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.

Leaked documents paint bleak picture for hospitals

Llanelli Online received an email recently, which claims that there were nine options being discussed by Hywel Dda University Health Board regarding major changes to hospitals in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. .

The email from an anonymous source stated: "All options meant closing some hospitals. Withybush to be planned care...

Reality check for life after Cinderella

‘O yes it is – O no it’s isn’t’ you’ve guessed. I’ve just come back from the Friendship Theatre groups pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at Y Ffwrness. We always take the children of the Junior church and youth club along with parents, grandparents and all those young of heart. Were we disappointed? Certainly not. It must...

Lee Waters AM pleased to help launch Fairtrade campaign

Local Assembly Member Lee Waters has helped to launch a campaign for Llanelli to achieve Fairtrade and District Zone status.

The campaign seeks to recognise a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and using licensed products with the FAIRTRADE Mark within the Llanelli area.

Held at the Samuel Selwyn Centre in Llanelli, the event -...

Hamilton supports calls for Bolton to resign

NEIL Hamilton AM has come out in support of calls for the resignation of UKIP's leader Henry Bolton.

Mr Hamilton said: "I support the NEC's unanimous decision to pass a vote of no confidence in Henry Bolton. He should now resign from UKIP immediately so we can get on with rebuilding the party without further distraction. If he...

Scarlets victory soured by parking chaos for residents

The Scarlets may have beaten Toulon in a famous victory at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday (Jan 20) but they now have some making up to do with local residents following what some are describing as an absolute outrage and chaos with vehicles parked on pavements on both sides of the street all around the Trostre and Llwynhendy housing...

Phil meets two local heroes

This week, I had the pleasure of catching up with two great friends, Emma Melrose and Shareen Geers from Llanelli.

I just love a local hero story and here we have two ladies who are keen to make a difference to others lives, whilst setting and achieving personal targets and goals.

The ladies told me that they started a...