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Snowman record attempt cancelled due to high winds

Snowman record bid cancelled due to high winds

(From left) Sam Jones, Catrin Busby, Courtney Jenkins and Pádraig Lalor of the year nine research team, continue the search for those honoured on the Great War memorial plaque in Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Ysgol Dyffryn Amman history buffs seek help to trace the brave few from the Great War

Ammanford Wonders of Christmas timetable

Ammanford Wonders of Christmas timetable

A Penygroes delivery driver was stopped by police who had seen his van parked outside a pub

Delivery driver banned after police spot van outside pub

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

A Pontarddulais drink-driving is facing 18 months of catching two buses to work and two home each day

Twice limit drink-driver faces four-bus trip to work

Parents are being urged to be prepared for school bus disruptions this winter

Parents warned over winter school bus problems

Garnant's Lowri Williams gave the greatest gift of all when she donated her bone marrow to a dying middle-aged man

Lifesaving Lowri gives stranger greatest gift

Commissioner Christopher Salmon has welcomed the Chancellor's pledge to protect police budgets but warned he intended to make further savings in Dyfed-Powys

Salmon welcomes 'encouraging' spending review but plans further savings

Jen Morris (right) and her brother Michael, from Glanaman, who died following a seizure in January

Jen launches epilepsy appeal in memory of brother Michael

Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to devolve income tax powers to Wales without a referendum

Edwards: Income tax powers leave job 'half done'

RSPCA Cymru urge people not to release sky lanterns ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

RSPCA appeal over 'dangerous' sky lanterns

Siân Phillips traces her Carmarthenshire roots. Picture by Mark Hawkins/ Composed Images for Yellow Duck Media.

Stage legend Siân comes home to unearth family history

Carmarthenshire schools could be facing cuts of around £18million over the next three years as the "ring-fencing" of eduction department budgets is removed

County schools facing £18m budget cuts

Father Christmas arrives at Llandeilo's Festival of the Senses on Friday night

PICTURES: A feast for all the senses in Llandeilo

Mental health charity Eiriol manager Lynn Howells receives a cheque from Santander branch manager Emma Ward and staff member Angie Riley from the Community Plus fund

Mental health charity gets bank fund grant boost

A Llandovery business has been fined £100 for failing to arrange to have its rubbish removed

Llandovery firm hit with rubbish fine

Wales & West Utilities Kirsty Contreras-Stacey (left) with Sylvia van Atta

Animal rescue centre gets cash boost from utilities company staff

Hannah Poole with her sister Katie and brother Luke.

Amman Valley family raise cash for children's cancer charity

Two abandoned goats spent much of last week roaming the Amman Valley

Stray goats lead police on wild goose chase

Lyndon Stephen Morgan hit speeds of 85mph in a 30mph zone to escape police

'Lunatic' driver reached 85mph in 30mph-zone to escape police

High street chain Argos has issued a product recall for three child car seats amid safety fears

Argos issues child car seat recall amid safety fears

Fire crews from Ammanford and Tumble clear a Cwmgwili house of smoke following a nearby car fire

Fire crews clear smoke-filled Cwmgwili house after car fire

The National Botanical Garden Of Wales' stately oak tree which has been named Wales' Tree of the Year, and its "saviour" Terry Treharne.

Oak survives the cutting edge to become Wales' 'Tree of the Year'

Nurse of the Year winner Tracey Lloyd and Carmarthenshire People First's Wendy Thomason collect the trophy for the Check 4 Change project from RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly (left) and David Jenkins, chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Carmarthenshire charity project scoops gold at nursing awards

Pastor Michael Phelps at the William Williams church

Cash boost for Towy Valley Church

The two stray goats have been seen in Glanaman and Pontaman this week.

Appeal for owners of two stray goats in Pontaman

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon, with Ella Rabaiotti, head of Wales CRC’s Dyfed-Powys Local Delivery Unit. They are holding new leaflets which help offenders and crime victims understand Restorative Justice.

Project gives offenders chance to say sorry to victims

Visit Wales have awarded The National Botanic Garden of Wales a gold award for excellence.

Garden goes for gold with tourist award

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum is under threat as Neath Port Talbot county borough council seeks £18m budget savings

Colliery museum under threat as council seeks £18m savings

Llanelli Magistrates Court (46810191)

'Sucking not blowing' Towy Valley woman failed to provide breath test six times

The RSPCA have been called to Pontardawe after the discovery of a dead horse.

Horse dead and five injured in Pontardawe

The road near Glanamman depot will be closed this weekend from 5am on Saturday, November 21 and overnight to 7pm on the Sunday.

Glanaman road closed this weekend

Ysgol Bro Banw pupils Ella, Ava, Kalvin, Pheobe, Tilly and Oliver hand over the school's food donation to Mydrim Davies of Ammanford Food Bank.

Bro Banw pupils bank some goodwill with a special collection

Ysgol Cefneithin pupils placed their drawings in a time capsule for burial at Persimmon Homes' Maes y Parc housing estate.

Cefneithin pupils leave artistic legacy for future homeowners

Britain’s Got Talent star Maia Gough.

Swansea Valley pupils celebrate Black History Month

Ammanford Specsavers issues advice for motorists ahead of Road Safety Week which runs from November 23 to 29.

Specsavers encourages motorists to get their eyes checked in the run up to Road Safety Week

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