Police across Wales launch operation to put a stop to online child sexual abuse and exploitation

Police in Wales are warning people viewing sexually explicit images of children that the next knock at their door could be officers from a new team set up to keep children safe from harm.

Operation Net Safe has been launched across Wales, with South Wales Police, Gwent Police, Dyfed Powys Police and North Wales Police taking part, with the aim of safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders for the possession and distribution of indecent images of children...

Storm Emma closes Carmarthenshire’s Schools

A large number of schools in Carmarthenshire are closed today as a direct result of Storm Emma and the adverse weather conditions.

You can find out exactly which schools are closed by visiting the county council's website

Heavy snow fell overnight in parts of the county and temperatures dropped to -3 with temperatures remaining at -1 today, Friday (Mar 2).

Patches of snow and ice have made driving conditions difficult especially on the high ground.

The BBC weather forecast for...

Parc Y Tywyn nursery for children aged three

CHILDREN in Burry Port will now receive Welsh language education from the age of three, in a move agreed by Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board.

Part time early years nursery provision will be provided at the town’s Ysgol Parc Y Tywyn for pupils when they reach three. Until now it has only accepted pupils from the age of four.

The council has committed to working closely with private...

Llanelli school through to BBC choir competition semi-finals

YSGOL y Strade in Llanelli has reached the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year competition 2018.

The competition takes place on Sunday, March 4 in Bangor.

Ysgol y Strade is the only choir from Wales to reach the semi-finals in the senior category.

The choir will be competing against four other choirs – the top three will then go through to the finals, which...

Have your say on migrant integration

JAC Carter is a student at the University of Chester and  has decided to research the opinions of Llanelli residents in relation to migrant integration.

Originally from Llanelli, Jac is conscious that immigration and integration are subjects of current and broad interest by both policy makers and the public.

Jac says his work is important as little research has been conducted on attitudes towards integration in...

16-year-olds may get right to vote at council elections

Sixteen and 17-year-olds in Wales will be given the right to vote in council elections, under plans announced by the Welsh Labour government. If approved the plans could be implemented by 2022.

The proposals will bring Wales in line with the Scottish government, who decided to extend the franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds in all Scottish parliamentary and council elections.

When implemented it will leave sixteen and...

Lee Waters AM calls for the harnessing of Artificial Intelligence

LLANELLI'S AM Lee Waters has issued a wake up call for Wales in the wake of the onslaught of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). While some believe that AI has many benefits there are as Mr Waters points out some downsides including job losses and there is a need he says for a seed change in attitudes and a need for a plan for the future growth in AI for retraining the Welsh workforce and those in education. Airing his concerns today, Friday, (Feb 2)...

Carmarthenshire schools ‘responding well to support’

TODAY’S National School Categorisation System outcomes have shown that once again schools across Carmarthenshire are responding well to support.
The primary purpose of the categorisation model is to identify the appropriate level of support for each school according to need and to ensure that, in partnership with schools and local authorities, we are able to direct our support and resources most effectively to secure the improvements necessary in our school...

Opposition to statutory register for home educators

Two leading members of the home education fraternity have expressed their concerns regarding proposals for a statutory register for home educated children. It comes in the light of the announcement  by Cabinet Secretary Kirsty Williams that the Welsh Assembly Government is proposing to create a statutory register for home-schooled children. The announcement follows a review of the safeguarding of home-schooled children in light of the Dylan Seabridge case.


AM concern over possible end to school milk for children

PLAID Cymru’s Simon Thomas has voiced his concerns that we could see the end of school milk for children after Brexit.

A briefing note by School and Nursery Milk Alliance has highlighted following the vote to leave the European Union school milk could cease.

The EU School, Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme is a EU aid scheme administrated by the...