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Dear Editor, While we’re busy remembering the good times spent with loved ones over the festive period, it’s easy to forget older people who were alone this Christmas. As we get older, life throws things our way which can make us feel less connected and lonely. If this sounds familiar, it may help to know you’re not alone. Around a million older people in the UK are chronically lonely, and nearly half of older people consider the telly to be their best friend, but it shouldn’t be this way. Independent Age is a growing charity which empowers older people across the UK and Ireland through the ‘A B

Dear Editor, Blood Bikes Wales is a registered charity that was launched in 2011 to help deliver urgent medical supplies to various hospitals. They use motorcycles to deliver blood, plasma, milk and operating theatre equipment between hospitals in Wales and England. Using motorcycles means these urgent and

C’ of advice, befriending and campaigning. We provide face-to-face befriending, and we match our volunteers to the person they visit so it’s a source of satisfaction and enjoyment for both. If you feel uncomfortable with the idea of someone visiting your home, we also offer telephone befriending and discussion groups. We are trying to extend our help to people living in Bridgend and Porthcawl, so if you or someone you know could use a friendly face or a listening ear, do get in touch. Sarah Richardson, Area Manager Tel: 01454 419271 sarah.richardson@ independentage.org

Jade & family say thanks Dear Editor, Jade and her family would like to thank the following people and businesses for all their help fundraising and supporting us with ‘Jades’s Wish to Walk’ campaign: ABC Tyres, Brackla Industrial Estate Asda, Bridgend Sainsbury, Bridgend Llew’s Chip Shop, Brackla (Steve & Mandy) Pizza Hut, Brackla Nolan Skip Hire Poundstretcher, Bridgend

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Brynteg School is proud to announce another Welsh champion in its midst! Bradley Chatman, aged 14 years and a Year 10 pupil took part in the Welsh Tae Kwando Championships which were held at Caerleon University on Sunday 27th October 2013. Bradley is a Blue/Red Stripe Belt and he fought in the Blue/Red Belt category and is now the Welsh Middleweight champion. Bradley began to take the sport of Tae Kwando seriously in 2012 and is going for his Red Belt grading next month. He recently started training with the Welsh squad and has been selected to compete for the British Middleweight title in the British Open Championships in Cardiff on Sunday 24th October. Bradleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family are immensely

Receiving our Healthy Schools Stage 5 Leaf and Third Green Flag Award was a source of great pride. We now look forward to the challenge of achieving the Platinum Award. We are proud too of all our children but especially Taya Beechey for her recent fundraising efforts. Touched by the plight of the hurricane Haiyan victims, she collected over ÂŁ300 by reading to shoppers. What a fantastic achievement, Taya, well done. A well done also to everyone who helped us raise ÂŁ260 through a non-uniform day for the Children in Need appeal. Christmas was a busy but exciting time. There were

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Children at Nottage Primary are at the forefront of using technology to enhance their work, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ cial! Following an extensive external assessment Nottage has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark for the second time. The award recognises the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success in developing the strategic use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum. Head teacher Susan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of Nottage Primary School, I am delighted to be awarded the ICT Mark for the second time. It recognises our positive approach to the use of technology and the beneďŹ ts it is bringing to our children. We believe that technology can be used in every aspect of

In my last article, I described the activities of our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Charitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which was an outstanding success with the sum of ÂŁ7000 being raised. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Head Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has now made donations to the following worthy causes: Ty Hafan, LATCH, Sandville, KPC, Y Bont, Movember, Crossroads, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diabetes at the POW and Edukid. I am delighted that the efforts of our young people will be used to beneďŹ t such worthy causes. The monies raised locally will be spent locally to beneďŹ t those in need within the community. Soon afterwards, the long autumn term drew to a very successful end with our community Carol Service at All Saints Church on the evening

learning and that it is essential our children are equipped for the modern world. We are very proud to include the mark on our website and our school headed paper.â&#x20AC;? The lead member of staff, Seamus Gallagher (ICT Subject Leader), involved in ensuring the school was ready for ICT Mark assessment, commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am really pleased that the presentation of this award shows recognition of the excellent work that is taking place at our school. Applying for the award really brought into focus the ICT work that we are doing each and every day. All the children and staff deserve credit for this achievement.â&#x20AC;? Sue Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran Headteacher

of Tuesday 17th December. As always, it was tremendously well supported and a musical delight. As the new term begins, we are in the throes of ďŹ nal rehearsals for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school production of Guys and Dolls. This will be staged at the Grand Pavilion from Wednesday 29th January to Saturday 1st February. As a school, we have an excellent tradition for our musicals, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production will not disappoint! May I conclude by thanking parents, staff and students for all their efforts over 2013. A very happy and healthy New Year to you all! Andrew Slade, Headteacher Porthcawl Comprehensive School

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Christmas at St John’s School We had an extremely busy time in the last few weeks of term as on top of the usual academic work we held a number of different events. Parents and family members enjoyed a showcase of musically talented pupils in two informal concerts. Performances of our annual

nativity play in which every pupil from Nursery to Year 5 took part were very well attended and everyone was amazed at the transformation of the Crampton Hall into a very busy Bethlehem. The Friends of St John’s organised a successful Christmas Ball for parents, friends and staff which included an auction and raffle and then a week later held their annual Christmas Bazaar.

Through these two events they raised over £3000. The school was also excited to host Santa and his reindeer for a weekend. Many pupils assisted as elves and everyone enjoyed a magical experience at Santa’s Grotto. We rounded off our Christmas celebrations with carol services

in St John’s Church, Newton and with delicious Christmas lunches cooked in school by our great kitchen team. Following the lunch Prep and Senior pupils proved through a fun afternoon of performances that “St John’s Has Talent!” To experience life at St John’s call the office to arrange a visit and free taster sessions. Mrs C A Clint, Headmistress www.stjohnsschoolporthcawl.com

St Clare’s School news Pupils and staff at St. Clare’s School would like to wish the readers of Seaside News a very happy and healthy New Year.

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January is an important time for many pupils in the Senior School as they sit modular exams, and we would like to wish all of our pupils the very best success. We are proud to announce that as of September 2014, we will be offering academic scholarships to pupils going into Years 7 and 12. Current year 6 pupils are invited to sit a scholarship exam on Thursday 30th January, while year 12 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of GCSE results. If anyone would like

Our next Open Day is also taking place on Thursday 30th January. This is a great chance for anyone who would like to have a tour of our wonderful grounds and meet our teachers and pupils, to find out what makes St. Clare’s School stand out from the rest. If you would like to book a place on the Open Day, or discuss the possibility of your son or daughter joining St. Clare’s School, please contact the Marketing & Admissions Office on (01656) 789966. Joy Harding

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Brynteg news The autumn term has been both busy and productive enabling us to build upon our long and rich tradition of excellence in all aspects of the school’s provision. The publication of this year’s GCSE and A-level results got the term off to an excellent start. The hard work of staff and pupils, coupled with the support of parents, saw the school achieve the best GCSE results in its history. As an outcome of our 2013 performance, the school is now placed within Band 2. Naturally, as a school we are very pleased. We are now placed amongst the highest performing schools in Wales for many of the key indicators. Likewise, our A-level performance was also very pleasing with almost all Year 13 pupils gaining a place at university; the vast majority at their first choice institution. We offer our pupils a huge range of opportunities across a broad spectrum. Some of the recent highlights include our outstanding performance of The Tempest at the schools’ Shakespeare Festival held in the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. The feedback received from parents, fellow contributors and the organisers has been exceptionally complimentary. To add to our success, a team of Year 12 students won the Bridgend and District heats of the National Consumer Quiz competition. This is the

second consecutive year that the school has been successful in the competition; we were Welsh champions in 2012. Congratulations also to the Year 8 team for winning the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme Quiz. Brynteg pupils have also had a successful autumn in debating and public speaking competitions. The school’s team won the Bridgend heats for the ESU Public Speaking Competition 2013/14. The Wales Debating Championships held in September saw Tom Prosser and Connor Lomax of Year 12 win their first round heat against Porth County School. Connor was awarded with an ‘Outstanding Debate’ certificate and will go through to the next round of interviews to represent Wales in the World Debating Championships. Brynteg also became the school with the largest number of completed Duke of Edinburgh Awards in the county, with 39 pupils achieving their silver awards and 78 achieving their bronze awards. Finally, pupils at the school have generously raised in excess of £5,000 for charities in the last month or so. The charities include Children in Need, The Santa Appeal and money to support victims of the Philippine’s disaster. Ian Morris

