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A man has died in a car crash near Carmarthen.
The 55-year-old man was riding a motorcycle when it crashed as it went round a bend of the B4312.
His next of kin have been informed.
The occupants of the car were treated for shock following the incident.
Police are asking for anyone with information about the crash to call them on 101.
The A48 is closed in both directions after an accident between Llanddarog and the Cross Hands Roundabout.
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Carmarthenshire councillors will meet today to consider proposals to ban dogs from playgrounds following a public consultation exercise.
A survey was carried out between April and May this year asking the public for their views on orders controlling dogs in public places.
A total of 620 responses were received and officers have used the information to draw up proposals to tackle the problem of irresponsible dog ownership.
- 98% of people surveyed agreed that dog owners should clean up after their dogs on all public land;
- 69% also agreed that dogs should be excluded from children's play areas;
- But 70% said they did not want dogs to be excluded from beaches and a majority disagreed to dogs being on a lead in public places.
The proposals will go before the Environmental and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee for consideration later today.
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Carmarthenshire County Council says live monitoring of CCTV cameras is to stop and the money saved to be used for the Meals on Wheels service.
It says the move was based on the findings of an independent review commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner saying there was no case to support active monitoring of public CCTV and that there was little evidence that the cameras deterred violent or alcohol related crime.
Carmarthenshire was the only county in the Dyfed Powys Police area to actively monitor CCTV cameras.
The council says savings of around £100,000 will fund the Meals on Wheels service.
The cameras, which are predominantly sited in town centre areas of Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen and Llanelli, will remain on and continue to record but the reviewing of recorded footage would have to be undertaken by the Police.
We would like to thank members of the public for sharing their views with us, and we do appreciate their feelings regarding this issue.
However, evidence produced by the Police and Crime Commissioner showed that live monitoring was of little or no benefit, and he withdrew his funding for the service.
Further discussions will take place with the Commissioner and the Chief Constable shortly, we will pass on the results of the recent consultation and discuss future arrangements with them at that meeting.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has agreed that solar panels should be installed on the roofs of 2,700 council homes.
An agreement has been reached to adopt a ‘rent a roof’ scheme.
The council thinks tenants could be in line to save around £6.3million on fuel bills over the next 20 years.
It found that around 32 per cent of the housing stock, and all 17 of the council’s sheltered housing schemes, were suitable for solar panels.
The rent a roof model means a third party, which would own the panels, will receive all the income generated from the Feed in Tariff and export tariff for 20 years, but tenants will have reduced fuel bills from the electricity used when the panels are operating.
We are committed to helping our tenants save money by improving their homes and have looked at solar PV systems amongst a wider range of sustainable measures to address fuel poverty as part of our Carmarthenshire Homes Standard Plus (CHS+) business plan.
Police officers and firefighters are working together "to ensure the safety of residents" after a major grass fire in Burry Port this afternoon.
Flames can be seen close to homes on Gwscwm Road in the Carmarthenshire town.
Dyfed-Powys Police says the road has been closed.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the blaze is spread over four hectares, and more than 20 firefighters are working to bring it under control.
We are currently working with the fire service to deal with a grass fire in Gwscwm Road, Burry Port, and ensurethe safety of residents
Update:The A484 Gwscwm road is currently closed. Diversions are in place, expect delays
Fire crews are tackling a major grass fire in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, which is extremely close to homes.