Llanelli Town councillors threw out a proposal for their authority to break away from Carmarthenshire County Council at a meeting last night.
The idea came from the mayor, Winston Lemon, who says Llanelli has been neglected by the larger authority, and radical change was needed to bring in jobs and revive the town centre.
More top news
Clear skies this evening and overnight will allow for a widespread frost. A cold, crisp and bright start to Friday.
L/Cpl Joshua Leakey, 27, says he is an "average bloke" despite receiving the highest military honour for astonishing bravery in Afghanistan.
Gwent Police has apologised for mistakes made in the way it dealt with the risk Carl Mills posed to the Buckley family.