An inquest heard six-day-old Eliza-Mae Mullane was killed when she was grabbed from her pram by her family's pet dog at home in Pontyberem.Read the full story ›
Five new cases of salmonella have been reported to Public Health Wales, following an outbreak last month.
Public Health Wales says there are now 17 cases, with nine confirmed as being linked to the outbreak, in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan.
A study has confirmed a strong association with laverbread probably produced between 5th and 8th March.
Public Health Wales says samples taken from Penclawdd's factory in Swansea have not shown any evidence of salmonella.
Public Health Wales says it is working with the Food Standards Agency and environmental health officers from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire to investigate the outbreak.
We know that the majority of cases have eaten laverbread produced by Penclawdd. The company has cooperated fully with our investigations and has chosen to voluntarily withdraw the product from sale as a precaution.
Laverbread is generally a safe product to eat, and it remains unclear whether it is indeed the source of this outbreak.
However, given that we cannot rule out laverbread at present, it is very important that, to avoid the risk of illness, anyone with this product at home does not eat it.
Anyone who is concerned about their health should contact their GP or call NHS Direct 0845 4647.
Public Health Wales is investigating an outbreak of salmonella in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire areas.
A total of 12 adults have been effected by the outbreak, 10 of whom had reported eating laverbread in the days before they became unwell. Three people were hospitalised, but have since been discharged.
Local company Penclawdd Shellfish Processing Ltd has voluntarily withdrawn its laverbread from sale.
Public Health Wales is recommending that anyone who has any laverbread at home that may have been produced by Penclawdd throws it away and does not eat it.
Police in Mid and West Wales have warned the public not to approach a massive golden eagle that has been spotted in the hills of Carmarthenshire.
It's thought the bird - which can have a wingspan of six feet - has escaped from captivity.
Alexandra Lodge reports from Llanllwni mountain
The golden eagle has no natural predators, with its main threat coming from humans who poison or shoot it.
- The golden eagle last bred in Wales during the 18th century, after which hunting made it extinct.
- Most of the UK's breeding pairs are in Scotland (more than 400 in 2003), although some have been reintroduced to Ireland in recent years.
- The banning of certain pesticides since the 1960s has helped the population to recover, along with efforts to improve habits for the eagles to live in.
- The birds can have a wingspan of more than 2 metres.
- The golden eagle has a varied diet and will prey on a variety of creatures depending on their habitat. In Scotland, they target hares and grouse, and seabirds in coastal areas.
A group of cyclists had a close encounter with the bird on a Carmarthenshire hillside. It is believed to have escaped from captivity.Read the full story ›
The funeral of a newborn baby whose death resulted in the destruction of two dogs has taken place.
Eliza-Mae Mullane was six days old when she died on February 18 at her home in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
The girl's parents, Sharon John and Patrick Mullane, paid their last respects to their "dearly beloved daughter" at Pontyberem Catholic Church ahead of a private cremation.
In a statement the devastated couple said: "She brought joy into our family, and losing her like this has cast the most horrible shadow over all of us."
The cause of Eliza-Mae's death is not yet known and police have not given any details of her injuries.
The funeral of Eliza Mae Mullane takes place today. The six-day-old baby girl died in her home in Pontyberem. Two family dogs have been destroyed. Police and the coroner are now investigating.
Eirian Davies says she had to look after the cows on the family farm in Carmarthenshire, while her sisters went out dancing.Read the full story ›