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...

Cricket Midweek League: Llangennech fall to Dafen

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Dafen were put to bat first and were all bowled out for 127, claiming a number of boundaries on a dry and fast outfield. For Llangennech's bowlers, Lloyd Francis took 4 wickets and was twice on a hat-trick ball.

The visitors, through Matthew Jones (27) and Llyr Soady Jackson (19) managed to bring themselves to within touching distance of the required score. But...

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They also thanked Mr Martin Gravelle and Mr Jamie Thorn for allowing the defibrillator to be placed on the outside wall of the pharmacy in the...

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Graham Harry John Rogers, of Llangennech, was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on May 9.

As well as the prison sentence, he is required to register for life as a sex offender and a sexual harm prevention order has been granted.

Senior investigating officer DI Gareth Roberts said: “The victim, her family and all witnesses are to be commended for...

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We contacted Kathryn to find out what it was like to represent Wales at swimming in Australia.

Speaking about her achievement Kathryn said: “I got a bronze medal in 4x1 medley relay. I have been swimming since i was a child. I was so happy to get the medal as the...

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With doubts beforehand on whether the match would go ahead, the start was delayed by nearly two hours due to the poor conditions of the outfield in Llangennech Park.

Foel were put in to bat first and struggled to find their rhythm on a soggy outfield. They were all out for 102 with Andrew Thomas the top scorer with 29.

The pick of the bowling was Owain Phillips who took 3...

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County Councillor Gary Jones was invited to go along and he doubled as one of our roving community reporters to send back all the gossip. He said: "I was asked to go and was immediately roped in by the Vice Chair Pam Richards into setting up tables and chairs. I offered to help...

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The day's proceedings began at 2pm, with activities catering for both the children and the adults. For the elders there were craft stalls and a live brass band filling the Community Centre with Christmas cheer. The children were spoilt for choice with Santa's Grotto, a bouncy castle, music and refreshments.

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County Councillor Gary Jones said that he...