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Sausage Hut opens in Indoor Market

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A NEW family-run butchers from Burry Port has decided to branch out with a new stall named The Sausage Hut, located at Llanelli’s Indoor Market.

Elgan Jones & Sons have decided to offer their substantial variety of over 30 sausages, among other locally-manufactured products, to Llanelli consumers.

Elgan Jones, who’s semi-retired but runs the business with his son, Steven, told The Herald that the company have had a business in Burry Port for a number of years, where three people work.

But recently, they decided that now was the time to open a smaller shop and bring their unique flavours into Llanelli.

The Sausage Hut will host their grand opening  of the new outlet at the market next Thursday (Aug 24).

At the opening will be Elgan’s eldest son, John Owen-Jones, who is a well-renowned vocal performer and also a star of Phantom Of The Opera and Les Miserables in concert.

The shop’s opening times are Wednesday through to Saturday from 10am until 3pm.

Talking about the new venture, Elgan said: “We decided that our new outlet would be named The Sausage Hut and the graphics on the front have had plenty of attention as they are so quirky and colourful and  feel very inviting!

“Vicki, who works here, has come up from Burry Port to work on the new stall and is excellent with the customers.”

“All of our products are local including our burgers, rissoles, faggots not to mention the large amount of flavoured sausages on offer. We produce over 30, so there’s something for all palettes. Some of the popular choices are chicken with lemon and thyme, and pork with chilli and chive. It’s worth coming to view the vast selection of products.

“We sell many items including bacon, burgers, faggots, black pudding, pork pies, flavoured fresh pies, eggs, butter, jams, chutneys and cockles and are producing a range of new products at a steady pace.

“Our sausages are the best sellers without a doubt and we pride ourselves on supplying quality products at reasonable prices.”

He added: “I was initially an errand boy when I was 13 before I left school and have been a butcher since. I’ve been working in this particular industry for 62 years and it’s wonderful to be able to keep it in the family.

“As soon as we saw that there was an opening at Llanelli Indoor Market, we decided to take a leap and are happy so far.

“We opened a few weeks ago, it’s a lovely size for the new premises and everyone has been accommodating here so far. Everything has been word of mouth so far though as we’ve not advertised properly yet, but we shall in time. It’s lovely to see that there are so many still supportive of homemade produce and we welcome all customers old and new.

“Come in for a look, we aim to please.”

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Appeal for information about burglaries

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a number of burglaries that occurred during the afternoon and evening of Sunday, October 8, in the Llanelli and Five Roads areas.

Sometime between 1pm and 8:30pm there was a burglary to a cottage on the main road through Five Roads; the intruder searched the property but no items were stolen. Sometime between 5:15pm and 7:30pm a similar incident happened at Trinity Road, Llanelli.

An attempted burglary to a property at Heol Hen, Five Roads, happened between 8:50pm and 9:30pm on the same evening. It appears someone has attempted entry by forcing the window with a tool.

Police are treating the three incidents as linked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101, or speaking to a local officer by visiting Llanelli Police Station. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number: 07811 311 908. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Storm Ophelia warnings issued

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WINDS of up to 80mph are expected to batter Carmarthenshire and cause ‘significant impact’ as Storm Ophelia hits later today (Oct 16).

The Met Office has warned that there could be a danger to life due to flying debris in the high wind.

There could also be disruption to travel as roads could be flooded and fallen trees could cause obstruction.

The Cleddau Bridge may also close high-sided or all vehicles.

Those living by the coast have been told to stay away from the water to avoid risk of being blown or swept into the sea.

1,200 soldiers are on standby across the UK to respond to any significant incidents caused by the storm.

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Police support Hate Crime Awareness Week

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE will show its support and commitment to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week by raising awareness within communities as to what a hate crime or incident is.

Additionally, they will be encouraging members of the public to ‘Make Hate History’ and to report hate crime as ‘reporting works’.

Chief inspector Rhiannon Ivens said Hate crimes and incidents have a significant impact on victims and can cause serious distress, confusion and fear. By their very nature they are hostile and prejudice, targeting a person or people merely due to their disability, religion or belief, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or transgender identity. We have to unite to stop this – together.

“By reporting these crimes and incidents when they occur, our residents and communities are joining us in the fight against crime, supporting us to investigate, identify offenders and bring them to justice and to stop this from happening to someone else.

“I want to encourage anyone who is a victim of hate crime to report it to us at Dyfed-Powys Police so we can investigate and offer as much support as possible. We also need to know where it is happening so we can understand the extent of hate crime in the area and be better equipped to diffuse community tension before it can escalate.

“We all share the responsibility to stop hate crime. Challenging perceptions and attitudes and encouraging others to ‘think for themselves’ is something we must all do consistently to drive out Hate and positively influence our environment.

“Whether you are a victim or a witness to hate crime, adult or child, please report it to us, we want to hear from you and stop this – together.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said  “Hate crime can destroy lives, instil fear and can break down the fabric of our communities and neighbourhoods. Hate crime affects all communities and if not tackled can lead to the isolation and victimisation of individuals and vulnerable groups along with the polarisation of communities.

“I would like to see everyone challenging the underlying attitudes and behaviours in society that lead to hate crime being committed.”

During the week, officers will be out and about in the community and speaking to the public to raise awareness of hate crime.

Victims are encouraged not to suffer in silence but to report hate crime by speaking to Neighbourhood Policing teams or via the 101 non-emergency number or 999 during an emergency.

Victims can also report electronically on the True Vision reporting system – www.report-it.org.uk

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