Carmarthen West to be completed by the end of the year

WORK on the second phase of the £5million Carmarthen West transport scheme will be underway again this week.

Carmarthenshire County Council has reached agreement on the acquisition of a final key area of land and says the scheme should be complete by the end of the year.

The Council has also been granted a Compulsory Purchase Order over all the land required, to ensure the road can be completed, given...

77-year-old woman assaulted outside Tesco Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police is appealing for information following the assault of a 77-year-old woman outside Tesco in Carmarthen on Tuesday, June 12.

At around 1.20pm there was a verbal altercation, which resulted in the victim receiving a punch to the nose causing a cut and minor injuries.

The suspect was a young woman who was slim and had short dark hair. She was driving a dark grey Vauxhall car.

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it...

Work to start on new archive building in Carmarthen

WORK is set to start next week on the new £2.6 million archive extension at the rear of Carmarthen library.

The development of the new, much needed, purpose built archives facility, Y Stordy, will help ensure the awaited return of the Carmarthenshire Archives collection to the county.

Contractors TRJ are set to start work at the site on Monday, May 21. It is hoped that the archives, designed by Acanthus Holden,...

Police appeal after £5k theft from B&Q Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police is appealing for information following a theft of goods worth almost £5,000 from the B&Q store in Carmarthen.

The theft took place between 6-9pm on Monday (Apr 9).

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, tall, of broad build with short brown light hair. There may have been two other men operating with him.

Items taken include 16 Mira showers, three...

Police appeal following quad bike theft in Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police is investigating the theft of a quad bike from Peniel, Carmarthen.

The red Suzuki 400 quad bike was stolen sometime between 11pm on Wednesday,  April 25 and 8am on Thursday, April 26.

Anyone with information that can assist officers is asked to contact PC 282 James at Carmarthen Police Station, by calling 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DPP/4831/26/04/2018/02/C

Sun shines for Carmarthen Mayor’s Races

THE 37th Carmarthen Mayor's Races were held earlier today, Bank Holiday Monday (May 7). Given it was a holiday it gave an opportunity for the whole family, people of all ages and all abilities to get involved.

The race took runners through the streets of the town centre on what was possibly one of the warmest days the event has been held, with recorded temperatures in the mid to high teens for most of the day.

The sunny Bank Holiday conditions attracted runners and spectators alike...

Police appeal following assault in Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police has released two photos of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Carmarthen.

The force is investigating an assault which took place in Lammas Street at around 3am on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, reported being punched in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. He was left with a bump on his head and an injury to his lip which required stitches.

Investigating officers believe the man pictured could help...

Army ‘invades’ Carmarthenshire

DID anyone spot the Army rolling along the roads of Carmarthenshire today, Wednesday (May 2).

Elkanah Evans, an art student at Coleg Sir Gar's Pibwrlwyd campus captured these images of the Army vehicles travelling towards Carmarthen this afternoon.

We contacted the Ministry of Defence, who said that they were unable to provide any information regarding the exercise.

Did you see them? Do you know why they were travelling along the road or where they were going? Do you have any photos...

Carmarthen man fined £1800 for tattooing a minor

A Carmarthen man has been ordered to pay nearly £1,800 for tattooing a minor.

Marcin Zbierzek, of College Road, was punished by Llanelli magistrates after admitting to inking the boy on his arm, contrary to the Tattooing of Minor Act, and tattooing him without being registered as a person or premises to do so.

In a prosecution led by Carmarthenshire Council, the court heard that the boy’s mother contacted the authority after her son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been...