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The latest Clay Shaw Butler 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.

January is one of the busiest months of the year for accountants as we help many valued clients complete their self assessment paperwork.
Hopefully, if you’re reading this and you are included in the self-assessment programme, then the hard graft should now be all behind you.
But if you leave things to the last minute – and some people do – then the self-assessment deadline is here. It’s January 31!
Here’s some interesting statistics from the taxman at HMRC –
a record breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year's Eve more than 11,467 people sent off their self assessment tax return on New Year's Day and in excess of 2,000 taxpayers submitted their tax returns on Christmas Day.  Here at Clay Shaw Butler, we regularly remind our clients - The deadline for sending 2014/15 …

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.


Shame on them:
They say writing is 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent perspiration - unless you’re a writer who lives in the middle of the Sahara, in which do you prevent your sweaty fingers from sliding off the keyboard?
Before I begin scribbling my weekly witterings, I usually have no idea what to write, so very often perspiration wins over inspiration.
But there are times when an experience will cause me to rush to my laptop to get the words down, fast.
Such an incident happened at a motorway services on the M5.
I had no business being on the M5 because I was driving from Bridgend to Carmarthen, but that’s another story...
After I’d got my coffee from the machine, told the till lady “I’ve only got a £20 note, sorry” and she’d replied “That’s alright, love.…

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 -
In last week’s ‘On Song’ column, we put the spotlight on a new project by Kidwelly Festival Choir chairman Simon Hands.
He has come up with the idea of creating a ‘shared list’ of choir and musical events for 2016.
It’s Simon’s hope that this list will help avoid unnecessary clashes of concert dates.
Friday 29th January: Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi, Ferryside Hall.
Saturday, February 6, Côr Lleisiau Cwm will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special gala night at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli
February 20, “Encore” Community Recital. Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, Angelicus Chorale, Musicians and singers from Hywel Academy of Music, Huw Tregelles Williams (organ), Jane Jewell (piano), Gareth Hamlin (percussion), John Hywel Williams (conductor), St. Elli Parish Church, Llanelli.
Llanelli gala concert at Ffwrnes Theatre on February 27 will feature Cô…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -
WEEK COMMENCING January 25, 2016

3 Medium Corned Beef Pasties, £1.70
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties, £2.00
4 Medium Sausage Rolls, £1.85
2 Egg Custard Tarts, £1.10
Sandwich of the Week, Salmon and Cucumber, £2.20
Rustic Baguette of the Week, Ham and Cheese, £2.50
Filled Softie of the Week, Chicken Tikka, £2.40
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