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St Dogmaels: Paedophile pensioner does runner to Paris

St Dogmaels: Paedophile pensioner does runner to Paris

AN AUTHOR who lived in St Dogmaels and Poppit Sands who was due to be sentenced on Friday (Apr 17) for indecency with a child has run away. Colin Richard Shearing, aged 70, had been given seven days to put his affairs in order after a jury convicted him of indecency with a six year old girl. But he responded by […]

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Premier Inn fire: Gina Tranter to be tried for arson

Premier Inn fire: Gina Tranter to be tried for arson

A WOMAN has admitted setting fire to the Premier Inn at Haverfordwest while there were 133 people inside. Gina Tranter, aged 26, attended a plea and case management hearing before Judge Chris Vosper at Swansea crown court on Friday (Apr 17). Tranter, of Redstone Court, Narberth, admitted a charge of arson on January 18 while being reckless as to whether […]

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Pembroke: Tragedy at Mill Pond

Pembroke: Tragedy at Mill Pond

A MULTI-AGENCY operation took place on Thursday (Apr 16) morning in Pembroke following reports of an incident in the Mill Pond. A spokesperson from Dyfed-Powys Police said that they were ‘alerted’ shortly after 10.30am.  “A man was seen to enter the water,” she added, before confirming that the ambulance service and fire crews had also been in attendance. It is […]

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First Minister highlights importance of childcare

First Minister highlights importance of childcare

FIRST MINISTER Carwyn Jones today visited a Flying Start centre in Pembrokeshire to highlight Labour’s pledge to introduce 10 extra hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds if Labour wins May’s General Election. Labour investment contrasts with the Tories who have slashed funding for Sure Start provision in England resulting in the loss of 40,000 […]

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Vote to delay controversial sixth form changes fails

Vote to delay controversial sixth form changes fails

AN ATTEMPT by Cllr Paul Miller, the Labour Leader on Pembrokeshire County Council, to ‘recall’ the proposed education changes in Pembrokeshire has failed. At an extra-ordinary meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council at County Hall today (Apr 14), councillors voted 29 to 22 against the recall of the plans. This now means that the consultation process currently underway will continue. Miller secured the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Council documents cast doubt on school re-organisation plans

EXCLUSIVE: Council documents cast doubt on school re-organisation plans

THE MINUTES of a meeting of the Council’s own Corporate Management Team (CMT) throw a new light on the local authority’s plans for the future of Pembrokeshire’s schools. The Herald can report that significant fears exist about the viability of plans to transfer 6th Form education away from local secondary schools should the financial position of Pembrokeshire College change. A […]

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Haverfordwest: Hundreds expected at latest sixth form protest

Haverfordwest: Hundreds expected at latest sixth form protest

HUNDREDS of pupils from Tasker Milward School and Sir Thomas Picton School are expected at a protest at County Hall, Haverfordwest tomorrow morning (Apr 14) as councillors meet to decide the fate of  school sixth forms in the north of Pembrokehire. Labour leader Cllr Paul Miller has called for the extraordinary meeting which will take place at 10am. Protestors will […]

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Town Council requests sixth form consultation extension

Town Council requests sixth form consultation extension

ON the eve of the Extraordinary Council meeting to discuss sixth form provision in Pembrokeshire, Milford Haven Town Council has asked that the consultation period be extended. Members of the Town Council’s Public works and Planning meeting feel that there hasn’t been sufficient time to discuss the matter. The meeting took place at Milford Town Hall on Monday, April 13. […]

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Milford port now ‘carbon neutral’

Milford port now ‘carbon neutral’

THE PORT OF MILFORD HAVEN is proud to announce it has become carbon neutral, thanks to its investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. In spring 2014, the Portcommissioned its 20,000 panel solar array at Liddeston Ridge adding to its 26 commercial roof-mounted arrays across the Port’s property portfolio. Combined, the projects are now creating enough electricity to offset […]

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Extraordinary council meeting: Six councillors allowed to speak but not vote

Extraordinary council meeting: Six councillors allowed to speak but not vote

SIX County Councillors have been allowed to speak but not vote at next Tuesday’s Extraordinary Council Meeting on Post-16 education. The decision was made by the Standards Committee on Thursday April 9. All six councillors declared prejudicial interests at a previous Extraordinary meeting on January 29 and had to leave the room. They have since applied for dispensation to speak and […]

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Haverfordwest: Woman threatened to drive off Strumble Head

Haverfordwest: Woman threatened to drive off Strumble Head

A HAVERFORDWEST woman who threatened to kill herself and two minors by “crashing into the sea” took them on a terrifying car journey to Strumble Head near Fishguard, a judge heard on Friday (Apr 10). One of the youngsters escaped after she parked overlooking the cliff edge and ran across fields in the dark to reach safety. The 33-year-old admitted making […]

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Milford Haven: Port’s ‘winter storm heroes’ to become TV stars

Milford Haven: Port’s ‘winter storm heroes’ to become TV stars

BATTLING STORMS with winds gusting up to 100mph is all in a day’s work for the marine team at the Port of Milford Haven. Their fascinating jobs are being showcased on Channel 4 this Sunday (April 12) at 8pm as part of a documentary called ‘Britain’s Winter: Storm Heroes’. The TV crew filmed the team earlier in the year when the […]

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