Showing posts from May 3, 2015

Aberystwyth scientists support first ever all Wales ‘Fire Ride’

Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are supporting Wales’ Fire and Rescue Service personnel in their charity bike ride to raise £15,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity and Wales Air Ambulance.
The sports physiologists at IBERS are advising the team on the best way to prepare in relation to energy and fluid replacement strategies for the 14-day event.
The very first ‘Fire Ride’ is a bike ride that links up all of Wales’ 152 Fire Stations, and will take place over 14 days between 22nd May – and the 4th June 2015. A core team of riders will complete the full 1350-mile ride, and hundreds more are expected to support and join in the challenge by completing individual stages of the event.
The course will cover Wales' beautiful landscapes and joining up all of the fire service communities around the country.
All Service personnel are welcome and there is a ride for all abilities, from extreme sports and endurance enthusiasts …

Sinfonia Cymru 'Go Baroque' with Rachel Podger

Wales’s leading chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru will be teaming up with one of the UK’s foremost specialists in Baroque music for a tour to three venues across South Wales this month. Guest Director and violinist Rachel Podger will join the orchestra for performances of music by Bach, Purcell, Vivaldi and Telemann at The Ffwrnes, Llanelli (Friday 29 May), The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Saturday 30 May) and The Riverfront, Newport (Sunday 31 May).
The all-baroque programme is a new venture for the orchestra and as General Manager Sophie Lewis says, “we could not have asked for a better person to direct us through the music of the period than Rachel. The breadth and depth of her understanding is unrivalled and that is why working with her will be such an inspiration for our players.”
As well as establishing the hugely popular annual Brecon Baroque Festival, Rachel Podger has also garnered critical acclaim for her recordings of baroque masterpieces with particular praise for …

Annual bowls date for South Wales Rotarians

The Rotary District 1150 92nd annual bowls triples competition will be held in Llandrindod Wells this summer. Details - DISTRICT 1150
Date: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Lunch: Metropole Hotel at 12.30 p.m.
Bowls Competition: Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club, Rock Park 2.15 p.m.
Teams of three players each playing three woods.
To win prizes, all three must be current members of respective Rotary clubs
Contact: Noel Tippett, Rotary Club of Pontllanfraith Tel: 01495 228280

Lampeter Rotary Club celebrating 45 years of service

President Carol Ramaya and members of Lampeter Rotary Club will be celebrating 45 years of service in the community in 2015.
The club is holding its 45th Charter Night at the Grannell Hotel, Llanwnnen, on Friday, May 29, 7.00 for 7.30pm.
The guest speaker is retired Police Inspector, Mr. Ken Lewis, Llanwnnen, who published, in March, his biography ‘Insbector Ken’.
The cost of the evening, including the three course dinner followed by coffee, is £20.
Dress – formal and regalia to be worn.
An invitation is extended to Rotarians
Please RSVP by 20/05/2015 to -
Rhys Bebb Jones
50 Heol y Bont
Llanbedr Pont Steffan

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

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.


If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of what’s occurin’ in this big world of ours, then you’ll be aware that recycling is a hot topic.
Maybe not as hot as the hottest thing known to man . . .
That title goes to a McDonald’s apple pie, but just like one of those devilish desserts, it’s a burning issue . . .
If you’ve never had a McDonald’s apple pie, I can tell you they make molten lava erupting from a volcano feel like an ice-cold, bone-chilling wind, blowing in from the Russian Steppes.
Before attempting to eat one, leave it on your plate for a while. Say . . . er . . .48 hours.
It’s expected of us that, despite our busy work and family commitments, we have to recycle almost everything that comes in through our front doors, in a never-ending effort to help our planet.
That’s quite a big…

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 (Llanelli Male Voice Choir) will be holding a special concert with The Three Welsh Tenors at the Selwyn Samuel Centre on Sunday, July 12.
And they will also be joined by some extra special guests – Llangennech Junior School choir.
The school choir performed admirably in the recent Songs of Praises competition and will be doing their best to outshine the other performers on stage.
The Three Welsh Tenors are three distinct and unique voices which complement each other perfectly.
With a programme comprising of classics from opera and musicals, famous Welsh songs and hymns, and contemporary compositions, they have something which appeals to all tastes and to suit every occasion.
The Three Welsh Tenors, Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall and Aled Wyn Davies since December 2014 (Alun Rhys-Jenkins original member), first came together to sing as a trio for the Celtfest extra…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

3 Medium Corned Beef £1.70
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties £2.00 2 Chicken Bacon Pasties (New) £2.30 2 Egg Custard Tarts £1.10 Sandwich Of The Week, Chicken Tikka £2.30 Rustic Baguette Of The Week, Chicken and Bacon £2.45 Filled Softie Of The Week, Turkey Salad £2.25

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