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Birthday girl hoping for special delivery to her hospital bed

Seven-year-old Summer Kansiray is spending her birthday in hospital. Credit: Wales News Service

Today is little Summer Kansiray's eighth birthday. But while most children her age would be opening presents and having a party, Summer will be spending the day in hospital.

The youngster, from Ogmore Vale, had a rare form of cancer when she was fourteen months old which meant both kidneys had to be removed. Summer received a transplant in 2012, but for the last six months her body started to reject the kidneys, meaning they had to be removed and Summer is now reliant on full dialysis.

Summer told her parents that all she wanted for her birthday was a lot of cards to open from her hospital bed.

Her parents made an appeal to see how many they could get delivered to her for her big day. Happy Birthday Summer!


Appeal after daylight attack on man and woman

Police in Bridgend are appealing for information after a man and woman were victims of an unprovoked attack as they walked along Brackla Way.

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Police say the pair were assaulted by two men who approached them from behind and hit them to the ground. The attacked happened on Sunday afternoon and the pair were left with cuts and bruises.

One suspect is described as being aged between 17 and 19 , 6ft tall and was wearing a green top and jeans. The other was around 5ft 7 with a thin build and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact South Wales Police.


Permit given for controversial gas drilling at Llandow

A permit has been issued for a company to drill a borehole near Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan to explore for oil and gas.

Protestors had campaigned against drilling at Llandow. Credit: ITV Wales News

Natural Resources Wales says an environmental permit has been issued for Coastal Oil and Gas, based in Bridgend, to drill in Llandow Industrial Estate.

The permit ensures that waste such as rock and soil is recovered or disposed of in a way that protects the environment and local communities says NRW.

NRW says it does not allow the company to conduct any hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ to extract any oil or gas.

The drilling and testing operations and work to reinstate the land should last no longer than 12 months.

Once the work begins, our officers will monitor the site to ensure it complies with the conditions of the permit, to protect people and the environment.

– Natural Resources Wales
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