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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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Carol Vorderman joining BBC Radio Wales this summer

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BBC RADIO WALES has announced a brand new presenter is joining the station for summer 2018. Television personality Carol Vorderman will this weekend join the station for Sunday Morning with…

Carol is the latest high profile name to present the programme, which started on June 22.

The programme will feature a mix of music and conversation.

Carol will present Sunday Morning with… on July 22 and 29, and August 5, 12 and 19.

Carol Vorderman said: “I can’t wait to get started. The programme will have cheek, mischief, laughing and a lot of it. All number quizzes are banned. I’ll have lots of guests on with me, so it should be a good laugh”.

Previous presenters of the Sunday morning slot include Eve Myles, Connie Fisher, Colin Jackson, Suzanne Packer and Lucy Owen.

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Police concerned about missing man

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CONCERNS are growing for 75-year-old Samuel Geler Thomas, who has been missing from his home in Llanelli since July 10.

Mr Thomas is described as around 5’ 6-7” tall and bald. He was last seen wearing khaki jeans, a white t-shirt and white and black Puma trainers.

He is believed to have left his house between 6am and 6.30am on July 10. Enquiries have established that his bus pass was last used on the X2 service in Porthcawl at around 7.40am on July 12, and there was a potential sighting in St Mary’s Street, Cardiff, on July 13.

Anyone with information that could lead to Mr Thomas’s whereabouts is urged to call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101, quoting reference 522 of July 10.

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Lucy’s Law gets support from AMs

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AN EVENT calling for the introduction of ‘Lucy’s Law’ was held in the Senedd last Wednesday (Jul 11).

Assembly Members Eluned Morgan and Vikki Howells sponsored the event in support of an immediate ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third-party commercial dealers, in response to growing concerns from animal charities that not enough is being done to prevent illegal breeding and animal cruelty.

The sale of puppies through commercial third-party dealers both sustains and is dependent upon the existence of ‘puppy farms’, where puppies are bred for maximum profit and with minimal regard for animal welfare.

Although very few high street pet shops sell puppies these days, the third-party trade remains significant across the UK with dealers operating from a diverse array of premises including private homes and puppy superstores. Evidence suggests that the trade sources puppies bred in Wales.

According to animal charity, CARIAD, a ban is the essential first step towards ending the practice of farming dogs for profit with little or no regard for their welfare or their fitness as family companions. Stress, increased risk of disease, poor breeding practices and irresponsible selling tactics are all associated with the method of third-party puppy selling.

Respected Vet and campaigner Marc Abraham spoke during the event at the National Assembly for Wales, he said:
“It simply isn’t enough to license puppy sellers, we must have a full and complete ban, to stop the trade and supply of dogs bred on such an extensive scale. Lucy’s Law will help to change the way dogs are bred in this country. It will make the process more transparent and raise standards, improving the economy and employment opportunities. This is a revolution in dog breeding and it will do wonders for the reputation of Wales as a responsible dog breeding nation.”

Eluned Morgan AM said: “There are many documented cases of puppy farming, particularly in the region I represent. Puppy smuggling is also an issue with several reported cases of puppies entering our ports from Ireland. The adoption of Lucy’s Law in Wales sends a strong message that as a nation we expect the highest animal welfare practises and that the cruel act of puppy farming can be consigned to history. I want us to be ambitious and to take the lead on this legislation which I hope will be a real possibility following this event in the Senedd.”

Vikki Howells AM said: “I am pleased to be jointly hosting this event today with important contributions from Pup Aid and CARIAD and Marc the vet who has done so much to raise awareness of Lucy’s Law across the United Kingdom and now here in Wales too.”

Legislation relating to Lucy’s Law is devolved to the Welsh Government under the 1956 An

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