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Charity evening puts spotlight on art and food

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There's a charity cheese and wine evening at Myddfai Community Hall and Visitor Centre, near Llandovery, on Friday, from 5-8pm.
The evening will see a viewing of "Works of Art for all Seasons" by local artist Shirley Ennis.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the cardiac units at Glangwili and Morriston hospitals and the Myddfai Ty Talcen Charity.
Margaret Rees, of the Welsh School of Artisan Food, a renowned and award winning chef and successful restaurateur, will be presenting Carmarthenshire Artisan Cheese and Wine at the evening.
She will also be displaying Local Artisan Cheese Celebration Cakes or Cheese towers suitable for events such as weddings, anniversaries and Christmas.
For more information see the website www.welshartisanfood.co.uk or email welshartisan@gmaiI.com.
Shirley Ennis studied under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton (the father of Pop Art) at Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Durham, graduating with an Honours Degree in Fine Art.
She has pai…

The latest 'View from Richmond Park' column

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The latest 'View from Richmond Park' Carmarthen Town AFC column from the Carmarthen Journal newspaper -

Carmarthen Town defender Matthew Rees has been voted player of the month for October by his opponents.
The former Wales Under 21 international polled most votes in the award which is sponsored by Corbett Sports. Rees, who was formerly with Millwall and Swansea City, has been a consistent figure in the WPL - featuring prominently in the League with Port Talbot, Neath and now Carmarthen.
Carmarthen Town manager Mark Aizlewood said: “This is a well deserved award for someone who has been a stalwart in defence for us all season.”
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Carmarthen Town chairman Neil Alexander has expressed his delight at the success of the club’s first charity day on Saturday.
The team wore special pink shirts for the WPL clash with Prestatyn.
Mr Alexander said: “The event was a great success and when the final totals are added up we should have raised plenty of mo…

Tasting time at Cwmcerrig Farmshop!

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The award-winning Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill in Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, is holding its first ‘Tasting Evening’.  Cwmcerrig has just what you need to tick off that Christmas shopping list. The farmshop is celebrated for its local produce and is proud to showcase the very best in food and drink.
“A Tasting Evening is a first for us at Cwmcerrig, but we promise to make it a special evening for customers old and new,” said Cwmcerrig junior partner William Watkins.
“Tuesday, December 4 is the date for everyone’s diaries as we will be extending our opening hours from 5pm until 9pm.
“The spotlight will fall on local produce for the evening, with our local suppliers showing off their products, In turn, we will be showcasing our farm-produced meats. If you care about ‘food miles’ and ‘buying local’, then Cwmcerrig is the place to come.”
Mr Watkins added: “Cwmcerrig is very much a one-stop-shop for all those special things you want for your Christmas celebrations. The Tasting Evening will giv…

Linda awarded prestigious Queen's Nurse title

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Linda Phillips, Community Learning and Disability Nurse in Llanelli has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).  Linda was one of 62 nurses nationwide awarded the title at the charity’s ceremony, held at The Commonwealth Club in London.
Linda has worked within the community learning and disability team, based in Llanelli town centre, for 10 years. Speaking about her award, Linda said: “I am really honoured to receive this title. There is a lot of good work being delivered by community nurses that maybe is not known or seen by many. Providing care within people’s homes can make a huge difference and I love working within a great team of four learning and disability community nurses here in Llanelli.”
Linda applied for the title after receiving a first class honours degree in Community Health Studies last year, 20 years after completing the first qualification of her career. As part of her degree, she worked …

New prize in memory of Sports Aid charity's Nigel

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A special presentation was made at the Sports Aid Wales lunch held at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, in memory of West Wales committee chairman Nigel Harrison-Rees.
Mr Harrison-Rees died in office as chairman of the West Wales committee of Sports Aid Wales.
Richard Gealy, secretary and vice-president of the West Wales committee of Sports Aid Wales, said: "Nigel worked tirelessly for Sports Aid for more than 25 years and was chairman for the last eight.
"Nigel was a kind and generous gentleman, always concerned with the well-being of others. Sports Aid Wales would not be what it is today without his loyal commitment and enthusiasm."
Mr Gealy said that in recognition of Nigel's work the Sports Aid committee had agreed to establish a new memorial award in his name.
"The Nigel Harrison-Rees award will be presented to a sportsman or sportswoman who has achieved distinction in their field."
The first recipient of the award was Claire Williams, bronze medallist in t…

Kevin Green speaks of delight at Bill Clinton event

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South Wales millionaire and entrepreneur Kevin Green has spoken of his delight at sharing the stage with former US President Bill Clinton at a major UK business conference.
The Entrepreneurs 2012 four-day intensive business conference attracted an audience of more than 10,000 to London's ExCel arena, with 3,000 packed into the hall for Clinton’s keynote address.
“Obviously, it was one of the biggest events I’ve done in my role as a motivational and business speaker,” said Kevin.
“The running order went from Bill Clinton, former US President, straight to Kevin Green, millionaire and entrepreneur.
“Not bad, I thought . . . having Bill Clinton as your warm-up man!” Kevin joked.
“As you would expect Clinton’s speech was very inspirational. The guy arrived with a massive security entourage and there is a real aura about him as a speaker.
“Without a doubt, he is the biggest draw in the world at the moment in terms of public speaking. I'm very proud of the fact that I was invited to speak …

Call for a Llandeilo Jobs Summit

Llandeilo businessman and brewer Simon Buckley has called for an urgent Jobs Summit for the Tywi Valley town.
The move follows the success of the campaign to keep Sainsbury's supermarket out of Llandeilo.
Mr Buckley, chief executive of the Evan-Evans Brewery and owner of the White Horse Inn, is trying to bring Carmarthenshire Council, MPs and AMs and other interested agencies together to thrash out a way forward to bring jobs to Llandeilo.
He has written to Carmarthenshire Council chief executive Mark James as follows - 'Now that sense has prevailed and Sainsbury's have decided to see sense and withdraw their planning application, it is now time to think about the alternative plans for East Carmarthenshire.
'I would like to have a meeting with you and your senior officers, our county council member and other Llandeilo employers to discuss a strategy for the development of long term jobs in the area.
'We would like to understand what commitment the council is prepared to…

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