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The latest Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald

The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald.
By Mark Jones, director of Carmarthen-based Clay Shaw Butler chartered accountants and business consultants.

It’s not often that the National Eisteddfod provides the forum for a debate on the problems of debt.
But, it’s a major festival event, so why shouldn’t it be an opportunity to debate society’s problems?
The charity Citizen’s Advice Cymru (Wales) used the Eisteddfod Maes at Meifod in Montgomeryshire to debate current problems with poverty in Wales.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of people contacting the debt charity because they are struggling with the things they need "to survive".
Citizens Advice Cymru helped just under 30,000 people with more than 125,000 debt-related problems in 2014-15.
This is a 19% rise on the year before.
The charity's Fran Targett said common problems used to be consumer debt but are now more people need help with rent and energy bills.
Here, then ar…

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 - 

There's a very special ‘Cariad’ night of entertainment planned for Llanelli on Friday, September 4.
The Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli will be the venue for a night to help raise the awareness and importance of defibrillators.
The concert will feature Brit and Mobo award winner Lemar.
Also appearing with be top tenor Wynne Evans and Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir.
Tickets can be pre-purchased at £25.00 from Anyone Waiting, Halfway Hotel, Llanelli, 01554 773571 (card payments welcome).
All proceeds from the show go towards providing more Zoll AED Plus defibrillators and basic life support training to schools and communities across Wales.
This event will be publicised across Wales so the advice is to get your tickets early.
The show is being supported and sponsored by Zoll UK Medical.
The concert line-up at the moment is -
Lemar. Seven top ten UK singles and sold ov…

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.


Church, football or comedy?
“There are lies, damn lies....and statistics!” goes the old saying. But I’m not sure that’s true. Otherwise, The Office For National Porkies would stand right next to The Office For National Statisics in Newport.
So, you can take what I’m about to tell you with a pinch of salt, unless you suffer from high blood pressure.
I recently read that in Britain, more people go to Church than attend football matches.
Monthly attendance at Church Of England services are around 1.7 million and the Catholic Church has similar numbers – so if you include followers of other religions, then probably 4 to 5 million people attend church regularly.
Compare that to the average weekly attendance at Premier League matches (680,000) and the average weekly attendance at non-league games (1…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

WEEK COMMENCING August 3, 2015

3 Medium Corned Beef Pasties, £1.70
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties, £2.00
4 Medium Sausage Rolls, £1.85
2 Custard Slices, £1.70
Sandwich Of The Week, Chicken and Bacon, £2.45
Rustic Baguette Of The Week, Chicken Tikka, £2.45
Filled Softie Of The Week, Turkey and Stuffing, £2.25

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