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Tierney launches Assembly campaign

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Marc Tierney: With Nia Griffith and Labour candidates and supporters at his campaign launch.

Marc Tierney: With Nia Griffith and Labour candidates and supporters at his campaign launch.

THE LABOUR candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire launched his campaign last weekend, as the countdown for the May 5 Assembly Election gets under way.

Marc Tierney chose Tenby as the venue for the launch. Among those in attendance were supporters from across West Wales and guest speaker, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Nia Griffith MP.

In her address, Ms Griffith praised the 36-year-old dad of three for his hard work during the campaign so far, saying that Marc Tierney has set the local political agenda and has gone further than most to resolve some of the pressing issues affecting local people.

The Llanelli MP said: “Marc is a real campaigner and will make an excellent AM for his constituency. He brings fresh ideas, fresh thinking and enthusiasm. Raising his family in this area, he understands the needs and challenges facing our communities. In the Assembly, he will be a really strong voice for West Wales.”

In his speech to supporters, Marc Tierney highlighted Welsh Labour’s record, delivering on all pledges made in 2011. One of the biggest achievements has been Jobs Growth Wales. Scores of local companies have been involved joining many thousands more across Wales.

To date, 15,000 young people have benefitted from what has become the most successful programme of its kind in Western Europe and one which has been abandoned by the Tories in England. In a new pledge, Welsh Labour promises 100,000 quality apprenticeships for all ages.

Wales will lead the way with the most ambitious childcare pledge across the UK, as Welsh Labour has a fully costed plan to provide 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds over 48 weeks of the year.

A new treatment fund for life threatening illnesses will also be launched in addition to maintaining free prescriptions, free bus passes and free school meals, should Welsh Labour form the next Welsh Government.

Marc Tierney said: “We had a fantastic turn out for the launch of my campaign in Tenby. The message from voters is clear: local people want an AM who will represent and engage with them all year and not just at election time. If elected, I promise to do that, with the same passion and leadership I have already shown throughout my campaign.

“I won’t just speak up about local issues, I’ll put those words into action to carry on fighting for local hospital services, to safeguard local jobs and improve skills and to stand against the Tory cuts that are having a devastating impact on public services and the standard of living for local families. Only Labour can challenge the Tories here.”

The most recent polls have indicated that the constituency is considered to be a Plaid Cymru gain if present voter indications continue. However, it is also a plausible Labour gain, and was held by a popular Conservative AM in the last two Assembly elections.

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Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities

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WALES & West Utilities will shortly begin work to upgrade gas pipes in Llandeilo.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Carmarthenshire County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that work will commence after the town has celebrated the Festival of Senses.

The £123,000 investment scheme, which is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, will begin in New Road on 21 November. This section of work will be complete before Christmas and Wales & West Utilities will return to the town next year to undertake further work in the Crescent Road area. Barring any engineering difficulties, work in the town will be complete by the end of February next year.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “Working with the Council, we have planned this work to accommodate the needs of the town.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Llandeilo. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we’ll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We’ll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.

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Police appeal following theft of items from Home Bargains Crosshands

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OFFICERS from Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed that they are investigating the theft of items, including a Christmas Nutcracker Ornament valued at £129.99, from the Home Bargains store in Crosshands, Carmarthenshire.

The theft occurred at about 12:40pm on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the people in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the people are, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or phoning 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Please quote reference DPP/2006/27/09/2022/02/C

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Witness appeal after car is stolen and burnt out

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of a car from a property in Lando Road, Burry Port, which was later found burnt out in Pembrey Country Park.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the theft of the blue Ssangyong Rexton, which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday, 11th November, and 9am on Saturday, 12th November, and would like to speak to anyone who may have information or CCTV or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DP-20221112-109

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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