Town juggles with Circus Skills as Ymlaen Llanelli event draws the crowds

THERE was no need to run too far to join the circus as the circus came to Llanelli Town Centre on Wednesday (Feb 21).

Ymlaen Llanelli's Mandy Jenkins and her team had somehow attracted a whole host of circus folk to set up camp smack bang in the middle of town and by 12 midday a circle had formed which contained jugglers, balloon modellers, face painters, stilt walkers and a magician.

Not content to put on a circus in the centre of town they upped camp and headed for the town's...

Dydd Miwsig Cymru

ON Friday (Feb 11) Wales celebrated Welsh Language Music Day which celebrates all types of music using the Welsh language.

Free music events were held all over the country with the aim of increasing it's audience and is all part of a long-term drive to get one million people speaking and using Welsh before 2050.

In Llanelli Gary Ryland, better known as Ragsy, performed at the Killkenny Cat. He played a mixture of songs in both English and in Welsh.

Ragsy's music, including his...

Public express concerns on pollution at Sandy Road consultation

Around 60 to 75 people turned up for the public consultation on traffic problems at Sandy Road. The event was held at the Selwyn Samuel Centre today, Saturday (Feb 10). Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM/AC were in attendance.

Some residents expressed concerns about the difficulties they face on a daily basis including high pollution levels and constant traffic jams.

Speaking to our reporter Iwan Lewis during the consultation Nia Griffith MP said: "The people are very realistic and...

Llanelli’s artists shine at annual exhibition

What have The Tate, MoMA, The Louvre and Llanelli Library got in common? They all exhibit great art of course.

Llanelli Online took a trip to the library to see some of the work on display and we were not disappointed. We met with one of Llanelli's most well known living artist John Wynne Hopkins, the Vice Chairman of the Llanelli Art Society.

John has been painting since he was nine-years-old. His favoured subject matter is military related. Planes, tanks and soldiers all feature in...

Jones and Price’s showdown is compulsive viewing on Senedd TV

There have been so many great TV comedy shows, which focus on the bickering and arguing of couples, which have graced our TV screens over the years. Think of Love Thy Neighbour, The Odd Couple, Rising Damp, The Likely Lads even Del Boy and Rodney had their moments. Sadly many of these gems have vacated our screens and the PC culture has left us with sanitised programmes where you may have to make sure you are alone for fear of laughing and being labelled with the...

Granby Close Fire Update: Dog rescued at scene

TWO fire crews were called to tackle a fire at a block of flats in Granby Close this evening, Monday (Jan 8).

The fire was confined to a bedroom. There were no reports of any injuries. A dog was rescued from the flats and was said to be doing fine.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service issued the following statement at 22:56pm:  “Two Llanelli appliances are at the scene. We received a call at 9:36pm. The fire was confined to a bedroom. Two hose reels and four...

Council must consider Heol Goffa as site for new Ysgol Dewi Sant

Nia Griffith MP has said that she is pleased that the Heol Goffa School is to have a new home at the Delta Lakes site but insists that Carmarthenshire County Council should now give serious consideration to relocating Ysgol Dewi Sant to the redundant Heol Goffa Site when it becomes available.

Speaking to Llanelli Online today,Tuesday (Jan 2) she said: "I am very pleased indeed to hear that Heol Goffa School is going to have a new building and pleased that the site has been already been...

Late Tumble try secures derby victory at Ponty

A late try saw Tumble edge out Pontyberem 26-21 in a tight local derby at Pontyberem Park.

It was the home side who started strongly, with two tries from captain Adrian Williams giving them a 15-7 lead at half-time.

However three second half tries were enough for the visitors to bank a bonus-point win in muddy conditions in front of a large vocal crowd.

Pontyberem did get a losing bonus point, their next match is at home against St Clears RFC.
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