Audit Office situation not a ‘shambles or embarrassing’, says council leader

Milford Mercury: Pembrokeshire County Council leader Jamie Adams defends controversial pension payments

4:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Pembrokeshire County Council has denied the situation the authority finds itself in with the Wales Audit Office and unlawful payments is a ‘shambles or embarrassing’.

UPDATED: Confusion surrounds £330,000 chief exec pay-off deal declared unlawful by Wales Audit Office

Milford Mercury:

10:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the status of a settlement agreement for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones declared unlawful by the Wales Audit Office as the council denies there is any problem.

Plaid Cymru call for council leader to step down

Milford Mercury:

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLAID Cymru at County Hall calls for council leader to step down in light of recent Wales Audit Office reports.

Sycamore seed death warning for horse owners

Milford Mercury:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A horsewoman from Hundleton is warning of the dangers of sycamore seeds after one of her ponies died suddenly after eating them this week.

Kids are doing it for themselves to help Children in Need

Milford Mercury: HANDS ON APPROACH: Sixth Form students can't wait to smash last year's total for Children in Need. PICTURE: Milford Mercury.

4:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ONCE again, sixth formers from Milford Haven School will be putting their best paws forward to raise money for Children in Need.

Band has night off to celebrate 40th birthday

Milford Mercury: HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The band performing on the Rath earlier this year. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

12:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BAND which has served the local community at civic events, and represented Milford Haven overseas, celebrates its 40th birthday this year.

Sale of Blackbridge land could bring 2,000 jobs, if agreed by cabinet

Milford Mercury: PRIME SITE: The former RNAD site at Blackbridge, Milford Haven, is a prime 
site for developers seeking land and access to the water. A biomass plant is 
the preferred bid for the site.

10:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

BETWEEN 50 and 2,000 jobs could be created on the Haven waterway, if the county council enters into negotiation to sell the former RNAD site at Blackbridge.

Biomass plant with 500 jobs is front runner for former mine depot site at Blackbridge

Milford Mercury:

1:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BETWEEN 50 and 2,000 jobs could be created on the Haven waterway, if the county council enters into negotiation to sell the former RNAD site at Blackbridge.

Nine jobs to go at Port of Milford Haven following review of operations

Milford Mercury:

10:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NINE staff members are to be made redundant following a review of operations at the Port of Milford Haven.

Hope that centre will stay open, despite youth club closure

Milford Mercury:

12:52pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Hubberston and Hakin community centre may remain open but without its youth club, if cabinet members accept recommendations regarding the future of youth services in Pembrokeshire at a meeting on Monday (November 3).

Make your mark at Halloween market

Milford Mercury: SPOOKTACULAR: Emma Lee, deputy manager; Jacqueline Davies, post office manager; Carol Coe, sales assistant; Katie Roberts, bakery assistant; Nick Scott, Subway deputy manager; and Byron Jenkins, street market manager. (11809170)

1:43pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PUMPKINGS and queens are invited to show their creative side at Milford Haven’s Halloween-themed street market on Saturday, November 1.

Hakin-dergarten cops send school safety message

Milford Mercury: HIGH VISIBILITY: Children are working with police and road safety officers to keep pupils safe on the way to school. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (11821774)

3:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

JUNIOR ‘safety officers’ will be joined by real police officers as they attempt to clamp down on dangerous parking outside a school in Hakin.

School says hello to Welsh language award

Milford Mercury: SHWMAE: Youngsters from Meads School with nursery teacher Mrs Kate Smart (left), nursery learning support assistant Mrs Naomi Walker and Ryan Hackett from the sports centre.

11:08am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Meads School in Milford Haven bagged an award for its commitment to teaching Welsh as a second language at the Shwmae awards ceremony at Pembrokeshire College on Wednesday, October 15.

'Behave or be banned' is message to drinkers

Milford Mercury: Two pints in a pub (11738085)

1:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW scheme sees the police working with local pubs and clubs to reduce violence and disorder in the town.

Police powers to curb boy racers' bad behaviour

Milford Mercury: FUN DAY: Neyland Carnival returns this Saturday, after a break of seven years. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEYLAND’S Brunel Quay will no longer be plagued by the sound of revving engines, as police are given new powers to move ‘boy racers’ and troublemakers on.

PATCH launches its 5th Christmas Toy Appeal

Milford Mercury: ALL TOGETHER NOW: Supporters of PATCH's Christmas Toy Appeal gathered at last Friday's launch. 
PICTURE: Milford Mercury (11787913)

10:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LADY who came to a Pembrokeshire charity saying ‘Christmas was cancelled’ set the ball rolling for what would become one of the county’s most supported appeals.

