Keith Davies, the Labour Assembly Member for Llanelli, is seriously ill at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Mr Davies, who's 71, was elected to the assembly after a career as a teacher and subsequently as Director of Education at Carmarthenshire County Council.
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One-year-old sheepdog Nell was stolen from a farm on the outskirts of Dolgellau.
Police are investigating an allegation that a young child was approached by a stranger in Llanelli.
An unsettled few days are in store, with rain and wind expected.