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Christmas day swim underway

last year more than 900 hundred swimmers took part Credit: ITV news

The 49th Christmas morning swim is underway in Porthcawl.

Between 800 and 900 swimmers, many in fancy dress, are being cheered on by thousands of spectators.

The events' Chairman, Nicola Willis, says , “this year the ‘Swim’ committee have chosen to donate all money collected at the swim and via swimmers sponsorship to local charities and organisations."

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Man's body found in Porthcawl

An investigation has been launched after a body was found in Porthcawl. Police were called to Victoria Ave just before 8:30 this morning. The body of a male, believed to be 58 years old was found.

No formal identification of the body has taken place and police aren't treating the find as suspicious. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the next of kin.

Chickens abandoned on Porthcawl street on Halloween

The chickens have been given the names Marjorie and Peggy Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pair of chickens were left "scared and abandoned" on a street in Porthcawl.

The birds were discovered in a specially-adapted box outside a house in Lime Tree Way, Porthcawl on October 31.

Lights had been attached to the box, with air holes been cut out, said an RSPCA spokesperson.

The box had been painted and was tied up "like a present".

"How these chickens ended up in this box is a complete mystery" said Inspector Gemma Cooper.

"The box would have taken sometime to design so obviously a lot of effort has gone into this prank.

“Although the chickens were not injured they were extremely scared, I am all for Halloween fun, but not when it puts animal welfare at risk”.

Straw and chicken feed has been left inside the box Credit: RSPCA

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Elvis looky-likeys rock into Porthcawl tribute festival

Porthcawl's Elvis festival is said to be the biggest in Europe.

Every September thousands of Elvis fans descend on Porthcawl to celebrate The King.

Over twenty venues in and around the town will be holding events - making it the largest Elvis event in Europe.

The Elvis fesitval we see over 100 acts perform in the town over the weekend.

The programme includes an official Festival Launch on Friday with a champagne reception and the chance to meet the artists and celebrities.

There's also The Best Festival Elvis Competition and a performance from last year's winner.

Tribute acts will sing it out as part of a 'Best Elvis Competition'.

Person freed after Porthcawl crash

Police, fire and ambulance crews have been dealing with a five-vehicle crash near Porthcawl this afternoon. Rescue crews had to free one person who was trapped in a car on the A4106. The road was closed while the incident was dealt with but has since re-opened.

Rescue teams at the scene of the crash Credit: ITV Wales
Rescue teams at the scene of the crash Credit: ITV Wales

Crews attending five-vehicle collision

Crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue service are attending a five-vehicle collision. The incident is on the A4106 at Porthcawl. Drivers are urged to take care when approaching this area.

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