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Llanelli Labour reacts to “Who are you?” statement to Jeremy Corbyn



In the House of Commons, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tried to respond to the Prime Minister’s statement on Europe but was interrupted and drowned out after a Tory MP made a comment that caused the group of Tory’s to burst out laughing whilst Corbyn is left standing there waiting to carry on with what he had to say.

The Herald got in contact with Labour MP for Llanelli Nia Griffiths as well as Welsh Labour’s Assembly candidate for Llanelli Lee Waters to hear their opinion.

Nia Griffiths MP told the Herald: “I am sorry to say that the behaviour of a large number of Conservative MPs was absolutely disgraceful on this occasion, and did nothing to enhance their reputation, or that of parliament. The issue of whether or not to remain in the European Union is a serious one, which will have consequences for our country for many years to come, and the very least they could have done, would have been to allow Jeremy Corbyn MP, as leader of the opposition, to put questions to the Prime Minister about his negotiation in Europe without this nonsense. I very much hope that the debate on Europe will be conducted more responsibly in the months to come.”

The Herald also contacted prospective Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for the Llanelli Constituency Stefan Ryszewski, and asked what he thought of the video. He told the Herald: “Whilst the conduct of the House of Commons can sometimes cause a case for concern, we must respect the houses ability to have free and open debates however heated these may become on either side of the house.”

The Welsh Labour Assembly candidate for Llanelli Lee Waters commented: “It hasn’t taken long for the Tories in Westminster to revert back to their schoolboy behaviour in the House of Commons. Since becoming Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has placed an emphasis on telling the stories of ordinary voters and raising their concerns. But the public schoolboy culture of the House of Commons is determined to revert to name calling and shouting – that’s not what voters expect of their MPs.”

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M4 closed westbound following lorry fire near Swansea



A SECTION of the M4 near Swansea was shut on Monday (Aug 8) due to a vehicle fire.

The westbound section of the motorway, between junction 47 at Penllergaer and junction 48 at Hendy closed.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and there was queuing traffic in the area.

Traffic monitoring service Inrix reported: “M4 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to vehicle fire between J47 A48 (Penllergaer / Swansea West Services) and J48 A4138 Pontardulais Road”

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Police appeal after Llanelli assault: victim required hospital treatment



DYFED POWYS POLICE is investigating an assault which occurred on Regalia Terrace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire at about 12.05am, Sunday 3rd July.

The victim required hospital treatment.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the person in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the person is, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at:, by emailing or phoning 101.

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

Please quote reference DP-20220703-011

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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Successful camping and riding weekends raise £1,400 for lifesaving charity



MEMBERS from the North Wales branch Trail Riders Fellowship have presented the Wales Air Ambulance with a £1,400 donation following its successful camping and trail riding charity weekends.

The successful fundraiser, which was held for its members near Dolgellau, attracted around 60 members who took part over two weekends.

During both weekends donations were collected from each rider taking part. The riders took to the lanes both north and south of River Mawddach, where they were blessed with lovely weather.

This is not the first time they’ve supported the Wales Air Ambulance. They’ve raised around £3,000 during two previous events.

Reflecting on why the Wales Air Ambulance helicopter charity was chosen to benefit from the event, treasurer for North Wales TRF group, Mike Rowlands said: “We chose the Wales Air Ambulance knowing what a difference it can make when called upon to attend emergencies to all members of the public. It can’t be overstated how important our members see the value of this wonderful charity to the people of Wales.

“The club members are proud to contribute towards keeping the Wales Air Ambulance flying.”

The North Wales branch of the Trail Riders Fellowship promotes responsible trail riding on legal routes around North Wales.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity emergency service offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care. 

Wales Air Ambulance’s Community Fundraiser Debra Sima was recently presented with the cheque of £1,400 by the North Wales Trail Riders Fellowship members at The Parrot, Drury.

A delighted Debra said: “A huge thank you to all the organisers and riders who took part in the two weekend events. We’re delighted that the North Wales branch of Trail Riders Fellowship has once again decided to support our lifesaving 24/7 charity. In total they’ve raised £4,400 for our Charity during three separate fundraisers, which is amazing. Their continued support will enable us to keep our helicopters in the air and our rapid response vehicles on the road. Thank you so much.”

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711.

For more information on Trail Riders Fellowship visit

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