S4C to chart Adam Price's picket line journey

South Wales Guardian: Adam Price speaks with family friend and former miner Harry Selwood.

7:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

Tycroes politician Adam Price is set to go on a personal journey through the political storms of the 1984-85 miners' strike as part of a major new S4C documentary series.

Planning ahead: submissions to county planners

South Wales Guardian: ON THE TABLE: A round-up of the planning applications submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council recently.

4:25pm Monday 15th September 2014

TWO NEW shops may be on the way to Llandeilo if Carmarthenshire planners give the go ahead to plans submitted to them.

Fatal collision police appeal for information after crash vehicle seen in Ammanford

South Wales Guardian: SPREE: Two young girls were the cause of 92 percent of Penygroes crime after vandalising 23 cars.

10:30am Monday 15th September 2014

SOUTH Wales Police are appealing for information in relation to a black Ford Focus seen in Ammanford during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Woman cut free from vehicle after A40 RTA near Manordeilo

South Wales Guardian: COLLISION: Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free woman from her car on A40 near Manordeilo.

11:53am Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS cut a woman free after a one-car collision on the A40 Manordeilo on Friday night.

Ammanford optician takes fundraising to new heights

South Wales Guardian: Zoe Davies and Lowri Jones took to the sky's to raise money for Alzheimers Society.

4:52pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN AMMANFORD optical assistant has raised more than £300 for the Alzheimer's Society by completing a solo skydive.

Woman fined for burying pooch's poop on beach

South Wales Guardian: IN THE DOGHOUSE: Carmarthenshire environmental enforcement officers issued a £75 fixed penalty fine to a woman who failed to clean up after her pet on Pendine beach.

3:34pm Friday 12th September 2014

Carmarthenshire County Council environmental enforcement officers have fined a woman failed to pick up her dog's mess on Pendine beach.

Llandovery carnival committee present charity cheques

South Wales Guardian: CHEQUE MATES: Organisers of the Llandovery and District Carnival held a presentation night where they handed over donations to local good causes.

2:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

Llandovery and District Carnival presented cheques totally £2,222 to various good causes at a special event held at the Kings Arms.

Churches release calendar to aid African youngsters

South Wales Guardian: MAKING A DATE: The school at Burkina Faso could soon be benefitting from solar panels, giving them with much-needed electricity.

11:48am Friday 12th September 2014

AMMANFORD church-goers who took on a missionary trip to Burkina Faso were so touched by their visit that they have launched a 2015 calendar to raise money for a school in the West African country.

Campaign urges drivers to slow down near schools

South Wales Guardian: SLOW DOWN: The Go Safe campaign aims to reduce car speed around schools throughout September.

11:02am Friday 12th September 2014

A new campaign "20mph Rule Outside Schools" is being launched during September 2014 focussing on making roads safer in communities.

Winning the battle to get fit and healthy

South Wales Guardian: SHAPING UP: Derek Cousins attends Llandybie Hall and Ammanford Leisure Centre

4:24pm Friday 12th September 2014

RESIDENTS who have suffered health problems are fighting back to fitness.

Crime and punishment: more from the courts

South Wales Guardian: DRUG CHARGE: A Glanamman dad-to-be has admitted possessing cannabis resin.

1:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Another look at some of the recent cases to go before magistrates at Llanelli court.

MP Jonathan gearing up for charity half-marathon

South Wales Guardian: PUTTING THE BOOT IN: Jonathan Edwards is set to join a Commons Committee to draw up an alternative - and more rigorous - Recall Bill.

1:27pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CARMARTHEN East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has been getting in shape ahead of the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London which he will be running next month in aid of Llandovery-based charity ChallengeAid.

Dyfed-Powys Police crime snippets: Can you help?

South Wales Guardian: SPREE: Two young girls were the cause of 92 percent of Penygroes crime after vandalising 23 cars.

