Ammanford corner shop looks to support local businesses

South Wales Guardian: LOCAL SUPPORT: MP Jonathan Edwards officially opened Cllr Deian Harries' new venture Siop Bryn.

4:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

WHEN an Ammanford businessman and town councillor saw a vacant shop on the outskirts of the town he jumped at the chance to open a new convenience store.

Warmest Halloween on record

South Wales Guardian:

2:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Tairgwaith Community Centre receives vital funding

South Wales Guardian: Tracey Lee, Matt Townsend, Helen John, Alis Williams, Len Preece helped to set up the centre's new website.

12:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A community enterprise based in Tairgwaith has received backing from Communities 2.0, the Welsh Governments digital inclusion programme.

Historic hotel 'is not set for closure'

South Wales Guardian: ON THE MARKET: The Castle Hotel in Llandovery is expected to attract offers in excess of £700,000.

4:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE owner of Llandovery’s Castle Hotel has spoken out following an article in last week’s paper that got locals worrying the sale of the hotel would lead to its closure.

Car wash plan for Ammanford

South Wales Guardian: CLEANING UP: An application to open a new car wash in Ammanford has been submitted to the local authority.

2:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW car wash business could be on its way to Ammanford if local planners agree.

PCSOs given extra powers

South Wales Guardian: DISPERSAL: Police Community Support Officers have been given the power to ban individuals from a designated area for up to 48 hours.

2:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Dyfed Powys Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have been given the power to ban anyone committing, or likely to commit, anti-social behaviour or crime from a designated area for up to 48 hours.

Smart phone plan to help boost Ammanford businesses

South Wales Guardian:

11:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

AMMANFORD business owners have joined forces in a bid to get shoppers back into the town.

Workshops redevelopment could be catalyst for valley economy

South Wales Guardian: CATALYST: Councillor David Jenkins believes the renovation of Glanaman Workshops could kick-start the Amman Valley economy.

3:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Cwmaman councillor has claimed that the refurbishment of Glanaman Workshops could prove a catalyst to kick-start the Amman Valley economy.

Unmarked police bikes set to tackle road safety

South Wales Guardian: Police officers with the Commissioner and one of the new bikes.

2:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Efforts to improve road safety across Dyfed-Powys are to be boosted by two new unmarked police motorbikes.

Account details of 22,000 residents for sale on 'dark web'

South Wales Guardian: DARK WEB:  How easy it is for hackers to gain access to your personal information?

10:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE bank accounts, passwords, and credit card details of vast numbers of East Carmarthenshire residents are being routinely sold on the internet it has been revealed.

Sue's tickled pink by auction success

South Wales Guardian: CHARITY AUCTIONEERS ARE IN THE PINK: Sue Ladd and her team of charity collecting friends at the Pink Ribbon Auction Night at the Amman Centre.Pic: SDD

10:02am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AMMANFORD’S star fundraisers Sue Ladd has added another £5,000 to the incredible £150,000 she has so far collected for cancer research.

Extension plea for planning bid

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

8:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PROPERTY development company are applying to planners for more time to submit detailed plans for a housing development in Cross Hands.

Llandybie Red Cow flat plan

South Wales Guardian: RED COW: A plan has been lodged to convert the upper story of the Llandybie pub into living accommodation.

9:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW FLAT could be created at the site of s former Llandybie pub.

Planning Ahead: Five applications submitted to county planners

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

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

APPROVAL to change the use of a former Post Office into an employment agency office is being sought from Carmarthenshire County Council planners.

Changes planned for Ammanford eaterie

South Wales Guardian: CAFE CELIA: An application has been submitted to county planners to convert part of the upper storeys into living accommodation.

2:22pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PLANS to convert part of an Ammanford café into living accommodation are being considered by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Tycroes house conversion on the table

South Wales Guardian: PLANS: An application has been submitted to convert a property in Tycroes into flats.

7:31pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO new homes could be created from one vacant house in Tycroes if Carmarthenshire County Council planners approve the scheme.

Veteran councillor honoured at Plaid Cymru conference

South Wales Guardian: HONOUR: MP Jonathan and dad John Edwards, who received a Special Contribution Award at Plaid Cymru’s National Conference, with Adam Price.

2:48pm Monday 27th October 2014

A former Carmarthenshire county councillor has received a Special Contribution Award at Plaid Cymru’s National Conference in Llangollen for his years of service and support to the party.

