End of an era for Burry Port Dementia Group

CHAIRMAN of the Dementia Carers Support Group Dennis King is stepping down after many years of fighting for better care for dementia sufferers in Carmarthenshire.

The group, which started in Burry Port in November 2016, offers a wide range of care to those suffering with dementia. It provides information about what they are entitled to, what type of dementia they may have, and offers social activities that they otherwise may not get access to.

They were involved in the...

Local projects to get cash boost from Big Lottery Fund

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, has welcomed a further cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund to help projects in his Region. The organisation recently announced in the Senedd, that £34m was being made available for schemes in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, said he was delighted to hear about the success of two initiatives in his area.

He said: “Milford Youth Matters, based in Milford Haven, is an excellent and highly...

Llanelli teenager represents Great Britain at European Youth Championships

AFTER years of hard work on and off the running track, a Carmarthenshire teenager wore the vest of Great Britain & Northern Ireland for the very first time over the weekend at the European Athletics U18 Youth Championships, which took place in Gyor (Hungary).

Ben Thomas, a sixth form pupil at Ysgol Y Strade Comprehensive School in Pwll, Llanelli went from competing for his local Llanelli and Carmarthen clubs to picking up his debut selection for Team GB in the 2,000m Steeplechase...

Aled Crow chosen as Welsh Conservative candidate for upcoming Council by-election

THE Welsh Conservatives have chosen Aled Crow as their candidate for the upcoming Carmarthenshire County Council by-election.

It follows the death of Plaid Cymru’s Alun Davies, who represented the Saron ward.

Aled, who works as a self-employed maths tutor, said: “First of all, I would like to pay tribute to Alun Davies and the work he did on behalf of the Saron community – both as a member of the council and as tireless supporter of the Welsh Air Ambulance service. He will be...

Tom Fallows selected to fight Saron election for Labour

THE local Labour Party in Saron have selected local activist, Tom Fallows, to stand in the Saron by-election next month.

The election that will be held on the 19th of July will see Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the controlling party, Plaid Cymru, contend for the vacant seat on Carmarthenshire County Council.

Tom Fallows, 25, has lived in Saron all of his life, attending Ysgol Tycroes and Ysgol Dyffryn Amman, before graduating with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Religious...

Driver detained for driving wrong way down A48 in Carmarthenshire

A driver has been detained for driving the 'wrong way' down the A48 in Carmarthenshire.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday (June 24).

An Audi being driven eastbound along the westbound carriageway between Cross Hands and Pont Abraham was spotted by Police.

PC Alex Jones tweeted: "Well that was an end to a shift I wasn’t expecting, to have an Audi A6 travel towards PC692 and I in the wrong direction on the A48 Duel Carriageway was a hairy moment...

Super Saturday for Dyfed Secondary Schoolchildren in Carms Championship

IT has been a busy few days for Dyfed Secondary School Children with two big events having taken place in the space of four days this week.

Last Friday (June 15) and Saturday (June 16) saw the Dyfed Schools Athletics Championships return to the Leisure Centre after a year gap, following the cancelation of nearly all events in 2017 because of the poor weather. Those finishing in the top places at their area championships (Brianne, Pembrokeshire, Llanelli and Ceredigion) during May had...

Lleoedd newydd ar gael ar gyfer gwasanaethau deintyddol yn Sir Gaerfyrddin a Sir Benfro

RYDYM yn gofyn i gleifion sydd wedi bod ar restr aros ar gyfer gwasanaethau deintyddol yn Sir Gaerfyrddin a Sir Benfro i gysylltu â ni gan fod nifer o leoedd gwag ar gael ar hyn o bryd.

Yn ddiweddar, comisiynwyd ymarfer gan Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda i gynyddu lefel gwasanaethau deintyddol y GIG o fewn y Bwrdd Iechyd. O ganlyniad, mae’r bwrdd iechyd wedi bod yn llwyddiannus yn ennill cytundebau newydd yn Sir Gaerfyrddin a Sir Benfro i gefnogi’r cleifion hynny nad ydynt wedi...

New places available for dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

PATIENTS who have been on a waiting list to access dental services in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are being asked to get in touch after a number of new spaces became available.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has recently undertaken a commissioning exercise to increase the level of NHS dental services within the Health Board.  As a result the health board has successfully awarded new contracts in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to support those patients who have not previously...

Council provides millions to invest in local businesses

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council is ready to invest around £4million in local businesses.

The council is launching a variety of new grants aimed at supporting new and existing businesses, aimed at stimulating new economic growth throughout the county.

The Economic Development team is inviting businesses and entrepreneurs, both established and new, to find out whether they are eligible for financial...