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Welcome to Bridgend County Borough Council’s media centre. These pages feature latest news from the county borough, and you can also keep up to date by following us on social media.

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D-Day is remembered across Bridgend County Borough

Events across the county borough are planned to mark June 6, 2024, the 80-year anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history. Codenamed ‘Operation Overlord’, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on five beaches in Normandy using ships and landing craft, laying the foundations for Germany’s defeat in World War II (WWII).

Bridgend town centre exhibits ‘diversity’ artwork

Bridgend town centre is set to become the stage of inspirational, original artwork created by art and design students from Bridgend College, as a result of a collaboration between the college and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Food safety risk prompts urgent product recall

The Food Standards Agency and Shared Regulatory Service are warning people about a range of items produced by Bread Spread Ltd which have been found to be unsafe to eat.

Work set to begin on children’s play area upgrades

Following on from the recent announcement that more than 20 children’s play areas across the county borough have been earmarked for refurbishment, work is now set to begin in some of the parks over the next few weeks.

Ty Cwm Ogwr’s eldest resident reveals wartime past

With her 100th birthday looming, Margaret Rees, a resident of Ty Cwm Ogwr in the Ogmore Valley, reflects on her colourful past and treasured memories of serving as a cook in World War II.

Works for Ynysawdre active travel route are complete

Supported by Welsh Government funding for active travel routes across Wales, Bridgend County Borough Council has recently completed a new active travel route from Ynysawdre to Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, near Bridgend (seen in red on the map).

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