12:44pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Dyfed-Powys Police is calling for information in relation to various incident around the area which took place during the past few weeks.

Ammanford to plunge into a time of myth and legend

South Wales Guardian: HISTORY: The streets of Ammanford will be filled with the sights and sounds of a medieval town.

9:42am Thursday 11th September 2014

AMMANFORD is set to come alive with medieval fun, games and laughter from September 25-27.

Brynaman dog-grooming application submitted

South Wales Guardian: IN THE DOGHOUSE: County planners are to consider an application to open a dog-grooming business in Brynaman.

8:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DOG grooming and rehoming business is looking to make improvements by applying for permission for a change of use of buildings at their Brynaman premises.

Carmarthenshire Council leader urges rethink of Welsh budget cuts

South Wales Guardian: RELIEVED: Carmarthenshire county council leader Kevin Madge has called for councillors "to work together" after surviving a motion of no confidence.

2:41pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s leader is calling on all local AMs and MPs to support an appeal to the Welsh Government regarding continuing budget cuts.

Planning ahead: A round-up of application put before Carmarthenshire planners

South Wales Guardian: ON THE TABLE: A round-up of the planning applications submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council recently.

1:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN APPPLICATION for permission to make alterations at an Ammanford listed building have been received by Carmarthenshire Council.

Disabled badge-holder fury over parking charges

South Wales Guardian: TICKET: Disabled motorists have been stunned to find they have received tickets for parking in town car parks.

10:23am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AMMANFORD’S disabled motorists have hit out at Carmarthenshire County Council for bringing in parking fees.

Crime and punishment: Life at Llanelli magistrates court

South Wales Guardian: The crunch meeting is now set for Thursday, February 27.

11:58am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A LLANDEILO man who was claiming housing benefits has appeared in court after he failed to tell the council of a change in his financial circumstances.

Disgraced former coroner admits £1million theft

South Wales Guardian:

5:39pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The former coroner for Carmarthenshire has admitted stealing more than £1million from a deceased farmer's estate to keep his law firm afloat.

TV star Ragsy took centre stage at Betws RFC

South Wales Guardian: SUPPORTIVE: Ragsy and Ryan at the R4L charity night.

3:34pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A charity night organised by RYAN4LEUKAEMIA went down a storm as Ragsy, star of the BBC talent show, The Voice, took to the stage in Betws RFC.

Ammanford teen volunteer meets NATO leaders

South Wales Guardian: NATO SUMMIT: Ammanford teenager Nathan Jones attended a reception of world leaders hosted by Prince Charles.

8:11pm Monday 8th September 2014

A teenage Ammanford volunteer was rubbing shoulders with the most powerful men and women on the planet last week.

Inspirational schoolgirl scoops Diana Award

South Wales Guardian: CORNERSTONE OF SUPPORT: Tyler Payne, with brother Bradley, was nominated by her English teacher for the prestigious Diana Award.

5:01pm Monday 8th September 2014

An inspirational Brynaman schoolgirl collected a prestigious Diana Award for being a courageous citizen at a glitzy ceremony held in London’s HSBC’s headquarters.

Fundraisers set for Euro-road challenge

South Wales Guardian: BEHIND THE WHEEL: The Twp Gear Challenge aims to take in five European cities in five days to raise £5000 for Wales Air Ambulance. Pic: Mark Davies

3:31pm Monday 8th September 2014

A trio of hardy fundraisers are set for a bone-shaking challenge when they get behind the wheel of an Austin Maestro and race across Europe.

Carnival fever comes to Gorslas

South Wales Guardian: TIGGER-TASTIC: Characters from Disney films get into the festival spirit at Gorslas Carnival's parade. Picture by Mark Davies

12:12pm Monday 8th September 2014

It was carnival time in Gorslas at the weekend and the annual parade witnessed a host of colourful characters.

Taking crime personally: New inspector returns to home ground

South Wales Guardian: SAFE HANDS: Inspector Richard Oliver is on familiar ground in Ammanford.

