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Healthy Life Activities 2018 Triathlon Series gets underway

THE Healthy Life Activities triathlon series has got underway over the last seven days with a double header of events for novice and elite triathletes of all ages in Ammanford and Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire Senior Triathletes got their 2018 campaigns underway on Sunday 15th April with the first event of the Healthy Life Activities.

The Amman Valley Sprint Triathlon at Ammanford Leisure Centre attracted 250 athletes last year and was boosted to 300 this time round, with entries sold...

Nia Griffith MP calls for ‘more not less’ services at Prince Philip Hospital

NIA Griffith MP has said that Llanelli needs more hospital services at Prince Philip Hospital not less.

Speaking exclusively to Llanelli Online today, Friday (Apr 20) following the Hywel Dda board meeting yesterday she said: “Absolutely no way do we want to see Llanelli become a community hospital.

We want to keep the services we have here in Llanelli. We are the largest town in the Hywel Dda area.

We've also got a...

Special events on track to celebrate scenic railway line’s 150th birthday

A series of special events is being organised this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Heart of Wales Line, one of the most scenic railways in the country.

The railway stretches 120 miles from the Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury to the coastal city of Swansea on the South Wales coast.

Crossing two impressive viaducts, at Cynghordy and Knucklas, the line passes through the Welsh Marches and takes in historic castles, idyllic villages, Victorian spa...

Llannon and Tumble get two new defibrillators

LLANNON Community Council say that they are  delighted to be the recipients of two new defibrillators with security boxes for Llannon and Tumble.

Local business owner Cathy McPherson fundraised for a unit outside her shop, Maddocks Store in Tumble.

Llannon Community Council also provided assistance along with Gwyn Edwards to ensure that the community has the defibrillators which will be installed soon.

Cllr Nathan Holman, a local qualified paramedic, received the donation of the...

New Ysgol Pen Rhos School opens

TODAY, Wednesday (April 18) marks the opening of the new Ysgol Pen Rhos School in Llanelli.

The school will serve 420 pupils plus 60 nursery places and will also help to provide more bilingual primary education in an area where there is increasing demand.

Sean Rees, Llanelli Town Councillor for the Glanymor Ward said"The new Ysgol Pen Rhos is a fantastic new state-of-the-art facility in Seaside.

"I'm very pleased to see this significant...

Carmarthen Town Mayor’s Fun Run 2018

THERE'S three weeks to go to the annual Carmarthen Town Mayor's Fun Run races.

The races take place in the town centre on Monday May 7, with a 10am start.

Last year’s event saw 768 runners taking part, a record for the fun run races in their current format.

This year will be the 37th running of the Carmarthen Mayor’s Fun Run races.

Last year’s feature 5K race was won by Thomas Jones of Carmarthen Harriers in a time of 16.56.

"We are hoping for a bumper turnout in...

Llanelli Rural Council to hold two year review of ‘Whole Place Plan’

LLANELLI Rural Council is holding a number of public consultations over the next fortnight to promote its Whole Place Plan.

The Whole Place Plan looks to address well-being within its communities and has been in operation for the last two years.  To date, a number of developments have transpired as a result of the Plan.

The consultations will give an opportunity for residents to see what has been done so far as well as asking them for their priorities moving forward.

The Whole...

Front room folk

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...

Losing the pounds brings in the £’s for Ty Bryngwyn Hospice @GI Joe’s Rowathon

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...

Llanelli Online celebrates the fund raisers and volunteers

There is always something going on in Llanelli Town Centre. A stall of some sort set up to promote local causes.

This Saturday, (Apr 14) was no different as stands for 'Save The Hospital', 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' and 'The Amigos Cycling Club' popped up their tables and banners in the hope that the people of Llanelli would lend their support.

Over at the library 'Care and Repair' were holding their monthly surgery where...