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Barry & District News

The Barry & District News is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the town of Barry in South Wales and in neighbouring parts of the Vale of Glamorgan, including the smaller towns of Rhoose and Bonvilston.

It was founded in 1889 as the Barry Dock News, Penarth Express and Vale of Glamorgan Reporter. In 1925 it became the Barry and District News and Vale of Glamorgan Chronicle. It absorbed its slightly younger competitor the Barry Herald (founded 1896) in mid-1962; after just two-and-a-half years as the Barry and District News and Barry Herald, it assumed its present name with the first issue of 1965.

It’s published by Newsquest (Wales), from editorial offices in Barry. It’s part of a two-title group together with the slightly older Penarth Times, whose slightly smaller circulation covers Penarth and Dinas Powys.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Barry & District News
    156 Holton Road
    CF63 4TY
  • Tel:
  • 01446 733456
  • Fax:
  • 01446 732719