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'Environmentally-friendly' school for Llanelli

A new, environmentally-friendly school, will be officially opened today in Llanelli.

Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes has been funded jointly by the Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council.

It has been rated BREEAM “Outstanding” because of its environmentally-friendly features, including rainwater harvesting, external planting areas, solar panels and renewable energy sources.

When we invest in major capital projects like Ysgol Ffwrnes we are not only investing in the school and the futures of young people but also local communities.

This construction has provided training and employment opportunities which have benefited the local economy. I’m sure that pupils and teachers of Ysgol Ffwrnes will enjoy their new school for many years to come.

– Huw Lewis AM, Education Minister


Taxi driver banned for mocking passengers in reviews

A taxi driver has been banned, after rating his passengers' appearance and tips in online reviews.

Richard Evans, a cabbie in Llanelli, took secret pictures of his customers for his guide to other drivers, with mocking comments - such as 'Shrek.'

Richard Evans, 44, won't be able to work as a taxi driver over the busiest period of the year. Credit: Wales News Service

He included customers' names and addresses in comments on how generous they were with money.

He has had his taxi licence suspended for three weeks.

At the Carmarthenshire Council inquiry, he said: "I admit it was very foolish and there was no malice intended. I want to apologise to everyone that I have harmed or caused offence to."

Police concern for welfare of missing Llanelli woman

Police in Llanelli say they are concerned for the welfare of missing 45-year-old woman Tracey Jane Williams.

She was last seen at around 12.30pm today, leaving Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli.

Mrs Williams has been unwell recently, and her family are worried about her welfare.

Tracey Jane Williams is described as white, with short grey hair. Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police

She was last seen wearing black leggings, a navy hoodie gillet over a purple fleece jumper, and navy crocks. She was carrying a blue floral handbag.

Dyfed-Powys Police urges anyone with information to contact 101.

Morrisons: Petrol may have been contaminated with water

Supermarket chain Morrisons has issued an update after a number of cars broke down after filling up at its petrol station in Carmarthen.

It says a batch of unleaded petrol from the Milford Haven Refinery "may have been contaminated with water."

Deliveries to stores in Carmarthen and also Llanelli appear to have been from the affected batch.

Morrisons sources its unleaded petrol from the Milford Haven Refinery, which has confirmed to us that a batch of fuel may have been contaminated with water.

Deliveries to two Morrisons stores – Carmarthen and Llanelli – appear to have been from the affected batch. As soon as we became aware of the problem we immediately took the unleaded off sale at these sites.

We apologise to those motorists affected and are doing everything we can to support them. Customers affected will be reimbursed for their fuel, vehicle recovery and any repairs which are needed.

– Morrisons spokesperson


Toulon 28 - 18 Scarlets (FT)

The Scarlets have lost against Toulon. The final score at the Stade Mayol was 28 - 18. The score at half time had seen the Scarlets trail by just five points but Toulon were able to capitalise further in the second half to gain a comfortable lead. A late second half score by winger Kristian Phillips meant that the Scarlets trailed by 10 points at the final whistle.

Man caught drink driving - in a horse and cart

A businessman was caught drink driving - in a horse and cart.

Andrew Thomas, 52, jumped in the horse-drawn carriage after a night drinking with friends at his local pub.

Police pulled over the cart in Llanelli, West Wales, and found that Thomas was intoxicated.

He appeared before magistrates where he admitted being drunk in charge of an animal.

Magistrates bound him over to keep the peace for six months warning him to avoid using a horse and cart when drunk.

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