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Llanerch Field

January 4th, 2018

Llanerch Fields are never far from the news in Llanelli. This week the MP for Llanelli Nia Griffith said that she wanted consideration given to the brown field site of the Heol Goffa School now that it has been announced that the school is to be relocated to Delta Lakes.

Llanelli Online has been there amidst the Llanerch community right from the start when campaigners began raising concerns about the massive tanks under the fields, which contain sewage. 

The County Council held a consultation at the Diplomat Hotel and Llanelli Online recorded some of the discussions, which took place including the views of the local town and county councillors, the campaigners and those who said they were happy with the plans. 

This is our podcast of that day. 

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News 03/01/2018

January 3rd, 2018

This is a test. Radio Llanelli Online brings you the news headlines and an interview with your local MP Nia Griffith. 

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Radio Llanelli News Intro

December 28th, 2017

Here it is. The new News theme for Radio Llanelli as composed by Iwan Lewis and Alan Evans. We hope you like it.

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Homelessness

December 28th, 2017

Homelessness is on the rise in Llanelli. Despite this the County Council statistics claim that there are no homeless people in Carmarthenshire. We have been documenting the homeless in Llanelli for the last year. We have attended a soup station at Y Lle and We have visited the Salvation Army Citadel. We have been interviewing homeless people on the streets and we have helped one man who was living in a tent at the Delta Lakes get back into accommodation. 

In this programme we speak to 18 year old Ayden who is homeless. 

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Radio Llanelli Test

December 28th, 2017

We are launching Radio Llanelli in 2018. This is a test. We would love to hear from you about any issues you are facing in Llanelli. We would also love to hear from you if you run a charity, a business or if you are involved in music. We are looking for musicians to come in and promote their music (not cover versions).

If you are a business and wish to advertise at the start, middle and end of our daily news broadcast please get in touch for a chat. 

We are also looking for trainee reporters for Radio Llanelli. If you would like to get involved please email editor@llanelli.online

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Y Plebs at The Greyhound, Felinfoel

December 24th, 2017

A night of Welsh - Celtic music with Y Plebs at The Greyhound pub in Felinfoel. This was one of a couple of visits the musicians have made to the pub. Locals were pleasantly surprised to see the band walking in with harps, pipes, banjoes and an assortment of traditional instruments. A great night was had by all and needless to say teh Cwrw Felinfoel helped. 

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Scarlet Town - Jemma Kryza

December 23rd, 2017

We will be launching Radio Llanelli in 2018 and we are looking for musicians and performers to come in and get on air. We would especially like to hear from artists who play their own materials. We are also looking for authors and poets to come in and share their work. if you would like to find out more email admin@radiollanelli.com 

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Doctors in crisis

December 23rd, 2017

Llanelli Online hit the streets of Llanelli during the crisis in local surgeries where people struggled to get an appointment to see a doctor. Some surgeries closed or were threatened with closure. Thsi is what the people of Llanelli had to say. 

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Y Fari Lwyd

December 11th, 2017

For those looking to uphold the ancient Welsh custom of the Mari Lwyd there are exciting times ahead. Owain Glenister from Y Lle has begun to reinstate the tradition in Llanelli courtesy of funding from Ymlaen Llanelli - The BID.

The Mari Lwyd (the Grey Mare) is a pre-Christian tradition said to bring good luck.

People made a horse figure from a horse’s skull, with decorative ears and eyes attached. They adorned it with colourful reins, bells, and ribbons and wrapped it with a white sheet that is carried around on a pole.

The Mari Lwyd and its party would go door-to-door, singing and challenging the families inside to a battle of rhyming insults in Welsh. At the end of the battle of wits (known as pwnco) the group would be invited into the house for refreshments.

This old tradition died out in many parts of Wales, but some parts still act it out and every December. Now it is back in Llanelli.

Llanelli Online has put together a song sheet for you along as ell as an MP3 you can sing-along too. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the Mari Lwyd...Coming to a pub near you this Christmas.

Find it on www.llanellionline.news with all the photos or you can use the one we have uploaded here. 

Wel dyma ni'n diwad
Gyfeillion diniwad
I ofyn cawn gennad
I ofyn cawn gennad
I ofyn cawn gennad I ganu.

Qwychw yr hyfder
rywle rhy drws ar agorwch chi?
I ganu mae'm gwraig
I ganu mae'm gwraig
I ganu mae'm gwraig am gwrw

Fi canaf am wythnos
a phart o bythefnos,
A mis os bydd achos,
A mis os bydd achos,
A mis os bydd achos, byth bythoedd.

A tapwch y faril
Gollyngwch yn rhugl
A rhenwch e'n gynil
A rhenwch e'n gynil
A rhenwch e'n gynil Y Gwyliau.

Mae Mari Llwyd lawen
Am ddod i'ch ty rhonten
A chanu yw'r diben
A chanu yw'r diben
A chanu yw'r diben Mi dybiaf.
Ni cawson ein parchu,
dos siwr, a croeswyd (croesawid).
Ffarwélwch eleni,
Ffarwélwch eleni,
Ffarwélwch eleni, ni'n ymadael.

 

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Llanelli Talking Newspaper January 2012

December 10th, 2017

What were you doing in January 2012? What was happening in Llanelli? Llanelli's Talking Newspaper has been bringing fornightly news updates to people who are partially sighted or blind for many years. 

During the last year we have been archiving every episode made from 2011 onwards when the programmes were placed on CD. Prior to that they were placed on cassette. 

These episoded provide an invaluable local archive for the town as they carried news items from the town's local papers and local government offices. 

Much has changed since the early days but the envelopes go out every fortnight as they have always done.

The service is entirely reliant on volunteers. We hope you enjoy this episode, which may bring back some memories for you. 

The full archives are due to be handed over to the town library, the Carmarthenshire Archives and the National Library of Wales

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