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Legendary referee asks for your stories

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Nigel Owens: Asking you to ​share your stories

THE WORLD-FAMOUS referee and TV presenter Nigel Owens is calling on people to grab the opportunity to tell their favourite stories to the whole nation in a series of short films for S4C​.​

The short films will be a huge part of a colourful season of programmes entitled Chwedlau (Legends) on S4C during November which will include a magical variety of programmes to coincide with the Welsh Government’s ‘Year of Legends 2017’​.​

Nigel Owens sa​id: “Everyone has an interesting story, something remarkable that has happened in their family or in their community and we want you to share them with us to include them in Chwedloni.

​”​I know of several local stories and legends in our village and the rugby world is full of stories and legends, those that are appropriate to share with the general public of course! This is a very exciting project and I hope you come forward in your droves with your stories to show how imaginative we are as a nation.”

If you have a good story you’d like to share, please get in touch with production company​,​ Orchard​,​ at helo@chwedloni.cymru on e-mail or by telephone, 02920 100 888.

Amanda Rees, Director of Creative Content, S4C is very excited about the project​:​ “Everyone has at least one great story; one favourite tale that they tell their friends over lunch or over a pint in the pub… It could be a story that makes you laugh or makes you cry, something that surprises you, spellbinds you or even scares the daylights out of you! The idea is to celebrate and compile the best of these fireside stories under the Chwedloni banner on S4C.

“In addition to creating a special website where you will be able to see and listen to the 50 best stories online, they will also be shown between peak-hour programmes on S4C throughout November.”

The ‘Chwedloni’ project is a collaboration between Visit Wales, S4C and production company Orchard.

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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