Glenallagate and the demise of Plaid Cymru Llanelli

THE Llanelli branch of Plaid Cymru or at least what was left of it if the rebels are to be believed has diminished even further as two senior members tendered their resignations today, Tuesday (May 8).

Howell Williams the Former Branch Secretary of Plaid Llanelli and Sean Rees Llanelli Town Councillor and former Branch Chairman of Plaid Llanelli have submitted their resignations at Glenalla Chapel, a place where Cllr...

AM asks for speedy resolution to A40 closure

PLAID Cymru Mid and West AM Simon Thomas asked for a statement by the Welsh Government on the closure of the A40 between Llanwrda and Llandovery.

The Welsh Government said: “The A40 between Llandovery and Llanwrda was closed on 18 April due to the partial collapse of a water culvert. On 25 April the road was partially reopened and the diversion route through Llangadog removed. Traffic signals will continue to be in operation to allow the completion of the works, which we anticipate...

Plaid Cymru tables Clean Air Bill for Wales

WITH Port Talbot this week assessed as the worst polluted town in the UK according to the World Health Organisation, Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas has bid for a new law to tackle the polluted air we breathe.

Air pollution contributes to around 2,000 deaths per year in Wales. It has been described by Public Health Wales as an urgent public health crisis, second only to smoking.

Levels in several communities in Wales have breached European Union regulations for several years, culminating...

Carmarthenshire Labour Group elects youngest ever leader

THE Carmarthenshire Labour Group has elected the youngest leader in its history today, Saturday (May 5)

Councillor Rob James replaces former leader Cllr Jeff Edmunds and becomes the youngest Labour leader in Wales and one of the youngest opposition leaders in the country.

Mr James, aged 30, will now lead the twenty-two member group in opposition on Carmarthenshire County Council.

Speaking after the vote, Cllr Rob James said “It is a great honour to receive the support of...

Take a ‘step back in time’

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is calling on his constituents to take a trip down memory lane this weekend.

This Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7, Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, is holding a two day event to give visitors an insight into what it was like living during the First World War.

Thousands of visitors are expected to turn out to see infantry, cavalry, medical services, munitionettes, period police officers and civilians from...

Hamilton urges Welsh Goverment to save all-weather lifeboat

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging the Welsh Government to step in and fight plans to downgrade the all-weather lifeboat at New Quay.

The RNLI has decided to replace the Mersey class All Weather Lifeboat with a smaller inshore vessel when its service life expires in 2020.

The news has brought a storm of protest from local people and a petition calling on the RNLI to reverse their decision has so far attracted more than 15,000 signatures. The...

First Minister Carwyn Jones AM to stand down

FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones is to stand down in the autumn.

The Labour AM made the announcement at the Labour Party Conference in Llandudno earlier today Saturday (Apr 21).

There has been speculation for some time whether the First Minister would be standing down but it still came as a surprise to a lot of people.

After almost ten years as leader he cited family reasons as contributory factors giving up his role as First Minister.

Speculation about the identity of his successor...

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.

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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...