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Operational administrator needed by Melin Consultants in Llanelli

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The go-ahead firm of Melin Consultants is looking for an Operational Administrator.
Melin Consultants provides sustainable construction solutions to a range of clients from architects, building engineers, local authorities and main contractors. Our general activities are office based and influence the early design of new buildings.
Success over recent years has come from a blend of first class service and providing a quick efficient operation. The company understands that to support a first rate technical team a comprehensive level of background support is required. Melin has recognised the need for an additional operational administrator to complement the professional approach the company adopts in the provision of its technical services.
Duties will include general administrative duties, customer liaison, quality auditing of work and providing a support mechanism to the technical staff.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
· good communication skills
· a …

Afternoon tea at health board will promote nutrition

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Hywel Dda University Health Board will be taking part in a worldwide afternoon tea to promote nutrition.
The afternoon tea is part of a National ‘Nutrition and Hydration Week’ and is helping to highlight the work university health board staff do every day in helping to improve nutritional intake.
Many patients in hospital have a poor appetite because of their illness so making sure all foods and drinks are as nourishing as possible helps patients to meet their nutritional needs.
The afternoon teas and related activities such as cake baking competitions will mainly be on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th March and will be hosted by a number of wards and departments across the University Health Board.
Karen Thomas, Joint Head of Dietetics, said: “The activities will be a chance for patients and their visitors to be made aware of how important it is to eat well when in hospital and also to provide further awareness and information for all staff.
“We are incrementally introducing the new Al…

Dining room at Withybush turned into a ‘Brassiere’ for charity!

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The dining room at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, has turned into a ‘Brassiere’ as people are being asked to donate their old bras for charity.
An Against Breast Cancer bra bank has been placed in the dining room to help raise vital funds for research as being environmentally friendly and supporting the economy of developing countries.
People can bring their second hand bras into the bank and they are then packed up and shipped out to West Africa where traders support their families selling textiles locally at village markets.
A donation to Against Breast Cancer’s research is made by their recycling partner and is based on the weight of the bank so more bras mean more funds.
The dining room at Withybush Hospital is open as for breakfast from 8.15am-10.30am, lunch from 12noon-2pm and supper from 6pm-7.30pm.
It can be found on lower ground floor and provides eat in or takeaway and runs special menu days.
Tea\Coffee\Food Vending Facilities are available 24 hours.

Hywel Dda University Health Board looks at cardiology quality and safety report

Hywel Dda University Health Board is setting up a clinical project board to look at a report regarding cardiology.
Following concerns raised, the University Health Board commissioned a full, independent, external review by the recognised experts, the Royal College of Physicians into quality and safety of cardiology services.
Medical Director Dr Sue Fish said: “Our patients deserve the best possible care and we would like to reassure patients we take the issues raised in the report very seriously.
“The review did not look at any specific issues relating to individual patients and has not identified any parts of the service that are currently unsafe.
“However, it did make a number of recommendations advising us on how they believe we should configure cardiology services to improve the care of patients across the university health board.
“We will have to consider the recommendations very seriously before reaching a decision on how we implement them.
“A number of the issues identified in the…

Red Kite Law St David’s Day celebration raises more than £300 for cancer charity

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St David’s Day celebrations at Red Kite Law’s offices helped raise more than £300 for the Marie Curie cancer charity.
Staff at the legal firm marked the occasion by wearing either yellow or red to work.
They decked the reception areas out with daffodils and Welsh flags and laid on Welsh Cakes for customers.
“It was a splendid effort by all concerned,” said Red Kite Law partner David Sangster. “The staff really got into the spirit of St David’s Day and in doing so raised a very commendable sum for the Marie Curie cancer charity.
“We topped up the contributions from staff with a donation from the Red Kite Law charity committee, raising a grand total of £318.68. Obviously, there is a very big ‘diolch yn fawr’ to staff for their efforts.”

Photo: Staff at Red Kite Law raising money for the Marie Curie cancer charity on St David’s Day.

Red Kite Law has 13 partners and a total headcount of 81, with seven offices spread across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. The senior management team consists o…

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star - 
Côr Meibion Llanelli choristers are currently looking forward to performing at the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, April 1.
The choir will be performing before a select audience of MPs, Members of the House of Lords and special VIP guests at the request of Llanelli MP Nia Griffith.
The choir has agreed to make a return visit to Hersham in Surrey on Saturday, July 12.
“Our visit there last year was a great success, with the organisers saying they could have sold tickets for the venue twice over,” said choir chairman Mel Harries.
“On our last visit we raised a huge amount of cash for the Royal Marsden cancer hospital. This year, we will be raising funds for the church roof in Hersham.”
Other events scheduled for the year include a trip to Salzburg in Austria in November.
This year is Côr Meibion Llanelli’s 50th anniversary year.
“It’s a great year to be a member of the choir…

Ponthenri School receives a special prize for its Platinum success

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Ponthenri primary School has received a special prize for its Platinum success.
Staff and pupils have received a certificate in recognition of their Platinum status under the Eco Schools programme.
Executive Board Member for Technical Services Cllr Colin Evans went along to the school to deliver the certificate in person.
Carmarthenshire has the highest number of Platinum award winning schools in Wales at 17. It is the highest award possible under Eco Schools - the equivalent to four Green Flags.
Cllr Evans said: “I was very impressed with the work being carried out by staff and pupils at Ponthenri to reduce their carbon footprint and the Platinum award proves just how environmentally-friendly they have become.
“I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and encourage others to take a leaf out of their book.”
The Eco Schools programme is a partnership between the county council, Keep Wales Tidy and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Pupils study a range of topics suc…

New Indian dance craze is sweeping through Carmarthenshire

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A new Indian dance craze is sweeping through Carmarthenshire.
Just Jhoom taster sessions have proved so popular that a regular class is now being delivered from Carmarthen Leisure Centre.
Inspired by the glitz and the glamour of Bollywood films, the class is believed to be the first of its kind in Carmarthenshire.
Just Jhoom – Just dance - draws on a range of dance styles from classical Indian to bhangra with dashes of hip-hop, jive and jazz.
The one hour adult session starts on Friday at 7pm and is suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
Instructor Ffion James, who has a degree in dance, said a recent trip to India inspired her to learn the dance and bring it back to her hometown.
She said: “The class is a combination of Indian dance moves, Bollywood music and strengthening exercises inspired by yoga. It’s energetic, fun and helps keep you fit. Just Jhoom is quite different to your usual dance in terms of using hand gestures and dancing to Indian music.”
Just Jhoom is the brain…