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.
The women's struggle for equality has spanned the last two centuries and we are told, we are as a society, making progress. A far cry from Tammy Wynette's song, 'Stand By Your Man' it may be but Judge Jules (not a real judge) maintains that the struggle is far from over. She writes:
Fast forward nearly five decades and I think it is harder than ever to be a woman in today’s society. We want it all, careers, a family and time for our own social lives.
LISTEN again to the German duo The Hoodie Crows as they perform their set at Loughor Boat Club.
The folk duo were on a tour of the UK using folk clubs, bars and front rooms in homes to promote their unique combination of folk songs inspired by some of the greats of the music industry as well as having written and produced some of their own material.
The duo played the Kilkenny Cat as well as making a front room appearance in New Road at the home of balladeer and wandering...
THE annual Battle On The Beach took place this weekend Saturday and Sunday (Apr 14-15) at Pembrey Country Park.
The event which draws in thousands of people to the area benefitted from glorious sunshine on the Saturday whereas it was a much cooler affair with showers on the Sunday.
Participants had the opportunity to camp within the Country Park and there were plenty of stalls providing food and entertainment including live music.
THE men from Cefneithin looked determined and ready for anything even as they arrived in the car park of Pontyates RFC on Saturday (Apr 14).
If this was a local derby, it was as their coach told them also the Cup Final. Even their warmup had purpose and strength.
Speaking before the kick off Chairman of Pontyates RFC Geraint Rosser said: "We have a history and it is always a very hard game. During the game we are not very friendly. In all fairness they are the best side we have played...
Noel Rees is a well known theatrical producer in Llanelli. He is a central figure in the Phoenix Theatre Group.
The group has been going strong for 47 years and Noel has taught drama to many young and aspiring actors and actresses in the town during that time. The Phoenix Theatre Group is self sustaining and they put on two major productions per year.
They are getting ready for their next production, which will be a play by Reggie Oliver entitled 'Once bitten'.
THE Rowathon is in full flow at GI Joe's and the sun isn't even over the yardarm.
It's Saturday (Apr 14) and while a lot of people are off out shopping the dedicated disciples of Joe's Army made their way to the HQ in Cambrian Street to take to the rowing machines for a mammoth 24 hour row.
Taking turns the participants were well aware of the need to bring in the pounds as they lost the pounds on the machines.
Joe said that this was a charity close to people's hearts and a lot...
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