Ed Laverack, racing for pro cycling team Rapha Condor JLT, claimed the Under 23 National Road Race Championship title on Sunday, finishing 13th place overall in the senior competition.
A Public Meeting will take place at 11am on Saturday June 28 at the Calsonic Club on Llethri Road, over plans to build a recycling plant in Felinfoel.
Nia Griffith MP has arranged a meeting for members of the public to voice their views on a planning application for a plant at Glyngwernen Quarry, near.
The meeting arranged by Nia Griffiths MP, is in response to concerns from local residents about air pollution, noise and heavy lorries. Llanelli Rural Council has already objected to the planning application.
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One of Dafen's most well-known cricket personalities, Euros Lewis, has died at the age of 72.
Euros played for Glamorgan County between 1961 and 1966, during which time he appeared in 95 first-class matches. His developing skills were recognized by the MCC, in 1963, who selected Lewis in their side to play the West Indians at Lord’s, whilst later in the year, Euros returned career-best figures of 8/89 against Kent at Swansea and was presented with his Glamorgan cap. Euros was also a member of the Glamorgan side which defeated the 1964 Australians at Swansea.
In 1966 Euros left Glamorgan to join Sussex for whom he played until 1969 before returning to South Wales and continuing to enjoy success in club cricket with Dafen Welfare CC.
Hugh Morris, Glamorgan’s CEO and Director of Cricket paid tribute, “We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Euros Lewis. He held a very special place in the club’s history by being a member of the Glamorgan side which fifty years ago this summer defeated the Australians at Swansea."
Former Llanelli Star sports editor Barrie Thomas said: "We tend to forget that the area has produced outstanding cricketers such as Euros Lewis. He was a cricket star who could have achieved much more. Instead local cricket was lucky to benefit from his talent at the end of his highly successful career.
"At a time when rugby and football took a rest during the summer, it was a pleasure to go and watch Dafen cricket play just to see Euros bamboozling batsmen with his off breaks and captain Howard Morgan bowling spin the other end.
"Euros will be much missed but never forgotten."
One of the heaviest trafficked areas of Carmarthenshire has attracted £594,400 Safe Routes in Communities (SRiC) funding from Welsh Government.
This will enable Carmarthenshire council’s transport team to complete traffic calming measures and improved footways in 15 locations around Trostre, Pemberton, and Llwynhendy.
It will provide safer and scenic routes to Brynsierfel, Brynteg, Bryn and Coedcae schools allowing more pupils and staff to cycle and walk to school, as well as providing healthier options for other people in the community.
Executive board member for transport services Cllr Colin Evans said he was delighted the county’s engineers had once again attracted the largest individual contribution from the total of £5million announced by Welsh Government to create safe walking and cycling routes.
He said: “This latest award will enable us to progress works which will include a crossing between Trostre and Pemberton, and footpath upgrades, traffic calming, speed reduction works, pedestrian refuges and driver feedback signs in Llwynhendy and Pemberton.”
All the works will be completed by the end of March 2015. There will be a round of public consultation meetings in May or early June which will allow public to have their say and input. The works are not likely to start until late summer.
The new funding means Carmarthenshire will have attracted nearly £3million of SRiC funding with the other major schemes at Dafen and Felinfoel, Pembrey, Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg.
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