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.


Hamilton AM backs ‘keep active’ campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a UK wide push to encourage patients to get up, dressed and keep moving.

The campaign, to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around, is also being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White.

The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around, over a 70 day...

Gower AM highlights search for Future Leaders

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is encouraging young people in her constituency to apply to take part in the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect. 

Future Leaders Connect is the global network for emerging policy leaders between the ages of 18 and 35. It is a long-term programme to build a community of emerging leaders from around the world who have big ideas...

AM pledges support to bowel cancer

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales has pledged to support Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign, to help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.

This month 188 people in Wales, will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 77 people will die of the disease. It is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, it need not be because it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at the...

Hamilton urges farmers to open their gates to the public

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging farmers across his Region to open their gates to the public this June.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Rural Affairs and Agriculture, is calling on his constituents to take part in the farming industry’s annual open day on Sunday June 10.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday...

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...

New guidelines to help develop tourism in Wales

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is pleased to hear that a new grading scheme is to be introduced to measure visitor’s experiences in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, was commenting after it was announced that new Quality Assurance measures are being introduced, following a review by national tourism organisations of Wales, England, Scotland & Northern Ireland and the AA.

The revised guidelines will ensure that Quality Assurance...

Llanelli activist speaks out on internal problems at Plaid Cymru

The man who some claim was 'ousted' at the 2017 general election as the candidate for Llanelli has been speaking at a meeting to form a separate wing of Plaid Cymru led by Cardiff AM Neil McEvoy.

Sean Rees has maintained relative silence over what he describes as 'internal problems' at Plaid Cymru.

Making a speech ahead of Neil McEvoy he said:

This brings me unfortunately to some of the internal problems of the past year in this constituency. It can...

Apply for a chance to travel the world

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging young famers, in his constituency, to travel and learn more about agriculture in other countries.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Rural Affairs and Agriculture, is calling on young people, under the age of 30 years, to apply for the Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Scholarship.

The Scholarship, which is supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, is making up to £2,500 available to lucky youngsters to make their...

McEvoy makes rally call for a sovereign Wales

THE Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa was the venue for a meeting of Plaid Cymru members, suspended local branch members, existing branch members and anyone else with an interest in joining a political group within Plaid Cymru as long as they don't belong to any other political party operating in Wales.

It was left to Mary Roll to welcome speakers and around 40 guests who turned out this evening, Wednesday (Mar 28). Mary introduced herself as a resident of Llanelli town and someone who...