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Carbon Free plans for Llanelli Conservatives

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AN INDEPENDENT councillor has joined the Welsh Conservative Group on Llanelli Town Council, at the same time supporting the group’s commitment for the council to go net carbon zero ‘at the earliest possible time.’

Cllr Sara Griffiths, who was elected to represent the Lliedi ward at the last local elections in May 2017 as a Labour councillor, said the Conservative Group are “ambitious about making Llanelli a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

“It’s so important that we start switching to cleaner, renewable forms of energy, improving our air quality locally, and securing a cleaner, greener future for our children and young people in Llanelli.

“I’m proud to second the Conservative Group’s motion on this important issue and I’m proud to have joined the Conservative Party in Llanelli.”

Cllr Siôn Davies, leader of the Conservative Group on Llanelli Town Council, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sara to the team. Her commitment to issues of social justice is without question, and it means a great deal that Sara sees the Conservative Party as the party with the right ideas.

“We welcome her with open arms into the Conservative Party, and I know she’ll make an excellent Conservative councillor.”

Cllr Sara Griffiths will remain a member of the Town Council’s ruling group, which is made up of Independent, Conservative and Plaid Cymru councillors. Labour is in opposition.

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Criminal damage at a caravan park in Kidwelly.

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POLICE are investigating reports of thefts and criminal damage at a caravan park in Kidwelly.

Two reports have been made, with a number of items stolen from two caravans at Tanylan Caravan Park.

The first incident took place between September 23 and October 12.

A number of items – including fishing equipment, computer consoles and £300 cash – were stolen, and an awning window was smashed.

The second report was made on October 13, with the crime taking place sometime after August 25.

Scooters, camping equipment, TVs, DVD players, Amazon fire sticks, a Wii U console, and several other items were taken.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact PC 810 at Carmarthen Police Station.

You can report information by calling 101.

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

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Abandoned property fire in Burry Port probed

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POLICE are investigating a fire at an abandoned property in Burry Port.

A call was made at around 1.20am today (Tuesday, November 19) reporting that a detached house in Graig was well alight.

The house is not lived in, and has sustained substantial fire damage.

There were no witnesses to indicate who has started the fire, but two people were seen running away from the scene.

Due to the temperature inside the building remaining high today, it has been unsafe for investigators to enter the building.

Anyone with information, or who saw a person or people acting suspiciously in the area between 12.30am and 1.30am is urged to contact the joint investigation unit at Llanelli Police Station.

You can report information by calling 101.

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

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Man ‘fit for work’ collapses and dies at job centre

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A 65-YEAR-OLD man has collapsed while waiting for an appointment in a job centre in south Wales. He was found slumped in his chair at 9.30am on Friday in Llanelli.

The DWP said: “Our thoughts and those of the staff at Llanelli Jobcentre are with the family and friends at this time.”

The Llanelli Herald understands that he was waiting for an appointment to discuss Jobseeker’s Allowance after being declared fit for work earlier this year.

Staff and customers rushed to help, but they were unable to get a response so lay him on the floor.

They started CPR and an ambulance was called while the job centre was evacuated, but paramedics declared him dead at the scene. A witness told The Metro newspaper: “I didn’t know him myself, but the man who was sat next to me told me that he had grown up with the guy.

“The man next to me told me that the poor guy had diabetes and had been declared fit for work by the job centre earlier in the year but he was obviously ill.

“The ambulance came but he sadly died and they had to take his body out of the job centre, it was awful.

“We were all very shook up; it was a horrible situation that should have never happened. The job centre is all shut down now.’

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed to The Herald: “We were called on Friday November 15 at approximately 9.33am to reports of a person needing urgent medical attention on Stepney Street in central Llanelli. ‘We responded with one rapid response vehicle, one specialised medical vehicle and one emergency ambulance.’

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