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It has been an extremely busy term for everyone at Cefn Cribwr Primary School. The School Council were delighted to find on their return to school in September, that the designs that they had decided on for the new toilets had been put into action and had been built! We were all thrilled when we were awarded the Green Flag for being an Eco School and received our 5TH Healthy Schools Award in October. Many thanks to

everyone who worked so hard. The school was also proud to have its Investors in People status confirmed in November when we were award the bronze award. Our after school clubs have been very well attended with excellent numbers in all of them. On Mondays we run a Drama Club, On Tuesday it’s Dance and Clwb Cymraeg while on Thursdays it’s Rugby, Netball and Bookworms. Stephen

News From Newton Primary Well we are in the throes of Christmas concerts and every class has been practising like mad to impress grandparents, parents and carers. Our FP1 and FP2 children did their first joint concert this year, called the ABC Nativity and they made us proud. The school choir took part in a charity carol service in the Tabernacle, Bridgend on Sunday 8th

December and were fabulous as usual. We are now eagerly anticipating the panto at the Pavilion.The students from Bridgend Technical College will also be putting on a performance for us. A busy time! Nadolig Llawen oddi wrth Newton Primary. Teresa Bence, Newton Primary

Summer Reading Challenge It seemed the only thing missing was Holly Willoughby when the Deputy Mayor of Bridgend sprung a Surprise Surprise style presentation on competition winner and

enthusiastic reader Jack Phillips! Jack was one of over 1600 children throughout the borough to complete the Summer Reading Challenge set nationally by libraries, to encourage and promote the

fun, and advantages of reading. Running parallel to the Reading Challenge was a prize draw for a Kobo eReader. This was presented to Jack after his name was randomly chosen from all the Reading Challenge readers. The presentation was made at the Pyle & District Tang Soo Do training at Pyle Life Centre, where Jack is a very highly respected hard working student. A short Tang Soo Do demonstration was followed by cakes and tea (courtesy of Mrs Barbara Powell). The presentation was made by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gary Thomas and Mr Huw David (Cabinet member for children and young people). Jack had read 18 books throughout the summer whilst competing in the Reading Challenge. The local Library Manager Mrs J Arbery, commented: ‘Jack was a very deserving winner because he is such an avid reader and loves books.” Gareth Powell

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West Park Primary news A very happy New Year from all at West Park Primary School and great big thanks for all the support we received from our friends and families throughout 2013. We celebrated Christmas in style with our famous concerts held in the Grand Pavilion. The concerts were a huge success and the enthusiastic clapping and cheering from the packed auditorium was testament to all the hard work put in by staff and of course the stars of the show - our wonderful pupils! The letters and cards of appreciation we have received really have been heart warming and we are grateful as always for your support. Our Early Years stars in the making performed a beautiful nativity and as usual there was

not a dry eye in the house! Our wonderful PTA organised rafďŹ&#x201A;es which raised over ÂŁ1600 including ÂŁ4ÂŁ fund matching from Barclays Bank. Our sincere thanks to Barclays and to all those who donated prizes and bought rafďŹ&#x201A;e tickets, raising funds for the beneďŹ t of the pupils. During the autumn term, 219 pupils achieved 100% attendance! This is a really fantastic achievement so a huge congratulations to all of you! We must continue to work hard to achieve great attendance in the spring term so ďŹ ngers crossed for a very happy and healthy 2014! Sam Bennet admin.westparkprimary@ bridgend.gov.uk

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NEWS Health services reorganisation By the time Seaside News reaches you, we will know the outcome of the South Wales Programme of health services reorganisation, which may see the end of A&E, neonatal, maternity and children’s services at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. In spite of the health board’s stand-apart position as a deliverer of public services, this process has been remarkable for its political nature. To begin with, it effectively silenced the question about the need for closing services by pitting hospital against hospital across South Wales, competing to keep what they have. Secondly, the timing of a decision in December, coming just hours after the Assembly went into Christmas recess and effectively preventing

backbench AMs like myself from scrutinising or debating it in the Senedd for over a month, is all very handy for those in charge of making the changes. Over 50,000 people across South Wales responded to the programme, with the majority coming from the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg area, indicating the high regard which people in my area hold their local services. This episode may be drawing to a close. But the longer debate – how we effectively deliver health – will continue. You can be certain of it.

All seven Bridgend County Borough third sector projects within the £1million Big Lottery funded Community Voice portfolio: Needs Must/ Pan fo Angen have now started, with the aim of engaging local

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members of the community in local matters. Led by Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO), the Community Voice programme helps local communities influence policies and decisions that affect them. Each project will promote and develop opportunities for marginalised groups to gain knowledge and skills, enabling them to influence local service development, delivery and evaluation. The projects include: Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People in partnership with Vision in Wales and Disability Wales who will be engaging disabled

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Last month the Welsh Assembly voted through its final budget for public services in Wales for the 2014-15 financial year. At £15 billion or so that is a substantial amount of money, the vast majority of which will be going to health and, through local councils to education and social services. Because the Government does not have a majority they are forced to work with other parties to get the budget through and this year the Welsh Liberal Democrats got together with Plaid Cymru to negotiate a substantial £100 million package that will benefit both our local schools and the health service. The Pupil Deprivation Grant

There has been a lot in the press lately about the so-called ‘bedroom tax’, more correctly known as the spare room subsidy. And much has been hysterical scaremongering by political vested interests. Let’s be clear. The changes ensure that housing benefit – which is funded by all of us – pays the rent for the size of property which each claimant requires and not for the type of property they desire. And which party first brought this in? None other than the last Labour government which changed the rules for tenants in private rented properties. All this coalition government has done is extend those rules to the social housing sector so that they now apply to

was created in 2012 following a budget deal between the Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats. It is designed to give schools more money to help children from deprived backgrounds. As a result of the latest agreement with the Welsh Labour Government, in exchange for supporting the Welsh Government’s annual budget, the Pupil Deprivation Grant, has more than doubled. From 2014 schools will receive £918 for every pupil entitled to free school meals. As a result, schools in Bridgend will receive an additional £3.706m, thanks to the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

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Child poverty With the festivities of Christmas and the New Year behind us, winter sales all around and spring not far away, it’s worth us taking a moment to remember an often all too hidden social problem that is quietly growing in the shadows. The issue is child poverty. According to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) there are 6,215 children in my Bridgend constituency living below the poverty line, a number which, seems all too likely to go up. One ward alone has 33% of children living in poverty, one in three. Child Poverty in Bridgend costs us around £67m a year and the UK around £39bn a year. This comes from a combination of very poor job prospects for such children once they grow MADELEINE MOON MP www.madeleinemoonmp.com 01656 750002 Seaside News | 18

up, as well as higher public spending from the social problems such high levels of poverty create. If the rate of child poverty increases, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates it will, this cost will increase to £35bn by 2020. It is easy to forget that the reality for many families coming up to Christmas was a stark choice between eating, heating and for some, paying the bedroom tax. To find out more, CPAG have launched a new campaign on the back of these statistics called People Like Us, which aims to reminds us that when we think about poverty and benefit claimants that these are real people, real families and real children. http://www.cpag.org.uk/ people-like-us

everyone who lives in a rented property and claims housing benefit. What’s the difference between tenants in properties owned by private landlords and those in properties owned by social landlords? None, that I can see. But there’s a huge difference as far as Labour politicians are concerned. Those same people who did nothing to oppose the changes for private tenants are now screaming blue murder because the coalition Government has applied this principle to social housing. Surely, what’s sauce for the private tenant is also sauce for the social tenant otherwise fair play goes out of the window.

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FEATURES Access to Morfa Beach preserved!

