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One woman's injuries from 'crazy' paving

Morfydd Jenkins was left with bruising after tripping over the kerb Credit: Wales News Service

Morfydd Jenkins says she was left with severe bruising and cuts after falling over a kerb which is apparently disguised by crazy paving in Pontypridd town centre.

The paving is part of a £10.5m revamp in the town. The Council says it's concerned and will be looking into the matter.

In a statement the Council said: "Safety has been a matter of paramount importance throughout the Pontypridd Regeneration scheme, creating a safer and more attractive environment for all town centre users."

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CCTV released in connection with train assault

Officers want to speak to a woman in connection with the train assault Credit: British Transport Police

Officers investigating an assault on a 16 year-old girl at Abercynon rail station have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Investigating officer PC Ian Brinkworth said: "The victim-a 16 year-old girl from Pontypridd- was waiting for a train with her friend when she was approached by a woman, who subsequently subjected her to a series of threats and verbal abuse.

"A few minutes later her train arrived and the victim boarded. However, she was followed by the woman, who forced her way past the train guard and punched the victim to the side of her face before leaving the train just prior to its departure."

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Dedicated helpline for former patients

Cwm Taf Health Board says patients who may have been treated by a healthcare worker infected with Hepatitis C at the old East Glamorgan Hospital in Pontypridd will be asked to ring a dedicated helpline to arrange an appointment in a specialist nurse clinic.

Nicola John, director of public health at Cwm Taf Health Board, said: "We know this will be a very worrying time for patients who may have received obstetric and gynaecology treatment at East Glamorgan General Hospital between May and July 1984."

"However, we want to stress the risk of transmission to patients is small. But it is important that we get in touch with patients who may have been in contact with this worker during their treatment, which is why we are writing to some former patients, to ask them to contact the helpline."

The appointments helpline is open from today, from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Specialist clinics will start taking place from 13th September 2013 and patients who have tests will get their results in approximately two weeks.

Ponty's Big Weekend kicks off

little mix performing at another festival
Little Mix are just one of the big names set to perform Credit: PA:Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Thousands of music fans will be heading to Pontypridd's big music festival at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park today. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be performing over the weekend. JLS will headline today and 2011 X Factor winners, Little Mix will also take to the stage.

SATURDAY LINE UP:Chloe Cook, John Adam, Ragsy, Ash Morgan, Union J, Little Mix, JLS

SUNDAY LINE UP: Mixed Melodies, Musical Medley, Kizzy Crawford, Samantha Spragg, Annelies, James Williams, The Siren Sisters,Tenors of Rock, Sophie Evans, Rhydian Roberts, The Overtones

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