Ryan Michael Thomas has been elected the new Carmarthenshire County Councillor for the Kidwelly ward. A by-election was held yesterday following the death of former councillor Keith Davies.
Results of the by election are as follows: Stephen Royston Bowen – People First – 58 Fran Burke-Lloyd – Independent – 177 Stephen Andrew Davies – Welsh Conservative – 53 Dilwyn John Jones – Plaid Cymru - 248 Vivian Summers – Independent – 28 Ryan Michael Thomas – Welsh Labour – 288 The turnout was 31 per cent.
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.
Cue drum roll . . . we are getting ready for what followers of finance describe as a ‘Fiscal Event’. Wednesday, November 25 is the day Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gives his annual Autumn Statement to the nation. It’s the Chancellor’s chance for a bit of pre-winter financial housekeeping. This year, the Autumn Statement is being combined with what is described as the Spending Review. The Spending Review sets out how the Government spends taxpayers’ money The review is a process that determines how the Government will spend public money over the course of the current Parliament. There is the ‘small matter’ (not really) of some £4 trillion of taxpayers’ money to be spent on government departments and public services like the NHS and schools. In the Spending Review the Government decides…
The Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council has visited Mrs Nan Jones of Cross Hands who was celebrating her 100th birthday. Chairman Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths visited along with Council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole last week. Cllr Hughes Griffiths said: “We chatted to Mrs Jones for a long time and her conversation and reminiscences were so enjoyable. Warm congratulations to her.”
The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star -
The last weekend of November promises to be a busy one for lovers of good music and singing. The weekend will feature two first class events – one celebrating acclaimed Welsh soprano Shȃn Cothi and the other welcoming the start of the Christmas season. On Saturday, November 28, in the beautiful candlelit surroundings of St Elli Parish Church, the Llanelli Choral Society will present ‘The Miracle of Christmas’ - joining forces with the Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, Angelicus Chorale and award-winning soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn. It all comes together under the baton of conductor John Hywel Williams. The festive performance will bring to life the story of the Nativity with a poignant blend of orchestral and choral music, narration and theatre. The exciting musical programme reflecting chapters from the story of the Nativity will be narrated by Jeremy Hywel and will include …
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. www.philevans.co.uk
There are more questions than answers . . . If you ever feel the need to delve into the mysteries of the human condition, you could spend months in dusty libraries, studying the works of philosophers like Plato, Descartes and Bertrand Russell. If you persevere, eventually you’ll penetrate the deep complexity of their opinions on the ultimate purpose of the human race. Alternatively you could switch the radio on and listen to some Golden Oldies, like Johnny Nash’s big hit from 1972 that contained these wise words...
There are more questions than answers
Pictures in my mind that will not show
There are more questions than answers
And the more I find out the less I know.
The more I find out, the less I know. Isn’t that deeply profound? I’m a man approaching 35 (I won’…
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