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.

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".

Court in the Act: 15 people up before magistrates

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

2:08pm Friday 17th October 2014

A round-up of the latest cases to have gone before Llanelli magistrates court during the past seven days.

Vehicle damage in Saron

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

1:58pm Friday 17th October 2014

VANDALS damaged three cars parked on Saron Road between 8.30pm and 10pm on Friday, October 10.

Health care staff give a Welsh welcome

South Wales Guardian: MOTHER TONGUE: Hywel Dda health staff greeted everyone with a "shwmae" on Wednesday.

2:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Health care staff in Carmarthenshire were embracing the Welsh language yesterday (Wednesday, October 15) by starting their conversations with a Shwmae or Su’mae.

Family firm celebrates 25 years as UK leader

South Wales Guardian: CELEBRATIONS: Sian Miles, Holly Morgan, Marilyn and Peter Birch, Ken Oswin and Cheryl Birch celebrated 25 years trading with an open day.

12:51pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PONTARDAWE-based Birch Farm Plastics Recycling celebrated 25 years of trading with an open day last month.

Carmarthenshire Archives closed following mould discovery

South Wales Guardian: LOCAL HISTORY: The county's archives store in Carmarthen has been closed to the public due to "environmental deterioration".

10:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

Carmarthenshire’s family researchers and amateur historians will be forced to take a break from digging up the past after it was announced that the county’s archives were closing to the public due to the discovery of mould in some of the storage rooms.

Carmarthenshire getting tough on littering

South Wales Guardian: CRACKDOWN: The county council has become more proactive with issuing out fixed penalty notices.

11:21am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEW Welsh Government statistics have shown an increase in the number of fixed penalty notices issued by Carmarthenshire County Council for environmental crimes such as littering, smoking-related litter and dog fouling.

Ammanford rocker finds calling as carer

South Wales Guardian: Care Awards nominee Trevor Whymark, with resident Bob Shah.

10:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN Ammanford guitarist, who has jammed with members of Whitesnake and once supported The Animals, has been nominated for a recognition of a very different kind.

Superfast broadband roll-out to hit Towy Valley villages

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

4:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

VILLAGES in the Towy Valley are set to get superfast broadband, the Welsh Government and BT have announced.

Web-user warned over online copycat fraudsters

South Wales Guardian: WARNING: County residents are being urged to stay smart online after an internet fraudster in Llandeilo had £302,000 seized.

1:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CARMARTHENSHIRE residents are being urged to ‘wise up to the web’ to avoid being duped by online fraudsters using sophisticated copy cat websites.

Ammanford school crossing puts ‘lives at risk’

South Wales Guardian: Parents warned dangerous driving near Flackwell Heath school could endanger lives

1:36pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN AMMANFORD town councillor is calling on the county council to act over a new school crossing fearing “it is only a matter of time before a child is hit by a car”.

Parents fight Ysgol Cwmgors closure

South Wales Guardian: SOS: Children of Ysgol Cwmgors join in the fight to keep their school gates firmly open.

11:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014

DEFIANT parents whose children attend Ysgol Cwmgors are taking to the streets this week with a protest march against the proposed school closure.

Ammanford cricketers lodge appeal to replace tennis courts

South Wales Guardian: Ammanford tennis court.

1:31pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AMMANFORD cricket club members are set to rekindle a row with the town’s players after submitting an appeal to the Welsh Assembly to overturn the decision by county planners earlier this year who refused an application to replace a tennis court with two cricket nets in the town park.

Correction: Speeding not driving without insurance

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

3:08pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AMMAN Valley man Cellan Iwan Williams was fined for speeding not driving without insurance as reported in this week’s Guardian.

Dogs on patrol sniff out fake fags and booze

South Wales Guardian: NOSING ABOUT: Councillor Jim Jones and Trading Standards officer Viv Jones with Phoebe and Scamp, and their handlers from BWY Canine.

8:25pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Highly-trained search dogs have been sniffing out counterfeit tobacco and alcohol being sold at shops, pubs and clubs in the Ammanford area.

Penygroes syndicate scoop £1million lottery loot

South Wales Guardian:

7:56pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A PENYGROES syndicate has scooped £1,000,000 on the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.

Plaid Cymru hit back over £9million cuts

South Wales Guardian:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

PLAID Cymru has hit out at the Welsh Government’s local government settlement, which will see the budget of Carmarthenshire County Council slashed by almost £9million next year.

Inspirational Rhys is on a roll

South Wales Guardian: Bowls mad Rhys Davies, pictured with brother Jac, has refused to let anything get in the way of playing the game. Pic: SDD

3:23pm Monday 13th October 2014

BOWLS mad Rhys Davies, from Pantyffynnon, has never allowed his disability to get in the way of his dreams and the youngster has been busy solving problems to ensure he gets to play his beloved sport.