The demise of Comet Ison

Twelve Knights, Margam, and all are welcome. Our solicitor will advise on next steps, and we expect to change the name of our group so that we become: “Friends of Morfa”. We are still welcoming new members to our Facebook group. Thanks to all who supported our prolonged campaign – including the Seaside News. I referred earlier to Nelson Mandela, and perhaps it is not too fanciful to think he would have been proud of our victory for “people power”. As Archbishop Tutu said when voting for the first time in his life: “Yippee!” Dr Charles Smith

The much-anticipated perihelion passage Comet ISON is over, and instead of becoming a Great Comet, the comet fell apart; the remains are now invisible. As it approached the Sun, the comet produced a tail that reached a length of about 10°, and the head was a nakedeye object in the pre-dawn sky. The perihelion passage was watched by a number of spacecraft; all that emerged from the vicinity of the Sun after that close passage was a fan-shaped cloud of debris that then seemed to dissipate altogether. Other comets have managed to get much closer to the surface of the Sun without breaking up but most of

The Redwing is slightly smaller than a Song Thrush and can be recognised by the prominent white stripe above the eye and a less obvious one below the cheek. Their call is a reedy ‘tseep’. Despite its name,

as Song Thrush and Fieldfare, particularly in fields and open woodland. The birds we see in Wales are likely to migrants of Icelandic origin. The Welsh name is Coch yr Adain. I’m one of two volunteer

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Redwings do not actually have red wings but rusty-red coloured flanks, revealed as it beats its wings in flight, making identification fairly easy. Redwings are more likely to visit our gardens during cold winters as hedgerows become stripped of autumn fruits and they struggle to find invertebrates in the frozen ground of rural fields. Redwings are often seen in flocks with other thrushes such

Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch (GBW) Scheme in South Wales. If you enjoy watching birds in your garden help monitor them with BTO GBW. Contact me for a free enquiry pack or to book a talk. Amanda Skull: 07952 758293 / 01792 891013 gbw@hiafi.co.uk www.bto.org/gbw

Happy New Year! In December, just when we were mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela, we received notice that the Welsh Government’s Inspector had made her decisions: Footpath 93, diversion order, together with the creation of a new stretch: confirmed. At last, this completes the Wales Coastal Path. Footpath 92, closure order, NOT CONFIRMED. We have won! Access to Morfa is preserved for future generations. Full details of the Inspector’s decisions are available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Monday 20th January at 7.30pm at the

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In the 21st century rugby and football stir the passions of many, but in the 18th and 19th centuries a game called bando, or bandy, set the sporting juices flowing. Wagers were placed on the outcome of a bando game and a set of local rules was agreed. Nevertheless, violent play often occurred with players striking their opponents with their bando sticks. Local rivalries developed, especially between Margam, Kenfig, Pyle and Llangynwyd. On the 31st May 1817 a match was played between Margam and NewtonNottage on Kenfig Sands. A week later, on the 7th June, the following report appeared in the Cambrian Newspaper: “About 3,000 attended to see

these belonged to the Kreutz Sungrazing Group which originated from the breakup of a gigantic comet seen by Aristotle in 371 BC. Kreutz members include The Great September Comet of 1882 which was the brightest ever recorded and Comet IkeyaSeki which, in 1965, became the brightest comet of the 20th century. However, HaleBopp is probably the best remembered comet of recent times when it graced our skies in the winter of 1996/97. The comet had two tails and was easily visible before sunset. It’s time we had another! Clive Down Bridgend Astronomical Society

the match which, from the celebrity of the combatants, was expected to be a good one. The game was conducted with perfect fairness and after a contest of four hours was won by the Margam players”. Prior to this match a combined team from Pyle and Kenfig recorded a famous victory against the Margam Bando Boys leading to a boisterous celebration in the Guildhall. However, the formation of rugby clubs in the 1870s signalled the fading of bando’s glory, although the game lingered on and continued to be played until the end of the 19th century. Mansel Jones, Author of Pendragon http://manseltheauthor.com

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Y Cefn Gwyrdd Following a very successful 2013 the Gwyrdd looks with enthusiasm to 2014. The past year presented a successful and varied programme of events, all of which were well

Heol Sion. This was followed a few days later by our ‘Christmas box ‘celebrations at Cefn Junction Signal Box. Network Rail work has now completed work near Cefn

car park) are making good progress. Working with Cefn Cribwr Community Council, Reach and Groundwork, this will form part of an entrance to the extensive industrial remains of the Cwsc and Waun,

with further interpretation available in the to be restored former memorial bus shelter. Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! A Happy New Year to you all from Y Cefn Gwyrdd. John Mason

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Junction, installing a mast for train drivers’ communication. Hopefully damage to the track will be repaired now that this project is completed. Plans for the history wall at the junction of Cefn Road and Bedford Road (the unofficial

Hi all, I would like to start by wishing you a Happy New Year. Here’s some thoughts: I love the Christmas season. I love the family time, relaxing time, opening gifts and watching my favourite Christmas movies. Probably like many others I was looking forward to it. The way it always works of course however, is the way Christmas comes to us. You can guarantee that around the beginning of December the movies etc... start to come. It got me thinking about how Jesus came to us. The Bible says that at the “right time” Jesus came to die for the sins of mankind.

For us now that “right time” is anytime you decide to respond to him coming for you. Christmas comes to us; Jesus comes to us. You probably responded to Christmas; you can also respond to Him. So proud of my niece Taya, who sat in John Street Porthcawl and also Bridgend, reading children’s stories to raise money for the people in the Philippines. She was in the Gazette and was asked to turn on the Christmas lights in Bridgend town. Well done Taya Teresa! May God bless you! Neil Harvey

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Tools for Africa On December 12th we were very pleased to receive a platform loading buggy for the workshop. This was a gift to us from the Inner Wheel We were able to use it for the first time loading crates into the TFSR van which had itself

been a gift from Rotary to the Southampton HQ. That occasion marked the visit of our group co-ordinator and deputy CEO on their annual visit. We were pleased to see a DVD of our tools in use in Tanzania. Our December shipment was destined for partners

in Zambia and consisted of carpentry, auto mechanics, bricklaying and building kits, along with much haberdashery and renovated sewing machines. At short notice we were asked to prepare more carpentry kits for emergency house re-builds. The photograph shows the kind of tools that go into a carpentry kit. We are always short of G.clamps, wood vices, breast drills, brace bits, combination and jack planes, chisels, old saws and saw sets. So when clearing out please think of us!. Workshops are on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, volunteers are always welcome. For information contact John at 786367 or please view the charity website www.tfsr.org. John Hanson

Life with Porthcawl Lions Yet another Christmas is over and we all look forward to a busy, successful 2014. By the time you read this the Lions Christmas activities will be over, hopefully having been a success. Father Christmas has told the club that he was very busy in the grotto and thanks all the boys and girls who came to see him. Porthcawl Lions would like to thank the Y-Centre for allowing Santa to have his grotto there and also the Hi-Tide for once again hosting the Boxing Day fun run. Already some events have been planned for the year ahead: in April there will be a grand book sale in Awel-y-Mor, the May Fayre will be held in

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All Saints Church on 5th May. June is the month for the annual golf day at the Grove and there will, hopefully, be a classic car fair - if a venue can be found. These and other events will keep members busy until the grotto and fun run come round again. All these things could not happen without a lot of hard work from all concerned and the club would really welcome new members this year. Most importantly, though, no event can be a success without the support of the public, so thank you to all of you who have supported us in the past and please, please continue to do so this year. John Cosson

BAVO recognised for excellent work with volunteers Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisation (BAVO) has achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard, in recognition of the excellent work they do with volunteers.

best practice volunteering very seriously. Making sure volunteers are valued and respected for the work they do is vitally important and I am delighted that our standards of quality in supporting and

Managed in Wales by Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for organisations involving volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of volunteering experience for volunteers and to encourage organisations to better recognise the enormous contribution made by volunteers. BAVO was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. BAVO’s Chief Executive Heidi Bennett said: “BAVO takes its role in encouraging

developing volunteers has been acknowledged.” Further information on the Investing in Volunteers quality standard can be found at www. investinginvolunteers.org.uk Volunteers can make enquiries about the opportunities they are interested in by visiting their local Bridgend Volunteer Centre. BAVO has over 300 registered voluntary organisations with a wide range of volunteering opportunities. For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or visit www. volunteering-wales.net Jane Savile - BAVO

New defibrillator for Porthcawl church Trinity Church Porthcawl has recently purchased a defibrillator in memory of Maureen Thomas who sadly passed away in December last year. Maureen was a very special lady loved by all who

knew her and no fitting way could be found to honour her memory than the purchase of this machine designed to save the lives of others. All groups using the church have been asked to nominate representatives for training and the first session took place this month with over thirty people in attendance. The church also wishes to acknowledge a donation received from Brian Thomas Undertakers that helped to make this purchase possible. Trinity has again demonstrated its service to the community of Porthcawl.Well done Trinity. Clive Mort

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WI & GUILD NEWS Porthcawl Townswomens Guild news

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As I write this we are looking forward to our Christmas party at which we shall be presenting cheques of £400 each to Crossroads Care and Cancer Research UK as a result of a very successful Christmas Fayre. The Guild took part as usual in the annual Christmas Tree Festival and also enjoyed a Christmas lunch at the Bridgend Catering College. Many members also went to Cardiff for the Federation lunch. It’s all eating at this time of year!