Police station will not close, commissioner promises

Milford Mercury: COMMUNITY VISIT: Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Salmon with pupils from Mlford Haven School on Friday. (10741612)

8:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MILFORD Haven will not lose its police station; Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Salmon told local councillors on Friday (September 19).

Off-duty lifeguard races to rescue teen in trouble off Broad Haven

Milford Mercury: RESCUE: Chris Rigby.  (11815080)

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN off-duty RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor rushed to rescue a teenager clinging to rocks at Broad Haven beach on Saturday.

Get involved with magical Christmas project

Milford Mercury: JOLLY DAY OUT: Volunteers and guests enjoyed a day of food, wine and song at the Pill Social Centre. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

'THE more the merrier' will be the theme for the third annual Christmas Together event in Milford Haven.

County Councillors explain their votes in £330,000 pay-off for Chief Exec

Milford Mercury:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Here in full are all the responses from county councillors who were asked for their reasons for voting as they did with regards the financial pay off for Chief Executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Dualling of A40 agreed in principle says AM

Milford Mercury:

2:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DUAL carriageway into Pembrokeshire could be a step closer after the First Minister agreed to a plan in principle, according to a local Assembly Member.

School joins £150million programme

Milford Mercury: READY TO BEGIN: Pictured are school council members with Cllr Jamie Adams; Keith Pritchard and Julian Davies, of Andrew Scott Ltd, Cllr Sue Perkins, and Andrew Williams. (11703612)

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A multi-million pound school building programme for Pembrokeshire has been unveiled at Broad Haven CP School.

Town centre exhibition is picture of success

Milford Mercury: 'Elephant' by Angharad Lear.

3:06pm Saturday 18th October 2014

AN IMPRESSIVE variety of art and photography has been on display at Milford Haven Town Hall this week, thanks to pupils from Milford Haven School.

School friend pays tribute to Milford-born scientist

Milford Mercury: LOCAL BOY: Celebrated scientist Professor Brian Clark was born in Milford Haven. (11534262)

2:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

A FORMER school friend has paid tribute to prominent Milford-born scientist Professor Brian Clark, who died earlier this month, having received ongoing treatment for cancer.

Local boatbuilders wow crowds with luxury vessel

Milford Mercury: LOOKING GOOD: This interior shot shows the boat's high quality fittings and fixtures. (11530721)

1:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LUXURY 35ft motor boat, hand crafted in Neyland, wowed international crowds when it had its world debut at the Southampton Boat Show recently.

Hubberston School News

Milford Mercury: MEET AND GREET: This week's reporters Nicole and Ayishah with Jan Olin, from PATCH. (11542399)

12:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

THIS week, students at Hubberston School have been celebrating Harvest and looking at what it means in the local community.

UPDATED: Pembrokeshire County Councillors vote for chief exec ‘pay-off’

Milford Mercury:

4:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Councillors have this evening agreed a pay off for under-fire Pembrokeshire County Council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones. The decision was made in private by 29 votes for to 23 against.

Apply now for Christmas cash

Milford Mercury: ALL TOGETHER NOW: Christmas Together was among the local causes to benefit last year. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

5:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

LOCAL groups looking for a cash boost in time for Christmas are invited to apply for a share of the Town Council’s festive funding pot.

£1.5m docks development gets underway

Milford Mercury: BIG PLANS: The Docks development aims to attract more processors and buyers to Milford Haven. PICTURE: Milford Mercury

4:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

REDEVELOPMENT of Wales’ largest fishing Port, Milford Fish Docks, got underway last week, in a project that promises to 'create or safeguard' 27 jobs.

Friend pays tribute to international scientist

Milford Mercury:

10:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FORMER school friend has paid tribute to prominent Milford-born scientist Professor Brian Clark, who died earlier this month, having received ongoing treatment for cancer.

Charity fundraisers in the Himalayas ‘safe and well’

Milford Mercury:

3:19pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE intrepid adventurers taking on a Himalayan trek in aid of the Paul Sartori Foundation are all safe and well as the area is hit by unusually high levels of snow - claiming the lives of 12 people.

Gig is next step in fundraiser for Kieran

Milford Mercury: CASH FOR KIERAN: Victoria Landon, 32, with five-year-old son Kieran Frank, who has autism. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (11528294)

1:03pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FAMILY and friends of a five-year-old Hakin boy are hoping a special gig at the Llan y Mor this weekend will raise enough cash to pay for an intensive therapy programme that could transform his life.

