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2008-09-18 00:00:14

A Hate-peddling internet group targeting Llanelli's Polish population has been shut down by police. An anti-Polish web page was set up on social networking site Facebook in May. The group, which had 140 members, described its raison d'etre as: "Llanelli has a population of 60,000 people, and nearly 10,000 are Polish. They take our jobs, and have no respect for us or our town. Get the Polish out." The page featured anti-Polish pictures and comments, and was quickly taken over by angry...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

By Steffan Rhys AN EXPLOSION which left four teenage girls critically ill in hospital for several weekswas caused by the "excessive use of a large number of aerosol deodorants", an official inquiry will announce today. A joint investigation was launched by Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service after the fire, which blew the roof off a terraced house in Llanelli on December 17. Afile was also submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who have decided there is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'