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Probable source of Llanelli fly infestation identified

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THE MOST likely source of the fly infestation in southern parts of Llanelli has been found.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s environmental health officers, working with independent pest experts, believe they have traced the issue to a recycling plant in the vicinity of the residential area affected.

As a precaution, the area is being spray-treated under the supervision of environmental health officers and advice is being given to the company.

It may take a few days for the treatment to take effect.

It is one of a number of potential sources that officers have investigated in the past week following complaints from residents.

The council has put additional resources in place to help resolve the issue, including extra staff and external pest control experts, which identified them as a common house fly.

Officers have been visiting homes and businesses premises across the area to gather information and offer advice and support.

Support will continue to be made available to vulnerable people, in particular older people and people with disabilities and medical conditions, should they require it.

Cllr Philip Hughes, executive board member for public protection, said: “We are confident, following extensive enquiries, that we have now located the source of the problem.

“We are working with our experts to treat the area with immediate effect and hope that this will resolve the problem for residents.

“We will of course work with the company to ensure that there is no repeat of this situation which has been unpleasant and upsetting for many people.”

He added: “I am grateful to residents for helping us with our enquiries, and our staff who have worked tirelessly to deal with this issue.”

Whilst treatment is underway, residents are being reminded of basic hygiene advice, which is to keep food in containers and in the refrigerator, to clean work surfaces, keep windows closed when possible and to treat areas with household pesticides.
Anyone who needs advice or support should call 01267 234567.

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Three men arrested over charity box and cafe thefts

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THREE men are being questioned by police in connection with a burglary in Llanelli this weekend.

A cash register containing around £1,500, a charity collection box, and approximately £1,000 worth of stock were stolen from Marzano’s Café Bar in Cowell Street in the early hours of Sunday, February 16.

Today (Tuesday) three men aged 35, 39 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Chief Inspector Chris Neve said property searches were also being conducted in the Llanelli area as part of the investigation.

“I would like to reassure the community of Llanelli that we take incidents like this extremely seriously,” said Chief Inspector Neve.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has come forward with information so far.”

Café owner Andrew Marzano said: “I am extremely grateful to Dyfed-Powys Police for their efforts since we reported the incident to them. 

“I am also extremely grateful and humbled to the local community as we have had hundreds of messages of support from far and wide.”

Anyone with further information that could help police should contact 101, quoting reference DPP/0005/17/02/2020/01/C.

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

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Dyfed-Powys Police appeal following Llanelli road traffic collision

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Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following a road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 12.15am, this morning, Tuesday 18th February, 2020.

A black Audi A4 estate and a pedestrian were involved in the collision on Station Rd, Llanelli. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what are described as serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, anyone who has information regarding the collision or information relating to the occupant of the vehicle is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit quoting reference DP-20200218-006.

Police can be contacted by phoning 101, online at http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or by email. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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Lee Waters AM meets with prize winning students

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LOCAL Member of the Senedd Lee Waters visited Coleg Sir Gar to meet with prize winning students on Friday.

Three students from the college have won prestigious medals in the UK leg of the World Skills championship. WorldSkills UK Live is the UK national final for vocational skills competitions and brings together apprentices and young people from across the four nations to compete to world class standards in their chosen fields.

Llanelli’s Kieran Davies won a gold medal in the IT Support Technician category. Anwen Evans won a bronze in the health and social care category after being judged for how well she dealt with a patient with autism in a mock flat, and Lewis Hall won a Gold for woodworking.

Lee Waters MS said:“I was very impressed by the achievements of these award winning Coleg Sir Gar students beating off stiff competition from across the UK to win medals at the UK leg of the world-wide WorldSkills championship.

“It’s huge credit to them and their tutors for these real achievements.”

Pictured are Kieran Davies (wearing Red), Lewis Hall (wearing chequered shirt), Anwen Evans, Lee Waters MS and Andrew Cornish of Coleg Sir Gar

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