Police appeal after Glanaman theft

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

3:08pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THIEVES stole items from a storage container at Siop y Pentre, Glanaman, between 9pm on September 17 and 6.20am next day.

Landlords urged to attend legislation forum

South Wales Guardian: FORUM: Landlords in Carmarthenshire are being urged to keep up to date with changes to legislation.

2:25pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Landlords with properties in Carmarthenshire are being urged to keep up with new legislation.

Create your own Gwyl y Twrch Trwyth boar mask

South Wales Guardian: MASK Click the link below to down and colour in your very own boar mask, created by Lee of Hidden Jewel.

5:43pm Friday 19th September 2014

Amman Valley youngsters are being encouraged to create their own boar look for Gwyl y Twrch Trwyth.

Pontardawe geek joins forces with TV star Lumley to tackle animal research

South Wales Guardian: AMBASSADOR:Geek4aWeek Emily Hopkin with campaign mascot Hadwen.

4:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Pontardawe student named the geek of the week is backing a campaign launched by TV star Joanna Lumley opposing animal medical research.

World Cup fan banned after semi-final shootout

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

3:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BONLLWYN football fan who drove home after drinking three cans of beer while watching a match has admitted drink-driving.

Kevin: We must deliver a better Wales

South Wales Guardian: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: Carmarthenshire County Council leader Kevin Madge believes the Scotland vote can be a springboard to building a better Britain.

1:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

Carmarthenshire council leader Kevin Madge has welcomed this morning’s Scottish referendum result and called for the decision to be used as a springboard to transform the political landscape of Wales and the rest of the UK.

PMT mum bit in-law's face in drunken pub row

South Wales Guardian:

11:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A Glanaman mum-of-three suffering from severe PMT has admitted biting the face of one of her in-laws during a family feud on a drunken night out in Carmarthen.

Crime and punishment... Court in the act

South Wales Guardian:

7:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A round-up of some of the cases to have appeared at Llanelli magistrates court during the past seven days.

Brian's crew keeps county in tip-top shape

South Wales Guardian: TIDY LIKE: Project worker Brian Mogford.

7:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TOTAL of 992 bags of rubbish, 15 tyres and 76 miscellaneous items such as pushchairs, carpets and scooters that have been dumped across Carmarthenshire have been removed by Tidy Towns in the past six months.

Forgetful Ammanford shoppers help raise £68k for Welsh causes

South Wales Guardian: A BAGFUL OF CHARITY: Ammanford's Wilko staff Anne Hyde, Sara Morgan, Sue Jones, Val Doherty and Lisa Greig celebrate the store's latest carrier bag donations.

2:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AMMANFORD shoppers have played their part in donating £68,000 to five fantastic Welsh causes – all because they forgot their carrier bags.

Commissioner launches domestic abuse support scheme

South Wales Guardian: Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, marks the new domestic abuse service with, from left, Jan Stoneman and Sara Humphreys, of Hafan Cymru, Annette Brenchley, of Grwp Gwalia, and Natalie Hardess, of the Carmarthenshire Domest

1:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DOMESTIC abuse victims in Carmarthenshire are to benefit from a share of a new £500,000 support service.

Gay Ammanford slams claims of ‘homophobic’ town

South Wales Guardian: COMMUNITY PRIDE: An Amman Valley gay and lesbian support group has hit out at newspaper claims branding the area homophobic.

1:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN AMMAN Valley gay and lesbian support group has slammed a national newspaper article which branded the area homophobic.

Residents fuming after property repairs cost almost double estimate

South Wales Guardian: HIKE: Owners of properties on Ammanford's Heol Wallasey were stunned to receive bills in excess of £5,700 for work they were told would cost around £3,600.

10:55am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GROUP of Ammanford residents have slammed Carmarthenshire County Council for nearly doubling the cost of maintaining their properties.

Plaid urges greater support for farmers as milk crisis deepens

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7:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DEEPENING difficulties in the milk sector have seen Plaid Cymru calling for action from the Welsh Government.

Former Panther set to prowl the catwalk

South Wales Guardian: SPONSOR: Gemma with sponsor and hair and beauty team member Lisa.

9:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE FORMER skipper of the Penybanc Panthers women's rugby side, forced to retire due to injury, has made it to the final of Miss Upcoming Model Girl UK, 2014.

Free parking for duration of Gwyl y Twrch Trwyth

South Wales Guardian: RIDE ON IN: Visitors to Ammanford's Gwyl y Twrch Trwyth can take advantage of free parking.

8:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Carmarthenshire County Council has agreed free parking for the duration of Ammanford’s Twrch Trwyth festival later this month.

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.






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