National Park consults on future priorities

Milford Mercury:

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Members of the public are being encouraged to attend a number of community consultation events to discuss the future priorities of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

Referee halts top clash early after 'punch attack' leaves player needing facial surgery

Milford Mercury:

12:27pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN incident that left a local footballer requiring surgery to correct a horrific facial injury saw the highly anticipated clash between two of Pembrokeshire’s top teams prematurely brought to a halt on Saturday.

Industrial action suspended

Milford Mercury:

12:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

Industrial action planned by Unison members has been suspended while negotiations on new pay proposals continue.

Free fun at fireworks display

Milford Mercury: BIG BANG: The annual display will take place at Milford Haven Rugby Club.

4:20pm Sunday 12th October 2014

BONFIRE night will be sure to go off with a bang, thanks to Milford Haven Round Table.

Best friend inspires marathon effort

Milford Mercury: WELL DONE: Nicola Ford, Sophie Mansell and Laura Beddis managed to finish the race together. (11261961)

2:39pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SOPHIE Mansell, 25, from Milford Haven has raised more than £200 for Diabetes UK Cymru by completing the Cardiff half-marathon.

Gardening pear are top of the plots

Milford Mercury: IN BLOOM: TThe couple's garden earlier this year. (11254519)

1:16pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RETIRED couple from Milford Haven have had the fruits of their labour recognised in a national gardening competition.

Second appeal after school garden vandalism

Milford Mercury: POLICE PLEA: The letter written by schoolchildren to police. (11185011)

5:03pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A MILFORD Haven PCSO is making another appeal for information, after vandals targeted a local primary school during the summer holidays.

Sting in the tail for anti-Mosquito campaign

Milford Mercury: SUPPORT: Gareth Bromhall's parents are backing his campaign to get the Mosquito alarm removed. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (9270213)

3:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A LOCAL campaigner has spoken of his bitter disappointment following the Port of Milford Haven’s decision to stick with a controversial anti-loitering alarm.

UPDATED: Police appeal for missing Haverfordwest man

Milford Mercury:

4:05pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A man missing from Haverfordwest has been found safe and well.

Pembrokeshire warning for adverse weather

Milford Mercury:

3:54pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Key points along the Pembrokeshire coast will be monitored tonight (Wednesday, October 8) and tomorrow morning following a warning for the area of heavy rain and strong winds coupled with a high tide.

Artist seas potential in children's work

Milford Mercury: SEA HOW THEY'VE DONE: Cllr Eric Harries with winners and artist Dorian Spencer Davies. PICTURE: WesternTelegraph. (11164609)

6:14pm Monday 6th October 2014

LIFE under the sea was the focus for junior artists in Milford Haven Musuem's summer drawing competition.

College students have real flower power

Milford Mercury: Pembrokeshire College students plant wildflower seeds at Liddeston Ridge solar park. (11084851)

3:01pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A group of Pembrokeshire College students got their hands dirty last week when helping to transform the Port of Milford Haven’s solar array into a haven for wildlife.

Hubberston election is two-horse race

Milford Mercury: A FRESH FACE: Potential Hubberston ward councillor Rhys Evans. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (11017772)

4:11pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A MUM-of-three and a local ‘youth champion’ will be battling it out for a seat on Milford Haven Town Council this month.

Murco bakers make more than £1,600

Milford Mercury: TEA FOR TWO: Rachel Johnson and Alyson Phillips enjoy a spot of tea. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (11010288)

3:53pm Friday 3rd October 2014

STAFF at Murco Refinery stepped up to the plate last week, organising a fabulous 1940s-themed cake sale to raise money for charity.

Great cakes make hundreds in memory of late granddad

Milford Mercury:

9:48am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE tasty sum of £700 was raised in memory of a much-missed granddad at a coffee and cake morning in Hakin on Saturday (September 27).

New lease of life for former bingo hall

Milford Mercury: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: New owners Jayne Anderson and Sarah Kimpson will officially open the Astoria on Friday evening. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (11013609)

4:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ONE of Milford Haven’s most iconic buildings will be brought back to life this weekend, as the Astoria opens its doors once more.

Accident blackspot improvements on hold but will be completed by April

Milford Mercury: DELAYS: Work will begin again on the Nash Fingerpost improvements again in mid November. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.  (10992571)

12:47pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Work to make an accident blackspot near Pembroke safer is merely on hold – and will be completed by April, Simon Hart MP has been told.

Have your say at youth centre meeting

Milford Mercury: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Hubberston Youth Centre. PICTURE: Western Telegraph

12:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE mayor of Milford Haven has urged fellow councillors and local people to attend a public meeting will be held to discuss the future of Hubberston Community Centre.

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