Suspended sentence for assault for Tregaron man Saul Rownan Henvey

FOLLOWING a report of an  assault in Tregaron on Tuesday April 3, Dyfed-Powys Police has arrested and charged Saul Rownan Henvey, aged 42, of Chapel Street, Tregaron, with common assault.

He was arrested following the incident, for which the victim required hospital treatment.

Henvey appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Courts on Friday, April 6.

He received a three month sentence, suspended for 12 months. He was also given a 12 month supervisory order and ordered to undergo 30...

Major funding boost for transport and road safety

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has been awarded £2.8million by the Welsh Government to spend on improving highways, transport infrastructure and road safety schemes.

Amongst the projects to benefit from the funding will be phase two of the Cross Hands Economic Link Road, a new roundabout at Ammanford’s Tirydail Lane intersection, and ‘active travel’ projects which focus on linked walking and cycling routes across the...

Motorbike Safety Campaign launched across Wales

A campaign aimed at reducing the risk of motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads is underway across Wales.

As the weather improves police see more bikers on the roads, taking advantage of the beautiful routes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Dyfed-Powys Police is urging motorcyclists to ride safely and warns that until October there will be an increased focus as part of the campaign, named Op Darwen.

Superintendent Huw Meredith, Head...

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...

Hywel Dda – Our Big NHS Change

WE have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fundamentally change the way that we provide local healthcare services for the better – and we want to hear what you have to say about it.

'Hywel Dda - Our Big NHS Change' was officially launched at a meeting of the health board today (Thursday 19 April 2018), marking the start of a 12-week public consultation aimed at making provision of local health and care better for our communities.

We’re asking residents across Carmarthenshire,...

Dyfed-Powys Police announce Richard Lewis of Carmarthenshire as newest Chief Officer

DYFED-Powys Police yesterday announced Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Richard Lewis as the newest member of their Chief Officer Team (on Monday, April 16).

Richard, a Welsh speaker from Carmarthenshire, has risen through the ranks since joining the force as a PC 18 years ago (in 2000), and has worked as a uniformed police officer across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

ACC Richard Lewis said: “I’m honoured to be appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in my...

AM pledges support to bowel cancer

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales has pledged to support Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign, to help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.

This month 188 people in Wales, will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 77 people will die of the disease. It is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, it need not be because it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at the...

Road safety initiative extended across police forces in Wales

OPERATION Tramline is an operation taken from Highways England – it equips police forces with a Heavy Goods Vehicle and enables them to carry out patrols of main arterial roads throughout Wales. The vehicle gives operational officers a different perspective, enabling them to better detect dangerous driving.

The initiative was designed to help the police identify and record potentially dangerous driver behaviour using a hand held video camera in a HGV tractor unit.

The four Welsh...

A ‘Flying Start’ leads to £660,000 project

APPRENTICE Laura Beale has made a ‘Flying Start’ to her career after making an immediate impression on her employer.

Whilst studying for a Level 4 Diploma in Project Management, Laura prepared a detailed business case for Carmarthenshire County Council to secure funding for a project of over £660,000.

Now Laura has been named a finalist in this year’s Vocational Qualification...

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch bridge opens in London

The Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch bridge has been officially named and opened in London despite a massive outpouring of opposition to the name 'bridge' in the name of the bridge.

Cockney fella Alf Gannet and his Mrs Elsie Gull were among a massive majority of Londoners who were told to put up or shut up by the Minister for names of bridges The Rt Hon  Ched R Gorge.

Closer to home Judge Jules (Not a real judge) has been casting her legal seagull eye over a...