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Terminal dad's dream to take family to Disney World

A terminally ill man from Llanelli is trying to raise enough money to take his family on a dream holiday in his final months.

Former soldier Bryn Archbold, aged 27, has a rare form of cancer known as Grey Zone Lymphoma. He has been told he has just six months to live. He says he wants to create happy memories for his two young children before he leaves them, by taking them on a dream holiday to Disney World, Florida.

A fundraising campaign has almost reached its target. Lorna Prichard reports.

Teenager found dead in a car wanted to be a tree surgeon

The former head teacher of an 18-year-old found dead in a car near Llanelli has paid tribute to him.

William Thomas was found dead on Monday in a car in the village of Five Roads.

Llanelli school remembers William Thomas in Mass. Credit: PA

William was a popular member of the school community who left St. John Lloyd after achieving some very good GCSE results in 2014.

He was a talented artist with a love of the outdoors and intended to train as a tree surgeon in the future.

News of his tragic passing has come as a great shock to staff.

William was remembered at our Mass which had been planned to celebrate the forthcoming end of the school year.

– Ashley Howells, St John Lloyd Comprehensive School

Police are investigating the death of but say they are not treating it as suspicious.

HM Coroner for Carmarthenshire has opened and adjourned the inquest into William Thomas.

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Teenager found dead in a car

A teenager has been found dead with in a car on the outskirts of Llanelli.

William Alexander Michael Thomas, who was 18, was discovered yesterday in the Five Roads area at 3.30pm.

A teenager has been found dead with in a car in Llanelli. Credit: PA

Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the sudden death of an 18 year old man, whose body was discovered in a car parked in the Five Roads area at approximately 3.30pm on Monday June 20.

There aren’t believed to be suspicious circumstances.

– Dyfed-Powys Police

HM Coroner for Carmarthenshire has opened and adjourned the inquest into William Thomas.

Man dies after after taser 'incident' in Llanelli

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A man from Llanelli has died after being tasered by police when emergency services were called to an incident.

An IPCC spokesman confirmed it was investigating the situation.

Dyfed Powys Police officers were called out by a member of the public who was concerned about the behaviour and welfare of a man who appeared to be injured. Officers attended and during engagement with the man, it is understood Taser was discharged.

The man became unresponsive and was subsequently pronounced dead. The IPCC has begun an independent investigation

– IPCC Spokesman

Dyfed Powys Police have released a statement on the matter confirming they were called to a location in Llanelli on Tuesday evening, but haven't given any more information. A full investigation by the IPCC is underway.

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Llanelli and Neath named among least expensive towns in Britain

Llanelli town centre. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Llanelli and Neath have been named among the 10 least expensive towns in Britain based on the average property price per square metre.

Llanelli is ranked as the second least expensive place in Britain to live, with the average property price just £1,028 per square metre, and Neath follows in seventh with an average price of £1,065.

Police appeal for missing girl, 14

Police say they are concerned for missing 14 year old from Llanelli.

Madalina Micusan was last seen in the area at approximately 1.00pm on Monday 11 May.

Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

She is described as 5ft 8” tall, slim build with shoulder length brown hair. She was last seen wearing black trousers and a white knitted top.

Anyone who has contact with Madalina, or has any information in relation to her whereabouts, is asked to contact police by calling 101.

Appeal following alleged assault outside Llanelli bar

Police are appealing for information after two men were taken to hospital after an alleged assault outside a bar in Llanelli.

Dyfed Powys Police want to identify these two men. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Dyfed Powys Police says they are investigating an allegation of assault which happened at around 3.30am in the early hours of Saturday 12th March 2016 outside the Met Bar in Station Rd/John Street, Llanelli.

Two men received injuries which required hospital treatment and two men made off from the scene.

A 24 year old male has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail pending further police enquires.

Police are appealing for information and would like to identify the two men in the CCTV images as they may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact on 101.

Man's body found in reservoir, police confirm

The body of a man has been recovered from the water at a reservoir near Llanelli.

Dyfed-Powys Police say it attended the Upper Lliedi Reservoir, Felinfoel at 2.30pm this afternoon, after receiving a report from a member of the public that an unresponsive person could be seen in the water.

It confirmed a body has been recovered from the scene and police are working to trace next of kin.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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