Aled Blake: The economic recession may be over, but the social recession is just beginning
The Bluebirds boss faces the media the morning after it emerged Vincent Tan has sent him an email ordering him to quit or be sacked Ballet is as much a part of the festive cultural calendar as pantos.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
18:08: Baby-rape case singer to stay at 'Monster Mansion' prison
Paedophile rock singer Ian Watkins will be serving out his jail sentence in a prison that is home to some of Britain's most notorious sex offenders and killers.
25 dogs looking for a home this Christmas and Dogs Trust Bridgend wants star power
As Malky Mackay's Cardiff City future appears to teeter on the brink after the latest spat with owner Vincent Tan, we look at some of the potential replacements if Tan fires the bullet We have 26 new pictures from the Time of the Doctor, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, including Daleks, Cybermen, The Silence and a naked Matt Smith Dogs Trust ... (more)
School bandings: Five out of eight Bridgend county secondary schools fall in rankings
No school has been placed in the top band - Band 1 - although three schools have recorded an improvement in performance.
Ian Watkins facing years in prison as disgraced Lostprophets singer starts jail term
Ian Watkins is today facing the prospect of spending the majority of the rest of his life in prison after being jailed for 29 years for child sex offences.
Crash misery for Ann as council refuses to act on plea to reduce speed limit
Three cars and a moped have crashed into her property, yet Ann Smith's request for traffic calming measures has been denied by Bridgend council.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Porthcawl regeneration plans thrown into doubt after Morrisons pulls out of project
Regeneration plans for one of South Wales' best-loved seaside resorts have been thrown into doubt after a major supermarket chain said it was axing plans for a major investment.
High winds and flooding forecast as Met Office issues weather warning for Wales
Gusts of up to 70mph are expected in exposed coastal areas, while the public is warned about localised flooding amid heavy forecast rain A yellow weather warning is in place for large parts of Wales today with the Met Office warning of high winds and heavy rain that could cause localised flooding.
Headteacher sings praises of staff and pupils after banding success
Y Pant Comprehensive headteacher Mark Powell said the quality of teaching, coupled with the fantastic response of pupils, paid dividends A headteacher has paid tribute to his "tremendous" staff and pupils after his school achieved band one status for a second year.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
TWO Barry men have been charged with drug offences after warrants were executed across the Vale.
The South Wales Police drugs team raided a number of addresses in the Vale and Bridgend resulting in three charges being brought.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Swingers staged 'raunchy parties' at a Wales Conservative club, claim
Members of a sex website allegedly enjoyed two social nights at the Bridgend club, with online messages referring to partygoers who "played in view of everyone" and suggesting ideas for explicit games.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Here's to good 'elf: Hundreds of Santa's helpers come together to break a world record
Bridgend's fourth annual "Elf-steddfod" saw 1,312 elves pack the streets of the town centre making it the world record holder for the largest gathering of Santa's helpers in one place.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Crowds braved the rain to catch to meet the Princ
WRU chief Roger Lewis agrees to brief supporters clubs of Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets on civil war after accusations the union was ignoring them The Monty Python is thrilled with the adaption of his book Silly Kingsby by the National Theatre Wales, which marks the start of an incredibly busy period in his life Crowds of schoolchildren ... (more)
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Secondary schools banding revealed
Ferndale Community went from Band 5 to Band 1, while Ysgol Y Moelwyn in Gwynedd had the best score in Band 1. "The system is there to teach us things about what we need to do next in each particular school and it is based on hard facts and reality," he said.
School banding: See where your secondary school ranks in latest table
Michael Laudrup's men need a point to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League in foggy St Gallen As Luke Evans talked The Hobbit with Robin Turner he said he would like be 007.
Eurwen is crowned the queen of cheese
The 78-year-old, from Coity, Bridgend, received an award for exceptional contribution to cheese at the World Cheese Awards, where she has been a judge for the past 25 years.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Bridgend council cutbacks: services face the axe and compulsory...
South Wales Police confirmed that Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has referred the suspension of David Paul Berry to them The trailer for The Time of the Doctor, the Christmas Special of the hit BBC programme, shows non-stop action and emotional scenes as we prepare to bid farewell to Matt Smith Council tax will also rise by almost 5% as ... (more)
Health Board meetings to discuss future of hospital services in South Wales postponed
Health boards were due to meet tomorrow to discuss recommendations of the South Wales Programme, but will now do so in the New Year Special meetings of health boards across South Wales to discus recommendations on the future of hospital services across the region have been put back to the New Year.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
I'm A Celebrity star David Emanuel on how to party in style at Christmas
Christina Barchetti, 35, died when her Ford Ka was hit by Calvin Craig Connah's BMW on the A541 between Wrexham and Mold, a jury has heard With Welsh rugby's movers and shakers ready to make the big calls on our national sport, former Wales captain Ryan Jones has urged them to consider a British league The inaugural 'UWTSD Dylan Thomas Awards' will ... (more)
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Green scheme firms 'may break law'
Companies selling the UK government's flagship energy-saving scheme in Wales could be breaking the law, a BBC Wales investigation has found.