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Tierney hits out at Plaid

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Marc Tierney: Labour Candidate

Marc Tierney: Labour Candidate

LABOUR Candidate Marc Tierney has hit out at a lack of vision for West Carmarthenshire by the Plaid run county council and has voiced his opposition to cuts to school budgets in the county. In a series of investments, the details of which were provided to the press prior to consultation with councillors, only one allocation has been earmarked specifically for the west of the county. Marc Tierney said: “Of course I am pleased that the velodrome in Carmarthen will receive funding for improvements, made possible by a further significant investment from Sport Wales.

“But, the fact remains that the majority of funding being made available will be to projects much further east. “Welsh Government has invested in west Carmarthenshire with the building development at Magstim Whitland for example, on the basis it will create further jobs. Even the opportunity for private investment to enhance The Corran in Laugharne has been turned down by the Council’s planning committee. That alone would have brought 200 decent and much needed jobs to the area. “Every penny spent by the local authority must be used to generate income or provide jobs. I’m not seeing that sort of vision right now.”

Education worries Marc Tierney has also outlined his concerns over the future of education funding in Carmarthenshire. In recent weeks, he has met with unions, local head teachers and consulted with others over the proposal to cut £18 m from the education budget over the next three years. This is in direct conflict with Welsh Government priority of protecting education spend. Why does the Plaid led county council not agree with this vital priority for our children? Marc Tierney said: “Education leaders are very worried by the proposals put forward.

They don’t agree with the suggestion contained within the consultation document that back office costs can be reduced further. Parents need to know that with schools having already made efficiency savings, local head teachers fear any further cuts will have a real impact on front line teaching, increasing classroom sizes with education outcomes jeopardised as a result.” “Last week in their draft budget the Welsh Labour Government prioritised education spending with a 1% protection of school budgets next year. I would call on the local authority to re-think their plans and ensure that this money is passed on to local schools, in full. The Welsh Labour Government’s protection for school budgets in Wales has helped standards to rise and it seems odd that Plaid-led Carmarthenshire Council would want to un-do that.” Marc Tierney is encouraging all local parents to make sure their voice is heard across a whole range of funding cuts by responding to Carmarthenshire County Council’s online consultation before January 3.

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Appeal follows fatal road traffic collision in Llanelli

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a fatal road traffic collision that happened in Llanelli last night. At approx. 8.15pm on Saturday 22 February the collision happened between a white Suzuki Swift car and a male pedestrian, at Church Street, Llanelli, near the Magistrates Court. Emergency services attended, but sadly the 53 year old pedestrian had sustained fatal injuries.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch, but they are also appealing to anyone who may have Dashcam footage of the incident to contact them. You can get in touch by phoning 101. Please quote reference DP-20200222-347, so our busy call handers can marry your information to the correct incident as quickly as possible. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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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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