Carols with Christmas dinner at Sosban Soup Station

THERE is an old story about soup and the kindness of strangers called 'Stone Soup'. The tale goes that some travellers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travellers. Then the travellers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The...

Choose to Reuse boosts Christmas shoebox campaign

A Llanelli based community community interest company has provided toys for a shoe box collection, which is destined for families in need. Choose 2 Reuse takes items destined for landfill and distributes them across the world. They were able to take time out of their very busy schedule to sort teddy bears and toys for the shoe boxes. Tanya igic and Tony Holmes who are part of the company said that they were delighted to be...

Croeso nôl i Llanelli Mari Lwyd

For those looking to uphold the ancient  custom of the Mari Lwyd there are exciting times ahead. Owain Glenister from Y Lle has begun to reinstate the tradition in Llanelli courtesy of funding from Ymlaen Llanelli - The BID.

The Mari Lwyd (the Grey Mare) is a pre-Christian tradition said to bring good luck.

People made a horse figure from a horse’s skull, with decorative ears and eyes attached. They adorned it with colourful reins, bells, and ribbons and wrapped it with a white...

Mayor humbled by Llanelli’s homeless stories

LLANELLI Town Mayor Cllr Jeff Edmunds says he has been humbled by a visit to a soup kitchen, which opens its doors every Sunday evening at Y Lle in Llanelli. Cllr Edmunds made his visit accompanied by Deputy Mayor Cllr Louvain Roberts on Sunday (Oct 22).

Speaking about his experience Cllr Edmunds said: "Its the first time I have come along. It is an amazing thing they are doing here. I have nothing but praise for them. I...

18-years-old and homeless in Llanelli

ANOTHER Sunday evening at the soup kitchen in Old Castle Road and people begin to arrive. Llanelli Online is seated in a corner of the room with a laptop and some microphones. Gary Glenister who runs the soup kitchen informs one and all that should they wish to speak to the press, they are welcome to join us at our table. Quite rightly, we are eyed with slight suspicion however we are regular visitors to Y Lle and we have become known to many who use the service. The young and the old arrive...

Soup kitchen’s visitor numbers increasing

It was somewhat of a double edged sword feeling this evening, Sunday (Sep 17) after a visit to the Sosban Soup Station at Y Lle on Old Castle Road. On the one hand it was great to see so many people making use of the facility, especially some of the very young people who are facing difficult times. It really is a fantastic resource run by Gary Glenister and his team. There is a genuine sense of love and care present and it is evident that some businesses in...

Swansea String Band rock Y Lle

In what was a fantastic evening of live music, Llanelli Online welcomed the Swansea String Band to Y Lle for a studio session on Monday, (Sep 4).

The band is made up of an enthusiastic group of people of  all ages. Their large catalogue of music covers a wide range of genres such as Blues, Rock n' Roll, Reggae and Jazz.

Speaking to Llanelli Online after the gig band leader Gary Phillips said: ''It started with Swansea ukulele band with around fifty strong. It virtually...