Ratty and Bond elected for Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg

THE by-election for Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg Town Council on Thursday (Jul 19) resulted in the election of Mr Simon Ratty for Castle Ward, and Mr Carl Peters-Bond for the Mynyddygarreg Ward.

Simon Ratty, (Lab) took 165 votes beating the Independent candidate Chris George who received 81 votes, and Anthony Polsen, a Conservative candidate who received 8 votes.

The Independent candidate Carl Peters-Bond took 206 votes to beat Beryl Williams (Lab) who received 136 votes.

Speaking to...

AM backs initiative to crack down on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing a new initiative aimed at cracking down on crime in rural areas.

He is supporting a new service, launched by the NFU, for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crime Stoppers

The ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’ is part of the Union’s ongoing work to tackle the serious issues surrounding criminal behaviour on farms and in the wider...

Plaid Cymru warns of difficult times ahead for Welsh farmers

PLAID Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas has urged farmers to make their voices heard in the Welsh Government’s consultation on the future of farm payments, with proposals to put a new system in place by 2025.

Detailed proposals will be put forward next spring and legislation will be published by the end of the Assembly Term in 2021. Plaid Cymru has warned this will leave farmers and other land managers with very little time to plan...

AM’s urge residents to “have your say” on centralising thoracic surgery at Morriston

REBECCA Evans AM, Mike Hedges AM and Julie James AM, have warmly welcomed the recommendation that a single Adult Thoracic Surgery Centre should be located at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, serving patients from South East Wales, West Wales and South Powys.

This is now the subject of a public consultation running until 27 [1]th [1] August [1], which the Swansea Labour Assembly Members are encouraging people to support.

Thoracic surgery involves operations on all parts of the chest,...

An interview with Andrew Gwynne MP

THE interview is with the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne MP  who was in Ammanford on Friday (Jul 13) to show his support for the Labour candidate Tom Fallows who is standing for election for the Saron seat on the County Council.

Andrew Gwynne MP was first elected to Parliament in the General Election held on Thursday 5th May 2005, as the new Labour Member of Parliament for the Denton and Reddish constituency in Greater Manchester. He was...

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government backs Tom Fallows for Saron seat

THE Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne MP  was in Ammanford this evening, Friday (Jul 13) to show his support for the Labour candidate Tom Fallows who is standing for election for the Saron seat on the County Council. 

The fundraiser took place at the Pensioner's Hall in Ammanford and included a meal of curry and rice, an auction and a raffle. The MP for Denton and Reddish gave a...

Wales says ‘no’ to Trump

ON the eve of Donald Trump’s visit to the UK, WEN Wales mentees are holding a vigil to protest against Trump’s damaging rhetoric and politics.

The event is taking place at:

Steps of the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PZ on Thursday (Jul 12) from 18.15 - 19.00

#StopTrump

With inspiring speakers from all walks of life including Catherine Fookes, Director of WEN Wales; Uzo Iwobi OBE, Race Council Cymru; Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg; Hilary Roberts, member of SEEdS...

New Llanelli Forum to launch this month

FFOWRM Llanelli Forum is a new community-based group comprising about 40 founder members. Its main objectives are to initiate, support and participate in grass-roots activities that benefit Llanelli and our community, either independently or in collaboration with other local associations. The Forum does not have any political party affiliation.

Mary Roll, chairman, outlined the future plans for this forum; she said: "Among our objectives, we plan to hold monthly events which will include...

Leanne Wood faces leadership challenge from Plaid’s ‘golden boys’

LEADER of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood is facing a leadership challenge from two AMs in the party. It comes amid growing concern over the party's impact in Wales, with several key figures saying a new leader and direction is needed for the party to grow.

The party has been in turmoil in Llanelli with long standing members resigning amid a bitter row over the deselction of local candidate Sean Rees at the 2017 general election. The row has continued to rage on social media. Mari Arthur...

Neil Hamilton AM praises the Royal British Legion

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, supports the Legion to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation

Mt Hamilton, has today supported the Royal British Legion in marking the final year of the World War One centenary.

At an event in the National Assembly for Wales, he said his own ‘thank you’ and urged the public to take part in the movement which aims to thank the entire First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed...