Press release: November 7, 2017. For immediate publication.
New appointment at Bay TV Swansea Freelance journalist and media consultant Robert Lloyd has been appointed as station manager and head of news and sport at Bay TV Swansea. Lloyd, 58, has more than 40 years of experience in the media world. He is a former editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star and a former deputy editor of the South Wales Evening Post. Peter Townsend, chairman of Bay TV (Swansea) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robert Lloyd to the team at Bay TV Swansea. “He is a well-known figure throughout the community and brings a wealth of experience to the team.” Robert Lloyd said: “Bay TV Swansea has built some very solid foundations as a local TV station since its launch in July, 2016. “I look forward to working with energetic, enthusiastic and very professional colleagues at Bay TV Swansea. “I will be working hard to build further partnerships in the community and extending Bay TV Swansea’s reach into the S…
Former Gower MP Gareth Wardell was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of Llanelli Rotary Club held at the Stradey Park Hotel.
Mr Wardell gave an illuminating address, weaving comparisons between his job as a politician and his late father's job as a Tumble barber.
It was an amusing, highly-entertaining and thought-provoking address.
Mr Wardell, now 69, won the Gower constituency seat in a Parliamentary by-election in 1982.
The Labour MP held the seat until his retirement in 1997.
He now works as a public affairs consultant in Wales.
Mr Wardell's Parliamentary term was largely in opposition to Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Government. But his did make a significant contribution by being the youngest MP to chair the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.
Mr Wardell recognised that in the 'fame stakes' he may have played second fiddle to his father, Jack, who was one of the UK's oldest barbers and who cut and styled hair for almost 80 years.
Jack Wardell learned …
The Jubilee event at Carmarthen Market went down a treat with visitors to the town. The traders put on a range of activities to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and all who attended had a great time.
Activities included a chocolate coin hunt, live entertainment by Just Keith and The Only Clown in the Village, arts and craft stalls and tombola. A total of £457.07 was raised and proceeds will go to the Help for Heroes charity. Market trader, Joan Willson said:“I’m so glad we were able to put on such a great event to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee; children and families really enjoyed and to top it all we are able to help a very worthy charity. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all who helped support the charity.” Dena Lloyd , Help for Heroes County Coordinator added: “It was an honour to be at the event. The charity will be delighted by the donation and I’m so glad the day was such a success. Well done to the traders at Carmarthen market for putting on such a fantastic day.”