Students present MP with interior design ideas for Llanelli’s Railway Goods Shed

STUDENTS from South Wales University have made a presentation on their ideas and designs to the trustees of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed.

The second year interior design degree students made the presentation on Friday (Apr 20) at Paddock Street Hall. Also in attendance was Nia Griffith MP.

The students have been gathering ideas based on the suggestions from the community during the consultation process.

They took away the ideas and began research looking at ways of retaining the...

Llanelli MP backs food labelling campaign

NIA Griffith, MP for Llanelli, has lent her support to a food labelling campaign from leading charity Diabetes UK.

The #FoodUpfront campaign calls for the public to be given clear nutritional information in restaurants, cafes and takeaways, as well as on the front of all pre-packaged food and drinks.

Ms Griffith, who pledged her support at a parliamentary event hosted by Diabetes UK, said: "I was horrified to discover just how many calories there are in common ready meals and favourite...

Nia Griffith MP shortlisted for DIVA Magazine award

LLANELLI MP Nia Griffith has been shortlisted for an award by DIVA magazine, the UK and Europe's leading magazine for lesbians and bisexual women. The Llanelli MP has been shortlisted in the politician category which makes the award to an individual who serves their constituents well and promotes LGBT+ values in their everyday.

The DIVA Awards are split into 18 categories, paying tribute to the lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people making a difference in all walks of life.


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...

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...

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...

Llanelli AM and MP host public meeting on Ash Grove surgery

LEE Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP held a packed public meeting about the future of Llanelli’s Ash Grove Medical Centre on Saturday at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

Over 90 people attended the meeting, which was held at the request of the surgery’s patients who were alarmed to receive a letter from Hywel Dda Health Board informing them that the Partners of Ash Grove had made the decision to cease providing services from August 2018.


Nia Griffith MP pledges support for World Parkinson’s Day

Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith has pledged to work to improve the lives of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease for World Parkinson’s Day (Wednesday 11th April). The MP and her office have signed up for workplace training run by Parkinson’s UK.

Nia Griffith MP explained: “Parkinson’s affects 1 in 350 people in the UK, yet there is often little understanding of the symptoms and how to treat those affected in public and at work.

“A survey has found that 32% of people...

Research firm moves HQ to Llanelli

K Sharp Ltd, a human science and engineering company, has moved its head office to Llanelli. The company works extensively with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and specialises in future technologies and cyber.

Nia Griffith, the MP for Llanelli and Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, opened K Sharp’s new head office in West End last Friday (6th April) with Barry and Amanda Kirby, who founded K Sharp in 2011.

Barry Kirby, Managing Director at K Sharp, said: “We are delighted to be...

MP holds public meeting to discuss Hendy ‘planning problems’

Residents in Hendy have met to discuss an ongoing planning issue on land to the rear of Clayton Road.

Residents of Clos Benallt Fawr and residents bordering on the new Bronallt Road development are united in their determination to put a stop to over-development in Hendy. At a meeting last night, Thursday (Apr 5) they discussed the difficulties of opposing applications for more houses if the site in question is already designated for development in the County Council 's Local...