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Celtic Couriers takes pole position in regional awards

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Burry Port courier company Celtic Couriers Ltd has fought off stiff competition to be crowned South West Depot of the Year 2012.
Part of the APC Overnight network, which consists of 115 depots across the UK, Celtic Couriers Ltd was identified as the best performing company in 2012 - fending off competition from more than 17 contenders throughout the South West.
Accepting the award from Olympic medallist Kriss Akabusi at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, Depot Principal Gail Skinner said: “This is a fantastic result and the perfect way to end a really successful year.
“Since founding the business in 1989 and joining the APC Overnight network in 1994, the business has gone from strength to strength.
“We have a really strong group of local customers. We know that, for them, our ability to offer next day delivery throughout the UK from our base in Burry Port is a key advantage.
“We’re now hoping to make 2013 even more successful for the business than last…

Mums in West Wales benefit from peer support scheme

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New mums in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are receiving extra help in their babies first few days via a special volunteer scheme.
Hywel Dda Health Board’s Volunteering for Health Project has enrolled volunteers to help support new mums with their babies.
All of the volunteers on the ‘buddy’ scheme are mums themselves and the scheme is particularly designed for new mothers so the volunteers can share their experiences and offer reassuring support. 

Rachel Allan, from Freshwater East, was supported by volunteer Amy when she had her baby Jack six months ago at Withybush Hospital.  She said: ”I had a great deal of support to help me breastfeed from the arrival of my first baby Jack.
“When in hospital Amy came to offer advice, just when I happened to be feeding.
“She was really encouraging and in order to explain fully about latching on she used a knitted woolly boob! She also told me about the breastfeeding support group.
“My advice to other breastfeeding mums would be don'…

New business development manager for Celtic Couriers

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Paul Davies has joined the Celtic Couriers team as Business Development Manager.
Paul is pictured being welcomed to the Burry Port HQ by General Manager Gareth Jenkins, left.
Paul, 45, is a Llanelli boy through and through, born and bred in Llwynhendy and with footballing links to Trallwm and Pwll clubs.
Educated at Brynwgyn Comprehensive in Llanelli, Paul has worked with Best Ways Direct, Tesco, Butlins and Calsonic Llanelli Radiators.
Paul lives in Carmarthen.
Paul said: "I'd like to think that I have extensive experience of identifying the needs of corporate customers and of running and delivering sales and marketing campaigns for key clients.
"I aim to quickly understand the mission, vision and values of the company and I am now looking at bringing on board some key accounts for Celtic Couriers.
"The company has all the facilities and staff members to excel at the highest of levels in this sector of business.
"I look forward to welcoming old acquaintances and new b…

The LoCooker team on the BBC Radio Wales Louise Elliott show

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The LoCooker team from Llanelli featured on the BBC Radio Wales Louise Elliott show. Edited version from iPlayer -

Matthew crowned Pembrokeshire Welsh Learner of the Year

A member of staff from Withybush Hospital has won Pembrokeshire Welsh Learner of the Year.
Matthew Rempes, Undergraduate Training Co-ordinator, started learning Welsh 18 months ago after moving from Ohio, USA.
He said: “I am delighted to get this award and hope it inspires others to start learning Welsh.”
Enfys Williams, Welsh Language Officer for the health board, said: “Learning Welsh as an adult can be daunting but Matthew is a good example to encourage others to give it a go.”
For more information on learning Welsh go to:
www.learnwelshsouthwestwales.org or www.aber.ac.uk/welshforadults

The Really Big Sing in Llanelli is a 'sold-out' concert

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The Really Big Sing in Llanelli  in aid of BBC Children in Need has sold out at Y Ffwrnes theatre box office. Barbara Thomas, of the Hywel Choir, has a small amount of remaining tickets which are being sold on a first-come first-served basis.
Parents and friends in need of tickets are recommended urgently to contact Barbara Thomas for tickets for this unique event to be held on Saturday, September 14, at Y Ffwrnes and will feature the Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers, the giant sound of the 200 Voice Great Welsh Male Chorus, Burry Port Town Band and soprano Adele O'Neil, organist Huw Tregelles Williams - all under the direction of John Hywel Williams and conductor Ryan Lee.
Barbara Thomas can be contacted on 01269 841648 or peterthomas841@btinternet.com

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The LoCooker launch at Parc y Scarlets

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The recent launch of the LoCooker at Parc y Scarlets, as featured on the S4C Heno magazine show -

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

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Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -
WEEK COMMENCING 10/06/13
3 MEDIUM CORNED BEEF PASTIES £1.60
2 SPICY CHICKEN PASTIES £2.20
2 LARGE CORNED BEEF PASTIES £1.90
4 FRUIT SCONES £1.50
2 FRESH CREAM ECLAIRS £1.70
SANDWICH OF THE WEEK – CHICKEN & STUFFING £2.20
BAGUETTE OF THE WEEK – CHICKEN & BACON £2.35
ROLLS OF THE WEEK – WHITE BAPS - PACK OF 4 £1.00
LOAF OF THE WEEK – SMALL WHITE BATCH £1.05
SPECIALITY LOAF *weekend only* MEDITERRANEAN BREAD £1.45
LOAF CAKE OF THE WEEK – CHOCOLATE CAKE *special price* £1.50* Website - http://jenkinsbakery.co.uk/