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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...

No extension on hospital consultation

THERE will not be an extension on the consultation process, which will determine the future for the hospitals in West Wales.

The announcement was made via an email to County Councillor John Prosser who had requested an extension citing the main reason as not having had enough paper consultation documents available.

The email sent by the CEO of Hywel Dda university Health Board Steve Moore reads:

It was good to meet with you and members of SOSPPAN on Thursday 21 June 2018 and to...

Residents step up pressure for a local bus service

A 250 signature petition and letter was recently presented by Llanelli Town Councillor, Sean Rees with residents from the Machynys, The Links and North Dock areas at the 'Bus Users Cymru - Your Bus Matters consultation event at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

The petition was submitted to representatives from Carmarthenshire County Council and First Cymru.

A case was put forward for consideration to be given to the provision of a local bus service...

Llanelli goes back to the 80’s

MARTY McFly set the dials in the Delorean and with a trail of fire the car landed in Llanelli in the 1980's.

By some quirk of fate Michael Knight had also arrived along with KITT his speaking car. As it happens Del Boy and his trusty yellow three wheeler happened to be in town with a market stall selling objay dars and horses duvers as well.

Were we dreaming? Electric Dreams maybe. We were most definitely human and dancers. This was Ymlaen Llanelli's latest attempt to...

Letter to parents infuriates Llanerch campaigners

THE issue of the choice of Llanerch for the new Ysgol Dewis Sant School will just not simmer down. It remains a melting pot and divisor within the community as some hope the much needed new school will be up and running on Llanerch Field while others insist that the site is the wrong choice and continue to express concerns over a large sewage tank under the site, a crumbling river wall, a weak river bridge, Japanese knotweed and now mine shafts (see our article holes appear at...

Chair of SOSPPAN asks for extension on Hospital Consultation Period

The Chairperson of the SOSPPAN Group Cllr Louvain Roberts has called on the Hywel Dda University Health Board to extend the consultation period on the proposals for hospitals in West Wales.

Cllr Roberts said that she had made the request because of what she claims has been a shortage of questionaires.
She said: "There were very few available at tat start of Consultation and they were not available as hard copies for 14 days and not all residents are on IT.

"There was a sparse...

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...