Tuesday 10th of December was the day Mynydd Cynffig W I held their Christmas party in Pyle and Kenfig church hall. W I business was conducted first. Marjorie Goode chaired the meeting and Enid Rymer read the minutes. Everyone agreed the recent trip to St. David’s hall for the carol service with Only Men Aloud was a great success, there were hundreds of WI members attending and the singing of Jerusalem by everyone made the hairs on the back of your neck stand

up. Our Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all who attended. Our next meeting is on January 14th in Pyle and Kenfig church hall guest speaker will be Sister Gwyneth Poacher, topic will be Sandville Court. She will also be picking up a cheque for over £200 as friends of Mynydd Cynffig W.I. Business over our party commenced. Hope your Christmas and New Year went well pop in and tell us all about it. Christine Callaghan

for 2013. Would you like to become a member of Porthcawl WI? Maybe you have a talent that you could bring to us. We are looking for someone who is very adept and confident at playing the piano, so we can hold more musical events in

2014. Or perhaps you would like to come along and make new friends, you will be assured of a warm welcome. We meet every 4th Thursday of the month at 2pm in the All Saints Church hall. Any enquiries please ring Gwen on 01656783238

Our next meeting will be on 8th January, 2.00 pm at All Saints Church hall when Mr David Anderson will give a presentation on “Discovering Austria”. We are also holding a small coffee morning on 21st January at the Atlantic Hotel at 10.30 am. Do come along and get to know us! May I wish everyone a Happy New Year and make 2014 the year when you decide to join us!! Dorothy Thomas

Porthcawl Womens Institute news Porthcawl WI had the pleasure of having the children of the Oldcastle Primary School choir sing carols at their Christmas meeting. They sang some beautiful songs and they were accompanied by their teacher Mrs Rosalind Harris. The atmosphere of Christmas was

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HOME & GARDEN Laleston Gardening Club

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November has been a busy month for committee members, our intrepid lady gardeners make sure that the gardens in front of Cliff Cottage are kept up to scratch, whatever the weather. Bulbs have been planted for a spring showing. The lawns have been treated and had the last cut. Other members have prepared for Christmas celebrations by decorating the main hall in readiness for Christmas parties, we have regular users, all enjoy the social get-togethers this time of year. Our annual Christmas Dinner was held at the Greenacres Hotel in Cornelly on 6th December, we enjoyed a fantastic meal, and the staff were superb, thank you to them. Meanwhile we have scaffolding around part of the building as

Inspired by the recent National Tree Week and the work of the Woodland Trust, interiors and stove specialist, Topstak, plans to start a tree planting campaign. The Cowbridge based business aims to plant a tree for every

their land, and we feel that we would like to do more to help revive the dwindling number of native trees in this country by starting a tree planting project.” The problem of Ash dieback and Oak wilt is another reason

one of its hand-made log stores sold online. “At Topstak we are very much involved in sustainability,” explains director, Adam Pedersen. “Renewable energy forms a significant part of our business, and the wood we sell for our wood burning stoves comes from sustainable sources.” “My parents, who founded the business, have planted many native deciduous trees on

why Topstak is keen to plant more trees. “Our native trees face a huge amount of pressure, not only from development and road building, but from diseases such as the much publicised Ash die back. We also lost millions of trees to Dutch Elm disease. Our tree campaign will be a small contribution towards redressing the balance.” www.topstak.co.uk

the chimney stacks needed attention. Builders have repaired one, and will be repairing the second, very necessary, as the winter takes hold and winds get stronger. Although, our part of the country seems to have missed the extreme weather, we have to think of fellow gardeners, they have had to endure floods in their homes, gardens and allotments we must count our blessings. Some relevant information, whilst membership stays at £5. From 1st January 2014 the committee has decided to increase rental fees. Regular users and members booking fees from £10 to £12 per session. Occasional bookings are £20. Gwen Bradford Laleston Gardening Club

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Cefn Cribwr Gardening Club In January your garden could need protecting from frosts, gale force winds and heavy rain (150mm average for us!) so batten down the hatches and don’t forget our feathered friends, as food is scarce for them in winter. If you haven’t any snowdrops in your garden but next door has, be cheeky and beg some, snowdrops can be lifted and divided as long as you replant them straight away, so pretty! Fruit trees are dormant now so it’s a good time to do a bit of pruning, cut back the new growth to one of two buds, plus branches that are twisted; this will increase light and airflow for a good crop later in

the year. Don’t forget to brush any snowfall from your conifers to prevent damage (one thing about snow is it makes your garden look as good as your neighbours!) Did you know the recorded number of injuries in the UK in 2005 caused by vegetables that necessitated hospital treatment was 14,149! They’re fighting back! My New Year’s resolution – Dear God, my prayer for 2014 is a fat bank balance and a thin body please don’t mix them up again this year! Happy New Year fellow gardeners! Chris Early

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LEGAL Court alternatives for family disputes A recent poll shows that couples risk increasing the stress and cost of divorce settlements because of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;worrying lack of awarenessâ&#x20AC;? about a wide variety of noncourt based solutions according to relationship experts. There is â&#x20AC;&#x153;patchy understandingâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;ill-founded scepticismâ&#x20AC;? about alternatives to going to court during break-ups according to a new poll commissioned by Resolution â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the body representing 6,500 family law professionals in England and Wales. The problem is made worse by recent cuts to legal aid, meaning that â&#x20AC;&#x153;fewer couples have access to free legal advice, and so fewer people are being directed by solicitors towards solutions other than court.â&#x20AC;? This is despite the fact that for many couples, avoiding a lengthy courtroom battle can reduce stress and can result in signiďŹ cant ďŹ nancial savings. It is estimated that over 115,000 people each year could save money and stress during relationship break ups if they

are made fully aware of all their options. It is easy to access mediation services. You can ask your solicitor to refer you to a mediator or you can contact the mediator direct. The mediator will usually offer you an initial appointment alone, this is known as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;MIAMâ&#x20AC;? (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting) at which you can discuss the process and make a decision about whether mediation is going to work for you. If you are happy to proceed, you will then be invited to an appointment with your former partner during which you will attempt to resolve your issues with the assistance of the mediator. The removal of legal aid for family disputes has caused a reduction in the people attending mediation. However, mediation can be a cost effective alternative to court based alternatives as it usually enables parties to reach agreement sooner and without the stress of attending court. Madeline Rand

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RLE Law welcome new staffEmail your letters to: RLE Law are pleased to announce that Gayle Williams and Jayne Fletcher, both experienced family solicitors, are the latest specialists to join their growing team. Gayle Williams is a member of the Children Panel and joins RLE Law as the Head of the Family team, having worked in two large law ďŹ rms. Gayle specialises in child care matters and domestic violence issues. Jayne is an experienced family solicitor specialising in ďŹ nancial and private children matters and has acted for a number of high net worth clients. Jayne is also a member of the Family Law Advanced Panel. Gayle Williams commented on her new appointment: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been many changes in the family sector, not least the changes to the scope of legal aid. It is my aim to develop the department so that it continues to deliver an experienced and competitive service tailored to meet our clients changing needs. Both Jayne and I bring

