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Two men rescued after boat hits rocks off Porthcawl

Two men have been rescued after their fishing boat crashed into rocks off the south Wales coast.

Lifeboats found the men 12 miles off the coast of Porthcawl. Credit: Bing

The pair were found in the water 12 miles off Porthcawl, with waves crashing over their stricken vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

The alarm had been raised at around 5.30pm on Friday by the family of one of the men, who told authorities the boat had struck the rocks and begun taking on water.

A coastguard search and rescue helicopter helped direct lifeboats to their location.

One of the men remains in hospital in a non-life threatening condition, the coastguard said.

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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.

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Plans unveiled for Porthcawl care centre

Credit: ABMU Health Board

Plans go on display this week for a new primary care and community services centre.

ABMU Health Board says it's proposing to transfer GP and community services to the new centre, aiming to improve the level of patient care and providing some new services.

Leaflets explaining the proposals are being sent to patients.

The search for a suitable site to build a new centre has been ongoing since 2006 because, the Health Board says, the main Portway Surgery site is too small and doesn’t offer the accommodation required to deliver modern services.

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