Remembrance Sunday impacted by Covid-19

LARGE crowds lining the streets, bands marching, regiments, veterans, community groups and civic dignitaries standing in silence have become the norm for Llanelli on Remembrance Sunday. This is the year of Covid-19 and the norm as we are constantly told has been reinvented, renewed. The impact of the pandemic has Continue Reading

Police appeal to public in search for missing cockler Darren Rees

DYFED-POWYS POLICE is continuing to look for Darren Rees, aged 43, who was reported missing in the Machynys area of Llanelli last night, where he had been cockling during low tide. Chief Inspector Chris Neve said “We are currently conducting a large scale search on the coastal area of Llanelli Continue Reading

Black bag waste could be incinerated when landfill shuts gates

BLACK bag waste in Swansea could be incinerated when the city’s only landfill site shuts its gates. Operations at Tir John, Port Tennant, are contracted to a third party until 2022. One of the options when Tir John is full is a regional facility to deal with non-recyclable black bag Continue Reading

‘Serious’ coronavirus situation in Swansea/Neath Port Talbot

PEOPLE with coronavirus symptoms, however mild, must self-isolate and get a test because health and social care services in Swansea Bay are starting to get overwhelmed. Dr Keith Reid, director of public health at Swansea Bay University Health Board, said: “We are now in a very serious situation in Swansea Continue Reading

Swan with large fishing hook caught in neck rescued from Roath Park, Cardiff

A swan found with a large fishing hook lodged in his neck has been helped by the RSPCA. The swan – who would have experienced considerable pain and discomfort from the hook – was spotted by a member of the public at Roath Park in Cardiff. Swan fishing litter Roath Continue Reading

Welsh Govt urged to seize ‘biggest opportunity’ to protect farm animals in history of devolution

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms. The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the Continue Reading

TGP Cymru looking for volunteers to work with looked after children

TGP Cymru are looking for volunteers to work with our looked after children or young people who have no or little contact with their birth families. Training is provided with support and expenses for travel and activities.

Home education strategy postponed

CEREDIGION’S revised strategy for home education will be postponed while Welsh Government completes its work on statutory guidance and database regulations that had been due this Senedd term. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, will review the Welsh Government’s actions relating to home education after it said it would Continue Reading

Man jailed for threatening rail staff and carrying imitation firearm

A man who threatened rail staff at Flint station while carrying an imitation firearm has been jailed for 70 weeks, following a British Transport Police investigation. Samuel Allen, 31, and of Bron y Wern, Bagillt, was found guilty of possessing an imitation firearm, a public order offence, breaching a harassment Continue Reading

Memorial to flooded village restored

THE famous wall and graffiti ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ located on the main A487 Aberystwyth Road just outside Llanrhystud has been restored to its former glory. The wall has been vandalised a number of times and it even had a Nazi swastika painted over it. The name Elvis was also painted over Continue Reading

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