MP concern at low broadband take up

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has raised concern in Parliament that despite the huge investment into the roll out of broadband infrastructure across the UK, many people are left in the dark about how to take-up this service.

New Neighbourhood Policing Officers for Cardigan Town and Rural

4:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Cardigan Town and Rural wards now have new police officers as part of their Neighbourhood Policing Teams. PC Diana Boyt has joined the Cardigan Town team and PC Diane Williams has joined the Cardigan Rural Team, both will work alongside current officers to tackle community issues.

£5k computer boost for village hall

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2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Aberporth village hall has received £5k from Santander to fund laptops for computer sessions.

MP calls for votes for 16 and 17 year olds in Wales

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has asked the Secretary of State for Wales to consider allowing votes for 16 and 17 year olds for the Assembly.

Lost seal rescued from Aberporth

Tivyside Advertiser: The baby seal

1:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE RSPCA has rescued another lost seal from a Welsh beach.

Eco school activities

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2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Members of the Eco Council at Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi visited Theatr Mwldan to take part in ECO activities organised by Jig-So Children’s Centre. Everybody had a wonderful morning learning about the local environment through art and craft activities. Thank you for the opportunity.

Festive cheer for shoppers

11:24am Tuesday 21st October 2014

There will be festive cheer for shoppers in Ceredigion after the county council gave the go-ahead for free parking on the three Saturdays before Christmas.

Local museums top of the poll

10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Two Ceredigion museums came out on top in a poll to find the favourite museums to celebrate the rich and varied selection of museums in Wales.

Community alarm warning

10:19am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Residents in north Pembrokeshire who use the Council’s Community Alarm service are being urged to be on their guard against imposters.

New health board chief exec

Tivyside Advertiser: Steve Moore. (11696982)

4:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Steve Moore.

Eyes of the world on Cardigan Castle

Tivyside Advertiser: Foreign journalists at Cardigan Castle

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

The eyes of the world were on Cardigan Castle this week following a visit from a team of foreign journalists.

MP joins Gloster Row residents’ campaign against parking charges

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3:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has met with residents of Gloster Row in Cardigan, to lend support to their campaign to have car park charges lifted in the Gloster Row car park.

MP continues tourism VAT reduction campaign

Tivyside Advertiser: MP Mark Williams at Quay West

12:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, has continue his campaign to reduce the rate of VAT charged on tourist attractions and hotels, visiting the Quay West resort in New Quay.

Prize for Daniel

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12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A pupil from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn has won third prize for his Design and Technology GCSE project. Daniel Thomas, from Hermon, invented an audible warning lamp, getting the idea from his work as a volunteer with Gwili Railway. He was presented with his prize at a ceremony in Cardiff by first minister Carwyn Jones.

Leader berates Assembly over cuts

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

Ceredigion council leader Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn has taken the Welsh Assembly to task over drastic cuts to local council budgets.

Llandysul carnival funds share out

Tivyside Advertiser: Pic Tim Jones

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

Following a very successful Carnival at Llandysul earlier in the summer a total amount of £2,400.00 was shared at the Pavillion in Llandysul when the eleven recipients attended, Dafydd Llywelyn representing Llandysul Aqua Club (centre left) received a £1,000 cheque from John and Susan Hughes Owen, Carnival Presidents.

Work starts on new super school

Tivyside Advertiser: Leader of Ceredigion County Council Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn and Willmot Dixon project manager Ian Jones.

11:31am Monday 20th October 2014

Work has started work on a new ‘3-19’ School in Llandysul, the biggest ever building project for Ceredigion County Council.

Choir joins in Mary's 90th celebrations

Tivyside Advertiser: Mrs Mary Bott MBE with Blaenporth Choir. Picture by Jim Ramsbottom

10:04am Monday 20th October 2014

Blaenporth male voice choir made a surprise appearance at a party to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mrs Mary Bott MBE.

Lightning blasts hole in church

Tivyside Advertiser: Llandysul church

6:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A local church has been sealed off after a lightning strike caused extensive damage and left the structure unsafe.

Hanging pub on TV

Tivyside Advertiser: Landlord Ryan Williams under the renowned pub sign

5:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A public house near Cardigan where at one time criminals were hanged outside the premises is to be featured on the S4C programme Straeon Tafarn (Pub Tales) next month.

Lack of skilled bricklayers spurs skills workshops

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5:55pm Friday 17th October 2014

Coleg Ceredigion will be holding free two-day workshops to promote much sought after construction skills in the next few weeks.

School's gift to food bank

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5:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

Leading up to their Harvest Festival the children from Beulah School and Beulah Cylch Meithrin collected dried foods such as tea, coffee, pasta and rice which will be given to Cardigan Food Bank.

Cilgerran man attacked bouncer twice

5:31pm Friday 17th October 2014

A Cilgerran man who twice attacked a nightclub door supervisor has today received a suspended prison sentence.

Kiosks damaged

4:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

Two BT telephone kiosks were damaged between 1am and 4am on October 10.

Bandstand opened

Tivyside Advertiser: Cardigan mayor opens the refurbished bandstand. (11624302)

3:55pm Friday 17th October 2014

Cardigan’s newly refurbished bandstand in Victoria Gardens was officially opened by the town’s mayor on Friday.

Lack of skilled bricklayers spurs skills workshops

Tivyside Advertiser: Coleg Ceredigion brickwork lecturer, Adrian Varney, with his brickwork students creating a Welsh greeting for Shwmae Su’mae day. (11611113)

12:18pm Friday 17th October 2014

Coleg Ceredigion will be holding free two-day workshops to promote much sought after construction skills in the next few weeks.

