End of an era for Burry Port Dementia Group

CHAIRMAN of the Dementia Carers Support Group Dennis King is stepping down after many years of fighting for better care for dementia sufferers in Carmarthenshire.

The group, which started in Burry Port in November 2016, offers a wide range of care to those suffering with dementia. It provides information about what they are entitled to, what type of dementia they may have, and offers social activities that they otherwise may not get access to.

They were involved in the...

Hayley Joins Llanelli Online

New Recruit for Llanelli Online: Hayley Griffiths

LLANELLI Online is delighted to welcome our latest recruit Hayley Griffiths. Hayley has a wealth of experience in teaching and has been a lecturer at Coleg Sir Gar for many years. Hayley is interested in pursuing a career in journalism and has joined us for valuable experience.

Hayley will be covering Burry Port, Kidwelly, Pembrey, Trimsaran and Carway.

If you have any news from any of those areas Hayley would love to hear from...

Dog Show to raise funds for new RNLI station

You'd be barking mad to miss this one if you have a pooch.

The Pembrey and Burry Port Carnival Committee have recovered following the carnival and have pulled together to put on a dog show on Sunday (jul 15).

There are loads of categories to enter. Good luck to all those taking part.

 

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Police arrest 16-year-old female in connection with Burry Port house fire

POLICE have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a house fire at Mansel Street in Burry Port. Dyfed-Powys Police issued the following statement:

“Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a house fire at Mansel St, Burry Port which was reported at 9.45am on Tuesday the 10th of July 2018.

Police are treating this fire as suspicious.

There has been an increased police presence in Mansel St which will continue into Wednesday 11th of July 2018.

A 16 year old female is in police...

Burry Port fire update

THE Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service have issued an update on the fire at a property on Mansel Street in Burry Port.

The statement reads;

"On Tuesday, 10/07/2018 at 09:27am, crews from Llanelli, Kidwelly and Gorseinon attended a property fire in Mansel Street, Burry Port.

"A detached property, measuring 10 meters x 15 meters, was well alight and extinguished by firefighters using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal imaging cameras, one covering jet, a...

Emergency Services attend house fire in Burry Port

THE Emergency Services have been at the scene of a house fire in Mansel Street Burry Port today, Tuesday (Jul 10).

The incident began at approximately 10 am this morning. A large number of emergency services vehicles and personell were at the scene.

We will update you as soon as we receive any further information.

Pirates Pillage Burry Port as Legends of the Sea take over harbourside

AVAST me hearties, T'was a fine day for looting and skullduggery in Burry Port on Saturday (Jul 7).

The Friday night revelry was a good start for any self respecting pirate and many in Burry Port  sampled the grogg and sang along to sea shanties at the pre carnival party, getting in the mood for the big day.

Legends of the Sea was the theme and t'was a fitting title for those brave folks who set to sea to rescue others. The RNLI led the parade fresh from rescuing 23...

MAWWFRS issue update on Burry Port grass fire

MAWWFRS have issued an update on the grass fire which occurred at Burry Port yesterday, Wednesday (July 4):

On Wednesday, 04/07/2018 at 04:50pm, crews from Llanelli attended a grass fire in Burry Port.

Approximately 1.5 acres of grassland was on fire and extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel jet, two knapsack sprayers and beaters.

The Fire Service left the incident at 05:33pm.

Emergency Services attend grass fire at Burry Port

THE Emergency Services have attended a grass fire in Burry Port. The blaze, which started at approximately 5pm today, Wednesday (Jul 4) took hold on a large area of grass close to the new Burry Port School.

Stephanie Thomas who was near the area sent photos of the blaze.

Our reporter Iwan Lewis is also at the scene.

He has reported that the fire has been extinguished.

He said that large plumes of smoke had drifted towards Burry Port.

The area of land is near the...