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Carmarthenshire Council issues Storm Barra Update

As councils across Wales continue to respond to incidents created by Storm Barra, Carmarthenshire County Council have issued the following update:   “OUR crews and emergency responders continue to deal with damage and disruption caused by Storm Barra.   “A yellow warning for strong winds is still in force, with conditions expected to improve this […]

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Appointments Business News from Wales

New Business Specialist to help SMEs pursue growth

Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid has appointed a new Business Specialist to help SMEs achieve their potential. David Birch brings a wealth of experience to his new role at the Chamber, having held senior leadership positions in businesses across a variety of sectors including engineering, finance, hospitality and retail. David will help […]

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Economy & Jobs News Education HR

Record breaking cohort secures best ever results for Welsh leadership programme

AN ACCLAIMED business and management qualification is celebrating its most successful cohort ever. More than 1,000 senior managers, owners, and directors from across Wales – and 10% of its 300 top firms – have graduated from the 20Twenty Business Growth Programme over the years. The latest group to complete the course – all based in […]

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Carmarthenshire News

First look at Carmarthen bus station revamp and ‘green roof’ bus shelter plans

PEOPLE are being given the chance to help shape the revamp of Carmarthen town centre’s bus station. Carmarthenshire County Council, working with transport engineering group Atkins, has secured funding to improve and enhance the bus station in Blue Street. Feedback from investigations and user surveys show that the existing bus shelters are too small and […]

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Awards

Welsh businesses in with chance at Chamber Business Awards

Five Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid members have won their Chamber Business Awards regional heat and will advance to the national awards. Adventure Travel, Awel Aman Tawe, Concreate Canvas, BCB International and Membranology Ltd have been named regional winners in their respective categories and will go forward to represent their business at […]

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Carmarthenshire News Retail

Trading underway at 100% Sir Gâr pop-up shops

CHRISTMAS shopping is well underway at Carmarthenshire County Council’s 100% Sir Gâr pop-up shops in Carmarthen and Llanelli. Local independent businesses have been given free retail space to sell their products in the heart of the two town centres at the busiest trading time of the year. The council has secured temporary use of the […]

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Education Education News

Ysgol Pum Heol celebrate new £4.5million 21st century school

CHILDREN and staff at Ysgol Pum Heol in Five Roads held a special celebration to mark the opening of their new £4.5million school. Phase one of the project was completed earlier this year and included a new school building on land adjacent to the old school site providing state-of-the-art facilities and accommodation. It also included […]

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Food & Drink

£5,518,957 sustainable Christmas meal shopping boost for Welsh businesses

Research from Barclays has found people are willing to spend more on their Christmas meals this year if they know the ingredients have been sustainably sourced. Barclays proprietary data has found spend at independent food & drink businesses has rocketed by 58 per cent when comparing 2021 figures with 2019. On average, spending in November […]

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Carmarthenshire Local Councils News

Demolition of 4 Tys begins in Tyisha, Llanelli

Work to demolish the Four Tys housing blocks in Tyisha, Llanelli has started, marking the next exciting step in Carmarthenshire County Council’s plans to Transform the area. The demolition work is set to be completed by civil engineering contractor Walters over the next 20 weeks and will enable the build of modern, mixed-use housing which […]

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News Retail Swansea

New vintage and gift shop opens in Swansea’s Uplands

A new, independent vintage and gift shop has opened in the heart of Swansea’s Uplands. Pinball Vintage, at 49 The Grove, is run by local businessman Chris Byatt and aims to be the go-to place for affordable vintage clothing and great gifts that would be hard to find elsewhere. Emphasis is placed on sourcing items […]

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