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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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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


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.

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Rescue teams at the scene of the crash Credit: ITV Wales
Emergency services
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.


Crews en route to a 5 vehicle RTC on A4106 Porthcawl, please take care whilst we approach at speed


Update Porthcawl: - Message from crews on scene multiple vehicles involved in RTC crews assessing scene for operational readiness


Update Porthcawl RTC: - One person is trapped by injury in collision crews will commence extrication operations


Potential changes to the fire service in south Wales

Two fire stations could be axed and two more down graded under plans to change the way the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service operates.

Kenfig Hill and Porthcawl fire stations would be the ones to close - replaced by a new station in South Kornelly.

In the Vale of Glamorgan, Barry and Cowbridge would have a reduced service.

Changes in other areas will be announced later this year.

Porthcawl lifeboat men honoured for rescue

Chris Missen, left, and Paul Eastment, right, with Val Glover Credit: RNLI

Two lifeboat men from Porthcawl will pick up their gallantry medals in London today.

Chris Missen and Paul Eastment were part of a three-man team which came to the rescue of Val Glover, 46, in Umberleigh, Devon in December.

This will be the first time an inland flood rescue has been recognised at the RNLI's national award ceremony.

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