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Meditation Community 2014 programme Super slimmer shares success story Bridgend Meditation Community presents its 2014 programme: Michele Lambert and Aaron Mele - Yoga and Sound Workshop Quiet Spaces / Holy Places Silence Contemplative Day Lama Rabsang â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tibetan Buddhist Monk Joy of Living Group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Compassion retreat dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jane Whitehead from Bristol Zen (Introduction to Insight Dialogue) Gareth Clode â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Introduction to Mindfulnessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; various days

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journey into 2014. Would you like to eat what you like and lose weight? Would you like to achieve something special in 2014? Would you like to join her and others? If the answer is yes, myself and Gaynor would really love to see you and support you in the New Year to help you achieve a new you for Christmas 2014. We offer groups on a Monday and Wednesday locally and you can always be assured of a warm and friendly reception, however nervous you may be feeling. So why not give it a try and see what you can achieve in 2014. Bev & Gaynor Slimming World

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3. Choose your exercise carefully – If you have a pre-existing problem discuss the exercise programme with your Chiropractor. For example, if you have had a history of knee, hip or low back problems, running isn’t for you. Instead choose a type of exercise that puts less impact on the joints such as using a cross trainer or swimming. If you know you have heart or lung problems, it is advisable to speak with your general practitioner first. 4. Musculoskeletal preparation - If you have “a niggle” or even a “slight ache” it is advisable that you see your chiropractor before starting a new exercise regime. That slight ache is your body telling you that something isn’t right. By ignoring it and exercising regardless can cause more damage.

To make sure the residents of Bridgend are best equipped to be “gym ready” Young’s Spinal Health has attached a voucher for the first consultation and treatment. Take control of your health today and make some positive changes! DR. LAURA YOUNG M(CHIRO) Tel: 07591 424338 E-mail: enquir enquiries@y ies@youngsspinalhealth.co.uk oungsspinalhealth.co.uk

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FOOD New Coffee Bar for Bridgend The Coffee Cabin is your new independent, premium coffee bar based in the Bridgend Indoor Market. We serve the ‘roasted to perfection’ Pelican Rouge range of coffee, founded in 1863 in the heart of Belgium, and we are now bringing it to you. We’ll brew you up a fresh cup of coffee in all the usual styles, cappuccino, latte, espresso to start you off on your day or see you home at night. Breakfast offers include coffee with sausage/bacon roll meal deal £2. For lunch there’s panini/flat breads £2.50, meal deal £3.50 including hot/cold beverages available daily. We also offer two daily specials from our specials wall which include the ‘Celtic Pride’

venison burger, ‘Langford’s’ foot long baguette, ‘Celtic Pride’ ¼ pounder, dragon sausage baguette (we can confirm no dragons were harmed preparing this one!) and various roast meat rolls. We tend to change the specials on a weekly basis so check us out on Twitter (@ thecoffeecabin1) or Facebook (thecoffeecabin). The idea behind ‘The Cabin’ is to offer quality products at value for money prices. The more people in Bridgend that use us, the better the offers in the future. So pop in and see us and warm yourself up with a hot chocolate, marshmallows and cream for only £1.60 - It won’t Costa you a fortune! Jon Thiel

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BOOKS BOOK OF THE MONTH NEW BOOKS AT PORTHCAWL LIBRARY Non Fiction

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MARY BERRY Recipe for Life RICKY HATTON War and Peace: My Story PAUL HOLLYWOOD Pies and Puds BARRY NORMAN See you in the Morning DAVID LITCHFIELD Hitler’s Valkyrie OLLIE LOCKE Laid In Chelsea DOUGLAS WIGHT Leonardo DiCaprio PIERS MORGAN Shooting Straight RACHEL KHOO Little French Kitchen LISA RILEY Never judge a book by its cover

JAMES LEE BURKE Light of the World MARTINA COLE Revenge SUSAN HILL Black Sheep DOROTHY KOOMSON The Flavours of Love JO NESBO Police KATE MOSSE The Mistletoe Bride IAN RANKIN Saints of the Shadow Bible KAREN ROSE Watch Your Back CHRIS RYAN Masters of War JOANNA TROLLOPE Sense & Sensibility 01656 754845 porthcawllib@bridgend.gov.uk

Dorothy Koomson: THE FLAVOURS OF LOVE I really enjoy Dorothy Koomson’s books which are gripping relationship thrillers. In this novel Saffron Mackleroy is attempting to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook her husband started before he was murdered 18 months ago. Everyone thinks she’s coping so well without him – but they have no idea what she has been hiding from prying eyes. But now her 14-year-old daughter has confessed something so devastating it could destroy her family all over again, and her husband’s killer has started to write to her… All these books and many more are available from any Bridgend Library free of charge. We have books in large print, on audio and as e books through our website. If you have received a digital device for Christmas and are wondering if you can get free audio and e books through it then come along to our e.readers afternoon on Wednesday 29th January at 2.30pm e.g. tablets, android phones, iPods, iPhones and e.readers (Kindles excluded). Don’t forget Bounce and Rhyme on Tuesday mornings at 10am for children under 3 or our story-time sessions on Saturdays at 2.30pm for children from 3-9 years. See you soon. ELAINE WINSTANLEY WINSTANLEY Porthcawl Libra Library: Tel: 01656 754845 Email: po porrthcawllib@bridgend.go thcawllib@bridgend.govv.uk

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Stag’s World of Rock This month, I want to reflect on the death of Stan Stennett. I was lucky enough as a teenager to work with Stan, doing eight shows a week in a three-month summer

season at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. My career was just starting, but Stan was already a big star, having been one of the highest-paid comedians in the 60s. He also helped to pave the way to stardom for his great friends Morecambe and Wise. As well as being an accomplished musician, Stan was a great actor and

Ghosts of Glamorgan at The Prince won awards for his part in the drama “Leeds United” and also appeared in Coronation Street. But it is for the playing of the character Sid Hooper in the hit soap opera Crossroads that Stan became a household name, reaching a regular audience of millions. Even recently Stan was still performing, and for the last six decades he has been in pantomime as Billy and Bonzo. Although I would be touring with my band Secret Army, our paths would often cross. Stan always had a warm welcome for you, and what was perhaps most important of all, he was also happy to give opportunities to up-andcoming Welsh artists. A true Welsh great! Stag Marks 07979 971127 Picture: Stag and Stan at a Fun Run in the 80s

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The Prince of Wales in Kenfig is well-known for ghostly happenings. Apart from being a public house, its upstairs room used to be the old Town Hall, in which dances and

night, Jack!” across the car park, his voice coming from a place where there used to be a gateway in the wall leading to a neighbouring farm, and Gareth realised that Jack

other festivities were held, as well as trials carried out for local felons, so it is not hard to imagine the emotional energy that has been expended within its four walls in times gone by. But the curious tale that found its way into the film “Ghosts of Glamorgan” concerns a voice from the past heard by landlord Gareth Maund late one winter’s night as he was about to lock up. A man distinctly called out “Good

was the name of a previous landlord who had died some time ago. The voice called out insistently several times, but there was no one out there in the darkness. It was as if he had overheard a late night farewell from years ago. For more information, go to www. downwoodfilms.com. Anthony Hontoir

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From January 2014 the Circle of Light Spiritualist Church Porthcawl will be holding its service every Monday evening at 7-9pm (except bank holidays) at Awel y Mor Communuty Centre Porthcawl. This is due to council changes. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you

Clera, the organisation for the promotion of Welsh Traditional Music is organising a tune club at the Prince of Wales, Kenfig on Saturday 11th January from 2pm to 4pm. It is hoped to hold these on a monthly basis. A different tutor experienced in Welsh folk music will be invited each month. Players of acoustic instruments of all abilities, including children accompanied by an adult, are welcome although we will not teach how to play an individual instrument. You do not have to be able to

all for your support over the years on a Sunday and we look forward to seeing you all at our new time in the New Year. If you are new to our church please join us. Our first service in 2014 will be on Monday 6th January 7-9pm. Thank you for your support.

