Plans for 50th Loughor Carnival Parade well underway

PLANNING for this years Loughor Carnival is well underway with 11 members of the committee meeting to discuss plans for the event.

The carnival will take place on Saturday (Jun 23) at Coed Bach Park.

This year will be the 50th parade and there will be lots of celebrations and activities on the field for family and friends.

The carnival Parade will leave Hendy at 2pm and will arrive at Coed Bach Park at 3pm

Entertaining the crowds will be local community groups and acts from...

Maisie Jenkins-Clarke wins Ymlaen Llanelli’s Easter Egg Hunt

EIGHT year old Maisie Jenkins-Clarke was the lucky winner of this year’s Ymlaen Llanelli’s Easter Egg hunt.

For nearly two weeks during the Easter holidays, children were able to take part in a competition which saw them look for 10 wooden eggs hidden in businesses around Llanelli town centre.  Some of the eggs were placed in shop windows and others hidden in the shops themselves ensuring the task was not an easy one!

The competition was run in conjunction with Llanelli Library...

Survey launched for people to share experiences of sexual harassment to help police

PEOPLE who have been subject to sexual harassment are encouraged to share their experiences to help understand the scale of the problem in communities across Wales.

Dyfed-Powys Police is taking part in a country-wide campaign, which urges anyone who has been subject to sexual harassment to say when and where the incident took place, as well as how it made them feel, anonymously through an online survey.

The results will be used to challenge and change the culture of misogyny and sexual...

Campaign group back in action to save Prince Philip Hospital

SAVE our Services at Prince Philip Action Network (SOSPPAN) has sprung into action in response to Hywel Dda Health Board’s proposal to downgrade Prince Philip Hospital. The SOSPPAN committee, which led a campaign against the proposed closure of the Llanelli’s A&E in 2013, is organising a public meeting on Saturday 12th May at 3.30pm in the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

The option of downgrading Prince Philip from a general to a community hospital was included in the Health...

Llanelli’s Matthew Turner signs for Leeds

A Llanelli teenager has signed a two year scholarship with Leeds United football team.

16-year-old Matthew Turner was at Elland Road, the home of Leeds last Friday (April 20) to sign the full time contract.

The former Burry Port pupil plays for Pontadawe ACAD and has represented Wales Under 16's.

Glan Letheren who has been coaching Matthew for the past 15 months signed for Leeds United at the same age in the early 1970's.

Matthew will be under the guidance of former Scotland...

Pic of the week for April 25

Pic of the week for April 25, taken by Don Phillips.

Parish Church in Llanelli on a bright April day.

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Mudiad Meithrin’s Awards Ceremony

THE closing date for the Mudiad Meithrin’s Awards Ceremony is Tuesday (May 1).

Mudiad Meithrin has already received more than 100 nominations for staff and volunteers in Cylchoedd Meithrin, Cylchoedd Ti a Fi and Day Nurseries for awards in 11 categories.

Leanne Marsh, Head of Services Development and Academi for Mudiad Meithrin said: "The awards ceremony is an opportunity for Mudiad Meithrin to recognise and thank the staff and volunteers at grassroots level.

"This gives everyone...

Diddordeb yng Nghynulliad Bwyd Caerfyrddin yn tyfu

MAE mwy a mwy o bobl yng Nghaerfyrddin yn rhoi'r gorau i'r archfarchnad ac yn prynu bwyd ffres yn uniongyrchol gan gynhyrchwyr lleol.

Mae Cynulliad Bwyd Caerfyrddin - platfform ar-lein sy'n galluogi cyswllt uniongyrchol rhwng y cwsmeriaid a'r cynhyrchwyr - yn parhau i fynd o nerth i nerth, gan helpu pobl i gael mwy o reolaeth ar yr hyn sydd ar eu platiau yn ogystal â chefnogi busnesau...

Interest in ‘Carmarthen Food Assembly’ on the rise

MORE and more people in Carmarthen are ditching the supermarket trolley and buying fresh food directly from local producers.

The Carmarthen Food Assembly – an online platform that allows a direct link between customers and producers – continues to grow from strength to strength, helping people have more control about what ends up on their plates whilst supporting local businesses.

This week the...