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Man dies after being hit by a car in Bridgend

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A 19-year-old man who sustained critical injuries after being hit by a car on Friday has died.

He was walking along the A4106 in Bridgend when a blue Dacia Sandero mounted a curb and collided with him and a 17 year-old man.

He was flown to the University Hospital of Wales by air ambulance.

The 17-year-old sustained less serious injuries.

A 49-year-old man from North Cornelly was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving, and has been released on bail, pending further inquiries.

South Wales Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them.

Disabled veterans give out free meals in Bridgend

Two disabled veterans from Bridgend have given away a thousand free meals in a 'random act of kindness'.

Tom Weaver and Phillip Loveday saved their pensions to put £1,500 towards the food. That donation was matched by a local business.

The pair say they wanted to thank the people of the town for helping them stay independent.

Watch Nicola Hendy's report here:

Two teenagers injured after serious collision in Bridgend

Two teenage pedestrians have been injured in what Police are calling a serious road traffic collision in Bridgend.

The incident, which happened at around 4pm this afternoon, involved a blue Dacia Sandero vehicle mounting an offside curb ion the A4106 Tythegston Road and colliding with two 19-year-old men.

One of the men was flown by air ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales where his condition is described as critical and the second man is receiving treatment for less serious injuries at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

The road is currently closed to allow investigation work and recovery to be completed.

South Wales Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them.

Milestone for Ford's Bridgend factory

Ford engines being built on the production line at the Bridgend factory Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

The Ford factory at Bridgend has built its 20-millionth engine, 37 years after the first one was produced.

The company hailed the achievement weeks after announcing it will be cutting back on future investment.

Ford is reducing investment in a new engine at Bridgend from £181 million to £100 million, but says there will be no redundancies.

Bridgend has a proud record of high-quality engine production and I'm delighted to celebrate this significant milestone with the team that builds them.

Today the plant builds a range of high-tech EcoBoost products, and we continue to invest in Bridgend, with the plant confirmed to build the next generation of fuel-efficient petrol engines.

– Linda Cash, Ford of Europe's vice president of manufacturing
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