First Minister Carwyn Jones AM to stand down

FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones is to stand down in the autumn.

The Labour AM made the announcement at the Labour Party Conference in Llandudno earlier today Saturday (Apr 21).

There has been speculation for some time whether the First Minister would be standing down but it still came as a surprise to a lot of people.

After almost ten years as leader he cited family reasons as contributory factors giving up his role as First Minister.

Speculation about the identity of his successor...

Nia Griffith MP calls for ‘more not less’ services at Prince Philip Hospital

NIA Griffith MP has said that Llanelli needs more hospital services at Prince Philip Hospital not less.

Speaking exclusively to Llanelli Online today, Friday (Apr 20) following the Hywel Dda board meeting yesterday she said: “Absolutely no way do we want to see Llanelli become a community hospital.

We want to keep the services we have here in Llanelli. We are the largest town in the Hywel Dda area.

We've also got a...

Mystery of the Llanelli mist solved

IS it an omen before the big game? Have they been testing smoke bombs at Pendine? Is it global warming? Is it smog from those hundreds and hundreds of cars bumper to bumper spewing out the fumes on Sandy Road?

What exactly causes this eerie mist, which is travelling all along the Burry Estuary towards Llanelli?

Llanelli Online decided to find out and we asked our resident or not so resident weather man, climate change expert and champion tomato grower Iwan Lewis.

This is what he...

First Minister Carwyn Jones visits Llanelli

FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones told an audience in Llanelli that the proposals to downgrade Prince Phillip Hospital had not come from the Welsh Government but from the Hywel Dda health board, and urged people to take part in the 12 week consultation exercise.

At one of his regular ‘Carwyn Connects’ public Q&A sessions, he answered a range of questions from the public and from the evening’s chair, local author, Alun Gibbard.


Nia Griffith MP says sewage ‘patch up’ is not enough for Sandy Road

RESIDENTS of Sandy Road in Llanelli will be relieved to know that their sewage system will be back online soon. Dwr Cymru engineers have been working around the clock to repair the damage caused to a mains sewage line in what local resident's are claiming was as a result of a Berlin Wall type structure being erected in the lane to the rear of their properties.

Some of the top brass from Dwr Cymru were at the site today, Friday (Apr 20) along with some very heavy machinery and a lot of...

Scarlets army head to Dublin

THE sun was shining down on Parc Y Scarlets this morning as hundreds of Scarlets fans set off to Dublin ahead of tomorrow's European semi-final showdown with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.

It is the first time the Welsh region have reached the semi-finals of Europe since 2007 when they faced Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Wayne Pivac's side have been in impressive form over the last couple of seasons, winning the Pro12 title last season and now in the top 4 of club rugby's...

Lee Waters AM ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Health Board’s proposals to ‘downgrade’ PPH

Lee Waters AM has stated that he is 'bitterly disappointed' by the proposals that Hywel Dda have published, which include a consultation to downgrade PPH from a general hospital to a community hospital.

The Llanelli AM said: "For the last two years they’ve been telling me that they regard Llanelli’s Prince Philip hospital as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the health board, and the minor injury unit as one of the few in the country to meet its targets despite treating a growing...

Fire crew warning to parents over parking at new school

THE Crew at Llanelli fire station have reminded parents at the new Ysgol Pen Rhos school to be 'mindful when parking'.

It comes after the emergency service vehicle had difficulty in travelling along roads near the school.

A comment on the station's Facebook page said: "Ask yourself when you park, could an emergency service vehicle pass through?

"We kindly ask all parents and guardians of pupils of Ysgol Pen Rhos to consider parking when picking...

Motorbike Safety Campaign launched across Wales

A campaign aimed at reducing the risk of motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads is underway across Wales.

As the weather improves police see more bikers on the roads, taking advantage of the beautiful routes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Dyfed-Powys Police is urging motorcyclists to ride safely and warns that until October there will be an increased focus as part of the campaign, named Op Darwen.

Superintendent Huw Meredith, Head...

Police looking for Jamie Robert Steele

HAVE you seen Jamie Robert Steele?

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information that could assist in locating him.

He is wanted by police for failing to comply with supervision requirements.

He is believed to be in the Carmarthen area but is continuing to evade police.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is urged to contact police by calling #101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908