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NUT echoes Welsh Conservative calls for a delay to the school...

Commenting on the calls from the NUT to delay the school curriculum overhaul in Wales – a move which has been called for by...

CETMA LAUNCH NEW PROJECT FOR CRAFT AND SPECIALITY FOOD BUSINESSES

Carmarthenshire Rural Net.Works: support for arts, crafts, gifts & alternative food sectors. Local organisation CETMA has had a very busy week with...

Pupils’ plea to dog owners to clean up

CHILDREN at a Carmarthen school are appealing to dog owners to please clean up after their pets.   Pupils at Richmond Park School are fed-up of...

Appeal for Easter Eggs gets cracking response

A simple appeal for Easter Eggs from Action for Children to distribute to services helping children and their families in South Wales has produced...

Briton Ferry POPS project boosted by Tata Steel £2k donation

Action for Children’s Positive Outcome Play Services project (POPS) service in Briton Ferry has been boosted by a donation of £2100 from Tata Steel. POPS...

Putting power back in local hands: A Welsh Conservative Plan for...

Welsh Conservatives are today launching their manifesto for the local government elections, including a six-point-plan for a Wales that works for everyone.   The manifesto...

Children complain of being ‘invisible’ as thousands are counselled for loneliness

•               Over 4,000 young people were counselled for loneliness in 2016/17 •               Reasons for children feeling lonely are a combination of online and offline issues...

New pilot targets early cancer diagnosis

Cancer experts are set to pilot a new initiative aimed at improving cancer diagnosis waits in Wales.   A new pilot in the Cynon Valley...

Savings limit for residential care in Wales to be ‘phased in’

Changes allowing people to keep more of their savings when they move into residential care will be ‘phased in’ over several years.   Whilst the additional...

Côr Cymru 2017

Côr Merched Sir Gar have won the prestigious Côr Cymru 2017 competition. The girls will represent Wales in the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017...

New curriculum must be used to develop emotional resilience of Welsh...

Figures revealing increasing numbers of young people seeking help for depression highlight the need for a renewed focus on developing the ‘emotional resilience’ of...

Gender pay gap reporting is bound to fail to boost gender...

Gender pay gap reporting is only one part of the puzzle, and more needs to be done to address wider issues such as gender...

DOUBLE CENTURIAN KEN CELEBRTATES WITH A BONUS POINT

With just one home game remaining for this season the Scarlets continue in their quest to reach the play-offs as a sunny welcome awaits...

Pan-Wales Skills for Living scheme launches at North Wales conference

A new and exciting support service for care leavers funded by Welsh Government through the Sustainable Social Services Grant, Skills for Living, has officially...

Run the Swansea Half Marathon for Action for Children

Action for Children is looking for runners to join its Swansea half marathon team ahead of the prestigious event taking place in the city...

Swansea Stepping Stones project marks world autism awareness week

Children from Action for Children’s Swansea Stepping Stones project have released hundreds of pink and purple balloons in a city wide World Autism Awareness...

Action for Children conference tackles adverse children experiences

Action for Children has held a conference in North Wales (Thursday 6th April) to highlight the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in light...

Planning permission granted for Tywi Valley Path

PLANNING permission has been granted for the first section of the Tywi Valley Path.   The ambitious project is for a walking and cycling path between...

Mark Reckless AM to join Welsh Conservative Group in the Senedd

Mark Reckless AM is to join the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales. The addition of Mr Reckless – who was elected as...

“We won’t be taking Treviso lightly,” says Parkes

Scarlets midfielder Hadleigh Parkes believes his side will need to be wary of the challenge posed by Benetton Rugby as the Italians head to...

West is best for prop Evans

Scarlets and Wales loosehead prop Rob Evans is the latest homegrown talent to commit his future to the region.   Evans, 24, has put pen to...

Easter egg hunt at Carmarthen Market

Children are being urged to head down to Carmarthen Indoor Market this Easter for an egg-stra special treat. An Easter egg hunt has been organised...

Family fun day in support of autism awareness

Carmarthenshire County Council is hosting a family fun day in support of autism awareness. The event is being organised by Tim Camau Bach, a...

More than a third of Welsh school teachers plan to quit...

More than a third (33.6%) of Welsh school teachers plan to quit the profession within the next three years, according to the findings of...

Residents being asked to pay more for less as council tax...

Local authorities are reaching ‘crisis point’ due to chronic underfunding by the Welsh Government, with council taxpayers now being asked to pay more for...

