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A trainee reporter at the Llanelli Star managed to buttonhole Tony Blair on his recent visit to Wales – and asked him for his views on the issues important to readers. Laura Grime was armed with all the questions when

Lloyd is still at Large -after 10 years

News has reached HoldTheFrontPage of celebrations to mark Llanelli Star editor Robert Lloyd’s anniversary at the paper’s helm. He has completed ten years as editor and to commemorate the event some of his staff threw a surprise party in his

All change at the Star

It’s all change for the editorial team at the Llanelli Star. Suzanne Oakley has taken over as news editor following the departure of Jonathan Roberts to the sub-editors’ desk at the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea.

Reporter is on a roll

Those brave people at the Llanelli Star aren’t the kind to turn down a challenge – especially when it’s issued by the Rollercoaster Club of Great Britain. Without a moment’s hesitation they waved reporter Diane Williams off as she joined

Proud history of Star Cup

The Llanelli Star Challenge Cup competition is still going strong – 26 years after it first burst on to the Carmarthenshire football scene. It was the brainchild of Star sports editor Barrie Thomas and the then secretary of Evans &

Historic discovery

A rare copy of a newspaper dating from 1889 is making the headlines again after being rediscovered in a clear-out. Irfon Phillips rescued the old Llanelly and County Guardian from the tip when it was brought down from the attic.

Journalist honoured at cultural festival

The Crown at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli has been awarded to a local poet, journalist and broadcaster. Dylan Iorwerth was crowned for his sequence of poems, not in strict metre, on the subject of Sand. Dylan Iorwerth, lives in

Pages to fill for Eisteddfod team

The countdown is over for Llanelli – as Eisteddfod fever hits the town. The Llanelli Star has already brought out a special publication to mark its return to the town for the first time since 1962. And now the paper

Llanelli team branches out

The publishers of the South Wales Evening Post have been awarded the contract to produce Y Tir (The Land) – the monthly newspaper for the Farmers Union of Wales. South West Wales Publications, which also produces the Llanelli Star and

Weekly in tune with readers

Life on a Wales weekly might not be everyone’s cup of tea – but the achievements of a small team in Llanelli show that life’s what you make it. Working on the Star is proof that the more you put

MBE for retired journalist

Former South Wales Evening Post journalist Michael Boon received his MBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. Mr Boon, who recently retired as specialist writer and Westgate columnnist with the Western Mail, was honoured for services to journalism

Chuckling for chocolates

To me, to you… There was definitely “no slacking” for our VIP judges The Chuckle Brothers as they struggled to name a winner in our Christmas Cracker Joke Competition. The comedy pair kindly took time out between performances of Jack

News staff travel to Tanzania in humanitarian effort

The Llanelli Star has thanked readers for their help with a six-month aid project which saw reporter Greg Jones and photographer Terry Morris fly to Tanzania. Readers donated mountains of toys, books and games after the South Wales weekly newspaper

Tanzania trip will follow Star appeal

Reporter Greg Jones and photographer Terry Morris from the Llanelli Star are planning a trip to Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro region to help deliver educational and medical supplies to poverty-stricken Africans. The South Wales weekly newspaper has teamed up with the