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Karts crash in race for top speed at downhill derby

Pigasus, Downhill Derby Credit: ITV Wales News

From flying pigs to Postman Pat, the Flintstones and Formula One - this year's range of hand made karts didn't disappoint at the Downhill Derby in Penarth.

The annual event, now in its fourth year, saw drivers launch their non-motorised karts down Cliff Hill towards Penarth pier on the esplanade.

Postman Pat kart at Penarth Downhill Derby Credit: ITV Wales News

The winner is the fastest to make it past the finish line after dodging various obstacles along the way.

Of course, in the fight for the fastest kart - there was also the occasional crash.

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Police issue warning over door-to-door scamming

Police in South Wales are warning residents to be aware of door-to-door scamming, after a series of suspected incidents in the Vale of Glamorgan.

A number of suspected scamming incidents have happened in the Vale of Glamorgan Credit: Suffolk Police

A number of incidents are thought to have happened in Penarth, involving two men who appear to be canvassing for the charity Unicef.

But Unicef UK have since confirmed the men are not authorised to fundraise for the charity.

The scammers are currently using Unicef as a cover, but police are advising people to be aware that they may also use other charities.

Officers are asking anyone who suspects anyone of soliciting donations to contact the charity's supporter care team, and the police on 101.


Fatal fire in Penarth

An elderly woman has been found dead after a fire in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Crews from the town and Cardiff were called out to a house, in Cedar Way, shortly before 7.30pm. They extinguished a fire on the ground floor and later discovered the body of an elderly woman.

A joint investigation by the fire service and South Wales Police is underway.

90-year-old woman in 'critical condition' following collision

A 90-year-old woman remains in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car yesterday evening.

It happened on Lavernock Road in Penarth, in the Vale of Glamorgan, between the junctions of Augusta Road and Forrest Road.

South Wales Police are looking to speak to anyone who might have seen the silver Peugeot car involved, or the woman herself, who was walking along Lavernock Road at around 5.10pm.

Small protest outside new UKIP Penarth shop

Residents in Penarth have gathered outside a shop due to be opened by the UK Independence Party.

People are there with banners campaigning against the party's presence in the area.

UKIP's Welsh MEP Nathan Gill was quick to respond to images from the protest.

UKIP are opening the shop in preparation for next year's general election. The seat has been held by the Labour party for decades.


UKIP shop to open in Penarth

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UKIP are to open a campaign shop in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan today, as they prepare for next year's general election. The party's candidate for the Cardiff South and Penarth seat, John Rees-Evans, will be there.

The seat has been held by the Labour party for decades. In the 2012 by-election, prompted by Alun Michael's resignation in order to stand as Police and Crime Commissioner, Labour won with 47.03%, UKIP came in fifth with 6.07% of the vote.

Police appeal after man attacked in Penarth

Police in Barry are appealing for witnesses after an unprovoked attack which left a man with injuries to his face and mouth.

The 50-year-old man had been drinking with friends ar the Railway pub on Plymouth Road, Penarth, on Sunday 21st September.

He had gone outside with his wife around 1.45am where he was punched once by an unknown person to the left side of his face and knocked over.

We have yet to identify the attacker but we are sure that some of the people who had been in the pub must have seen something or may know something about this attack

– PC Emma Fitzgerald, South Wales Police

Anyone with information is asked to call South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 1400353386.

Penarth Pier named as Wales's favourite place

Penarth Pier has been named as the top special place in Wales by the National Trust.

For the past six weeks people across the country have been nominating their favourite locations across Wales as part of the Trust's Special Places campaign.

Penarth Pier was named as Wales's top 'special place' Credit: ITV News Wales

Cyfarthfa Castle has come second and the Lonely Tree in Powys has made it into third place.

Cyfarthfa Castle is in second place Credit: Visit Wales
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