A NEW water safety campaign was launched by Carmarthenshire Water Safety Partnership in conjunction with the family of Jem Pendragon, who drowned 12 months previously when he went swimming in the River Teifi in the town.

THE state of the toilet block at Poppit Sands was highlighted by St Dogmaels Community Council, which feared the beach could lose its coveted Blue Flag unless it was improved.

THE country was in the grip of a heatwave, with firefighters having to deal with numerous grassfires and Welsh Water asking its customers to conserve supplies. Previously undiscovered archaeological remains emerged in the parched ground.

THE Tivysde area enjoyed a royal visit from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. They stopped off at the Dyfed Shire Horse farm at Eglwyswrw at the Da Mhile Distillery at Llandysul.

TWO police officers, two RNLI crew and two members of the public all needed winching to safety by a rescue helicopter after becoming trapped with searching for a missing man.

HOPES were raised that the unsightly area at the Strand Quayside in Cardigan would finally be developed after a long-running dispute over who owned it looked to have been settled.

THE Tivyside Show just outside Newcastle Emlyn attracted large crowds in the glorious sunshine.

LLOYDS Bank announced it was to close its branch at Newcastle Emlyn.

THE first sighting off the mythical Cragen – a creature created by Cardigan’s Small World Theatre to highlight the Year of the Sea and to relay the important clean seas message – was sighted off Aberporth.