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Big Birthday for Porthcawl Pavillion

It a huge figure in the local community, and this week the Grand Pavillion in Porthcawl celebrated 80 years of dance, music and theatre.

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Porthcawl fire 'likely to take 24 hours to put out'

Jennie Griffiths from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says that the large fire in Porthcawl involved around two acres of thick gorse which is well alight - and firefighting efforts are likely to continue for 24 hours.

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Update porthcawl: fire involving 2acres of thick gorse well alight. Incident is deep seated + likely to be protracted for 24hrs

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Update Porthcawl: Crews have also requested a JCB as this is a deep seated fire which will require digging out

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Update Porthcawl: Crews have requested a welfare unit at scene they have been firefighting for 3hrs + require supply of drinking water

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Fears Porthcawl fire may spread

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says around 25 firefighters are now tackling a large blaze on the seafront in Porthcawl.

A fire service spokesperson confirmed they are trying to bring the fire under control quickly, due to concerns it may spread, in a strong breeze.

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The incident at Porthcawl now has 5 fire appliances, 2 water bowsers, 1 4x4 and 3 officers, including 1 wildfire officer. #SWControl KA

Disruption in Porthcawl due to grass fire

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said around 70 square metres of grass was "well alight" on the seafront in Porthcawl.

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Approx 70sqm of grass well alight at The Esplanade/West Drive area in Porthcawl. 5 appliances and a wildfire officer in att. #SWControl KA

South Wales Police is advising drivers to stay away from the Locks Common area, with road closures due to the blaze.

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#Bridgend#Police advise motorists to stay away from Locks Common area #Porthcawl due to road closures as a result of large grass fire (gc)

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In pictures: Porthcawl's Rainbow Run

The charity Ty Hafan is holding its first ever 'Rainbow Run' fundraising event in Porthcawl.

Along the 5km route, participants get showered with different colours of powder paint.

There are around 1,200 people taking part today, aiming to raise £50,000.

The starting line of the 5k event Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News
People get powder paint thrown on them as they run Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News
Around 1,000 people turned up to the event on Coney Beach, Porthcawl Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News
A very different colour at the finish line! Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News

Rainbow Run: 'It's about celebration and raising a smile'

Ty Hafan is holding its first ever Rainbow Run on Coney Beach in Porthcawl today.

The event, which is the first of its kind in Wales, is based on the Indian Holi festival of colour, and is expected to raise more than £40,000 for the hospice.

The Rainbow Run is not a race, nor is it about speed or fitness; it's about celebration, having crazy fun with friends and raising a smile for Ty Hafan.

Ty Hafan is a magical place, full of fun laughter and not what you might imagine a hospice to be. We aim to make the very most of the precious time that our families have together. That's why we think the Rainbow Run is the perfect way to celebrate and support the work we do.

– Mair Jeffreys, Event organiser, Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan launches Wales' first 5K Rainbow Run

The charity Ty Hafan, which supports life-limited children and young people, is holding its first ever 'Rainbow Run' event today in Porthcawl.

Participants will be doused from head to toe in rainbow-coloured powder, as they take part in the 5K run on Coney Beach.

Crowds enjoying a similar event in Bristol. Credit: John Barwood Photography

The event, which is the first of its kind in Wales, is based on the Indian Holi festival of colour, and is expected to raise more than £40,000 for the hospice.

Runners will be covered in powdered paint every kilometre. Credit: John Barwood Photography

There are no winners, no official times, and only two rules: entrants must wear white at the start, and be plastered in colour every kilometre.

Ty Hafan celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

Minister visits Aberystwyth to announce coastal funding

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has visited Aberystwyth to announce funding which will help coastal areas prepare for the summer tourist season.

Carl Sargeant has visited Aberystwyth this morning Credit: ITV News Wales

Wales was hit by the wettest winter on record between December and February. The money will be spent on repairs to the Wales Coastal path.

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