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Jenkins Bakery ready for Pancake Day

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Tuesday (February 12) is the day when people go flipping mad for pancakes.
And Llanelli’s biggest bakery (the Jenkins Bakery) will be doing their bit to mark Shrove Tuesday.
“Pancakes are popular all the year around,” said Jenkins Bakery director and company secretary David Jenkins.
“But all our shops will be making a special effort with pancakes this week and on Tuesday, in particular.
“We hope to sell something like 20,000 pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, so you can see how popular they are.
“In fact, we sell a number of varieties – a plain pancake, a chocolate chip one and a fruit (currant) version.
“This year, we are launching a new pancake - the cranberry pancake (pictured below). Early signs are it’s proving very popular with our customers.”
Mr Jenkins added: “This is a busy time of year for us as we recently put out a special range of Valentine’s Day products.
“We pride ourselves as being a bakery business which knows its customers and we know how people love to celebrate different events …

The latest Iechyd Da beer column from brewer Simon Buckley

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The Carmarthen Journal 'Iechyd Da' beer column by Simon Buckley, chief executive of the Llandeilo-based Evan-Evans Brewery. 
My brewing boots are back on the rack and the beers are ready to go to the International Brewing Awards. Now the nervous wait begins . . .
For the last two weeks there have been late nights and long brewing days, preparing the beers for the competition.
Hours have been spent in the lab checking and rechecking the beers to see that they fit the specification, and then tasting them as they mature.
We have been blighted by freezing weather, which has kept the ambient temperature at freezing or marginally above, which is hopeless for maturing beer.
So ‘Space’ heaters and lots of gas supplies were needed to bring the temperature back to eight degrees. The beers seem to be maturing well.
Some of you may ask why we bother? After all, it is only a competition.
The simple fact is that the International Brewing awards are the Oscars of the brewing industry.
They are the …

The name’s Wong, Dave Wong . . .but the gym’s one of the best

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He’s featured in a James Bond film and is known as a top grade martial arts expert.
Now Bridgend-born actor Dave Wong is passing on his skills at a new martial arts academy which has just opened in Talbot Green.
The Sen Martial Arts Academy is Dave Wong’s bid to educate future generations in discipline, exercise and self defence.
“I’ve been very fortunate in life to pick up the key skills needed to fulfil a desire to perform to the highest standard,” said 52-year-old Wong.
“I’ve been able to combine my martial arts skills with my acting abilities and this new gym is my way of giving something back to the community to help others follow in my footsteps.
Wong was billed as ‘Shangai art collector’ in Skyfall, the record-breaking latest film in the James Bond catalogue.
“Any role, no matter how small, is a privilege when you are taking part in a James Bond movie. It is THE biggest movie franchise out there and I thoroughly enjoyed my time on set.”
Wong’s movie CV is building nicely. He appeared…

Celtic Couriers looking for a sales executive

Sales Executive required for Business Development Department
Celtic Couriers is an established Parcel & Pallet Distribution Company based in Burry Port.
We pride ourselves on offering our customers an exceptional level of service as members of APC Overnight and Fortec Pallets
We are looking to recruit a Sales Executive to sell our services to potential and existing customers in the SA postcode.
The successful applicant will have proven track record in sales [full sales cycle], experience in B2B and B2C sales techniques, excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
The position will involve travel throughout the SA postcode and therefore a good geographical knowledge of the area would be beneficial.
This is a permanent position and a full driving licence is required.
If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send a current CV to:-
Clayton Moore
Business Development Manager
Celtic Couriers Limited
Unit 1 Burry Port Industrial Estate
Burry Port
SA16 0NN
Alternatively …

Balfour Beatty picked for £45m Aberystwyth project

Aberystwyth University has announced that Balfour Beatty has been selected as the preferred bidder for the development of its new student accommodation.
The £45million pound scheme will be located on Penglais Farm, on land immediately behind the existing award winning Pentre Jane Morgan student village and within walking distance to the University’s Penglais campus.
The new development will provide en-suite accommodation for 1000 students and include 100 studio flats. The accommodation includes enhanced learning and communal zones, in keeping with Aberystwyth’s progressive approach; the first students are expected to take up residence in September 2014. James Wallace, Director of Campus Services at Aberystwyth University commented: “We are pleased with the progress made with the competitive dialogue process. We expect our new residences to be handed over to us in 2014 and have students living in this fantastic new purpose-built accommodation, which will be an important step towards achi…

It’s the Triple Crown of comedy!

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In need of cheer after the doom and gloom of the rugby? Then, look no further than the Triple Crown of comedy in Wales.
Three of the most celebrated comedians in Wales will be taking to the ‘field of play’ in Ystradgynlais later this month.
The occasion sees the reprise of the famous ‘The Dragon Has Three Tongues’ show, featuring Phil Evans (above), Daniel Glyn and Gary Slaymaker.
“There be plenty of tongue-in-cheek points scoring a few conversions to the best in Welsh comedy,” promises Ammanford-based Phil Evans.
The acclaimed show has played in all four corners of Wales and was taken on its first ‘foreign tour’ last year when it formed the cornerstone of St David’s Day celebrations in Toronto in Canada.
Evans said: “Welsh audiences will be familiar with what the show is all about, but we haven’t given it an airing in Wales for a few months now, so it will be great fun to take it to heartland territory in Ystradgynlais.”
‘The Dragon Has Three Tongues’ will be staged at The Welfare in Breco…

Health 'Hotel facilities' open day in Pembrokeshire

Do you enjoy meeting people? Are you looking for a career in healthcare? If yes, then why not attend the 'Hotel facilities' open event at Withybush Hospital?
There are currently a number of vacancies within the team and the open day on February 20 is an opportunity to meet some of the current team and find out about the application process.
Hotel Facilities staff are responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness in wards and departments and for the preparation and service of beverages and distribution of meals to the patients.
Staff employed specifically in a catering role are responsible for maintaining kitchen hygiene and for meal service duties for patients, staff and visitors
Claire Lohse, supervisor for Ward 10 hotel facilities staff, said: “The catering and cleaning staff at Withybush Hospital are an essential and valued part of the healthcare team.
“Many of our staff have worked with us for years and are justifiably proud of the work they do.
“We are looking for m…

Biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym opens doors

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Self-made multi-millionaire Kevin Green and Neath-based Bollywood Actress Samira Mohamed Ali have helped launch the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym in Wales – CHRIS REES FIT2FIGHT MMA GYM at Ystrad Road, Fforestfach, Swansea.
CRA Fit2Fight gym was the launching pad for the new MMA online TV Channel for Wales - www.mmawales.tv and local film crews and local media were invited along to see all the facilities in the new 100-person capacity gym.
They all had the chance to meet and see two of the local MMA Pro fighters, Brett 'Pikey' Johns and Dino Gambatesa demonstrating the sport.
It was a family day, and a raffle was held to raise money for Cancer Research Wales.
Kevin Green likes to keep fit and healthy on a daily basis, but participated in MMA training for the first time ever on Sunday.
He said; "This is such an exciting venture to launch here in Swansea especially in the current challenging economic climate. It’s great to see small businesses such as the Chris Rees…