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...

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...

Children of Pentip go ‘old-school’ to celebrate 150 years

THE pupils of Pentip VA Church in Wales have gone back to the Victorian age to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary.

Llanelli Online visited the school on Wednesday (Jul 11) where staff and pupils were dressed in old school Victorian uniform which was once worn by pupils from the school when it opened in 1868.

For one day a number of classes replaced the high tech modern interactive whiteboards with chalk and a blackboard, giving the pupils an insight into how...

Pirates Pillage Burry Port as Legends of the Sea take over harbourside

AVAST me hearties, T'was a fine day for looting and skullduggery in Burry Port on Saturday (Jul 7).

The Friday night revelry was a good start for any self respecting pirate and many in Burry Port  sampled the grogg and sang along to sea shanties at the pre carnival party, getting in the mood for the big day.

Legends of the Sea was the theme and t'was a fitting title for those brave folks who set to sea to rescue others. The RNLI led the parade fresh from rescuing 23...

Emergency services deal with house fire at Pembrey

THE Emergency services were called to a house fire in Pembrey earlier this evening, Monday (Jun 11).

Some reports estimate that the fire started at around 8.00pm this evening.

There were reports of at least five fire crews in attendance. There was also a large police presence and police closed the road for a few hours while fire crews tackled the blaze.

The fire broke out at a derelict property on Lando Road and there were no reports of anyone being injured.

In a...

Morfa’s Karate Kid Nicky Evans is British Champion

MOST people will have heard of Mr Miyagi and the Karate Kid.

The story of a boy and his Sensei who teaches him to learn through unconventional means to become a master of Karate. It might have been the thing of dreams for many a boy and girl growing up watching the films but the reality is that in order to be the best it's no good waiting around for a Mr Miyagi.

You have to...

Leinster do the double as Scarlets go under in Dublin

Guinness Pro 14 Leinster v Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium - Special report by Iwan Lewis in Dublin and Alan Evans in Llanelli

IT was a close game according to the final score but the reality for those watching on TV sets and at the Aviva Stadium was that the Leinster side were just too damn good to cope with. No surprise given the out and out talent in the team and the sheer size of the squad in numbers. This is a wealthy...

Chairman of Hywel Dda given Proposal B+ at Health Board drop in

Hywel Dda Consultation from Llanelli Online on Vimeo.

HYWEL Dda Chairman Bernadine Rees OBE received an alternative proposal for changes to hospital services in the Hywel Dda area today, Tuesday (May 22) at the drop in event held at the Selwyn Samuel Centre. Earlier she had said that no change was not an option and 'If not these three proposals give us some others'. That is exactly what she got as a Plan B+ was handed over by the Llanelli Group SOSPPAN. That proposal...

Oldham too strong for Raiders

IT was a one-sided display of rugby league at Stebonheath Park on Saturday (May 19) if you were supporting the West Wales Raider as Oldham eased past the West Wales Raiders 74 - 0.

Backed by a lot of vocal away support, Oldham out-performed the home side in every department to record the dominant victory.

For the young Raiders side, they are yet to pick up a victory this season and remain bottom of the Betfred League 1 table.

Oldham took full advantage of the great...