Nia Griffith MP disappointed that Tidal Lagoon may be ‘developed in another country’

NIA Griffith MP has said that she is disappointed at the loss of potential jobs for Wales as the tidal Lagoon looks set to be developed in another country.

Looking ahead the MP said that there is a real case for a mix of renewable energy for Wales.

Watch our interview with Nia Griffith MP here:

Tidal Lagoon Scrapped from Llanelli Online on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Liam Taggart for filming.

Westminster turns down Swansea Tidal Lagoon

There will be no Tidal Lagoon power plant in Swansea. The announcement came today Monday (Jun 26) after years of debate and rumblings of uncertainty.

The killer blow was delivered by the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark who said that the £1.3bn project was not value for money.

First Minister Carwyn Jones had thrown the support and cash of the Welsh Assembly behind the project with backing of £200m. The first Minister described it as a 'crushing blow' for Wales.


Carmarthenshire’s Labour Leader laments possible loss of lagoon

DOUBTS over whether or not the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will get off the ground have angered Carmarthenshire Labour Leader, Cllr Rob James. The newly appointed leader issued a press release stating: 'It is extremely disappointing that, once again, the Conservative Government is reneging on their promises to the people of Wales.

'The Welsh Labour Government has already committed more than £200m in financial support to ensure that South West Wales is home to the world's first tidal lagoon....

Swansea swimmers in ‘medals haul’ at Commonwealth Games in Australia

LAST month saw Team Wales have a successful Commonwealth games in Australia.

Two  City of Swansea Aquatics Swimming club swimmers took a slice of the cake making a splash at the Gold Coast Optus Aquatics Centre. They are Alys Thomas (aged 27) and Daniel Jervis (aged 21).

Dan, who gained a bronze medal in the 1500 metres in Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, went one better and produced a silver medal in the 1500 metres front crawl in a time of 14:48.67.

Alys gained her first...

Annual Swansea bike ride cancelled

THE annual Swansea Bike Ride, which has been running for 25 years has been cancelled. Organisers claim that the event is ‘no longer profitable’.

The charity bike ride, which was a popular fixture on the charity cycling scene calendar took in the beautiful Gower Peninsula and was open to cyclists from seasoned pros to casual cyclists.

There were usually three distances involved where participants could cycle 12 miles, 28 miles or 46 mile routes. The entry cost was £15 for an...

Chinese New Year celebrations mark charity’s official launch

A newly formed Swansea based charity will announce its official launch at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum,to coincide with a celebration of the Chinese New Year from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 11th February.

The Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) aims to make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales and has organised multiple events to mark the annual cultural celebration of Chinese New Year.

In recognition of the Year of the Dog 2018,...

Ten jailed after police smash multi-million pound drugs network

Ten men are today starting sentences totalling more than 116 years, after police dismantled seven organised crime gangs (OCGs) linked to a multi-million pounds Albanian drugs network.

A complex investigation led by Tarian – the Regional Organised Crime Unit for southern Wales – and supported by Essex, Thames Valley, Bedfordshire and the Metropolitan police forces, as well as the National Crime Agency, Europol and the Spanish authorities, led officers to Albanian national Bledar Mziu,...

New broom sweeps clean at Bay TV

Llanelli Online reported (Dec 9) on the take over of Bay TV by That's TV a local television network owned by That's Media Ltd, which is based at The Flint Glass Works in the Ancoats suburb of Manchester. The company is already broadcasting in Lancashire, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge and the Solent area.

The company claims it champions the interests and concerns of its viewers, providing a voice to local people to tell their stories and have their say on issues which matter to...

Swansea man, Arwyn Cellan Thomas found guilty of rape and sexual assault against 3 separate victims

A Swansea man has been found guilty  of 15 charges of non recent sexual offences. Arwyn Cellan Thomas had denied the charges but was found guilty at Swansea Crown Court on Wednesday (Jan 17). Sentencing will take place on February 8th.

Temporary Detective Inspector Phil Rowe said: “After a protracted and thorough investigation by Carmarthenshire Protecting Vulnerable People Unit into reports of non-recent sexual assaults, 49 year old...

AM welcomes new jobs for Swansea

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, has welcomed the news that TUI are to create 175 jobs in Swansea with the assistance of the Welsh Government.

Responding to the news, Mrs Evans said: “This investment is good news for Swansea, and it is only made possible thanks to financial assistance worth more than half a million pounds from the Welsh Government Business Finance Grant.

“I welcome this development, and am pleased to see Welsh Government working with businesses to...