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The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

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The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.

Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.

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Until last week, I’d never heard of Jodie Ginsberg or “The Index On Censorship”, the organisation of which she‘s the Chief Executive.
But in the wake of the barbaric attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, she made a comment that, as a comedian who has to walk the tightrope between being ‘edgy’ and not deliberately offending people, I found very profound.
“The ability to express ourselves freely is fundamental to a free society.
“This includes the freedom to publish, to satirise, to joke, to criticise, even when that might cause offence to others.
“Those who wish to silence free speech must never be allowed to prevail”.
On stage, I’m able to say practically anything I want. I have, as Ms Ginsberg eloquently states, ‘The freedom to joke‘ - and I’m truly grateful to have that privilege.
The cartooni…

Fishguard school praised for healthy living messages

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Hywel Dda University Health Board has congratulated children at the Holy Name School in Fishguard who have been using their creativity to promote healthy living messages.
The children submitted their entries into the Healthy Schools Twelve days of Christmas competition and their messages included suggestions like dressing up warm to stay well, eating more fruit, brushing your teeth twice a day and going for a walk more regularly.
Mrs Robb the Head teacher in Holy Name, Fishguard said “As a school we are committed to encouraging our pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle and we are delighted that the high quality work produced by our pupils in PSHE has received this recognition.”
Hywel Dda’s Director of Public Health, Teresa Owen added “I am delighted that the competition has given local school children an opportunity to get involved in promoting healthy living.
“We hope to run the competition again next Christmas and I would encourage schools to get involved. Details about how to enter will…