Press release: November 7, 2017. For immediate publication.
New appointment at Bay TV Swansea Freelance journalist and media consultant Robert Lloyd has been appointed as station manager and head of news and sport at Bay TV Swansea. Lloyd, 58, has more than 40 years of experience in the media world. He is a former editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star and a former deputy editor of the South Wales Evening Post. Peter Townsend, chairman of Bay TV (Swansea) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robert Lloyd to the team at Bay TV Swansea. “He is a well-known figure throughout the community and brings a wealth of experience to the team.” Robert Lloyd said: “Bay TV Swansea has built some very solid foundations as a local TV station since its launch in July, 2016. “I look forward to working with energetic, enthusiastic and very professional colleagues at Bay TV Swansea. “I will be working hard to build further partnerships in the community and extending Bay TV Swansea’s reach into the S…
This dead swan was at the entrance to Sandy Water Park in Llanelli today.
As I am a 'regular' at the park, it hadn't been there for more than 24 hours.
It's taken as read that we are all on alert for outbreaks of avian flu.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in Llanelli was shut for a short while before Christmas as a precautionary move following the discovery of a dead wild duck (next to the Llwchwr Estuary) with H5N8 avian influenza (‘bird flu’).
Earlier this month, The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales confirmed Avian Influenza H5N8 in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks on a premises near Pontyberem in the Gwendraeth Valley.
Prior to confirmation, it was decided to cull the birds on strong suspicion of disease.
It's important not to get too alarmed about all this.
Avian flu is a concern for birds – not humans.
This is NOT a strain of bird flu that has ever transferred to people.
But, after today's discovery, I decided I would do a bit of civic …
The search is on to find Carmarthenshire’s next Richard Branson or Alan Sugar. Budding entrepreneurs are being urged to enter this year’s Beacon Bursary competition, launched at the Graig Campus of Coleg Sir Gar. Open to further and higher education students studying or living in Carmarthenshire, winners of the competition are offered free office space within the Beacon Centre for Enterprise in Dafen, Llanelli, along with a cash prize of up to £3000 and mentoring support, so that they can develop their businesses. The annual competition is delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gâr and University of Wales Trinity Saint David and forms part of the council’s commitment to developing entrepreneurship within the county. It provides people with an opportunity to access finance, office space and a wealth of support and experience which will provide the best opportunity for their businesses to flourish. Last year’s winner was Martin Goddard of 360 Entertain…