Death crash driver had ecstasy in her system

South Wales Guardian: VICTIM: Megan Thomas died during a fatal collision on the A40 on May 31.

1:09pm Monday 27th October 2014

The 21-year-old Towy Valley student killed in a road accident on the A40 had traces of the drug ecstasy in her system, an inquest has said.

Escaped convict who terrorised Ammanford families captured

South Wales Guardian: ARRESTED: Leigh Foster escaped from HMP Prescoed on Sunday.

12:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

Gwent Police have confirmed that an escaped prisoner who had terrorised two Ammanford families has been captured and rearrested.

Ghosts and Ghouls to gather in Ammanford park

South Wales Guardian: SPOOKY: Ammanford park to hold spooktacular night.

11:38am Monday 27th October 2014

AMMANFORD Town Council have organised a spooktacular fright-night packed with fun, frolics and of course the odd ghost or two will be making an appearance.

Stars urge youngsters to think first with fireworks

South Wales Guardian: HAVING A BLAST: Representatives of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Carmarthenshire County Council and Dyfed Powys Police with Swansea City FC players Alex Samuel, Bafétimbi Gomis, and club ambassador Lee Trundle, with 12-year-old Amy Kr

11:32am Monday 27th October 2014

SWANSEA City stars have got behind this year’s Operation Bang campaign, urging everyone to have fun, but stay safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Roll up your sleeve - It's donor time again

South Wales Guardian: A PINT: The Welsh Blood Service will be returning to Ammanford on November 19

10:36am Monday 27th October 2014

Ammanford residents will once again be asked to roll up their sleeves as the Welsh Blood Service returns to next month.

Shoppers urged to 'check-in' with new buy-local scheme

South Wales Guardian: CHECKING IN: Just a few of the business owners who have joined the scheme - Ben Davies, Fresh Bites; Ernest G Brookes Jewellers; Chris from Chris-y-Crydd cobblers; Andy Messer, Kook Beads; Jamie Jones, Vapourlicious; Tomos Richards, JT Supplements; Gemma

10:45pm Sunday 26th October 2014

AMMANFORD business owners have joined forces in a bid to get shoppers back into the town.

Pontardawe banned driver gets suspended jail term

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

8:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SWANSEA Valley man, who admitted taking a car without consent and causing an accident, has been given a 16-week suspended sentence.

"No threat" Dotty spared by judge

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

7:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A pit bull-type terrier named Dotty has been spared after a judge ruled it was not a danger to the public.

Superfast fibre broadband comes to the Amman Valley

South Wales Guardian: The Superfast Cymru programme is set to be completed by Spring 2016.

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Amman Valley can now access fast fibre broadband thanks to Superfast Cymru.

Glanaman man admits double assault

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

4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

MAGISTRATES have made a Glanaman man the subject of a community order after he admitted to two counts of assault and two of criminal damage.

Take cover - there's plenty in Glanaman

South Wales Guardian: TREE-TASTIC Glanaman 13-year-old Chloe Salter and Millie surrounded by trees.

4:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

CAN you see the wood for the trees? You may not if you live in Glanaman, which has been ranked second in Wales for ‘canopy cover’ – the amount of tree coverage.

Former south-west England boss appointed chief of Hywel Dda

South Wales Guardian: TOP MAN: Steve Moore has been appointed chief executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has appointed the former director of NHS England for the south-west, Steve Moore as its new chief executive.

Diabetes UK launches new Care in School Helpline

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11:34am Friday 24th October 2014

Diabetes UK has launched a new helpline, available to families in Carmarthenshire, to make sure that children with Type 1 diabetes get the support they need to make the most of their time at school.

Seb brings an air of calm to caring

South Wales Guardian: CARE AWARDS NOMINEE: Sebastian Werys from Cwrt Enfas Care Home, Ystradgynlais with resident Arthur Armstrong.

1:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

NURSE Sebastian Werys is in the running for a top award after impressing his employers at an Ystradgynlais care home with his cool, calm approach.

Police officer arrested over sex assault claim

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

8:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A serving Dyfed-Powys Police officer, believed to be based in Carmarthenshire, has been arrested in relation to alleged sexual assault.

Brynaman teen fined following morning confrontation outside newsagent

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

7:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Brynaman teenager who resisted arrest and subject police to a foul-mouthed tirade during an early morning confrontation has been fined at Llanelli magistrates court.

MP doing 'all he can' to have village phone lines repaired

South Wales Guardian: CUT OFF: The Towy Valley villages of Cwmdu and Salem have been without phone lines for more then two weeks.

6:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has said he is doing all he can to have phone lines repaired in two Towy Valley villages which have been left with a connection for more than two weeks.

Landmark Llandovery pub goes up for sale

South Wales Guardian: ON THE MARKET: The Castle Hotel in Llandovery is expected to attract offers in excess of £700,000.

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Llandovery’s iconic Castle Hotel has been put up for sale.

Commissioner backs tax disc holder life-saver innovation

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.

12:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed an innovative scheme to turn unused licence tax disc holders stuck to every car windscreen into potential life-savers.

Specialist mental health team voted Hywel Dda charity of the year

South Wales Guardian: SUPPORT: Hywel Dda University Health Board's specialist child and adolescent mental health service has been named charity of the year following a vote by staff.

12:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has announced that the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team will be its Charity of the Year for 2014/15 following a staff vote.

Missing man found and taken to hospital

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10:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A missing person who sparked a police search in Tycroes and Betws has been found.

S4C to showcase the sparkle of BAFTA Cymru 2014

South Wales Guardian: Alex Jones is set to bring the glitz and glamour of the BAFTA Cymru awards to S4C viewers in a special one hour programme this Sunday.

4:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The BAFTA Cymru awards night is the highlight of the year for the film and TV industry in Wales; and this year S4C viewers can enjoy a taste of this special evening, held at the Wales Millennium Centre.

UPDATED: Man in 'serious condition' following Ammanford assault

South Wales Guardian:

6:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Two men are being held in police custody following a serious assault in Ammanford on Saturday which left a 41-year-old hospitalised in a serious condition.

Parents march to save Ysgol Cwmgors

South Wales Guardian: PROTSETING: Parents vow to save Ysgol Cwmgors from closure.

11:47am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PARENTS and former pupils marched through Cwmgors on Friday vowing to fight the proposed closure of the village school.

The longest hair in Britain? Meet Ammanford's real-life Rapunzel

South Wales Guardian:

11:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 12-year-old Ammanford schoolgirl who has only had her hair trimmed three times in her life believes she may just have the longest locks in Britain.

Cancer charity teams up with Singleton Hospital for call-back scheme

South Wales Guardian: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity, is working in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to launch a new nurse-led service to support cancer patients receiving treatment at the South West Wales cancer centre – Singleton Hospital.

Welsh firefighters subjected to 250 attacks, figures reveal

South Wales Guardian: SHOCKING: Welsh firefighters have been subjected to more than 250 physical and verbal attacks over the past five years.

9:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A shocking catalogue of physical and verbal attacks on Welsh firefighters has been revealed by Plaid Cymru.

Golfers raise cash for cancer charity

South Wales Guardian: BOOST: Local fundraisers collect almost £13,000 for charity. Photo: Nadine Kelly.

6:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN AMMAN Valley golf club has raised more than £13,000 for a cancer charity.

First Responders saving lives with kit donation

South Wales Guardian: LIFE-SAVING DONATION: Ammanford co-ordinator Karl Jones, First Responder Rachel Trevelyan-Jones and Ammanford Rotary Club presidents Rob Thomas.

5:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ammanford’s volunteer life-savers have received a massive boost, courtesy of the town’s Rotary Club.

Rundown Glanaman workshops set for makeover?

South Wales Guardian: GLANAMAN WORKSHOPS: The county council is seeking external funding to refurbish the site.

12:54pm Monday 20th October 2014

GLANAMAN workshops could be thriving once again after the local authority revealed it is seeking funding to bring the dilapidated site back to life.

MP Jonathan steps out to raise charity cash

South Wales Guardian: NEVER AGAIN: MP Jonathan Edwards completed the Royal Parks half marathon, raising £500 for Llandovery-based educational charity ChallengeAid.

11:18am Monday 20th October 2014

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards swapped shirt and tie for tracksuit and trainers as he raised £500 for a Towy Valley charity at the weekend.

Ammanford school cook is top of her class

South Wales Guardian: FOOD FIRSTS: Tony Clifton Caryl, of Dr Oetker Food Services,  Catering Manager Mair Jones, Cheryl Jones and Jane Renton.

4:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

An Ammanford Primary School cook has proved she is a class act after being named top of the chops.

Judge orders Gorslas woman to keep pet dogs under control

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

3:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

A GORSLAS mother has been told to keep her dogs under control or see them "put down".

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