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.
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The Welsh TUC has today launched a campaign calling for 'better jobs, closer to home' for Valleys communities.
A wet and windy start to the week, with scattered showers becoming locally heavy at times.