From Llanelli Wales. Worked in education and media for most of my career. Now working as a freelance journalist. Interested in World events, politics, education. Specialist area is social and journalistic photography.

Appeal for witnesses following two vehicle RTC in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Roads Policing Unit is investigating a serious two vehicle RTC that occurred on the B4302 Llandeilo to Talley road, at approximately 9am this morning (Sunday May 27). The vehicles were a black Suzuki Grand Vitara and a blue Nissan Juke.

The elderly male driver of the Suzuki Grand Vitara sustained serious injuries, and was conveyed by air ambulance to the Heath hospital in Cardiff where he remains in a serious condition.

The road was closed, but re-opened by approx...

Police swoop on ‘rave’ near quiet Carmarthenshire village

POLICE have swooped on a 'rave', which got underway this weekend near a quiet Carmarthenshire village.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police were made aware of a large gathering at a remote location in Brechfa at approx 1.15am on Sunday May 27. Officers swiftly attended the area, where the gathering was well underway. The number of persons involved and the safety aspects surrounding breaking up the event meant that a decision was made to prioritise disrupting and...

Carmarthenshire women in Womenspire Finals

TWO Women from the Llanelli area will be travelling to Cardiff on Tuesday 5th June as finalists of Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire 18 event. Womenspire 18, an awards ceremony like no other, celebrates the achievements of remarkable women through a number of categories: from women working in science and engineering, to women in rural Wales; from women in sport to the rising star award for women only just starting out in their careers. There are also two awards for businesses who are taking action...

Leinster do the double as Scarlets go under in Dublin

Guinness Pro 14 Leinster v Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium - Special report by Iwan Lewis in Dublin and Alan Evans in Llanelli

IT was a close game according to the final score but the reality for those watching on TV sets and at the Aviva Stadium was that the Leinster side were just too damn good to cope with. No surprise given the out and out talent in the team and the sheer size of the squad in numbers. This is a wealthy...

Have you seen Tegan?

POLICE are looking for a 14-year-old who has gone missing from her home in Burry Port.

Tegan Miles is from the Burry Port area and was last seen during the evening of Friday (May 25).

She frequents Carmarthen / Lampeter and will use the train service.

Tegan is 5'5", slight build with long brown hair. Any sightings please call police on 101 ref 352/25th.

Carmarthenshire and Newport to host opening stage of Tour of Britain

THE 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain will begin in South Wales for the first time as Carmarthenshire and Newport host the opening stage of Britain’s national Tour on Sunday 2 September.

It will mark the first time that the race has visited Carmarthenshire with the county set to welcome 120 of the world’s top professional cyclists next September for the start of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race.
The city of Newport last hosted the Tour of Britain in 2004, while the final...

Lee Waters AM criticises Hywel Dda consultation

THE AM for the Llanelli constituency, Lee Waters, has urged Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething to ensure Hywel Dda Health Board do more to engage with the public on proposals to reorganise hospital services.

In the National Assembly on Wednesday, (May 23) Lee Waters tabled a question to the Cabinet Secretary.

Watch and listen to  the question and answer here on Senedd TV

During the drop in session at the Selwyn Samuel Centre on Tuesday (May 22) the...

Hundreds submit objections to siting school above ‘sewage tank’

THE planning application for a new school on Llanerch Field is drawing a large number of comments and objections, many aimed at the potential hazard of a gigantic sewage tank beneath the field upon which a new 420 place Welsh primary school and 60 place nursery may be built on land South of Heol Nant y Felin in Llanelli.

Residents and local councillors have made their views clear and the majority appear to be objecting to...

Neil Hamilton AM backs initiative promoting mental health and wellbeing

Neil Hamilton, the UKIP AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing an initiative to help promote mental health and wellbeing in Wales.

Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Cymru, were at the Assembly, this week and Mr Hamilton took time to show his support for the organisation’s ‘Getting my Life Back’ campaign.

Mr Hamilton said:

“The aim of the survey is to find out what people are doing to manage their own wellbeing and I was happy to take part and support...

Hywel Dda insiders question Health Board’s proposals

THE Hywel Dda University Health Board is to receive £27mil in further funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. Health Minister Vaughan Gething claims the money will put the health board on a fair funding basis with other health boards.

Hywel Dda is currently the health board with the biggest overspend in Wales.

Some working at the coal face within Hywel Dda have questioned the spending of the the health board and have called for a change in practices claiming that the health...