Saturday in Port Talbot: photos

April 23, 2011

The situation in Port Talbot continued to develop today, as the mainstream press noted the

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Llewelyn Street speaks

April 23, 2011

In the days before the M4 motorway and the town centre redevelopments Port Talbot looked very, very different. However, with the approach of the motorway whole streets were demolished to make room for this ‘fantastic’ new development. None it appeared felt this loss more than the residents of Llewellyn Street. Once a street of 5 [...]

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Crowds, protests, police and other strangeness in shopping centre

April 23, 2011

Strange happenings all over Port Talbot today. Our team of local bloggers are on the streets following what’s going on. More to come later.

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Shooting in Port Talbot

April 22, 2011

A woman was shot in Port Talbot Civic Centre earlier this evening. Footage of the shooting was captured, and a shrine rapidly emerged for the fallen woman.

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Chaos in Port Talbot centre as ICU lies

April 22, 2011

Port Talbot erupted in protest against ICU this evening as the company announced their “Passover” project”… a huge new project to build a road above the town, bringing painful memories of the M4 motorway building and the evictions that followed. A local family was evicted from their home. Our blogger Kym was there to capture [...]

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Photos and news from ICU announcement at the Civic Centre

April 22, 2011

You know something always struck me as odd with ICU they always had some idea about what was good for the town but never seemed to be in the town. I never, never thought that they would be capable of such monstrosity, such suffering. After being secretly filmed Mr. Company Man told the crowd of [...]

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Bomb threat at ICU reception. Man arrested.

April 22, 2011

ICU couldn’t have asked for their arrival to go off with a bigger bang. Local residents turned out in force to welcome the company man, however not everyone was so thrilled. Just before the big announcement, a bomb threat brought a halt to the proceedings. A masked man was arrested. Strangely it wasn’t the company [...]

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Storyteller tells a tale of the teacher

April 22, 2011

The man seen nearly drowning the teacher turned up unexpectedly at the ICU Industries reception on Aberavon beach this afternoon, dragging a huge log and telling stories. At one point he clearly interrupted the planned proceedings, but dissapeared in the chaos that ensued. We managed to capture a video of him telling a story about [...]

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Port Talbot puts on a show for ICU representative

April 22, 2011

All the stops were pulled out this afternoon as a representative of ICU Industries arrived on Aberavon beach for a major reception with local dignitaries, youth groups, choirs, a gymnastics display, amateur dramatics, a brass band and other entertainments. Things went a little crazy afterwards, but more on that later.

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Photos from this afternoon’s dramatic events in Port Talbot

April 22, 2011

Some initial photographs from this afternoon’s events at the beachfront in Port Talbot. My colleagues are working to put together some video footage to show you what happened… it was dramatic to say the least. People are talking about everything that’s been going on on Twitter, using the tag ntw13.

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