Andrew RT Davies: Is Sport Wales still “fit for purpose?”

Serious questions have been raised over the Welsh Government’s decision to sack the former Chair of Sport Wales, and whether the publicly funded body...

Wales Rugby League World Cup team

Wales Rugby League’s senior team’s preparation for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia has been given a significant boost by Sport Wales...

Fall in Sterling boosts Welsh Tourism

New figures have revealed a 36.6% rise in the number of tourism day visits to Wales in 2016, benefiting from Sterling’s comparatively low value.   According...

Zipwire challenge for charity!

Age Cymru Sir Gâr is raising funds to help the charity help to support Carmarthenshire’s older residents by challenging people to do the Velocity...

Report “casts serious doubt” over Welsh Labour’s 30-hour childcare promise, says...

A charity representing day nurseries has today published a report which “casts serious doubt” over the Welsh Labour Government’s ability to deliver on its...

Blazing the James Braid Trail!

Neath Golf Club has led the way in developing and promoting the new James Braid Golf Trail. The purpose of the trail is to...

Number of groomers meeting children rises across Wales

Victory for NSPCC’s #FlawintheLaw campaign for anti-grooming laws Tougher legislation to protect children online comes into force today It comes as police figures show offences...

NHS can “no longer be used as buffet cart”, says AM,...

On the day the Welsh Government’s universal free prescriptions policy reaches its 10th anniversary, Welsh Conservatives are calling on Labour Ministers to move towards...

National Pet Month

April 1st to May1st 2017 is National Pet month here is some advice from PC Dave white  Community Safety Officer from Dyfed Powys Police...

KEEP WALES TIDY AND RELATED EVENTS IN APRIL 2017 (CARMARTHENSHIRE)

Date: 31st March. Event type: Cleanup. Location: Burry Port. Meeting point: Car park behind the Neptune. Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17s_OW-dusigZVgIPE9fAEqaIL1w&usp=sharing Time: 10am – 12pm. Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi...

Rural school closures have “ripped heart out of communities”, says AM

School closures have “damaged the economy of rural Wales” and “ripped the heart from local communities”, according to an Assembly Member. The statement – from...

Sport Wales sackings leave AMs and public “none-the-wiser”, says Assembly Member

The chairman and vice-chairwoman of the beleaguered quango Sport Wales have been sacked by the Welsh Government, it has been announced. Responding to the news,...

Paul Davies AM selected to bring forward Autism Bill

Welsh Conservative AM – Paul Davies – will have an opportunity to bring forward an Autism Bill in the National Assembly for Wales after...

Easter bin collections

RESIDENTS are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the Easter holidays.   From Friday, April 14 until Friday, April 21, collections will...

ASGHAR: ‘Dereliction of duty’ from Welsh Government on apprenticeship levy

Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Skills, Mohammad Asghar AM, has criticised the Welsh Labour-led Government’s engagement with businesses following a report on the apprenticeship...

ANDREW RT DAVIES: Article 50 statement

Commenting ahead of the Prime Minister triggering Article 50 later today, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:   “Today is a...

AM warns of Brexit threat to Pembrokeshire’s ports

Plaid Cymru Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has warned of the potential impact of Brexit on Pembrokeshire’s ports.   Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate...

Aberystwyth Rotary Club raises £750 for Ceredigion Young Carers

Aberystwyth Rotary Club has raised £750 for Action for Children’s Ceredigion young carers service in its annual collection. The cheque was presented to the...

NSPCC Big Board Game Day rolls out across the UK

·         Schools joining in the fun, with pupils bringing their favourite board games in from home ·         Event supported by Hasbro Gaming and taking place...

Health board finances on ‘cliff edge’ under Welsh Labour

Health board finances are on a “cliff edge” and it is almost “inconceivable” that services will not suffer without additional funding, according to the...

PAUL DAVIES AM: Rural development programme cannot make up for historical...

The Welsh Government’s Rural Development Programme – statement attached - is “welcome” but cannot undo 18 years of “neglect”, an AM has said. Responding to...

Abandoned dog rescued by warden ‘doing well’

Carmarthenshire County Council’s dog wardens are calling for information about a dog left abandoned in Llanelli. The council’s dog warden service was called in to...

Passport To Llanelli

County historians have today discovered that machynys in Llanelli isn't part of the county. Records recently discovered show that machynys and the dry land...

H0ome away from home

It's finally the Monday I've been waiting for. The Monday in my cosy New house in sweet little Tumble where I’m finally unpacked and...

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