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Pembroke Dock: Prince landlord narrowly escapes jail following benefits fraud

Pembroke Dock: Prince landlord narrowly escapes jail following benefits fraud

A “GREEDY and dishonest” Pembroke businessman fiddled more than £40,000 in benefits while banking over two million pounds, a judge heard this afternoon (Mar 30). Keith Francis, aged 70, kept quiet about operating six bank accounts and owning pubs, a restaurant and apartments. Francis, of Bush Rise, Bush Hill, admitted defrauding the Department for Work and Pensions out of pension credits […]

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Saundersfoot: Missing teen found

Saundersfoot: Missing teen found

  DYFED-POWYS POLICE  have said that a 16 year-old boy who was the subject of a missing person appeal earlier today (Mar 30) has been found safe and well. After an appeal through the media today, police said the teenager had been found and was returning to his family. 343 Herald readers shared the missing person post, which was seen […]

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Milford Haven: Sudden death not being treated as suspicious

Milford Haven: Sudden death not being treated as suspicious

OFFICERS from Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property near Waterloo Square, Hakin, Milford Haven at the weekend and discovered a body. At the present time there is no indication of cause of death, and the coroner will now carry out an inquest. The deceased male has been named locally as 55 year old Jeffrey Hillen. Friends and family have been placing […]

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Major parties begin Parliamentary campaigns

Major parties begin Parliamentary campaigns

POTENTIAL voters in south Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen west were introduced to their Westminster candidates this week, as election fever builds in the run-up to the May election. Conservative Simon Hart, the incumbent MP launched his re-election campaign by pledging to continue to provide robust support to people in their hour of need and to put people above politics. Mr Hart […]

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Neverland: At Oakwood Theme Park.

Theme park set to open for new season

STAFF at Oakwood Theme Park are busy putting the final touches to the Pembrokeshire attraction before it re-opens to visitors on Thursday April 2. Teams of gardeners and ride engineers have been hard at work preparing the theme park to welcome the public for the official start of the 2015 season. Visitors to the park this year will also be […]

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Milford Haven: Armed cops drama at railway station (UPDATED)

Milford Haven: Armed cops drama at railway station (UPDATED)

DYFED-POWYS POLICE were involved in an operation involving armed officers at Milford Haven train station just after 1.00pm on Sunday afternoon (Mar 29). The police say they arrested two teenagers, both 17, one from Milford Haven and the other from London. One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Herald: “Milford Train Station was crawling with police. It looked […]

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Pembroke Dock: Toxicology reports awaited following deaths of Dean Boswell and Stephen John

Pembroke Dock: Toxicology reports awaited following deaths of Dean Boswell and Stephen John

DYFED-POWYS POLICE have confirmed to The Herald that they are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to establish the cause of death of two men in Pembroke Dock last Saturday morning. A police spokesperson said: “Formal identification has been completed and Dyfed-Powys Police can now confirm the names of the two male sudden deaths in the Pembroke Dock area found […]

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Haverfordwest: Sainsbury’s store plans scrapped (UPDATED)

Haverfordwest: Sainsbury’s store plans scrapped (UPDATED)

FOOD RETAILER Sainsbury’s has scrapped its plans build a supermarket and petrol station, which would have created around 500 jobs  in Pembrokeshire. Cllr Peter Stock discovered on Friday, in a phone call to the firm, that following a review, the 60,000 sq ft (5,570 sq m) superstore at Slade Lane, Haverfordwest, was “no longer viable”. Cllr Stock told The Herald that […]

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Milford Haven: Gambling addict jailed for stealing £20k from elderly mother

Milford Haven: Gambling addict jailed for stealing £20k from elderly mother

A GAMBLING addict from Milford Haven who stole more than £20,000 from his elderly mother and even sold her jewellery was jailed for 14 months on Friday (Mar 27). Richard Keith Lightfoot, aged 53, of Fettle Court, Victoria Road, admitted two offences of fraud and one of theft. Gwilym Roberts-Harry, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court that Lightfoot had been the carer for […]

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Simon Hart MP: What do local people think of the health services in the county?

MP takes wide ranging health survey

SIMON HART MP is undertaking a wide ranging health survey with the aim of letting the Welsh Assembly Government know what the people of Pembrokeshire think of local health services. Despite health being governed by Cardiff Bay and not Westminster, Mr Hart is inundated with calls from constituents worried about issues ranging from anorexia to Withybush. “I have helped more […]

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Power Station pushes future skills

Power Station pushes future skills

PEMBROKE POWER STATION demonstrates why we need to equip young people with the right skills for the future, according to Labour Candidate for South Pembrokeshire Delyth Evans. On a visit to the plant, Delyth was shown the state of the art technology used to make the Pembroke plant the most efficient of its kind in Europe. Delyth said: “We need […]

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Superfast broadband progressing in county

Superfast broadband progressing in county

MORE than 23,500 homes and businesses in Pembrokeshire can now access fast fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Cymru programme as Tenby becomes the latest area to benefit. The first households and businesses to be connected in Tenby join residents in Haverfordwest, Johnston, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke and Saundersfoot, who can already take advantage of faster upload and download speeds. […]

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