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Bont’s Carnival capers attracts the crowds

THE crowds turned out in force to support the 50th Hendy, Pontarddulais and District Carnival 2018 on Saturday (Jun 23). People lined the streets from the Hendy Rugby Club all the way to the main field to watch the floats and walkers go by. Disney, the 60's, even 50BC , Welsh rugby and children's TV were represented as children and grown ups aired their creative talents by way of costumes, face paint and lots of cardboard props and glitter. It was a veritable mobile Blue Peter complete...

Tyisha community to be part of major change

BIG changes are on the horizon for Llanelli’s Tyisha ward, and the community is being placed firmly in the driving seat.

Carmarthenshire County Council, working in partnership with a number of key organisations, is undertaking a huge community engagement programme to gain views and ideas ahead of the development of a regeneration plan for the area.

It means residents, tenants and businesses will have...

Can you help Lilly?

Lilly Kendall is at Great Ormond Street Hospital waiting for a heart transplant and double lung transplant.

Her mum Cath has to travel and stay there and there is very little help or support.

We have been contacted by an anonymous source looking to help Lilly and her Mum. We have verified everything and we have set up a just giving page for Lilly. She is a pupil at the new Ysgol Penrhos School.

We are asking for your help to raise a small amount to make life a little easier for...

From tradition to technology – the ways Neighbourhood Watch groups are keeping their communities safe

TRADITIONAL monthly meetings and Facebook groups might seem worlds apart, but these are the methods two Carmarthenshire communities are using to keep their neighbours safe.

As part of Neighbourhood Watch Week, the long-standing Glanmor group and the newer Llwynhendy and Pemberton group have shared the secrets to their success – be it through old-school meetings or the reach of social media.

Jason Hart helped to set up the Llwynhendy and Pemberton Neighbourhood Watch group last...

Free First Aid training at Llangennech Community Centre

THERE will be two upcoming free First Aid training sessions at Llangennech Community Centre.

Both sessions run from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Places are limited to 20 people per session so early booking is advised.

  • Infants & Child First Aid - on Wednesday (June 27)
  • Adults First Aid - on Wednesday (July 11)

The training will be provided by St John Cymru Wales.

To attend these...

Clwb Cwtsh to re-open its doors in the Autumn

A free scheme using songs and games to introduce the Welsh language to parents of young children will continue this Autumn and in 2019, following the success of initial courses held earlier this year.

‘Clwb Cwtsh’, which is a project between Mudiad Meithrin and the National Centre for Learning Welsh, was launched in February.  Courses were held in 78 different locations throughout Wales and more than 500 people took part.

The informal, eight-week taster courses focused on speaking...

Adoptive dad celebrates first Father’s Day

THIS Sunday families across the county will be marking Father’s Day, but it’s not only birth fathers who will be celebrating.

A number of adoptive parents will also mark the occasion having given vulnerable children a loving home.

Robert* is one of hundreds of people who have adopted a child with support of Adoption Mid and West Wales - a collaborative of adoption teams covering the four local authorities of...

Councillors call for integrated health care model

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council will ask Welsh Government to facilitate the creation of an integrated social model for health and care throughout the Hywel Dda area.

Councillors took part in a lengthy debate at full council on Wednesday (June 13) following a notice of motion submitted by Carmarthen south councillor Gareth John who said health services in the area have become ‘increasingly fragile’.

He...

AM highlights potential ‘life saving’ cervical screening

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales is supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week to highlight the potential life-saving benefits of cervical screening.

Smear tests prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing and saves an estimated 5,000 lives across the UK every year. However one in four women do not attend when invited.

During Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which runs from June 11-17, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only...