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Dean Barry Williams has told magistrates the "1,000-mile round trip" from Essex to Llanelli is too far for him to attend court

The only way is Essex - but it is a very long way

Ammanford prepares for record snowman invasion

Ammanford prepares for record snowman invasion

Care award winner Lisa Anderson from Penygroes.

Lisa scoops gold award for her culinary skills

The green VW Polo crashed into a wall in Maerdy Road on Thursday morning

Driver escapes unhurt following Ammanford car crash

The county council's transport division is consulting with residents to gain a clear picture of the use and state of routes.

Have your say on walking and cycling route maps in your area

Donations for the Christmas Toybox Appeal have been flooding from our caring readers.

Christmas spirit shines through thanks to generous Toybox Appeal donations

Ysgol Rhys Prichard pupils with their shoeboxes for Romanian children.

Ysgol Rhys Prichard shows support for shoebox appeal

Members of Llandovery and district carnival association are pictured with the recipients of their cash donations. Picture by Will Click-Click

Llandovery carnival association deliver cash boost to groups

Llangadog school pupils and staff hand over a cheque for £568.50 to Latch community ambassador Marlene Thomas.

Llangadog school pupils raise cash for children's charities

Marley (six) and Dafydd (five) receive an early present from Father Christmas at Glanaman community centre's Christmas fayre.

PICTURES: Glanaman community centre Christmas fayre hailed a 'huge success'

Nell Hellier of Canolfan Tywi Heritage Training Centre accepts the award from the Rt Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow.

Building on their success:Towy Valley heritage craftsman project secures prestigious prize

Expect a warm welcome from Newton House staff who will be dressed period costume at this weekends Edwardian Christmas fayre.

Step back in time at Dinefwr's Edwardian Christmas fayre this weekend

Brynaman school children joined Ysgol y Bedol at the new multi-use games area in Garnant.

Ysgol y Bedol pupils turn out for unveiling of Cwmaman's new £110k multi-use games area

Pupils from schools across the area will battle it out to create the best tree at The National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Decking the halls: Pupils compete to create best Christmas tree

Ammanford Wonders of Christmas timetable

Ammanford Wonders of Christmas timetable


Brynaman leapfrogged Ystradgynlais into second thanks to a 30-10 win

Brynaman up to second after Ystrad win

Substitute Daf Pritchard scored three tries in Ammanford's win over Builth Wells

Pritchard hat-trick guides Ammanford home

Cwmbran Celtic beat visiting Ammanford 3-0 in Welsh League Division Two

Ammanford suffer 3-0 defeat in Cwmbran

Llandybie claimed a Division 3 West C win over Pantyffynnon

Llandybie power home against Pantyffynnon

All the latest news and results from the Llanelli and District Snooker League

Tycroes on song with Snooker World win

Cwmgors teen sensation Owain Jones in Wales U19s action. Now 19, the youngster made his first appearance for Wales U21s on Friday in the European championship qualifying group victory over Armenia

Owain's delight at next step on international ladder

Catrin Fry broke all Carmarthenshire records when she broke the one-minute barrier in the 100m freestyle

Teen Catrin breaks valley 100m freestyle record

Llandovery's Joe Powell tackled just short of the line. Pic: Rileysportsphotography.com

Llandovery held by Quins in Challenge Cup

All the latest news from the Llanelli and District Snooker League.

Fishing club on cue to reel in Rivals

Rhydian Morris claimed all Ammanford's points in the defeat at Skewen

Battling Ammanford fall short at league leaders

Swansea City striker Andre Ayew has been named in the BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist

Swans frontman Ayew named in African Footballer of Year shortlist

KRUF FC, captained buy Adrian Dark, display their brand new shirts, kindly sponsored by Altron, Chris-y-Crydd (Chris The Cobbler) and Castell Howell.Pic: SDD

This sporting life: around the grounds in pictures

Ammanford turned on the style to beat Seven Sisters in a brilliant game of running rugby

Awesome Ammanford leave Seven in a spin

Three goals from Craig Frater and one from Mikey Morris saw Ammanford make cup progress

Hat-trick hero Frater fires Ammanford into third round

National Sport

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's opening practice session in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg predicts difficult weekend despite pace-setting practice

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side take on Premier League leaders Leicester on Saturday

Louis van Gaal wary of threat to Manchester United from "nasty" Jamie Vardy

It was a hectic introduction to the England captaincy for Jos Buttler

It's stressful being England captain, admits Jos Buttler

Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury are all set for their Dusseldorf showdown

Tyson Fury to consider retiring if he fails to beat Wladimir Klitschko

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