Silent firework campaign a ‘barking’ success

JUST a few more than one man and his dog  were at Burry Port yesterday, Saturday (Mar 25) for the Silent Firework Campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to reduce the use of fireworks due to the impact it has not only on people but on  dogs and other animals.

The event provided an opportunity for animal lowers to talk about some of the problems that fireworks are causing.

Attendees had come from across Carmarthenshire to support the event.

Petition forms were handed...

Burry Port put seven past Llandeilo

HOOKER Iwan Roberts scored twice to help Burry Port ease past Llandeilo 43 - 3 at home.

The visitors, who were outperformed in every department, could only manage a penalty goal from Glyn Jones in a one-sided encounter.

Roberts double was only two of seven tries scored in total, with the others coming from Tom Bowen, Owen Thomas, Adam Davies, Ashley Phillips and Luke Rudall.

Fly-half Stef Powell kicked three conversions with scrum-half Ben Williams kicking one.


Hooray for Halfords as Gareth gets new bike

A big community and a big gesture from Halfords has meant that Gareth McKibbin from Burry Port has received a brand new bicycle and he is over the moon.

The Pembrey Cycling Club mentioned what had happened to Gareth to Gareth Owens the Bike Hut manager at Halfords in Carmarthen. Mr Owens had no hesitation in arranging for Gareth to have a new bike free of charge courtesy of Halfords.

Gareth arrived at the store today, Thursday (Mar 22) along with his mother Eira, County Councillors...

Côr y Sgarlets on song for big cup game

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THE 'Big Match' is approaching as the Scarlets prepare to take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Champions Cup on  Friday 30th March at Parc y Scarlets.

As with a duck it all appears calm on the surface but there is plenty of frantic action beneath the surface as Dick, Dora and Dai get everything ready for the French visitors.

The ladies and gents of the Scarlets Choir have done their bit today, Thursday (Mar 22)...

Burry Port businesses receive dementia training workshop

BUSINESSES in Burry Port received a dementia training workshop today, Wednesday (Mar 21).

Taking part were businesses including; Crazy Crepes, The Red Lion Pembrey, Pembrey Pottery Shop, Cakes by Julie, Cadno Travel and Caffi Lolfa.

Professor Antony Bayer of Cardiff University was one of the main speakers at the event. Professor Bayer's  clinical and research interests focus on epidemiology, assessment and clinical management of cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative disease,...

Gareth says ‘Thank You’ to Burry Port community

THE community of Burry Port came together to try and find a bicycle, which had been stolen from one of the town's well known and much loved young men, Gareth McKibbins.

In what many have described as a callous act, the bicycle was stolen from Gareth as he went about his chores, shopping for his mother, Eira at the local Co-op store.

Gareth's Mum was adamant that this was the equivalent of ripping Gareth's heart out such was the emotional attachment he had with his bicycle, which...

Gareth’s got his bike back

HEARTLESS thieves left a young Burry Port man distraught when they stole his much loved bicycle from outside the CO-op store in the town.

Gareth McKibbins is a well known and much loved young man in his home town. He used the bicycle for his independence and is rarely seen without it.

The community of Burry Port took to social media to vent their anger that anyone could steal a bicycle from a young man with downs syndrome.

Gareth's Mum said that he has had a terrible time since...

Stuck in the mud

A strange sight greeted any visitors to Burry Port Harbour on Sunday (Mar 11) as a mud rescue training exercise was being carried out by H.M.Coastguard Burry Port along with their colleagues from Llansteffan and Chepstow. The drill involved the use of a lot of mud and some very specialised equipment.

The men and women donned what looked like huge platform shoes, which spared them from sinking in the estuary mud.

Andrew James drew the short straw and was left marooned in the mud...

Fairplay Fairway Views Bar and Restaurant

MOTHER'S DAY done and dusted and me dear old Mum has been deposited back at the family mansion where I have handed her over into the care of Caruthers the butler.

There was so much choice, so many places one could have gone to in and around Llanelli with special offers galore.

There is a specific list of preferences we have to consider before we decide where to deposit mother to enjoy...