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Police appeal to locate woman and baby

Police in Bridgend are issuing an appeal to find a woman and a baby, after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

The pair were seen just after 8.30pm outside the Cooperative Supermarket The Triangle, Brackla Way, Bridgend.

The young woman is reported to be wearing a dressing gown, three quarter length leggings and a pair of trainers. Her hair was blonde and pulled into a ponytail.

“While we’ve received no missing person report, the weather is cold and wet and from the information we’ve received, we believe neither mother or baby were dressed for the conditions. We would therefore appeal to anyone who may have information that will help us identify and locate this woman to contact us immediately on 101. We also ask that the woman herself to make contact, so we can be sure she and the baby are now safe.”

– Gary Smart, South Wales Police Inspector


Grieving mother's warning over hoax collections

Ashley Talbot died outside his school on 10th December Credit: Family Photo

The mother of 15-year-old Ashley Talbot, who died after a collision with a minibus at Maesteg Comprehensive School last week, has told ITV Wales that she wants any public donations of money to go to the Wales Air Ambulance.

It comes as police investigate allegations that a local man posing as a family member, began a cash collection in Ashley's memory.

An inquest into Ashley's death has been opened and adjourned. His funeral is to be held this week.

  1. Alexandra Lodge

Maesteg carol concert remembers Ashley Talbot

A Maesteg male voice choir is donating the proceeds from its annual carol singing concert tonight to the family of Ashley Talbot.

The 15-year-old died after being hit by a minibus at Maesteg Comprehensive School last week.

Classmates of the teenager joined the Maesteg Gleeman for their annual performance at a supermarket in the town this afternoon.

Alexandra Lodge reports:

Photos: Flooding causes disruption in Machynlleth

The Dyfi Bridge, just north of Machynlleth, is closed this morning due to flooding.

The Dyfi Bridge is the subject of a flood warning, while there are 13 further flood alerts in place.

The A487 in Machynlleth is closed due to heavy rainfall overnight.
Some people ventured through the water.

One flood warning and 13 flood alerts throughout Wales

There's one flood warning and 13 flood alerts in force from South Wales to the North.

The warning is for Dyfi Bridge, the A487 and extensive areas of agricultural land.

Natural Resources Wales publishes flood warnings and alerts online. Credit: Natural Resources Wales

The alerts cover the following areas:

  • River Wye in Powys
  • Rivers in the Llynfi and Ogmore catchments
  • Rivers in the Neath catchment
  • Rivers in the upper Teifi catchment upstream of Llanybydder including Llanybydder
  • Rivers in North Ceredigion including the Rheidol, Ystwyth, Melindwr and Ceunant
  • Areas around the river Mawddach and river Wnion, from Fairbourne to Ganllwyd and Rhydymain
  • River Severn and its tributaries in Powys
  • Afon Vyrnwy, Afon Tanat and Afon Cain & their tributaries
  • Isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land in the Lower Dee flood plain
  • Areas around the river Conwy from Dolwyddelan to Conwy
  • Isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land in the Upper Dee flood plain
  • Areas around the river Dyfi, from Dinas Mawddwy and Llanbrynmair to the estuary, including Machynlleth
  • River Ely
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