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Llanelli AM to hold first supermarket surgery

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LOCAL Assembly Member Lee Waters, will be holding a public advice surgery for Llanelli constituents. The event will take place in Morrisons café in Parc Pemberton on Friday, May 10, from 2-3:30pm.

The surgery will be an opportunity for Llanelli constituents to raise any particular concerns or issues with Lee Waters, and he will be able to take them up on their behalf.

Lee Waters AM said, “Public advice surgeries provide a great opportunity for our elected representatives to hear the issues that truly matter to the people that they serve. Nia Griffith and I hold advice surgeries every week right across the constituency so that people can raise problems with us that we can try and help with.”

This will be the first time that Lee Waters has held an open surgery at a supermarket, and plans are underway to hold further surgeries in other local supermarkets in the following months. It’s hoped that holding surgeries in supermarkets will encourage more people to come and talk about any issues with Lee Waters directly.

“We are grateful to Morrisons Llanelli for allowing us to hold our surgery in their supermarket and we hope that it will be a successful regular event, taking place in supermarkets across the Llanelli constituency.

“Events such as these are vital in making elected representatives more visible to the wider public” Lee Waters added.

No appointments are required for the surgery, alternatively Lee Waters AM can be contacted via lee.waters@assembly.wales or through the constituency office 43 Pottery St, Llanelli SA15 1SU/ 01554 774902.

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Road closed in both directions following collision between car and tractor

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THERE was a collision between a car and a tractor with a trailer at just past 12am today (Friday, June 21).

The road was closed in both directions from St Clears to Carmarthen while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Two men – the driver and passenger of the car – have been taken to hospital. One is in a critical but stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, who hasn’t already spoken to the police, is asked to contact the serious collision investigation unit at Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.

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Parc Howard shortlisted for national award

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PARC HOWARD has been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Friendly Museum Award.

Charity Kids in Museums awards the prize annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that goes the extra mile to provide a great experience for families.

Throughout April and May, families across the country voted for their favourite heritage attraction on the Kids in Museums website. It is the only museum award to be judged by families.

A panel of museum experts whittled down over 800 nominations to a shortlist of 15.

The museum will now be visited by undercover family judges who will assess the museums against the Kids in Museums Manifesto. Their experiences will decide a winner for each award category and an overall winner, our Family Friendly Museum of the Year 2019.

The council’s executive board member for cultural services, Cllr Peter Hughes-Griffiths said: “It really is exciting times for Parc Howard Museum. To have been nominated for such a prestigious award is just superb and is testament to the family friendly environment we have been working to create within the museum.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in October.

Emmajane Avery, Chair of Kids in Museums, said: “It’s great to see Parc Howard Museum on the shortlist for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award. To make it to the shortlist in our most competitive year yet is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work staff have put in to create an enjoyable experience for families. We were inspired by how this ambitious museum works with community organisations to bring the museum to families on a low income. We wish the museum the best of luck in the next round of judging.”

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Trimsaran: Man charged with offences relating to explosives and poisons

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57-year-old man who was arrested at an address in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire on Tuesday 11 June has been charged with offences relating to explosives and poisons.

Russell Wadge of Baglan Farm, Trimsaran will appear before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Wednesday (Jun 19) charged with one offence contrary to section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act of 1883 and four offences contrary section 3 of the Poisons Act 1972.

A police spokesperson told The Herald: “Officers from the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) supported by Dyfed Powys Police, West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit and partner agencies executed a search warrant at an address near Trimsaran where a specialist search took place after chemicals were found at the premises.

“There was no risk to neighbouring properties or to the general public. While a search of the property has concluded, a police cordon remains in place.”

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