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

South Wales Guardian: test

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".

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.

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