THESE were the stories hitting the headlines in the South Wales Guardian on August 28 1969.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD youth who was said to have broken into the storeroom at Clos Isaac Farm, Pontybrem and stole articles worth £6 13s. 9d. was fined £12 at Llanelli magistrates court.

The trainee miner of Cwmmawr was also fined £5 for breaking into the storeroom a week earliest with intent to steal.

A LLANDYBIE woman made legal history at an industrial tribunal at Cardiff, but was not there to see it.

The Gelli Road resident successfully applied for an increase in redundancy pay although she not make an appearance to pursue her claim.

The tribunal decided that a worker should be paid redundancy pay calculated not on what the wage was, but on what it should have been.

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s loan debt fell considerably during 1966/1967.

It is revealed in a county report on general statistics and summary of accounts issued.

There was a 8.1 per cent decrease compared with the previous year.

BRYANAMMAN Cricket Club have complained that vandals recently dumped a heavy roller used on Avenue Park in a boggy field adjoining the ground.

It is understood that the committee has a very definite clue who the culprits are and will not hesitate to prosecute if something similar happens again.

MR Evan John Williams, of GCG, has left home on his 1929 500cc as a member of the 40 strong British vintage team.

The group will compete in French reliability trials over three days.

This week in history

August 28, 1994: Thousands of shops in England and Wales open legally for the first time following a change in the Sunday trading laws.

August 29, 1958: Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana, United States.

August 30, 1976: More than 100 police officers are taken to hospital after clashes at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

August 31, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, is killed after her car crashes in a Paris underpass.

September 1, 1960: Britain’s first betting shops will be allowed to open for business from May 1961, the government announces.

September 2, 1951: British designers hold a fashion show of 40 outfits they plan to show at the Venice Biennale arts festival.

September 3, 1976: The last protesting inmates at Hull’s top-security prison surrender after 67 hours on the rampage.