9:36am Monday 8th September 2014

The greatest challenge facing Dyfed-Powys Police is primarily one of geography, the man tasked with leading the Force in the Ammanford and upper Towy Valley regions has said.

Valley man charged with animal cruelty

South Wales Guardian: DRUG CHARGE: A Glanamman dad-to-be has admitted possessing cannabis resin.

7:19pm Friday 5th September 2014

A GARNANT man has appeared in court charged with animal cruelty.

Betws woman jailed for shoplifting

South Wales Guardian: The crunch meeting is now set for Thursday, February 27.

5:16pm Friday 5th September 2014

MAGISTRATES have jailed a Betws woman for ten weeks after she shoplifted while already serving a community order for assaulting a police officer.

Welsh course for beginners in Ammanford

South Wales Guardian: CLASS ACT: Welsh courses will begin at Ammanford Library from September 15.

4:59pm Friday 5th September 2014

If you are looking for something to do after the summer holidays why not register on a Welsh Course?

Mum presents 'thank you' cheque to hospital children's centre

South Wales Guardian: GRANTED: Llandeilo Rotarians have donated £1,000 to Cleddau Ward at West Wales General Hospital in thanks for the care received by one of their members.

4:31pm Friday 5th September 2014

A fantastic £1800 has been raised by a Llandovery family as a thank you for the care and support provided by the children’s diabetic service at Glangwili Hospital.

Seniors savour garden trip

South Wales Guardian: OUT AND ABOUT: Llandeilo Senior Citizens enjoyed a wonderfully sunny day out – albeit with a short sprinkle of rain – at Dyffryn Gardens on the outskirts of Cardiff and rounded off their trip with a superb carvery at the Millers Arms in Ynysta

12:01pm Friday 5th September 2014

Llandeilo Senior Citizens enjoyed a wonderfully sunny day out – albeit with a short sprinkle of rain – at Dyffryn Gardens on the outskirts of Cardiff and rounded off their trip with a superb carvery at the Millers Arms in Ynystawe.

Dad: 'I don't want son to have a drunk for a father.'

South Wales Guardian: The crunch meeting is now set for Thursday, February 27.

5:16pm Thursday 4th September 2014

An Upper Brynaman dad has vowed to turn his life around, claiming his did not want to see him as a drunk.

Ammanford sailors set to host world leaders

South Wales Guardian: NATO SUMMIT: Chief Petty Officer Mathew Fuge and Petty Officer Jamie Phillips both from Ammanford aboard HMS Duncan.

4:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

While world leaders have spent the day in Newport discussing the fate of nations, two Ammanford seamen have been busying themselves ahead of a dinner for the international delegates at Cardiff Docks.

Enjoy a free green weekend at Dinefwr Park

South Wales Guardian: Dinefwr park and house are set to put on a host of activities for all ages including behind-the-scenes house tours, explorer trails and the chance to win a year's free supply of electricity.

3:24pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Dinefwr Park is set to open its doors for free on September 13 and 14 where visitors will be invited to get stuck into some good green fun.

Former firefighter smoked cannabis to relieve pain

South Wales Guardian: GUILTY PLEA: Imran Ali admitted possessing 1.5 grammes of cannabis.

3:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A former Amman Valley firefighter was caught with cannabis just hours after he appeared in court to admit growing the drug.

Commissioner on the beat in Ammanford

South Wales Guardian: ON THE BEAT: Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, on his Your Voice Day in Ammanford with PC Sarah Yelland-Davies and PCSO Arwyn Rees.

2:09pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon paid a visit to Ammanford to speak to shopkeepers, volunteers, civic officials and members of the public.

Stable owner fined for planning breach

South Wales Guardian: The crunch meeting is now set for Thursday, February 27.

11:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

An Amman Valley woman has been prosecuted for failing to take down an unauthorised stable block.