Get involved with Ammanford talking newspaper

South Wales Guardian:

2:45pm Monday 13th October 2014

AMMANFORD Talking News - the audio newspaper for the blind – is looking for volunteer readers.

Nominate someone special for 'best in Wales' awards

South Wales Guardian: BRAVERY AWARD FINALIST: PC Alun Morgan.

5:51pm Monday 13th October 2014

A DYFED Powys Police officer who risked his life to rescue a teenage boy from drowning in Llandybie has urged locals to nominate people who they think are exceptional for the Welsh Government's 2015 St David Awards.

Campaign launched to tackle hate crime in Wales

South Wales Guardian: REPORT IT: Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon is backing Hate Crime Awareness Week Wales.

7:45pm Friday 10th October 2014

DYFED-POWYS Police and Crime Commissioner is backing the Hate Crime Awareness Week Wales campaign.

Crime and Punishment: Court in the act - Part Four

South Wales Guardian: PLEAS AND THANK YOUS: More goings-on from Llanelli magistrates court during the past week.

4:42pm Friday 10th October 2014

Even more cases from the round-up of offences heard at Llanelli magistrates court this week.

Thieves steal lead from college roof

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

2:55pm Friday 10th October 2014

Thieves made off with lead flashing from a flat roof at Coleg Sir Gar in Dyffryn Road between 6pm on Friday, October 3, and 9am on Monday, October 6.

Crime and punishment: Cases from the court - Part Three

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

2:38pm Friday 10th October 2014

A round-up of yet more of the cases to have been heard at Llanelli magistrates court during the past week.

Suspended jail term for Llandybie assault teen

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

12:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

A Llandybie teen with an "unpleasant, violent past" has been sentenced to a 16-week suspended jail term after he admitted his part in an unprovoked assault.

Crime and punishment: In the dock - Part Two

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

12:04pm Friday 10th October 2014

MORE of the cases to go before Llanelli magistrates in the past seven days or so.

Crime and punishment: Court round-up Part One

South Wales Guardian: PLEAS AND THANK YOUS: More goings-on from Llanelli magistrates court during the past week.

10:32am Friday 10th October 2014

A round-up of the cases to go before Llanelli magistrates during the past week.

Coleg Sir Gâr students named third in CIOB challenge

South Wales Guardian: WINNERS: students from Ammanford's campus, awarded bronze at the Chartered Institute of Building’s Welsh Student Challenge.

1:37pm Friday 10th October 2014

A GROUP of Built environment students at Coleg Sir Gâr’s, Ammanford campus, have won bronze in this year’s Chartered Institute of Building’s Welsh Student Challenge.

FRF Vauxhall invites motorists to take a trip down memory lane

South Wales Guardian:

2:11pm Friday 10th October 2014

For many drivers, a car is not just a means of getting from A to B. Cars can be intrinsically linked to people’s lives; so much so they can be considered part of the family, with many often given a name.

Integrated information is transforming health and social care services

South Wales Guardian:

1:51pm Friday 10th October 2014

Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations transform the way they work, is supporting an increasing number of health and social care providers across the UK as they respond to the imperative for community care services to work seamlessly together.

Llandovery college hosts debate on the future of boarding

South Wales Guardian: A local apple tree, the Malus domestica Marged Nicolas, originating from Dinefwr in Llandeilo is planted in the college by National Director of the Boarding Schools Association Robin Fletcher.

10:40am Friday 10th October 2014

LLANDOVERY College recently welcomed the new National Director of the Boarding Schools Association Robin Fletcher, along with several boarding school Headmasters and Mistresses, to a day of debate on the future of boarding. Guy Ayling, Warden of Llandovery College, was delighted to host the gathering.

Llandybie rapist faces life behind bars

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

4:09pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A FORMER Llandybie man currently serving a 17-year jail sentence for child sex offences has been found guilty of raping a young girl after his victim read of his earlier conviction in the South Wales Guardian.

Pictures from the Past: Can you help identify the forgotten soldiers?

South Wales Guardian: FAMILY MAN: A private in the Welsh Regiment photographed with his wife and daughter (By Permission of National Library of Wales).

1:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The name DC Harries may no longer be familiar to Guardian readers, but one hundred years ago he has was a key figure in the area.

County in crisis: Worst ever budget settlement will cost hundreds of jobs

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

10:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has said it expects to cut hundreds of jobs and withdraw some services altogether following “the worst settlement the county has ever faced” after the Welsh Government announced a 3.3% cut in the amount to gives the authority each year.

