G training pitches are to be built at the Colcot Sport Centre.

Charity in the Vale of Glamorgan

This Friday I had the pleasure of meeting representatives from Breast Cancer Now and the Brain Tumour Charity to hand over the sponsorship money so kindly donated by local people to support my London Marathon effort.