• One man... and his ducks

    ONE man and his ducks - yes, ducks - are taking the sheepdog trials world by storm. Farmer Meirion Owen might seem quackers but since he replaced his sheep with ducks he has ruffled a few feathers at One Man and His Dog-style shows. The Llanarthne farmer

  • So this is Gelli Aur

    MARK JAMES, the new Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire Council, witnessed at first hand the issues that face local communities in the Tywi area during his recent visit. Accompanied by the chairman of the Teifi Tywi Area Committee, Councillor Denley Owen

  • Schoolboy squad who trod cup trail

    SO CLOSE: Amman Valley Comprehensive School's talented Year 9 squad, who narrowly lost 20-15 to Cas New College in the semi final stages of the All Wales Schools Rugby Cup.

  • All white now for the rare cattle!

    SPRING is in the air as a new generation of extremely rare cattle begin to roam the fields of Towy Valley. The ancient herd of 1,000-year-old white park cattle date back to Celtic times and are so rare that it is estimated that only 500 females exist

  • Cinema

    BRYNAMAN: Public Hall Cinema on Friday for 6 days, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (U). Details on (01269) 823232. CROSS HANDS: Public Hall Cinema on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Ice Age (U). Phone (01269) 844441 for times LLANELLI: Llanelli Entertainment Centre

  • Councillor Sian repays her debt

    A LOCAL councillor has secured the traffic calming measures she vowed to bring to her village after she was involved in serious crash. After being hit by a speeding car some years ago, Cllr Sian Thomas made a promise to the people of Penygroes that if

  • Close shave

    Amman United 25 Hendy 21 Despite two late tries from the visitors that made the final scoreline far more respectable, Amman United emerged probably deserved winners in a typical end-of-season encounter at Cwmaman Park. Both sides tried to run everything

  • Coffee morning

    Saturday CARMEL: Coffee Morning at Carmel Welfare Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm, proceeds towards the Noah's Ark Appeal, Children's Hospital for Wales. Contributions can be given by phoning Frances on (01269) 832889, Jenny on (01269) 842978 or Audrey on

  • 20 Years Ago

    THESE are some of the stories which made the news in the South Wales Guardian in the week ending Thursday, May 6, 1982. Dinefwr Borough Council are sending a delegation to the European Commission in Brussels to establish what grants are available. More

  • Council against mine

    A LOCAL authority has urged a neighbouring council to follow its lead and oppose plans for an extension to the East Pit Opencast site at Tairgwaith. Carmarthenshire planners were asked by Neath Port Talbot Council for their observations on Celtic Energy's

  • For your benefit

    QUESTION I've been reading a bit about the governments Second Pension scheme. Although I'm only 29, I'm unlikely to work again following a bad car accident which has left me severely disabled. Could this Second Pension help someone like me? ANSWER The

  • Girls in battle for park

    AMMANFORD children are getting into trouble because they do not have a safe area to play. This is the claim of two teenagers who have organised a petition to encourage Gwalia Housing and Carmarthenshire Council to build a park in the Parc Pen Rhiw housing

  • Out and about

    Thursday GLANAMAN: Yoga class at Glanaman Community Centre 10-11.30am. TAIRGWAITH: Yoga Classes at Tairgwaith Community Hall from 6.30-8.30pm. Details call (01269) 826267. Friday ABERCRAVE: Auction of Promises at Abercrave Welfare Hall, doors open at

  • Murders trial told of affair

    FORMER policewoman Alison Lewis wept this week (Tues) as she told a murder jury of her love for tragic mother Mandy Power. The women were in a lesbian affair when Mrs Power, her disabled mother and two daughters were allegedly "massacred" by builder David

  • Pause For Thought

    There is a difference between being serious and being solemn. God wants us to be serious, but I don't know of any place in the Bible where he commands us to be solemn, to have a long face and a miserable look. To be able to laugh at yourself and at the

  • Chemist rotas

    CHEMISTS on duty for Sunday, May 12 are as follows: AMMANFORD: Margaret Street Pharmacy, open between 12 noon-1pm. GOWERTON: Mill Street Pharmacy, open between 11.30am-12.30pm. LLANDEILO: National Co-op chemists, 52 Rhosmaen Street, open between 11am-

  • Father and son secure the win

    Maesteg Celtic v Ammanford second XI Ammanford's second string benefited from the switch in venues as they played out a complete match in sunshine at Maesteg - a stark contrast to conditions back home! Celtic won the toss and elected to bat - a decision

  • Concerts

    Thursday LLANELLI: The Mark Jermin Stage School presents musical comedy 'Honk' nightly at Theatr Elli until Saturday. Tickets £6.50 on (01554) 774057. Friday AMMANFORD: Dyffryn Aman Folk Club presents 'Aranmore' at Ammanford Miners' Theatre at 8pm. Tickets

  • Forthcoming events

    MAY 17: Charity Concert at Brynaman Public Hall at 7pm. MAY 17: Charity Concert at Cefneithin Rugby Club at 7.30pm in aid of the Steffan Jones Trust Fund. Artists include Cor Meibion Dyffryn Aman and Rhian Evans, soloist. Tickets £3. MAY 17: Cwmaman United

  • Hopes kept alive

    Ammanford Park kept their hopes alive of progressing further in the Carruthers Shield by drawing against rivals Ammanford Bowls Club last Saturday. The match turned out to be a pulsating encounter which fluctuated from end to end and was not without its

  • High scorers meet

    Division 5 West Ammanford RFC 37 Hendy RFC 17 A bad defensive error by Ammanford let in Hendy for a simple try in the first minute with prop Steve Jones crossing near the posts for outside half Peter Rees to convert. Scrum half Alan Davies hit back within

  • Pubs and clubs

    Friday AMMANFORD: Robert Glover at the Old Cross Inn. AMMANFORD: Live music every week at the Perrivale Inn. GARNANT: Brilliant live music at Garnant Leisure Centre. TUMBLE: Country and Western evening with 'Together Again' and Jane Ryan at Tumble Leisure

  • Narrow victory ends the league

    Ammanford RFC 31 Loughor 30 Ammanford closed their league programme with a close fought victory against a lively Loughor outfit. The home side looked tired in the first half after playing two games a week for the last four weeks of one of their best seasons

  • Lessons in keeping safe

    DISABLED women are turning to martial arts to protect themselves from attackers. There has been a dramatic increase in assaults on able bodied and disabled women in Dyfed and Powys. However handicapped women fear that they are more at risk than able bodied

  • Quizzes

    Sunday GARNANT: Charity Quiz Night at Garnant Leisure Centre (former Workingmen's Hall) between 8-9pm. Tuesday LLANFYNYDD: Quiz Night at the Penybont Inn at 8.30pm. Tel (01558) 668045.

  • Sidelines

    In a moment of weakness, I was persuaded that an E-mailer from BT was just what I wanted. I could use it separately from my PC and avoid any viruses tainting my text. When it arrived, I discovered that I needed to subscribe to Caller Display and would