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Workways+ participant secures job at local waste specialists

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IAN HARVEY recently started work at LAS Recycling Ltd, Lampeter after receiving support from Workways+.

Ian, who had been unemployed for nearly 2 years was struggling to find suitable employment since moving to Ceredigion. Workways+ was able to help Ian look at his options and find a role that suited him best.

Ian said: “I’m absolutely thrilled and grateful that Workways+ were able to help me gain employment with a local business. I worked many years as a chef but since moving to Ceredigion, I really wanted to find a role that satisfied my childhood ambition of working with trucks – so now that I’m a lorry driver for LAS Recycling Ltd my dream has come true and I‘m enjoying every moment of being part of the team here.”

Mark Saunders, Director of LAS Recycling Ltd said: “It has been a pleasure working with John Evans of Workways+ and through him, arranging to offer Ian an opportunity to get back into employment. It is pleasing to be able to give a person like Ian, who is passionate about driving the chance to fulfil his ambition of becoming a lorry driver. As a company, we believe in giving everybody a chance and I am grateful that Workways+ have been able to provide us with an excellent employee that probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity, without a project like Workways+ supporting them, in organising the training required.”

Ceredigion Workways+ offers training, qualifications, volunteering placements, paid work experience opportunities and a personal mentoring service to help people get their lives back on track.

John Evans, Workways+ Employment Liasion Officer said: “Myself and the Workways+ team here at Ceredigion are committed to helping every eligible person that asks Workways+ for support and advice. It’s extremely rewarding for all of us knowing that people like Ian have secured a suitable job that they enjoy and has helped towards transforming their lives.”

Workways+ is an employability project, part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, and Ceredigion County Council. Workways+ mentors are based around the county.

To find out more about the services they provide, visit www.workways.wales or get in touch with one of the team on 01545 574193 or email workways@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Spate of overnight burglaries in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd

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POLICE are investigating a spate of burglaries overnight in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd.

A number of burglaries have been reported, with entry forced to businesses and CCTV cameras damaged or removed.

In Bow Street, entry was forced into an agricultural merchants, where items were taken; and CCTV was removed from a business.

Two vehicles – a VW Passat – registration plate CU16 OAL – and an Audi – registration YT09 TWL – were also reported stolen from a garage in the village.

A VW Crafter – registration plate GM16OTP, along with tools and equipment were stolen from a business in Ponterwyd.

Four businesses at Nantallan Business Park were targeted:

Bikes and steamers were reported stolen from one, a generator and two boxes containing LED lighting from another, a Mitsubishi L200 flatbed truck taken from the third, and tools stolen from a fourth.

Police are treating the incidents as linked, and would like to speak to anyone with information or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Clarach and Bow Street areas.

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Police confirm Ellie Bryan, 18, died in collision

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE can confirm the woman who tragically died following a collision at Commins Coch was Ellie Bryan, from Aberystwyth.
The 18-year-old was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was involved in a collision at around 10pm on Saturday, November 16.
Her family has released the following statement: “We are distraught by our loss of Ellie. She will be missed by us all.
“Ellie was a loving daughter, sister and granddaughter.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support at this devastating time.
“We would appreciate having time to grieve in privacy.”
Police continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353.

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18-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

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POLICE have said they have arrested a driver in connection with a fatal collision which took place at Commins Coch on Saturday (Nov 16).

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred on the A487 at around 10pm, and involved two vehicles.

Enquiries have revealed the involvement of a third car and yesterday the driver of this vehicle was arrested.

An 18-year-old woman – a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra – sadly died from injuries sustained in the incident. Her family is being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the Astra remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353

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