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Readers of the Llanelli Star have embarked on a letter writing campaign to save the town’s 24-hour accident and emergency service.Readers are signing ready-printed letters published in the paper after the paper ran five pages of news stories, opinions and

Former journalist will be public face of Bury Council

An former regional journalist has become the first in-house press officer of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council. Neil Sterio, (39), from Port Talbot, has previously worked on several titles in the South Wales area including the South Wales Echo, the Neath

Star boost for injured cricketer

Injured sports star Simon Jones had his recuperation boosted by a unique gift from his local paper. The England cricketer had his dreams of a successful Ashes tour shattered when he damaged his knee on day one of the first

New Star editor named

Andy Pearson has been named as the new editor of the Llanelli Star. Currently features editor at the South Wales Evening Post, Andy (pictured) will take over from Robert Lloyd who leaves the paper at the end of October to

Star editor on the move

The editor of the Llanelli Star is moving to the paper’s sister daily publication. Robert Lloyd is to take up the position of deputy editor at the South Wales Evening Post at the end of October. The move will see

Evening Post editor named

Spencer Feeney has been named the new editor of the South Wales Evening Post. Currently editor of The Citizen in Gloucester, Spencer will take over from the Post’s current editor, George Edwards, when he retires in October. It will be

Hundreds of mourners turn out for Michael

More than 400 hundred mourners turned out to pay their last respects at the funeral of Welsh journalist Michael Boon. Michael, who was 67, died from cancer. He had been a journalist for 50 years and received an MBE for

City Ground date prompts Star stand-alone special

The Llanelli Star has produced a 28-page stand-alone special as part of the countdown to the Heineken European Cup rugby semi-final between Llanelli and Leicester. Llanelli, nicknamed The Scarlets, play Leicester at Nottingham’s City Ground on Sunday, April 28. An

Former hack scoops top PR 'crisis' prize

The work of former Neath Guardian and South Wales Echo reporter Neil Sterioduring major floods in York has been recognised in an industry award. Neil is press manager for City of York Council and a key member of theauthority’s marketing

Lloyd exposed as chief stirrer

Editor Robert Lloyd was the self-confessed “chief stirrer” after losing a public bet mentioned in his outspoken Lloyd At Large column in the Llanelli Star. He ended up serving lunch at a local school after the bet with council marketing

Barrie's on TV!

The sports editor of the Llanelli Star came in for some plaudits when he appeared on a TV show to chat about his 30 years at the paper. Journalist Barrie Thomas joined TV presenters Lyn Ebenezer and Ray Gravell on

Star man clocks up 30 years

Journalist Barrie Thomas is celebrating his 30 years at the Llanelli Star. Barrie, who is now sports editor for the paper, joined the Star in 1971 as a trainee reporter. With a keen interest in sport, he immediately started to

News in brief

A reunion to mark the tenth anniversary of the closure of the Birmingham Daily News attracted 25 people from all corners of the UK.The event, held in Birmingham, had been delayed due to the foot and mouth crisis and the

Star's Chris goes stick-fighting

The fastest growing martial arts sport in the world is said to be Kapatiran Arnis (otherwise known as Philipino stick-fighting), so when the chance to do battle with the current world champion came up, the Llanelli Star’s Chris Barney was

Star editor joins Llanelli choir on American tour

Robert Lloyd, editor of the Llanelli Star, has jetted off to North America to accompany Cor Meibion, Llanelli’s renowned male voice choir, on a three-week tour. The award-winning choir, one of the leading male choirs in Britain, is currently touring