One injured in Tycroes collision

South Wales Guardian: SPREE: Two young girls were the cause of 92 percent of Penygroes crime after vandalising 23 cars.

12:12pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Emergency services attended a roads traffic collision involving a Renault Megane and a Peugeot 207 in Tycroes on Tuesday evening.

Body retrieved from Pontardawe canal

South Wales Guardian: PONTRADAWE CANEL: Scene of the incident.

3:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police have confirmed a body has been pulled from a Swansea Valley canal.

MP welcomes ambulance investment but calls for waiting times improvement

South Wales Guardian: PUTTING THE BOOT IN: Jonathan Edwards is set to join a Commons Committee to draw up an alternative - and more rigorous - Recall Bill.

4:29pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has welcomed a commitment to invest in 41 new ambulances to help upgrade Wales’ 736-strong fleet.

NFU calls for greater effort to combat fly-tipping

South Wales Guardian: RUBBISH: NFU Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government's draft ‘A Fly-tipping Free Wales’ strategy.

2:22pm Sunday 31st August 2014

NFU Cymru has welcomed the commitment from Welsh Government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping in its draft Strategy ‘A Fly-tipping Free Wales’.

Dyfed-Powys Police urged to improve their use of language by independent panel

South Wales Guardian: ANTHONY RICHARDS: Chairman of the independent residents’ panel

1:05pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DYFED-Powys Police is to change the way it handles complaints from the public following a recent review of its procedures.

BLOOMING GREAT: Forum grows with grand day out at Botanic Garden.

South Wales Guardian: JUST GRAND: Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum has organised its most ambitious annual event in the shape of a Grand Day Out at the National Botanic Garden on Friday, September 19, hosted by entertainer Roy Noble.

1:28pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum has organised its most ambitious annual event ever after a successful year of recruitment.

Llandovery man cycles Italian Alps for Wales Air Ambulance

South Wales Guardian: IRON MAN: Huw Thomas endured 620km over the course of a week in Italy’s Alpine region, covering a 25,000m ascent.

3:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

Dubbed the world’s toughest mountain bike race, a Llandovery man took on – and conquered – Iron Bike 2014, in aid of his chosen charity Wales Air Ambulance.

Gambling fraudster blew £100,000 at bookies

South Wales Guardian: DRUG CHARGE: A Glanamman dad-to-be has admitted possessing cannabis resin.

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A Towy Valley gambling addict who once scooped £50,000 on a football bet has admitted nine charges of fraud after filling his car’s petrol tank at garages around the county only to then claim he had left his wallet at home.

Towy man admits £5,000 benefits fraud

South Wales Guardian: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A Llandeilo man has been sentenced to a community order for falsely claiming almost £5,000 in benefits.

Commemorate the First World War with the WT and SWG

South Wales Guardian:

4:47pm Friday 8th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Mum slams park vandals

South Wales Guardian: PARK STRIFE: Emma O'Brian and daughter Florence at Llandeilo's Parc Le Conquet.  Picture by Mark Davies

4:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

A Llandeilo mum has slammed the vandals who leave broken glass in children’s play areas, saying she often feels it is unsafe for youngsters to use the facilities.

Chicken bid has free-range council support

South Wales Guardian: HEN HOUSE: An application to house 32,000 free-range chickens at a site in Llandeilo looks set to be approved by county planners.

3:41pm Monday 25th August 2014

A BID to house 32,000 free-range hens on land near Llandeilo’s Cottage Inn has been submitted to county planners.

Pals conquer Kilimanjaro in aid of Cancer Foundation

South Wales Guardian: REACHING THE SUMMIT: Following 18 months of training and fundraising Lisa Chan and Harriet Webb have conquered Mount Kilimanjaro for Golau Cancer Foundation.

10:55am Monday 25th August 2014

A PAIR of Amman Valley fundraisers have scaled Kilimanjaro to raise money for Golau Cancer Foundation.







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