Artist Vyvyan Davies shares his passion for Llanelli Coast

VYVYAN Davies is a Welsh artist who was born in Pontyberem. A bakers son, from a young age he had a strong affection for the coastline of West Wales.

He has showcased his work in cities such as London and Cardiff, but recently has found himself returning to his roots, with a house in Machynys, Llanelli overlooking the beautiful coast.

Whilst running his own graphic design consultancy since 1980, he continued to have a strong passion to paint, but found little time to...

Mudiad Meithrin’s third annual awards ceremony shortlist announced

MUDIAD Meithrin has announced the short-list for nominations for its annual Awards Ceremony which celebrates and recognises all the excellent work at its provisions all over Wales.

The announcement comes three months to the day before the Awards Ceremony is held at The Great Hall, University Campus, Aberystwyth on Friday October 19th.

Mudiad Meithrin has received more than 350 nominations for staff and volunteers at Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), Cylchoedd Ti a Fi...

Plaid Cymru warns of difficult times ahead for Welsh farmers

PLAID Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas has urged farmers to make their voices heard in the Welsh Government’s consultation on the future of farm payments, with proposals to put a new system in place by 2025.

Detailed proposals will be put forward next spring and legislation will be published by the end of the Assembly Term in 2021. Plaid Cymru has warned this will leave farmers and other land managers with very little time to plan...

Call for change in law as convicted rapist Dai Boswell continues to be paid by council

CALLS for a change in law have been made after convicted rapist and former mayor of Pembroke, Dai Boswell, remains a councillor following his 18 year prison sentence. This means he is currently still being paid for his position. While there is an automatic disqualification for local councilors charged with prison sentences longer than 3 months, that disqualification does not take place immediately after being sentenced.

In a statement, Pembrokeshire County Council said: "Unless the...

Police looking for missing person Samuel Geler Thomas

CONCERNS are growing for 75-year-old Samuel Geler Thomas, who has been missing from his home in Llanelli since July 10.

Mr Thomas is described as around 5’ 6-7” tall and bald. He was last seen wearing khaki jeans, a white t-shirt and white and black Puma trainers.

He is believed to have left his house between 6am and 6.30am on July 10. Enquiries have established that his bus pass was last used on the X2 service in Porthcawl at around 7.40am on July 12, and there was a potential...

End of an era for Burry Port Dementia Group

CHAIRMAN of the Dementia Carers Support Group Dennis King is stepping down after many years of fighting for better care for dementia sufferers in Carmarthenshire.

The group, which started in Burry Port in November 2016, offers a wide range of care to those suffering with dementia. It provides information about what they are entitled to, what type of dementia they may have, and offers social activities that they otherwise may not get access to.

They were involved in the...

Caravan safety checks for Royal Welsh Show

CARAVANS deemed not fit for purpose will be removed from the roads, warn Dyfed-Powys Police.

Anyone planning to take a caravan to the forthcoming Royal Welsh Show is being reminded that their caravan must be safe and roadworthy.

Police are aware that for many, their caravans are used once a year to attend the prestigious event. This can often lead to caravans in desperate need of repair being taken on a road trip with no real consideration of whether it is safe to use.

In the...

Mass mortalities at Llanybri cockle beds

FOLLOWING our article on 11/07 (Gatherers anger at decimation of cockle beds) regarding the mass mortalities of cockles in the Burry Inlet and at Laugharne we have been contacted by cockle gatherers from Llanybri who claim that the beds there are also full of dead cockles.

Local fisherman and cockle gatherer Phillip Maides said:

"The cockle beds at Llanybri were meant to be opening next Saturday. There are around 20 to 30 of us who were relying on the beds to open for work.

"The...

9000ltrs of milk spilled after RTA involving Milk Tanker

EMERGENCY services responded to a Road Traffic Accident on the B4342 near Mydroliyn on Monday (Jul 16).

The single-vehicle accident involved a Milk Tanker and resulted in the road closure after 9000ltrs of milk was spilled across the road.

A spokesperson for MAWWFRS said: "On Monday, 16/07/2018 at 12:40pm, crews from New Quay and Aberaeron, along with an Environmental Unit from Llanelli, attended a road traffic collision, involving one heavy goods vehicle, in Mydroilyn.

"One male...

Police want to speak to two witnesses of an incident at Trostre Park

DYFED-Powys Police is looking to speak to two witnesses of an incident in Llanelli on Friday (Jul 13).

A man in a car made comments about a teenager’s nationality at around 9pm in Trostre Retail Park.

Two women in a turquoise or blue car stopped to help the victim. Officers would like to speak to them to get further information about the incident.

Call 101, quoting ref 437 of July 13 if you can help.