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Bizarre news this week from the Welsh town of Pontypridd.

Apparently a new street design, created as part of a revamp of the town centre, has created an optical illusion.

The new road surface is so similar to the previously existing pavement and kerb that shoppers aren’t seeing the actual kerb in the middle of the whole pattern.

People are, unfortunately, tripping over the drop of around four inches and toppling like skittles.

Twenty people have been injured since the new patterns came into play.

You can imagine the delight of the designer at getting the paving to match so beautifully has rather diminished somewhat. Never mind, the predicted snows will be here soon to cover it all up...