No Messing: Keep Wales Tidy launch campaign to tackle dog-fouling

South Wales Guardian: NO MESSING: Carmarthenshire County Council's Tidy Towns officer Brian Mogford,Councillor Jim Jones, Daniel Snaith of Keep Wales Tidy, Pendine Community Council's Peter Bowering and Environmental Enforcement officer Michael Roberts mark out dog mes

8:49am Thursday 9th October 2014

COUNCIL workers, Keep Wales Tidy officers and volunteers have visited Ammanford and Llandeilo Parks to highlight the dangers of dog-fouling.

Met Office warns of 60mph gales this evening

South Wales Guardian: BE AWARE: The Met Office has warned that South Wales will be battered by 60mph gales tonight.

3:08pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Met Office officials are warning of 60mph gales across south Wales this evening.

Ammanford fitness group takes on challenge for local man

South Wales Guardian: Ammanford Funky Pump group.

12:03pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

AMMANFORD violent attack victim Paul Pugh is set to benefit from a fitness group’s charity challenge.

Valley school under threat of closure

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

11:58am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN Amman Valley primary school is at risk of closure after councillors voted to consider shutting its doors permanently during a meeting of the local authority.

Little troopers raise money for soldiers' kids charity

South Wales Guardian: LITTLE TROOPERS: Llian Mai Llewelyn, Caris Haf Llewelyn, and Nansi Morse, have been raising money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

10:44am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THREE little troopers from Cwmllynfell, have been raising money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces.

Build-up of fallen leaves on roadside causes concern

South Wales Guardian:

12:52pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

GROWING piles of leaves building up on pavements and in the gutters of Ammanford’s streets are an accident waiting to happen, according to disgruntled residents.

Trundle lends support to Ammanford job-centre’s event

South Wales Guardian:

12:15pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AMMANFORD jobcentre recently held a very successful job fair with a visit from a Swansea City star.

Llangadog store at heart of village life hits milestone

South Wales Guardian:

12:12pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A LLANGADOG family are set to celebrate 80 years in business with a party next week to mark the milestone.

Language group vows to keep watch on council promise

South Wales Guardian: EYE TO EYE: Members of language group Cymdeithas yr Iaith with Carmarthenshire County Council leader Kevin Madge outside County Hall on Monday.

4:06pm Monday 6th October 2014

When an advisory panel on the Welsh language in Carmarthenshire met at County Hall on Monday, members and supporters of the Welsh language group Cymdeithas yr Iaith gathered with numerous model kites in order to emphasise that they are keeping a "llygad barcud" (an eagle eye) on the work of the council and panel.

Pontardawe hits top gear with superfast roll-out

South Wales Guardian: GETTING CONNECTED: BT's £425m fibre broadband roll-out will see Ammanford, Llandeilo and Cross Hands with some of the fastest internet connections in the world within three years.

12:40pm Monday 6th October 2014

SUPERFAST fibre broadband is now available across Pontardawe thanks to the Welsh Government's commitment to seeing Wales become a truly digital nation.

Valley urged to take boar to heart

South Wales Guardian: BRANDING: Businesses across the Amman Valley are being urged to adopt the boar brand following the success of the Gwyl y Twrch Trwyth festival.

11:58am Monday 6th October 2014

SHOPS and organisations across the Amman Valley are being urged to use the wild boar to boost their businesses.

Ammanford band one step closer to promotion

South Wales Guardian: WINNERS: Rhydian Tiddy, Elisabeth Rogers and Millie Savage enjoying a hold of the winners cup.

9:51am Monday 6th October 2014

FRESH from representing Wales at the National Finals of Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, it was back to competition at a local level last weekend for Ammanford Town Silver Band.

Householders warned to secure oil tanks

South Wales Guardian: WARNING: With autumn now setting in, residents are being urged to ensure their oil tanks are secure.

3:31pm Monday 6th October 2014

With autumn setting in this week rural homes are being reminded to take measures to avoid heating oil being stolen as they fill up for the winter.

Breast Cancer survey reveals storytelling drives self-examination and charity donations

South Wales Guardian:

1:31pm Monday 6th October 2014

Breast cancer touches the lives of millions of people every year, with 70 per cent of British women women saying either they or someone they know has fought the disease. Today, research released by The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign UK (The BCA Campaign), reveals the power of the stories these women have to tell. Forty per cent of women have been inspired by the experiences of others with breast cancer, driving 41 per cent of these to examine their breasts more frequently. One quarter (27%) were moved to donate to or become involved with breast cancer charities and one in 10 (11%) researched their personal risk of breast cancer.

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