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Life-saving equipment in the heart of the community

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THE VILLAGE of Llanlllwni is the latest community to receive a lifesaving defibrillator thanks to match funding raised by the  Talardd Ramblers with help and support from the local community and a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Nation of Lifesavers package.

The defibrillator is  placed outside the Talardd Inn public house  allowing continuous access in the event of an emergency.

The BHF Nation of Lifesavers package allows people be to taught vital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and provides public access defibrillators (PADs) where they are needed most.

Steve Glasson from the Talardd Ramblers said: “We raised funds for a defibrillator with the help and support of the local community and also funding received from the BHF. We  completed a 26.2 mile walking event in June and we raised £3,500.  There is now a defibrillator located in outside the Talardd Inn so that it is accessible at all times  in the event of an emergency.

“I would like to thank all the members of the  Talardd Ramblers, the  local community and local businesses in the area for all their help and support in raising vital funds for this piece of life saving equipment.

“The community have also been trained  by the Welsh Ambulance Service on Emergency Life Skills which involved CPR and defibrillator training and there are plans for more training sessions in the future.”

Jayne Lewis, BHF Cymru’s Local Fundraising Manager said: “Today, if you suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK, you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. We are leading the fight to change this and create a Nation of Lifesavers. We are working to support the placement of lifesaving defibrillators in areas of need within the local community.

“With more people in Wales trained in emergency life-support skills and more defibrillators available locally, the chances of resuscitating someone from a cardiac arrest should be greatly improved. Having more defibrillators available locally for these emergencies is crucial to saving more lives.”

Heart and circulatory disease is Wales’ single biggest killer.  Across Wales thousands of people are already helping us to fight for every heart beat as fundraisers and volunteers. To get involved and support our work please get in touch www.bhf.org.uk/wales

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New First Minister announces his cabinet

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HE FIRST MINISTER FOR WALES, Mark Drakeford, has today announced his new look cabinet to lead Wales. The First Minister said: “It is an enormous privilege for me to be appointed First Minister of Wales. Every leader needs a strong team around them, and I am delighted to introduce my new cabinet which is a strong mix of experience, talent and passion.

“Brexit is our greatest challenge.  In the extraordinary and regrettable circumstances created by the UK Government, it is vital that we prepare for all outcomes. I have retained Ministers in posts where their experience of Brexit preparation is key, while creating a new post to reflect the priority I attach to international relationships and trade.

“As a government we will continue to speak up for Wales, to fight our country’s corner and make sure the government in London is never in any doubt at all of what matters to the people of Wales.”

Cabinet and Deputy Ministers

Vaughan Gething
Minister for Health and Social Services  – Y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol

Julie Morgan
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol

Eluned Morgan
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language – Gweinidog y Gymraeg a Chysylltiadau Rhyngwladol

Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Diwylliant, Chwaraeon a Thwristiaeth

Ken Skates
Minister for Economy and Transport – Gweinidog yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth

Lee Waters
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport – Dirprwy Weinidog yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth

Julie James
Minister for Housing and Local Government – Y Gweinidog Tai a Llywodraeth Leol

Hannah Blythyn
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Tai a Llywodraeth Leol

Rebecca Evans
Minister for Finance and Trefnydd – Y Gweinidog Cyllid a’r Trefnydd

Kirsty Williams
Minister for Education – Y Gweinidog Addysg

Lesley Griffiths
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs – Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig

Jeremy Miles
Counsel General Designate and Brexit Minister – Y Darpar Gwnsler Cyffredinol a’r Gweinidog Brexit

Jane Hutt
Deputy Minister and Chief Whip – Y Dirprwy Weinidog a’r Prif Chwip

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Man steals 50 tools worth £6000 from B&Q

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a burglary at B&Q, Carmarthen, which happened at around 8.25pm on Wednesday, December 5.

Around 50 items were stolen – Dewalt and Makita branded power tools and batteries – which are valued at nearly £6,000.

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured, who may have information that could help them with their enquiries.

If you recognise the man in the photograph, believe it is you, or have any information that could help officers with their investigation contact PC Christopher Day by calling 101.

If you are approached to buy cheap tools, or see cheap tools for sale, report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DPP/2066/05/12/2018/02/C

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Huge RAF plane lands on Pembrey Beach

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PEMBREY BEACH turned into a runway on Wednesday (Dec 12) when a gigantic RAF plane landed on it.

The A400M Atlas plane, piloted from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, was being tested on the Carmarthenshire beach.

A spokesperson for the RAF said: “Beaches are routinely used by the RAF for training operations with other tactical airlifters.

“The A400M showcased its superb tactical capabilities on natural surfaces by performing take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres.”

Capable of flying over 2,000 miles, with room for 66 patients on stretchers on the board, and can carry a 37-tonne payload.

Despite weighing 120 tonnes it can reach 485mph.

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