YOUNGSTERS in Cardigan were risking their lives by climbing on to one of the culverts on the River Mwldan, with some even spotted skateboarding through the culvert itself.

FOUR businesses from the Cardigan area were celebrating at the fourth annual Food Awards Wales in Cardiff. Cardigan Bay Fish, El Salsa, Tafell A Tan and the Pentre Arms at Llangrannog all scooped top honours.

CARDIGAN honoured its most famous sporting son – four-time world Formula One powerboat champion Jonathan Jones - when a commemorative blue plaque was unveiled at Prince Charles Quay on the banks of the Teifi.

HOLDERS Newcastle Emlyn retained the Costcutter League Cup with a 5-1 win over Llandysul.

HYWEL Dda health board officials staged a drop-in session at the Guildhall in Cardigan to highlight its proposed shake-up to health care throughout its region.

PLANS were unveiled by Ceredigion County Council to close the primary schools at Beulah and Trewen due to falling pupil numbers. Parents at both schools vowed to fight the proposed closures.

BEACHES at Llangrannog, Poppit Sands, Tresaith and New Quay Harbour were all awarded the coveted Blue Flag status.

ROYAL Navy sailor Sarah Griffiths received a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for saving 50 lives in a dramatic rescue operation in the Mediterranean. The former Cardigan School pupil and Cardigan RNLI crew member is currently serving aboard HMS Montrose.

A NEW foodbank opened at Llandysul – the fourth such one in Ceredigion.

CLLR John Adams-Lewis took over as Mayor of Cardigan, his fourth term in office, while Cllr Cefin Evans took over the chains of office at Newcastle Emlyn.