CARDIGAN County Show’s switch from its traditional Wednesday slot to a Saturday proved a big success as the crowds turned out in force to reward the organisers.

CULTURE Minister Lord Elis-Thomas visited Cardigan and praised the strides the town had made to attract visitors, especially the transformation of the fortunes of the castle and the central role it now played in the life of the town.

A MEDIEVAL pottery kiln at Newport – the best preserved such site in the UK - was officially opened to the public thanks to a huge amount of work from local volunteers and Heritage Lottery Fund backing.

LOCAL fisherman Aaron Walters plucked a young boy from the Teifi estuary at St Dogmaels after the youngster got into trouble while playing on a body board.

THE rain held off just long enough for Cardigan carnival, with the town’s streets packed with visitors for the parade.

COCERNS were raised over the future of GP services at Llandysul with the news that Teifi Surgery was to close.

YOUTHS caught littering while holding a party at Poppit Sands were made to carry out a beach clean by local PCSO Alex Mason.

CARDIGAN business Seyran’s Pizza donated all its takings on Bank Holiday Monday – as well as wages from its staff – to the ‘Riley’s Wish to Walk’ appeal.

BARCLAYS Bank announced it was closing its branch at Newcastle Emlyn, following on from news that Lloyds was also closing. It will leave the town without any high street banks.

THE Workman family from Cardigan revealed they had been forced from their home at Morgan Street for more than 10 months due to contamination by both raw sewage and a fuel leak.