South East Wales

Bridgend Urdd Eisteddfod festival begins in Pencoed

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Media captionThere were armed police on duty at Urdd Eisteddfod in Pencoed

The 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod began on Monday in Bridgend county.

The Welsh-language youth festival will run from 29 May to 3 June at Bridgend College's Pencoed Campus.

When it approved the event, the council said it hoped it would bring 100,000 visitors and £6m to the local economy.

The festival, which has been running for nearly 90 years, includes activities, performances and competitions.

Image caption The Urdd Eisteddfod has been taking place annually for nearly 90 years

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