An interview with Sean Rees

Sean Rees was the press officer for the Llanelli Branch of Plaid Cymru. In the run up to the General Election of 2017 he was replaced as the prospective MP candidate for Llanelli by Mari Arthur.

Numerous accusations flew around on social media but as yet neither Plaid Cymru's central office nor the local Plaid Cymru branch appear to have got to the bottom of what actually happened.

Subsequently a large number of local branch members were suspended.

They were joined by Cardiff AM...

‘More to come’ after Sam’s Special Screening @ Odeon

SAM Williams says there is 'more to come' after what he claims was a World's first on March 27th when he teamed up with Odeon in Llanelli to show the film Tomb Raider without pictures.

Sam's idea was to give people the same sort of experience he goes through when watching films as he is registered as blind. Most large studios provide an audio description of what is going on on screen for partially sighted and blind people so in effect what you are hearing is the soundtrack of...

Presenting WINDSHAKE live @Red10

LAST Tuesday (Mar 20) we filmed WINDSHAKE at Red10 in Llanelli.

The Swansea-based trio bring something new to the table with a modern twist on post punk fused with dark and edgy alternative rock.

The band have been playing just over a year and have performed at a number of venues.

Band members include Ethan on bass, Oliver on drums and Sam on guitar and vocals. They will be performing at the MOON in Cardiff on April 6th and in Sin City on July 27th.

Here is our exclusive...

Llanelli Town Council forces County Council U-turn on £180k spend on pay and display machines

A Llanelli based County Councillor has insisted that Llanelli Town Council were instrumental in forcing the county council to do a 'U-turn' regarding where the £180k from the Welsh Assembly Government would be spent, when unelected officers recommended it should be spent on upgrading pay and display machines rather then trialling free parking schemes in town centres.

Speaking to Llanelli Online about the town council's...

Under canvas for understaffed out of hours GP services

It may not be everyone's idea of a great way to spend a couple of days by camping out alongside a busy road outside a busy hospital in these cold conditions but that is exactly what Adrian Morgans is doing over the next couple of days as he launches his campaign to highlight the difficulties people face when services at the Prince Philip Hospital are closed.

Adrian believes that there is more to come and says that the people of Llanelli must be alert to the possibility of further...

Ysgol Gynradd Pontiets entertain the miners

Check out the video we made of the 80th birthday celebrations at the Pontyates Miner's Welfare Hall.

The hall opened on 5/2/1938 and there was apparently a chair shortage. Documents on view included one, which said:

Messrs. Davies, Chairs Ltd were not able to deliver 450 chairs by the opening Ceremony. The Committee was very dissatisfied at this. And chairs had to be hired from Llanelli Market Hall.

The rules for the hall were very specific to the time and...

Pandemonium at Pemberton as traffic lights fail

IT was like a scene reminiscent of roads in central Rome rather than Llanelli, which greeted our reporter Iwan Lewis as he made his way to work today, Tuesday (Mar 6) as traffic lights along the main route into Llanelli at Parc Pemberton and Parc Trostre were out of order.

Llanelli's finest women and men in blue (or luminous yellow) had to brush up on their traffic directing skills as they took charge of the chaotic situation with cars, buses, lorries, motorbikes and the...

Miner’s Welfare Hall still important 80 years on

THE first of many celebrations planned to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the building of the Miner's Welfare Hall in Pontyates took place today, Monday (Mar 5).

A large number of former miners, their wives and miner's widows were provided with bowls of cawl, Welshcakes and Bara Brith. Children from Pontyates CP School provided the musical entertainment. The school received a grant to help provide two song writers to run a workshop for the children to write their own songs with a...

No comment following Plaid Cymru’s meeting in Llanelli

REPRESENTATIVES of Plaid Cymru from Cardiff came down to Llanelli on Monday (Feb 26) to attend a meeting with members of the Plaid Cymru Llanelli branch. It is alleged that the entire Llanelli branch had been suspended by Plaid's central office following revelations to the press of mistreatment of branch members and their lock out from the Llanelli HQ at Bres Road.

The meeting, which was held at Y Lle on Old Castle Road was attended by Plaid Cymru's Chief Executive Gareth Clubb....

Llanelli Online’s featured band – PASTEL

Llanelli Online is proud to present a young and emerging band, PASTEL.

The band consists of members from Manchester, Dublin and South Wales.

Their first gig was in the MEZE lounge in Newport where they opened for Jack Perrett. They have since then performed all over Wales including Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli.

On 2nd March they will be performing in the Llandeilo Hangout Cafe for an acoustic set opening for John Nicholas. They will also be opening for...