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The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald

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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.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has called for banks and charities to take greater responsibility for those who may be vulnerable to scams.
The CTSI commissioned a report from Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work into scam victims, and its recommendations to financial institutions and charities include:
recognising their duty of care to dementia sufferers who could make an ‘unwise decision’ as a result of their cognitive state allowing vulnerable people to put a 24 hour delay on new or large transactions from leaving their bank accounts and sending an email or text alerting a carer or loved one at the start of that period adopting a default that personal data is not shared without a clear opt in and that it is not held for longer than 12 months bef…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

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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
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IT’LL BE A RUBBISH SUMMER . . . IF YOU DON’T USE A BIN.

I was reading The Evening Post recently (No, I wasn’t in a coffee shop at the time, some of you might be surprised to learn) and although it was jam-packed with interesting articles – as always – one in particular caught my attention. Part of it is reproduced here...
A dedicated cleaning team is now on hand at two Blue Flag beaches on Gower to keep them looking their best throughout the school summer holidays.
Swansea Council has placed two members of staff at the busy beaches of Caswell and Langland until September.
I also read articles in other Welsh newspapers about the tons of rubbish being left behind by bone-idle, bone-headed day-trippers on Barry Island beach and that the streets of Cardiff City Centre were in a disgusting state due …

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star and the Carmarthen Journal

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star and the Carmarthen Journal -

The ‘boys’ of Cor Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir are taking a well-earned holiday this August, with rehearsals resuming in September.
“When we get back to work it will be all systems go,” said choir musical director D Eifion Thomas.
“We have our ever-popular annual concert coming up and we will be fine-tuning the items we have already rehearsed.
“The annual is always one of the highlights of the Llanelli musical calendar and we are hoping for a full house at Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli.
“Tickets have gone on sale for what is the choir’s yearly opportunity to showcase their latest repertoire before their ‘home town’ supporters.”
Côr Meibion Llanelli will be staging their annual concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, at 7pm on Saturday, September 24.
Tickets can be obtained through the Ffwrnes Theatre box office or through the Theatrau Sir Gar website.…