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Scramble to Llanelli beach for luxury getaway

A lucky viewer who made a dash to Llanelli beach won himself a luxury holiday thanks to the Ant and Dec show 'Saturday Night Takeaway’.

Viewers flooded the North Dock at Llanelli on Saturday night. Credit: Carmarthenshire Council

Over 16 million people were watching when the Discovery Centre at Llanelli featured as part of the show's 'sofa challenge'.

Viewers had to get guess the area, get to the destination with a suitcase and passport to be in with a chance of winning a holiday.

Minutes after Llanelli Beach was flashed on TV screen hundreds of people with suitcases and passports flooded North Dock.

Some 43 contestants registered and winning number 18, belonging to Richard Barrett, aged 60, was whisked off in a limousine for a two-week Mediterranean cruise after the show.

I was cooking food and the picture flashed up on the screen. I ran out of the door all the way to the centre.

When I got there I was told I had to have my suitcase and passport which I had missed, so I ran back home and back again, the rest is history.

I have never won anything and I can’t believe it.

– Winner Richard Barrett


News splash! It's the Welsh Puddle Jumping Championships

Practice makes perfect in Wales! Credit: PA Images

Children of all ages are being encouraged to have fun jumping this half-term by jumping in puddles!

It's all in aid of the Welsh Puddle Jumping Championships in West Wales.

The competition is part of a national puddle jumping championship taking place at other locations across the UK.

Points will be given out for creativity, enthusiasm and size of splash!

The event is open to everyone regardless of age or ability at Llanelli Wetland Centre.


Man whose body was found on Llanelli beach identified

The body of Glenn Alan Payne was found on Llanelli Beach on Sunday. Credit: ITV Wales

Police have identified the man whose body was found on a beach in Llanelli over the weekend.

Dyfed-Powys Police says the man has been formally identified as 61-year-old Glenn Alan Payne, from Llanelli. His body was found on Sunday morning near the Millennium Coastal Path on Llanelli beach. His death is being treated as unexplained.

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