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Man, 72, critical after falling from boat

A 72-year-old man is critical in hospital after falling from a boat near Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Credit: Penarth Coastguard

RNLI lifeboats and a Sea King helicopter were called to the scene off Lavernock Point just after midday.

The man was brought to shore and taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. It's understood his family are at his bedside.

Lightning hits homes

Small protest outside new UKIP Penarth shop

Residents in Penarth have gathered outside a shop due to be opened by the UK Independence Party.

People are there with banners campaigning against the party's presence in the area.

UKIP's Welsh MEP Nathan Gill was quick to respond to images from the protest.

UKIP are opening the shop in preparation for next year's general election. The seat has been held by the Labour party for decades.

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Beach hut delay 'extremely frustrating'

The beach huts had originally been earmarked for public hire, but it is feared that income will be lost for this season due to the delay in completion.

The work being undertaken by contractors WRW on the eastern promenade has slipped beyond the intended completion date.

This is extremely frustrating for the Vale of Glamorgan Council and a disappointment to all of those with an interest in the project. We are however confident that the works, when completed, will be a huge boost to Barry Island as a destination.

The interest in the scheme has been phenomenal and this bodes well for the future of the island.

– Rob Thomas, Vale of Glamorgan Council

WRW the contractors working on the beach huts say the delay has been caused by a number of factors including poor weather over the winter, which led to the need for specialist rock anchors to be installed to the cliff.

We are working closely with the council to mitigate the effects of these delays and to expedite the completion of the remaining works.

We are extremely proud to be involved in the regeneration of Barry Island, breathing new life into the promenade for current and future generations to enjoy.

– David Harris, managing director WRW contractors

Barry Island beach hut project delayed by storms

The huts are part of a multi-million pound regeneration project Credit: ITV News

Beach huts on Barry Island's seafront won't be ready by the summer deadline, the council behind the project has said.

The huts are part of a multi-million pound Welsh Government-funded scheme to regenerate Barry Island's eastern side.

Earlier this year, the Vale of Glamorgan Council opened consultation on how the huts should be used.They were supposed to be completed by this month, but the project has failed to meet its second completion deadline.

Emergency services attend Vale of Glamorgan incident

There are reports of a number of emergency service vehicles attending an incident in the Vale of Glamorgan.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said crews from Cowbridge, Barry and Ely have been dispatched to a collision involving two cars at St Hilary.

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