Showing posts from December 9, 2012

Multi-millionaire Kevin Green speaks to Llanelli Rotary Club

Multi-millionaire Kevin Green was the guest of honour and main keynote speaker at Llanelli Rotary Club's annual President's Dinner staged at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli.
Mr Green is pictured with Llanelli Rotary Club President Alan Owen.
About Kevin Green . . .
Multi-millionaire Kevin Green is fast developing a reputation with television producers as a consummate professional.
The South Wales businessman is happy to take a 'you throw it and I'll catch it' attitude to the challenges provided by TV companies.
Equally at home on reality TV shows, documentaries, news programmes and magazine shows, Green specialises in being his usual relaxed and confident self in front of the camera.
He was featured on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire show, filmed a Devil's Dinner Party for ITV/Sky and recently completed The Secret Interview for Channel 5. In between, he finds time to respond to requests from the major broadcasters for opinions on news stories.
An additional string to…

Rugby hero Garin entertains the golfers at Ashburnham

Keen amateur golfer Garin Jenkins was the guest speaker at a Men's Dinner held at The Ashburnham Golf Club in Pembrey, near Burry Port. The TV and radio commentator and former rugby international entertained the guests with a speech full of humour and passion. With 58 caps, Garin Jenkins is Wales’s most capped hooker.
A former captain of Swansea, he’s played in three World Cups, and won both league and cup honours with his club – not to mention scoring a try in Swansea’s famous 21-6 rout of Australia in 1992. He is pictured above with Ashburnham club officials, including club captain Mel Williams.

Busy spell of competition for Ashburnham juniors

Ashburnham Juniors have been enjoying a busy spell of competitions. Most notable was the Friendship Bowl competition between the Ashburnham juniors and the youngsters of the celebrated Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich in Kent. Prince’s Golf Club claimed the inaugural “Junior Friendship Bowl” following a 4 – 2 win over Ashburnham.
The visitors led 2 – 1 following the first leg of the match in Sandwich, Kent, and the home side needed nothing less than a 3-0 home win to secure the trophy. However, Prince’s proved too strong for the 'Ash' and they ran out 2 -1 winners on the day, securing an overall 4 – 2 victory. Edward Spencer and James Williams claimed the only point for the Ash with a tense last hole win. Pictured are both junior teams (the Ashburnham team in the dark colours) with the “Friendship Bowl”. The magnificent trophy was hand-made by Wyn Thomas from Burry Port to commemorate the match. The 2013 match will recommence next April when Ashburnham travel to Ken…

Christmas market plan at the George Hotel, Brecon

Staff at the George Hotel, Brecon, are trying to put together a Christmas market at the hotel on Sunday 23rd December, for people coming into Brecon to do their last-minute shopping.
If you or know of anyone that might be interested in having a stall, please contact Les Rees at the George Hotel on 01874 623421 or
The hotel will have Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Grotto, Magic Stu and Glitter Tattoos, so there will be lots to keep the little ones entertained!
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Latest 'View from Richmond Park' Carmarthen Town column

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

Carmarthen Town chairman Neil Alexander has expressed his delight at the success of the club’s first charity day.
The team wore special pink shirts for the Welsh Premier League 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 money for charity. I am grateful to everyone who helped make it a special day.”
The night with comedian Paul Dazely at the Carmarthen Town AFC clubhouse at Richmond Park has been rearranged until the new year. The date to be finalised.
Fixtures (home matches in capitals) –
15 Sat 2:30pm Bangor City WPL
26 Wed 2:30pm LLANELLI WPL
29 Sat 2:30pm Llanelli
5 Sat 2:30pm GAP Connah's Quay WPL
12 Sat TBA The New Saints @ Latham Park Wo…

Road testing my new DSLR camera

My early Christmas present is a new Nikon camera.
It'll take me months to figure out how to work it!
I've been road-testing down at Llanelli's Millennium Coastal Park this evening.

And here's a little slideshow . . .