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ABBAMANIA Thursday 13 February Nos Iau 13 Chwefror

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The Billy Fury Years 8pm

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Luna - Theatr Iolo & Theatre Hullabaloo

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MONDAY • ANCIENT ART OF BELLRINGING, PORTHCAWL @ St. Johns Church, Newton Green, Porthcawl 7.459pm. Email ruth.birch@hotmail. co.uk • BALLROOM & SEQUENCE DANCING, PORTHCAWL (EXCEPT BANK HOLS) @ the Awel-y-Mor Centre. 2–4.30pm. Admission £2. Tel: 01656 653914 • BCLC CEFN CRIBWR BUZZ SOFT PLAY 0 -3yrs: 10.30am–1pm £3/child Rock Kidz 4–8yrs: 4.30–6.30pm £2.50 per child (including snack) Youth Monday 9–13yrs, 7–9pm, 50p entry Mybclc Gym Open 9am–7pm, Mon–Fri; Sat: 9am –12noon. 07557 479770 to arrange other times. Mybclc coffee bar Open 10am – 2.30pm, Mon–Thurs; Fri: 10am–1pm @ Bethlehem Church Life Centre, 01656 745655. Facebook us: BCLC Kids • BELLY DANCING CLASSES Beginners and refreshers @ the Dance Centre, Elm Crescent, Bryntirion (next to Filco) 6–7pm. Contact Linda 01656 863639/07824 874511, elindiabellydance@gmail.com • BINGO, KENFIG HILL @ the Talbot Community Centre, Prince Road from 6.30 pm. Please phone Cheryl on 01656 749754 for more information • BRIDGEND & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB @ Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Rd, Bridgend, 7.30pm. Disabled access. Contact: info@bridgendcameraclub.co.uk • BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU @ The Y Centre, John St. 10am12 midday. Drop in information and advice service, no need to pre book. Adviceline Cymru 08444772020. Local admin line 01656 762805 • BRIDGEND WARRIORS XING CLUB, BRIDGEND KICKBOXING KICKBO Above Codys, The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Bridgend. Beginners: 6.30– 8pm, graded members: 7.30–9pm (times overlap). kkaw_copp@ hotmail.com • BRIDGEND U3A, BRIDGEND Every 3rd Monday @ The Mission for the Deaf, Coychurch Rd, Bridgend, 2pm. 01656 656207 • BUZZ SOFTPLAY (inc. messy play) 10.30am–1pm - BCLC Cefn Cribwr www.mybclc.org/01656 745655. Age 0-3. £3 1st child, subsequent children half price • CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE MORGANNWG 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (Bank Holidays excluded). Friendship/ Social Group @ the ARC centre,

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Bridgend, 6.30–8.30pm. Contact 01792 462845 or just drop in • CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES For ages 3 to 18 years, 4–8pm @ The Dance Centre, Bridgend. 01656 652165. www.dancecentrebridgend.com • CHILDREN’S SWIMMING LESSONS, BRIDGEND @ Heronsbridge School Pool. 5–7.30pm. Also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Contact Anne: 01656 772725, email: swimschoolwales@ yahoo.co.uk • COMEDY IMPRO CLUB £15 per term. Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. For more info or to book a place, call Tracy on (01656) 815995 • CREATIVE STITCHING, CEFN CRIBWR (Term time only) WEA Creative Stitching Class in Bethlehem Church Life Centre. 12pm–2pm. Learn some new techniques and meet new people. More info: Kim 02920 382431, courseinfosouth@swales.wea.org. uk • CYLCH MEITHRIN, PORTHCAWL Open Mon–Fri 9.15am-1.15pm. Welsh Nursery at Tabernacl Chapel, Fenton Place. 2+ years • DANCE CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion. Classes in cheerleading/ hip hop/jive for kids/line adult jive classes 8–9pm. Tel: 07980 039128 • DRAGON SPORT NETBALL, KENFIG HILL HILL 5-6pm @ Cynffig Sports Hall. Contact: Debbie 07890 582636 • FITNESS CLASS @ THE Y CENTRE Porthcawl (Free parking after 6pm). 6.30-7.30 pm ZUMBA the fun fat burner followed by 7.30-8.30 pm PILATES/YOGA (mat required). Classes from 12 yrs. under 14’s to be accompanied by participating adult £3,14 yrs up £4. Hannah Bowen - Qualified Pilates Diploma, Physical Yoga Instructor, Older Adult Specialist Licensed Zumba Instructor. 07886 487853, facebook - Porthcawl Fitness Classes web http://hannahbowen. zumba.com • HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL 6.30–8pm @ St Clare’s School. All levels welcome. Please contact Alan Davies, British Wheel of Yoga teacher, on 01639 888705 • INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, MAESTEG @ Maesteg Comprehensive 6–9pm. Boys 13–15 years. Call Phil on 07535 254290 or email philipnmorgan@ sky.com • JOY OF LIVING MEDITATION GROUP. Every 1st & 3rd Monday @ Friends Meeting House, 87 Park St, Bridgend. CF31 4AZ, 7.30–9 pm. Current theme: ‘Loving Kindness and Compassion’ and asking the question, “Is it possible to practice loving kindness and compassion in a world filled with hatred and anger?” Guided meditations, group discussion and support offered. All welcome. Suitable for beginners

and experienced meditators and those just curious. There is no commitment, drop in basis. • JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ Cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07958 145535 (Matt). Juniors (6–15 years) 6.30–7.30pm. Seniors (16+) 8–9pm. Term time only • KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearsals in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7–9pm. Tel 01656 740766 • KYOKUSHIN KARATE, CEFN CRIBWR @ Green Hall Cefn Cribwr. Juniors Training: 6.30–7.30pm; Seniors 6.30–8.30pm. First lesson free. Juniors £2.50, Seniors £3.00. Ages 6–104. Beginners and improver’s welcome. Come and get fit and learn the Kyokushin way. cckkc@hotmail.co.uk. Also on Thursdays • MENTAL HEALTH WELLBEING GROUP @ Sarn Life Centre, 6.30–7.30pm. Experienced mental health issues? No referral needed, all are welcome, just to pop along and have a cuppa in a relaxed and informal setting. • MID GLAMORGAN ACCORDION BAND, PYLE Rehearsals at Pyle Rugby Club 7–9pm. Beginners and other instruments welcome. Contact Allan: 01639 888053 or Gerry: 016567 784904 • MINI ROCK MONDAY 5–6.30pm. BCLC Cefn Cribwr www.mybclc. org/ 01656 745655. Age 4–9. £2 inc. tuck shop, drink, craft • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES, TODDLERS & PRE-SCHOOLERS Award winning music classes for babies, toddlers & children. From 3 months to 4 years grouped according to age @ St Marys RC Church, Bridgend. Book your FREE class and view our latest timetable at www.monkeymusic.co.uk or contact Emma on 01656 649190 vale.bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk Other days and locations available. • OVER 50S KEEP-FIT, BRACKLA Brackla Community Centre. 10.30–11.30am. Call Pat on 01656 785148 • PENCOED & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY, PENCOED @ Salem Chapel Vestry, Coychurch Road, Pencoed, 7.30–9.30pm. Mixed voices, new members welcome. Contact Helen: 01656 861481 • PORTHCAWL CHORAL SOCIETY PRACTICE @ Trinity Church 7.15–9.15pm. Mixed voice choir. New members welcome. 01656 784211 • PORTHCAWL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB @ Glamorgan Holiday Hotel, 7pm. Contact Tricia: 01656 785794 • PORTHCAWL RUGBY UNDER 14S Training has now started, 6pm at South Road, Porthcawl. New players welcome. Any enquires please call Steve Protheroe 07889 022477 • PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB 5–7pm, Awely-Mor, Porthcawl. Beginners &

