Well deserved standing ovation for Curtain Up Theatre Company

Hats off to the Curtain Up Theatre Company.
They received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of their Saturday Night At The Movies show at Ffwrnes, Llanelli.
The evening featured some of the best loved songs from music and television, under the musical direction of Anne-Marie Marks and with choreography from Debbie Garratt.
The inimitable Denys Jenkins BEM (Denny Twp to Llanelli's Panto fans) was the host with the most, with a rich repertoire of 'true stories' for his Ffwrnes fan club.
From the opening with the Drifters classic Saturday Night At The Movies, this was an evening where the cast enjoyed just as much as the audience.
And it was all in a good cause, with the proceeds from the night going to the Llanelli branch of Mind.
It was a night with plenty of highlights - Circle of Life, from the Lion King, Everything I Do, from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, The Lakme Flower Duet, from True Romance, Unchained Melody, from Ghost, and Bring Him Home, from Les Mise…

Jenkins Bakery team help the Nation Radio Pride of Wales awards

The team at Jenkins Bakery will be doing their bit to support the Nation Radio Pride of Wales awards this week.
The prestigious awards dinner takes place at The Vale Resort, near Cardiff, on Thursday night.
The awards recognise and reward the unsung heroes in Wales.
Operations director Russell Jenkins said: “We will be doing our bit to make sure the event goes well by supplying more than 200 cup cakes for the awards dinner.
“Our best wishes go to Nation Radio and all the nominees in the different award categories. We hope it is a successful night.”

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Save our Surgery SOS fight steps up a gear in Burry Port

The SOS fight to save a GP surgery in Burry Port is being scaled up to include a protest at the next meeting of Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council is in the vanguard of the campaign to save Harbour View Surgery.
The council’s Mayor, Councillor David Owens, said the proposed closure would have ‘devastating’ consequences for the local community.
Cllr Owens said: “A public meeting in Burry Port earlier this week demonstrated the massive groundswell of opinion against the closure of Harbour View Surgery.
“The people of Burry Port and Pembrey will not sit back and let this happen.
“The SOS campaign is all about Save Our Surgery.
“We will be mobilising our campaign troops to protest at the next meeting of the Hywel Dda Board, when the board meets in Penygroes next week.
“As a council representing the people here, we appreciate that Penygroes may not be the easiest venue to get to, so we are making it easy for SOS campaigners by organising a free bus to take peop…

The latest On Song column from the Carmarthen Journal and the Llanelli Star

The latest On Song column from the Carmarthen Journal and the Llanelli Star, by Robert Lloyd.

The Russians are coming!
To Carmarthen, in fact!
The internationally-acclaimed LYRA Russian Vocal Ensemble will be performing at St Peter’s Church, Carmarthen, on Friday, May 12 (7pm).
Tickets are £10 on the door and there are interval refreshments available at £2.50.
LYRA are from St. Petersburg, Russia.
The singing group consists of four members that have been educated either as opera singers or choir conductors in St. Petersburg Conservatory.
The four are -
Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the St. Petersburg conservatory. Won International competition of Sacred Music in Roma, Italy in 1995 as the conductor of a chamber choir "SingerBridge". Works as a choir master in St. Peter’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Act as an active composer too.
Born in the Karelian ASSR Byelomorsk. Graduated from the State Conservatory in …

Special roast Sunday lunches back on menu at Llanelly House

Special roast Sunday lunches are back on the menu at the popular Llanelly House in Llanelli town centre.
The kitchen at the historic Georgian house is back in business for Sunday lunches, starting this weekend, April 30.
“We’ve had requests galore from our loyal customers, asking every day of the week when we will be opening again for Sunday lunches,” said Llanelly House trustee Alison Evans.
“This Sunday, we are delighted to be opening our doors again for special roast lunches. As we have a brilliant location, slap bang in the middle of Llanelli town centre, we are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new this Sunday.
“Our resident chef Anna Brown is known throughout the land for her appearances on TV and radio, so you can trust that she will have plenty of culinary treats for everyone to enjoy, starting this Sunday. “Booking is advised and you can save yourself a table by ringing 01554 772857.”
The café and restaurant opens at 10am and the Llanelly House team will also be…

West Wales business celebrates Investors in People award

The team at West Wales chartered accountants and business consultants Clay Shaw Butler are celebrating passing another significant business landmark.
In recognition of the business maintaining the highest standards, Clay Shaw Butler has been awarded the Investors in People award for a further three years.
“We were already holders of Investors in People status, but this latest award recognises our continued commitment to achieving the highest standards in business,” said Clay Shaw Butler director Mark Jones.
“The award is independently audited and demonstrates our commitment to high performance through good people management.
“With our headquarters in Carmarthen, we pride ourselves on playing a key role in the business community in West Wales.
“Good practice and good business standards and procedures start at home and we hope that our commitment to providing a quality service to our customers receives the recognition it deserves.”
Investors in People is the international standard for people …

County walks across Carmarthenshire upgraded

County Walks across Carmarthenshire have benefitted from an upgrade thanks to the Rights of Way Improvement Plan Funding Programme from the Welsh Government. The programme is managed by Natural Resources Wales and implemented by Carmarthenshire County Council.
Nearly 43km of 44 routes across the county, covering 23 town and community council areas have been improved, and 146 items of furniture installed, 97 per cent of which were new gates to help improve access to the countryside.
County recreation and access manager Alan Warner said: “An example of the improvements carried out under ROWIP is in Brechfa, where 10 stiles have been replaced with self-closing pedestrian gates, new steps and signage installed to improve routes for local residents and visitors to the area.
“This formed part of the larger programme of rights of way improvements on footpaths and bridleways around the county including works on the Ferryside, Cenarth and Llandysul County Walks as well as routes in Cwmifor, Tall…