Financial support for Cylch Caron business case

Partners in the Cylch Caron project say financial support for the business case is a positive step towards delivering the new health and social care facility in Tregaron.
The Welsh Government’s Housing Minister AM Huw Lewis has written a letter confirming £100,000 of support towards the cost of developing the Outline Business Case. This represents approximately a third of the total cost.
Ceredigion County Council is working closely with Hywel Dda Health Board and other agencies to establish an innovative, integrating housing, health and social care facility for the community.
The scheme will include provision for a GP surgery, inpatient care, rehabilitation facilities and therapies and a base for integrated health and social care teams. Extra care accommodation will also be provided, which will support older people to live independently within their own self-contained accommodation.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Ceredigion Local Service Board [1] said on behalf of partners: “We…

Jenkins Bakery raises £1600 for Children In Need

Jenkins Bakery shops throughout South West Wales raised £1,600 for the BBC's Children In Need appeal through sales of Pudsey Bear biscuits. Jenkins Bakery operations director Russell Jenkins said: "Our thanks go to our customers, who are always generous with their support for our charitable fund-raising."

Hywel Dda health duo win national awards

Maureen Jones, Senior Midwife at Bronglais Hospital and Tracey Davies, Tissue Viability Health Care Support Worker at Glangwili Hospital were both winners at the Royal College of Nursing in Wales’ inaugural Nurse of the Year Awards.
At a gala event in Cardiff, Maureen was announced the winner of the Children and Midwifery award for her commitment to delivering education and training programmes for midwives, pediatricians and Health Care Support Workers to enhance the contribution of all members of the team in an emergency situation. Due to her skills, expertise and demonstrated excellence in her field of practice Maureen has assisted with many neo-natal resuscitations and has been praised by many parents for her contribution to the care of their babies.
Tracey was nominated and won the Health Care Support Worker Award for her support in nurse led clinics, helping to ensure an efficient service and short waiting lists, and helping to ensure effective use of negative pressure machines for…

Côr Meibion Llanelli staging Christmas special

Côr Meibion Llanelli (Llanelli Male Choir) are staging a Christmas concert with a difference this year.
The choir's annual festive concerts at Theatr Elli have been pulling in the crowds for years.
This year, Theatr Elli is unavailable as work is completed on the new Ffwrnes theatre complex in East Gate, Llanelli.
"It's a bit of a blow not to have Theatr Elli available," admitted Côr Meibion Llanelli musical director Eifion Thomas.
"But in order not to disappoint our many fans, we have a Christmas concert with a difference planned for Tabernacle Chapel, Llanelli, on Saturday, 7pm."
The concert is being billed as 'Sing Christmas!', with audience participation encouraged so that everyone gets into the Christmas spirit.
Mr Thomas added: "We are also very fortunate in that we have some very special guests with us for the Tabernacle concert - Côr Curiad, Côr Baroc and the Queen Elizabeth Brass Quintet.
"It promises to be a memorable evening highlighti…

Latest news from the Introbiz team

News from the Introbiz team about the remaining networking events for 2012 -
Wednesday 12th December, 4pm - 6pm Newport Gwent Dragons Business Club hosted by Introbiz.
£10 members, £15 visitors
Why not come and network with the corporate members of Newport Gwent Dragons and Introbiz members?
Thursday 13th December Entrecote, Cafe De Paris, 4pm - 6pm drinks and canapes, £10 members, £15 visitors.
Friday 21st December Holland House Hotel, Introbiz Christmas Lunch 12 noon - 4pm.
Wind down for Christmas with Introbiz. Drinks on arrival 3 course lunch, 1/2 bottle wine per person, Comedian, Disco. Only £40 per person.
Our first Introbiz meeting of 2013 is in the fabulous new £2million restaurant The Chapel, Cardiff.
January 10th 4pm - 6pm £10 members £15 visitors
Book now to avoid disappointment, spaces are going fast!
To book all or any of these events please email or call Paul on 07920 772707.

Businessman Roger Hunt happy to wear many hats!

There isn’t a hat stand in Roger Hunt’s office; but if there was, it would be full.
Businessman, entrepreneur, Christmas tree grower, sheep farmer, scrap metal dealer and football club supporter . . . the CV is getting longer every year.
“There’s a joke doing the rounds that the only person busier than me at Christmas is ‘Sion Corn’, old Father Christmas himself,” laughs Hunt.
Pay a visit to his Christmas tree plantation overlooking the Tywi Valley and just up the road from Y Polyn restaurant and you’ll appreciate it isn’t so much a joke as a statement of fact.
The joke is told in an accent which reveals his London and East England roots.
The 60-year-old former chairman of Football League side Cambridge United has travelled a long way to put his new roots down near the National Botanic Gardens.
“My football links can confuse many people,” said Hunt, who spends much of his spare time helping on the executive committee of Welsh Premier League side Carmarthen Town.
“I can go to football dinners…

Jenkins Bakery Christmas advert