Consultation on absenteeism penalties

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Pembrokeshire County Council is seeking the views of parents, teachers and the wider school community on introducing penalties for regular non-attendance at school.

RSPCA coffee morning

4:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A RSPCA branch coffee morning will be held to raise funds on October 25 , 10am to 1pm at Tabernacle Vestry, Long Street Newport.

Officer assault denied

12:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A Newcastle Emlyn man has denied assaulting a police officer and damaging his watch.

Handbag theft

12:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A Cardigan man who stole a woman’s handbag in a ‘moment of weakness’ is due to be sentenced by the crown court this month.

Hotel in administration

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

The Hotel Penrallt at Aberporth has gone into administration after a "prolonged period of difficult trading conditions".

Drink driver crashed through farm yard

11:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

A pensioner drove through a farm yard and crashed into an out-building after drinking half a bottle of whisky, a court has heard.

Disqualified driver was 'desperate' to get home

10:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

A disqualified driver got behind the wheel at Penparc because he was ‘desperate to get home’.

Plans for cafe on coastal path

Tivyside Advertiser: An artist's impression of the planned cafe

10:28am Thursday 16th October 2014

A plan for a cafe on the coastal path in Aberporth will mark the fifth generation of a local family to go into business on the site.

Bank brings in another winner for band’s Race Night

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10:18am Thursday 16th October 2014

Goodwick Brass Band’s recent fund-raiser, A Night at the Races, has received an extra boost under the HSBC Pound for Pound scheme.

Drug found in baby's bottle

10:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police found a Class A drug in a baby’s bottle when they searched a Llandysul house, a court has heard.

Devolution meeting

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9:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, has attended a meeting in Westminster, chaired by the Secretary of State for Wales and Preseli Pembs Stephen Crabb MP, to discuss gaining a cross-party agreement on delivering devolution settlement that works for people of Wales.

Soroptimist Charity Lunch

Tivyside Advertiser: Lucy Gannon (4th from right) with L to R,Soroptimist Hilary Kinghorn, Cardigan’s Mayor and Mayoress Cllrs Graham Evans and Catrin Miles, Soroptimists Cherry Hammett, Regional President Rayner Rees, Kitty Lee, Sue Leigh and Fay Cori

9:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

At Cardigan Soroptimists’ Charity Lunch at the Cliff Hotel on 12th October television screenwriter Lucy Gannon MBE captivated her audience when she spoke of her personal development in becoming a (now much sought after) full-time writer. Lucy’s interest in Spinal Injuries Association began when she wrote the script for BBC’S The Best of Men, the story of Sir Ludwig Guttman’s ground-breaking work at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Husband and wife team up for Aberaeron exhibition

Tivyside Advertiser: Lynn Parr  and Ben Dearnley at Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre

1:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre is currently showing a collection of artworks by Sculptor Ben Dearnley and Artist Lynn Parr.

Local cookery school finalist in top award

Tivyside Advertiser: Vicky North

11:04am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Vic North Cookery School is a finalist in the British Cookery Schools Awards, due to take place in London on Monday 17th November. The cookery school is based in Cardigan Bay and offers a wide range of inspiring residential and one day workshops. The school has a team of tutors and chefs with a wide range of experience and expertise both in the trade and as teachers and was established in 2013 by local baker and food entrepreneur, Vicky North.

Comment on plans to help conserve St Davids’ built heritage

10:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is inviting comments on its plans to conserve the built heritage of Britain’s smallest city.

First Minister expresses support for reopening rail line

Tivyside Advertiser: Elin Jones AM

10:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Ceredigion’s AM Elin Jones has welcomed a statement by the Welsh First Minister, in which he expressed his support for the reopening of a rail link southwards from Aberystwyth through Tregaron and Lampeter.

Cafe break-in man jailed

9:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A man who admitted breaking into a café in Aberaeron has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Stephen Crabb writes to bus companies seeking improved services for the blind

Tivyside Advertiser: MP Stephen Crabb

9:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Following representations from members of the local blind community, Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb has written to companies that provide local bus services, asking them to consider introducing audio-visual announcements on buses to help people with sight loss.

Church's community lunches

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9:41am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A delicious home-cooked lunch in a warm, cosy environment surrounded by friendly faces and good conversation is top of the menu as St Mary’s Church gears up to host its first community lunch of the season.

Success for Sarnau service

Tivyside Advertiser: West Wales Holiday Cottages team collect the 2014 Pembrokeshire Tourism Bronze Award for Best Customer Service Team at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel.From left:  Dawn Falconer, Sarah Smith, David Witt, Matthew Witt, Linda Plowman

2:36pm Monday 13th October 2014

West Wales Holiday Cottages was awarded bronze in the Best Customer Service Team category in the 2014 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards on Thursday 9 October. The award was presented by 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire, the category sponsors, at a ceremony at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel.

Invasion pistols up for auction

1:39pm Monday 13th October 2014

A pair of pistols once owned by Lieutenant Colonel John Colby (1751-1823) of the Pembrokeshire Militia and Governor of Haverfordwest Castle at the time of the last invasion of Britain, now known as the Battle of Fishguard, will be sold at Bonhams Antique Arms and Armour auction on November 26th.

Players bow out while hall is renovated

12:34pm Monday 13th October 2014

Newcastle Emlyn amateur dramatic group Attic Players has postponed all its productions while renovation work goes on at the town's Cawdor Hall.

Injured seal pup found at car park

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11:59am Monday 13th October 2014

THE RSPCA has rescued a lost seal after it was found in a car park.

Yacht rescued

11:51am Monday 13th October 2014

The all-weather lifeboat at New Quay was called out shortly before 2.30pm on Friday, 10 October to assist a 30 foot yacht in trouble three miles off New Quay head.


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