training for Graded Martial Arts students of all ages (grading every 3 months). Christian Whale (5th Dan): 07784 317151. Facebook: Porthcawl Shotokan Karate • PRAM FITNESS, BRIDGEND 1.30–2.30PM @ the Loft Cafe, Broadlands. Specialist outdoor post-natal exercise class for mums whilst baby enjoys a ride in their pram. Contact Sarah on 07917 276788. Email sarah-dowson@sky.com • SALSA DANCE BEG/IMP, BRIDGEND 8pm @ The Dance Centre/Labour Club Bryntirion, 01656 652165 • SCRIBBLES ART & CRAFT GROUP @ The Pier Hotel, Porthcawl (except Bank Holidays). 10.30am– 12.30pm. Also on Fridays. Info: geoffstone44@gmail.com • SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 5.30pm. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 • SNAC - SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITY CLUB, MARGAM Adult Social Night 6.30–9pm £4. Call Cheryl 01639 899666 • SUN’S INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS, SELF DEFENCE FOR THE RETIRED, PORTHCAWL @ Awel y Mor Centre, 10am. Contact John 01656 784991. sunsdragon@hotmail.com • TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE @ Church Hall Pyle 7-8pm. Kids Taekwon Do 5.30-6.30pm @ Pyle Life Centre. Qualified Tai Bo & 2nd Degree ITF Black Belt Instructor. Pls see Thurs listing for additional classes. Contact Sarah on 07773 041339 or 01656 743478 • TAI CHI FOR HEALTH, PORTHCAWL Sun Style Classical Solo Routines @ Awel y Mor Centre. 10.15am11.15am. admission £2. www. cobwebs.uk.net/suntaiji. 01656 784991 • TANG SOO DO, PPYLE YLE & District (Korean self defence). No training fee for 1st month. 5–6.30pm mixed class (also Fridays). Upstairs in Pyle Life Center contact Kyo Sa Nim Gareth Powell on 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth. powell@tangsoodo.co.uk • TRINITY ART GROUP @Trinity Church, Porthcawl, 7pm. Beginners & experienced artists, 14+. Wide range of media, subjects and approaches. Also on Fridays, 1–4.30pm. Jean: 01656 783017 • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL With Carol Curtis Jones. British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Trinity Church, Porthcawl 1–3pm and Awel-y-Mor, 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. 01656 773266 • ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS @ 10.30 am at Gilgal Hall, Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl with Nikki, qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor, insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class. Please wear trainers and prepare to sweat! All abilities welcome.

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bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk Other days and locations available. â&#x20AC;˘ OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FORCES FITNESS, BRIDGEND All levels of ďŹ tness can attend, FREE WEEK - Newbridge Fields 18.15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9.15 call 07708 964 032 or email info@forcesďŹ tness.co.uk to book! â&#x20AC;˘ PACK WALKS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG @ 1.45pm, KenďŹ g Nature Reserve. Approx an hours walk. Meet outside the visitors centre. Free for all with friendly dogs. Great for socialising your dog and free dog advice given. For more information contact Claire from Bark & Ride on 07792 980366 â&#x20AC;˘ PENYBONT LADIES CHOIR, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion Community Centre, Bridgend, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm. New members welcome. Joan: 01656 740840 â&#x20AC;˘ POEMS AND PINTS, PORTHCAWL 7.30pm, every 3rd Tuesday: Lorelei Inn, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl. All those with an active interest in poetry welcome. poemspints.webs. com â&#x20AC;˘ PORTHCAWL GAMES CLUB Table top, role playing games and fantasy board games played. 11+, adults and teenagers welcome. ďŹ nd us on facebook or 01656788757 for any other details â&#x20AC;˘ PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS CLUB (TERM TIME ONLY) @ Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Park Avenue. Please email me for class times etc. New members also please email wit details. Limited places available. Pam Hardwicke (Head Coach). glyn.hardwicke@gmail.com â&#x20AC;˘ PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9.30pm @ Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New members welcomed. Enjoy being part of a Male Voice Choir giving concerts in Porthcawl, the UK and abroad. Contact Ray Street 01656 771214. Also on Fridays â&#x20AC;˘ PORTHCAWL MUSIC SOCIETY (CLASSICAL) Every 2nd & 4th Tues of the month. 2pm @ Brentwood Hotel, Porthcawl. New members welcome. Secretary, Jean Ball: 01656 782917 â&#x20AC;˘ PORTHCAWL SEA CADETS 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9.30pm, in the Sea Cadet Building next to the harbour. Ages

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10–18 and any adults looking to become instructors. Contact Rachel on 07545 246091 or email Porthcawlscc@hotmail.co.uk Also on Fridays • POTTERY CLASSES BRIDGEND. BRIDGEND. All abilities welcome. 10-30am to 1-30pm, 1-30pm to 3-30pm, 6pm to 8pm. Contact 07881 634075 • PYLE & CORNELLY KYOKUSHIN KARATE 7pm–8.30pm. Main Hall, Pyle Life Centre, Helig Fan, Pyle. Karate, Fitness, Self Defence. Contact Shihan Paul Greenway 5th Dan, paul.greenway@tiscali.co.uk Also on Thursdays • SING & SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE & MUSIC CLASS @Awel Y Mor, Porthcawl. Stage 1, 2 & Babes 9.45am - 1.00pm For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email beverleythomas@ andsign.co.uk www.singandsign. singandsign.co.uk sing co.uk • ST JOHN (CYMRU) WALES Come and learn about First Aid. Cadets and Badgers (ages 5–10 years) meet in Trinity Church on Tuesdays 6–7.30pm. Call Pat 01656 782613 for more info • SHOTOKAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL @ St John’s School, 6.30–7.30pm. 07951 455 246. All welcome • SLAPPINGSKINS AFRICAN DRUM WORKSHOP, BRIDGEND Workshops at Heronsbridge School, Bridgend. 6–7pm for beginners; 7–8pm for regulars. All instruments provided. Contact Aaron at www. slappingskins.co.uk • STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PENCOED Pencoed Library. 2.30pm. 01656 754840 www. bridgend.gov.uk/libraries • STREET DANCE FOR ADULT IMPROVERS, BRIDGEND 8pm @ The Dance Centre/Labour Club Bryntirion, Tel: 01656 652165 • REVOLUTIONISE DANCE SCHOOL Acrobatic dance: 5–6pm; Also, mixed modern and street: Fridays 4.45–6.45pm and mixed dance and cheerleading: Saturdays 10am–12noon. All at Pyle Life Centre • SEWING MACHINE STITCHING CLASS Restarting September, 10am–1pm. More info from Claire Bailey (instructor): 01656 720898 or 07891 030255 • STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre. 2.15pm. Tel: 01656 754850, pylelib@bridgend. gov.uk • SUN’S INTERNAL CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS 10 am Awel y Mor Community Centre Porthcawl. Full Sun Family Syllabus for health and self defence. Suitable retirement age beginners. Contact John 784991 or sunsdragon@hotmail.com

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• TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–8.45pm. Mixed Voice. New members welcome. Tel: 07974 765578 • TAI CHI A new Beginners Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes, for relaxiation & good health at St Davids Church, Florence St Nottage. Loose clothing and flat shoes advisable. Each session £4. Contact Gilda on 07840 350167 • TINYTALK BABY SIGN, MUSIC & LANGUAGE CLASS Award winning classes in Woodlands Pavillion, Pencoed 10 - 11am. What does your baby want to say? Find out how to communicate with your child through British Sign Language. To book your FREE class and to find out more please contact Jo on 07763641512 or email jop@ tinytalk.co.uk Take a look at my website www.tinytalk.co.uk/jop • TINYTALK BABY SIGN, MUSIC & LANGUAGE CLASS Award winning classes in Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend 1.30 - 2.30pm. What does your baby want to say? Find out how to communicate with your child through British Sign Language. To book your FREE class and to find out more please contact Jo on 07763641512 or email jop@ tinytalk.co.uk Take a look at my website www.tinytalk.co.uk/jop • TUESDAY CLUB WORK with a range of artists throughout the year. Older people: 1–3pm; Kids (8–12 years): 4–5.30pm. £3 per session. Grand Pavilion, 01656 815995 • TUMBLE TOTS, COYCHURCH @ Williams Memorial Hall. Ages 6 months to 3 years. www. tumbletots.com/cardiff-south or 01446 500526 (times vary according to age) • WELSH LANGUAGE GROUP, ABERKENFIG @ Aberkenfig Library. Every 1st Tues of the month at 11.30am (except August). Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@ bridgend.gov.uk • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. At Unitarian Chapel, Nottage: 1–2.30pm and 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266

