Llanc yn cynrychioli Sir Gâr ar lawr Tŷ’r Cyffredin

BYDD llanc o Rydaman yn cynrychioli Sir Gaerfyrddin yn Nhŷ'r Cyffredin yn hwyrach eleni.

Mae Thomas Vaughan-Jones, 14 oed, wedi'i ethol gan aelodau Cyngor Ieuenctid Sir Gaerfyrddin i gynrychioli'r sir yn Senedd Ieuenctid y Deyrnas Unedig 2018.

Bydd yn ymuno â thros 300 o aelodau a fydd yn cymryd rhan yng nghynulliad blynyddol a chenedlaethol y Senedd yn Nhŷ'r Cyffredin, San Steffan ym mis Tachwedd.

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Carmarthenshire teen to debate in House of Commons

AN Ammanford teenager will be representing Carmarthenshire at the House of Commons later this year.

Thomas Vaughan-Jones, aged 14, has been elected by members of the Carmarthenshire Youth Council (CYC) to represent the county at the UK Youth Parliament for 2018.

He will be joining over 300 members who will take part in the UKYP’s annual sitting which is a national debate in the House of Commons, Westminster, in...

Ammanford for shopping, Windsor for partying

Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy. Website - www.philevans.co.uk

He also writes for Llanelli Online although he will never admit it.

Here Phil takes a sideways look at life in Rhydamman or Ammanford for the unfortunate souls who have not learned God's own language.

On Saturday mornings, when I wander around the millionaire’s playground of Ammanford, I visit the same places in the exact same order every week,...

Yet another successful Trap Run

THE sun shone brightly for the 31st annual Trap Show Charity Fun Run which took place on Sunday (May 13).

Ospreys fullback Dan Evans sounded the hooter to start the 4.7 mile Open Race and the 2.8 mile race for juniors and walkers.

260 participants from near and far of all ages and athletic ability took part in the races.

The organisers said that it was an enjoyable experience whilst helping to raise funds for Cancer Research Wales and the Trap Show. In attendance...

Eluned Morgan sets up ‘One-Stop, Pop Up’ advice shop in Ammanford

THE Miner’s Welfare Hall, Ammanford will be bustling on Friday 18th May, as Assembly Member Eluned Morgan brings her money advice and well-being roadshow to the town.

More than a dozen local and national groups will be present at  the pop-up event aimed at helping local residents to access advice and support. Information will be available about a wide range of topics from benefit changes to energy savings and how to stay fit...

Police urge businesses to consider increased safety measures

DYFED-Powys Police is urging businesses to consider increased security measures following an attempted burglary at a business in Dyffryn Road, Ammanford.

Two people were seen attempting to gain access to a unit at around 7.20pm on April 9.

Following on from the incident, Ammanford police have offered the following advice to business owners in the area.

​PC Elinor Rees said: “We would advise all businesses to look at their current security measures and consider if they are robust...

Phil’s Gone A Bridge Too Far

I’ve long suspected that so-called ‘inanimate objects’ are far from inanimate.

Either they’re an evil cabal conspiring against us to mess up our daily lives (Just like the Welsh Assembly). Or they have a wicked sense of humour (Unlike the Welsh Assembly).

Just think about the number of times you’ve tripped over something in the house that wasn’t there the last time you looked. How did it get there?

Conversely, how many times have you gone to pick something up that you...

Police investigate quad bike thefts in Ammanford

DYFED-Powys Police are investigating a spate of quad bike thefts from farms in the Ammanford area.

Three quad bikes have been stolen from the Llanwrda and Llanddeusant areas sometime between Sunday 7, and Monday 16, April.

Sergeant Ciaran Ryan has urged people to be vigilant of suspicious vehicles and people in the rural communities.

He said: “I ask that local farmers take appropriate action to minimise the opportunities of these thefts occurring. This includes removing keys from...

Works on Ammanford transport scheme making progress

WORKS on a major new transport scheme in Ammanford to help ease traffic congestion and facilitate future regeneration plans are making progress.

The £1.8million scheme involves the construction of a new roundabout to replace the traffic lights at the Wind Street & Tirydail Lane junction.

Initial works to widen the approach to the junction from the Carregamman car park roundabout along William Walker Way...

It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll but Phil likes it

When it was announced that The Rolling Stones are going to be playing the Principality stadium this summer, no doubt many young music fans greeted the news with an uninterested shrug and an exaggerated yawn if they could work up enough enthusiasm.

But it’ll be a sell-out and Cardiff’s hotels, bars and restaurants will benefit.

Can you imagine the length of the queues outside the Caroline Street chippies when 74,500 hungry people leave at the end of the concert? “I think...