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...

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.

Labour...

Swansea Aquatics Swimmers ‘young guns’ dominate

THE swimmers of Swansea Aquatics took part in the West Wales Junior Development Meet in Carmarthen Leisure Centre on Sunday (June 17).

Swimmers aged from 9-12 years-old took part in the junior meet race against opposition swimmers from around the region.

Swimmers would undertake five events to add up a final time score. Some of the races included the 100m Individual Medley (I.M.), 50m Breastroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle.

The...

Police looking for Jamie Alan Jones

DYFED-Powys Police are appealing for information that could help locate 26-year-old Jamie Alan Jones.

He is wanted by police for domestic related offences, including grievous bodily harm, threats to assault and cause criminal damage and malicious communications.

Jones has links to Carmarthen and Swansea.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is urged to contact police by calling #101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on...

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...

Special events on track to celebrate scenic railway line’s 150th birthday

A series of special events is being organised this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Heart of Wales Line, one of the most scenic railways in the country.

The railway stretches 120 miles from the Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury to the coastal city of Swansea on the South Wales coast.

Crossing two impressive viaducts, at Cynghordy and Knucklas, the line passes through the Welsh Marches and takes in historic castles, idyllic villages, Victorian spa...

Llanelli Councillors debate Council mergers

AS the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh Local Government Association make noises about council mergers hoping that local authorities jump before they are pushed Llanelli Online spoke to four local Councillors who represent the main parties. The Welsh Assembly Government's plans, which comes after welsh council budgets face cuts of 3%, could see the total number of councils being reduced from 22 to 10, prompting concerns that councils might become more distant from their...

Officers commended by judge for ‘colossal and exceptional investigation’ as Operation Ulysses court case concludes

THE Judge in the trial of what Dyfed-Powys Police have described as a 'Serious Sophisticated Organised Crime Group'  has commended a number of  the officers involved in 'Operation Ulysses' today, Tuesday (Mar 13) at Swansea Crown Court.

Speaking at the end of the trial, which has seen 28 members of the group handed down over 193 years in prison between them the judge commented that it was a  'colossal and exceptional investigation'.

The Judge’s commendations were  for:...