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• JAZZ IN THE STAGE DOOR December 19th - “Afternoon in Paris”@The Grand Pavilion , Porthcawl. 8pm start 01656 815995, www.grandpavilion.co.uk • KEEP-FIT CLASSES, COYCHURCH Coychurch Memorial Hall 7–8pm. All levels of fitness catered for. No joining fee. Also on Monday & Friday, 9.30–10.30am • KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearse in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7pm–9pm. Come and give it a try, you won’t regret it. Tel: 01656 740766 • KICKBOXING CLASSES: CHILDREN FROM 5 YEARS, BRIDGEND Also on a Monday @ Jeff’s Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6–7pm. Loose clothing to start • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUP, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thurs of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 www.bridgend.gov.uk/ libraries • LIFEGUARD CLUB - POOL TRAINING, PYLE @ Pyle Pool 8–10am. Tel: (01656) 771380 for details or www.restbaylifeguards. org.uk • MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED 7:15-9:15pm Rehearsals take place in the Bowl’s Pavilion, Pencoed. We are a friendly choir of mixed ages and abilities. New members warmly welcomed! Contact us on 0786 6810579 or email uss at midglamorganmixedchoir@outlook. midglamor ganmixedchoir@outlook. com • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES, TODDLERS & PRE-SCHOOLERS Award winning music classes for babies, toddlers & children. From 3 months to 4 years grouped according to age @ BCLC, Cefn Cribwr Book your FREE class and view our latest timetable at www. monkeymusic.co.uk or contact Emma on 01656 649190 vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk Other days and locations available. • ORIGINAL ARTISTS ACOUSTIC EVENING EV ENING Every fortnight at the Seahorse, 9pm, in aid of BOBATH Centre for Cerebral Palsy. To play on one of these evenings please contact Nikki on 07916 342370. Small fee to each act • OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP – FORCES FITNESS, BRIDGEND All levels of fitness can attend, FREE WEEK Newbridge Fields 18.15–9.15 call 07708 964 032 or email info@ forcesfitness.co.uk to book! • PENCOED LIFESAVING CLUB @ Pencoed Swimming Pool. If you’re aged 9-18 and would like to learn lifesaving skills with the opportunity to pursue nationally recognised qualifications in a friendly and fun environment then come along between 7pm-8pm to experience what we offer – bring your bathers – or phone Sarah on 07825 670905 for more details • PORTHCAWL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB @ Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl, 7pm. Contact Tricia: 01656 785794. Also on a Saturday • PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB 5–6.30pm Awely-Mor, Porthcawl. Beginners &

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training for Graded Martial Arts students of all ages (grading every 3 months). Christian Whale (5th Dan): 07784 317151. Facebook: Porthcawl Shotokan Karate • PORTHCAWL WI Every 4th Thurs @ All Saints Church, Porthcawl, 2–4pm • PREGNANCY YOGA @ Litchard Infants School, 6–7.15pm. A time for you and your baby, suitable from 16 weeks. 6–7.15pm: Pregnancy Yoga (£30 for 6 weeks). 7.30–8.45pm: Yoga Drop-in class (£4.50 per session or £20 for 5 sessions). Please contact Emma on 01656 651230 www.pure-yoga. co.uk or pureYoga on facebook • PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel, The Square, Porthcawl CF36 3BW at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Glyn on 01656 772831 (publicity.officer@ pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk), or www. pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk • READING GROUPS @ Ogmore Valley Life Centre. Last Thursday of the month, 11am. 01656 754856, ovalelib@bridgend.gov. uk. Also, Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. 01656 754850, pylelib@bridgend. gov.uk No meetings in August • ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION, SWANSEA BAY BRANCH Last Thursday of every month. Further details 01656 670224 • SCOPE’S COMMUNITY COMPANIONS CAFÉ 10am – 1pm @ the Talbot Institute, 9 Prince Road, Kenfig Hill. Weekly activities such as cookery demonstrations, arts and crafts, gardening, boccia, chair aerobics and much more. Come along and find out more about our Befriending Service for people over 50. • SENSHI DO KARATE & KICKBOXING KICKBOXIN G @ Cefn Glas scouts hall. Karate: 6–7pm. Kickboxing: 7–8pm. www.senshido-wales@ webs.com • SHOTOKAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL @ St. John’s School, 6–7pm. Call Phil on 07951 455246. All welcome. • SING & SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE & MUSIC CLASS @ St Theodores church hall, Port Talbot. Stage 1 9.45 am. For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email ail beverleythomas@ singandsign.co.uk sing andsign.co.uk www.singandsign. co.uk • SLIMMING WORLD WITH DEE 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Pyle Parish Hall, Pyle road. Tel: 07733 267369, or just pop in! • SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS 10–11am at the Y Centre Porthcawl and 9.30–10.30am at Cwrt Anghorfa (next to The Tap Public House). Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information • STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Performing arts classes, ages 3–18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454. www. stagecoach.co.uk/bridgend. Also on Friday & Saturday • TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE

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FRIDAY • ARCHAEOLOGY CYMRU WALKS 10am meeting at the Llantwit Major Train Station carpark. Looking at a wide range of archaeological sites throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. We look at Iron-Age hill-forts, medieval castles, and even sites that we just discover along the way. Walking boots and refreshments a must. More info: 07751 255725 or email: karljlangford@ hotmail.com • BINGO, KENFIG HILL – after Luncheon Club. Eyes down at 1.45pm at the Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. More info: Cheryl on 01656 749754 • BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS @ Pyle Life Centre, 2pm. 01656 754850 pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk • BRIDGEND FUCHSIA SOCIETY, YNYSAWDRE @ Ynysawdre Community Centre. 1st Friday of the month, 7pm. All welcome! Call 01656 661338 / 07976 430086. king-barry@ btconnect.com • BRIDGEND WRITERS’ CIRCLE, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion & Laleston Community Hall, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion, CF31 4EF. 01656 772738. www.bridgendwriters.webs.com • CHARITY PUB QUIZ, PORTHCAWL @ Seagull Pub, Rest Bay, Porthcawl. 9pm. Proceeds to local charities. • CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH AND SPANISH FOR ADULTS (term time) @ Cefn Cribwr, Bethlehem Church Life Centre. Spanish 10am–12pm. French 12.30pm–2.30pm. Call Kim:

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Porthcawl Runners news There were 16 members taking part in the 2nd West Glam X/C meeting of the season. Everybody enjoyed the course and it was the first time Porthcawl Runners have competed in Singleton Park as the event has not been held here for over ten years. Both mens and ladies teams are going to find it difficult again to hold on to their position in their respective divisions as the standard of running has improved again this year. Gabriella Maine and Rebecca Hambrook were making a welcome return to the ladies team and with a rejuvenated Jeff Thomas leading home the men’s team, it looks increasingly likely that

it’s going to be a repeat of last year’s finale, which saw both teams secure their division one status on the final day. A new power walking group, under the guidance of Sarah Edwards, has formed at the club and has proved to be very popular. If you are interested in getting fit and want to make a start with this section you are most welcome to come along on one of the training nights. Please see the website for further details www. porthcawlrunners.com Antony Phillips

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TAP It Out Cycle Club Already in to our second month of Tap It Out Cycle Club and the club is moving at a fast and furious pace and not just in the saddle. Behind the scenes we have secured sponsorships from various firms in the area. First Aid training for all members, a cycling efficiency seminar conducted by the Onitsports express Stephan Pang will be rolled out in the new year. Also talks are in motion with Fabian Cancellara of the Radioshackleopard team for a ride and answer/question session. Club rides have been well attended and the Wednesday night chaingang is going from strength to strength. Some testing rides with serious

hill climbing have all been conquered and all members are eagerly anticipating the next challenge. A big pat on the back goes to thunder thighs Lee Smith who hasn’t missed a ride and continues to split the peloton with devastating effect week in week out. Saturday rides start at 9am and Wednesday night at 7pm from the Tap in Pyle. All very welcome. Any questions please email me on nickemorgan@ hotmail.co.uk Keep on tapping. Nicky Morgan

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