AM backs initiative to crack down on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing a new initiative aimed at cracking down on crime in rural areas.

He is supporting a new service, launched by the NFU, for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crime Stoppers

The ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’ is part of the Union’s ongoing work to tackle the serious issues surrounding criminal behaviour on farms and in the wider...

Launch of Fforwm Llanelli Forum

A new community group Fforwm Llanelli Forum has been launched with an official opening at Parc Y Scarlets on Tuesday (July 17).

The event was opened by Councillor Sian Caiach from the Llanelli Rural Council.

A selection of associations and organisations were represented during the afternoon session, notably the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Llanelli Community Heritage, Pest Control Services,...

Dyfed-Powys Police prepares for Royal Welsh Show

DYFED-Powys Police is inviting Royal Welsh Show visitors to their stand to find out more about what the force is doing to protect its rural communities.

The stand, located at E366 behind the main grandstand, will be bringing to life the key pledges and crime prevention messages from the force’s Rural Crime Strategy.

The campaign is about helping people who live in and visit the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys respect rural areas and prevent crime from...

Artist Vyvyan Davies shares his passion for Llanelli Coast

VYVYAN Davies is a Welsh artist who was born in Pontyberem. A bakers son, from a young age he had a strong affection for the coastline of West Wales.

He has showcased his work in cities such as London and Cardiff, but recently has found himself returning to his roots, with a house in Machynys, Llanelli overlooking the beautiful coast.

Whilst running his own graphic design consultancy since 1980, he continued to have a strong passion to paint, but found little time to...

Cyhoeddi rhestr fer trydedd seremoni gwobrau Mudiad Meithrin

MAE Mudiad Meithrin wedi cyhoeddi rhestrau’r tri uchaf ar gyfer ei Seremoni Gwobrau flynyddol sy’n cydnabod a dathlu’r gwaith da sy’n cael ei wneud ar lawr gwlad yn ei ddarpariaethau.

Daw’r cyhoeddiad dri mis i’r diwrnod cyn i’r Seremoni Gwobrau gael ei chynnal yn y Neuadd Fawr, Campws Prifysgol Aberystwyth ar Ddydd Gwener 19eg o Hydref.

Mae Mudiad Meithrin wedi derbyn dros 350 o enwebiadau staff a gwirfoddolwyr Cylchoedd Meithrin, Cylchoedd Ti a Fi neu feithrinfeydd dydd...

Mudiad Meithrin’s third annual awards ceremony shortlist announced

MUDIAD Meithrin has announced the short-list for nominations for its annual Awards Ceremony which celebrates and recognises all the excellent work at its provisions all over Wales.

The announcement comes three months to the day before the Awards Ceremony is held at The Great Hall, University Campus, Aberystwyth on Friday October 19th.

Mudiad Meithrin has received more than 350 nominations for staff and volunteers at Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), Cylchoedd Ti a Fi...

We’re always on the winning side

GARETH Southgate’s waistcoat has set something of a trend. So much so that all high street retailers ran out as sales rocketed as fans at home and in Russia donned their waistcoats in support.

The England manager however has proved to be much more than his dress sense as he led his team to the brink of success in the World Cup.

His unique style of managerial skills were new and effective and the latest accolade is that Southgate station on London’s underground is now ‘Gareth...

Pic of the week for July 18

Pic of the week for July 18th taken by Julia Harries.

Sandy Water Park Lake could be mistaken for being in Italy with this cracking summer shot.

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Police looking for missing person Samuel Geler Thomas

Missing: 75-year-old Samuel Geler Thomas
UPDATE: Samuel Geler Thomas, missing from the Llanelli area, has been found safe and well.

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CONCERNS are growing for 75-year-old Samuel Geler Thomas, who has been missing from his home in Llanelli since July 10.

Mr Thomas is described as around 5’ 6-7” tall...