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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.



I never understood what people meant when they said, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions” until a week or so ago when I read about a Llanelli man who last July painted “Happy Birthday“ (plus his girlfriend’s name) in the middle of his street.
The message came from the heart and the paint came straight from B & Q.
Other paint suppliers are available, by the way.
He must have done it when there was no traffic around, otherwise a passing lorry might have squashed his plans . . . and everything else.
The man gave away his identity by signing it, “Love Dai”, followed by a drawing of a heart and a large ‘X’.
Either he didn’t realise that painting words two-foot long on a stretch of tarmac is just as anti-social as writing them two-foot high …

This week's special offers at Jenkins Bakery shops

This week's special offers at Jenkins Bakery shops -


3 Medium Corned Beef Pasties, £1.85
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties, £2.20
2 Minced Beef and Onion Pies, £2.50
2 Strawberry Manchester Tarts, £2.00
Sandwich of the Week, Chicken Tikka, £2.45
Rustic Baguette of the Week, Chicken and Bacon, £2.60
Filled Softie of the Week, Turkey Salad, £2.45

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Review: Burry Port Town Band 'Amelia Earhart' concert at Memorial Hall

St David’s Day concert and celebration of Amelia Earhart (Burry Port’s moment in world history), featuring Burry Port Town Band, Burry Port, Burry Port Junior Band and the brass ensemble of the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, at Memorial Hall, Burry Port.
It is so often the case that inspirational stories lend themselves to equally inspirational tributes.
It was certainly the case at Burry Port Memorial Hall when Burry Port Town Band staged the Welsh premiere of ‘Stillness’ a special composition celebrating the achievement of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane.
Burry Port’s part in the Earhart story is well documented. In 1928, a seaplane carrying Earhart landed in the estuary and was later towed into Burry Port harbour.
Nearly 89 years later, composer Tom Davoren was finally able to stage a ‘homecoming’ for his 15-minute-long musical tribute.
Tom, who hails from Gower and made his first connection with Burry Port Town Band as a musician at the age …