Sally nails gold for second year running

Milford Mercury: NAILED IT: Pembrokeshire College student Sally Sanderson. (5475665)

12:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A BEAUTICIAN from Milford Haven has won gold for the second year running at the final of a national competition.

Pembroke Dock's Star Wars link retold by new Heritage Centre

Milford Mercury: FLYING HIGH: Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Jane Phillips with Sunderland Trust team members Eleanor Evans, Alex Davies, trustee Phil Thompson, Mark Pittman and John Evans.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney.


9:47am Friday 18th April 2014

THE story behind one of Pembroke Dock’s “best kept secrets” is being told as part of a 200-year timeline on display at the town’s new heritage centre.

Road trip rounds off year of fundraising

Milford Mercury: CAH INJECTION: Members of Milford Haven Round Table receiving a donation from Deeside Round Table, (5509407)

4:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 24-HOUR road trip spanning five nations has raised more than £3,000 for a Welsh prostate cancer charity.

Twinning weekend is a success

Milford Mercury: PARADE: French visitors spent four days in Pembrokeshire to formalise their twinning with Neyland. (5483260)

4:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE mayor of Neyland has thanked the local community for its support after a successful exchange trip with officials from Sanguinet, in France.

Leisure centre 'legend' blows whistle on lifeguarding role

Milford Mercury: WAVE GOODBYE: Popular lifeguard and swimming teacher Gaynor Almond is retiring as lifeguard at Milford Haven Leisure Centre. (5464473)

3:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A ‘LEGEND’ in local swimming is stepping down from her lifeguard duties after more than four decades in the job.

From farm to fridge for £3 a week

Milford Mercury: HEALTH CLUB: Stephen Crabb MP, Abbi Morrison (Rural Regeneration Unit), Clare Stowell (Port of Milford Haven), Mayor Cllr Yvonne Southwell, PATCH co-ordinator Tracy Olin, David Barker (PATCH). PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (5420468)

12:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EATING healthily no longer has to cost the earth, thanks to a new food co-operative in Milford Haven.

Murco Refinery task force meets for the first time

Milford Mercury: FOR SALE: The sale of Milford Haven refinery remains the goal, Murco has said.  (5480248)

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TASK FORCE set up by the Welsh Government with the aim of helping to keep refining operations at the Murco Milford Haven Refinery has met for the first time.

Inquest into death of Haverfordwest businessman Malcolm Green told of delays to emergency surgery

Milford Mercury: Malcolm Green

7:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN INQUEST in to the death of well-known and well-liked local businessman Malcolm Green opened today at the Pembrokeshire Coroner’s Court in Milford Haven.

No suspicious circumstances over Haverfordwest town centre death

Milford Mercury: The area is cordoned off by police.

11:21am Monday 14th April 2014

Police investigating a sudden death in Haverfordwest town centre at the weekend have said they do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances.

Police confirm death of man, 42, in Haverfordwest town centre incident

Milford Mercury: The area is cordoned off by police.

4:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Police have confirmed that a 42 year-old man has died in an incident that has led to a busy Haverfordwest town centre road being closed throughout today (Saturday).

Haverfordwest town centre road closed off after man found unconscious

Milford Mercury: The area is cordoned off by police.

7:57am Saturday 12th April 2014

A main road in Haverfordwest town centre has been closed off while police investigate a serious incident.

Fears Pembrokeshire could lose out on superfast broadband

5:17pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THERE are fears Pembrokeshire’s rural communities could make up a large proportion of the four per cent of Welsh households without superfast broadband by 2017.

Pembrokeshire public urged to join Withybush Hospital protest

5:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE latest protest against controversial proposed changes to services at Withybush Hospital will take place on Sunday.

High Sheriff's badge to be worn by former Milford Haven man

4:12pm Friday 11th April 2014

A HUGELY successful businessman, who was born and bred in Milford Haven, is taking up a role in public office.

Friend's marathon effort will give hope to MS sufferers

Milford Mercury: READY TO RUN: Angi Harrell will be taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon. (5102886)

11:25am Friday 11th April 2014

A FRIENDSHIP between two women looks set to give hope to multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers across Pembrokeshire.

Police probe report of young man with learning difficulties being chased and harassed

Milford Mercury: File pics of Dyfed-Powys police officer
PICTURE: Western Telegraph

8:53am Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE in Milford Haven are investigating a report of a disability hate crime.

Controversial electricity sub-station plans approved

Milford Mercury: SPARKING CONTROVERSY: The electricity sub-station in Lower Thornton. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (5281404)

7:17am Thursday 10th April 2014

A PLANNING application to build an electricity sub-station at Lower Thornton, Milford Haven came before a planning committee on Tuesday, despite it having already been partially built.

Jobs fears as pupil unit service faces shake-up

Milford Mercury: SHAKE-UP FEARS: The site of the Pupil Referral Unit in Neyland.  (5232200)

6:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

Around 25 teaching staff are facing redundancy following a decision to slash the numbers of students using the Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Neyland.

'Frank discussions' needed over future of Murco refinery, says shadow energy secretary

3:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SOME “frank discussions” are needed between Murco and the Welsh and UK governments, Labour’s shadow energy secretary has said.

'Deal can still be done for Murco refinery'

Milford Mercury: Hundreds of jobs under threat as Milford Haven refinery sale deal collapses

5:40pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A DEAL to sell the vital Murco Milford Haven refinery CAN still be completed, it is being said this week.

Heritage centre reveals hidden history of coastal villages

Milford Mercury: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Volunteers Mil Reynolds, Ira Hemingway, Harriet Bishop, Margaret Copley, Tim and Ann Barkworth, and Yvonne Evans, with Kate Lindley of PLANED. Not pictured: Mary Lewis, Hilary Orton, Derek Lister.PICTURE: Milford Mercury.


4:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A LOCAL history centre is making the final touches on its latest display, as it prepares to re-open for the summer.

Two in court on cocaine charges

11:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TWO Milford Haven men charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Monday.

Controversial merger of schools is given the green light

5:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

HAKIN Community School and Hubberston VC School are to merge, it was decided by Pembrokeshire County Council’s cabinet on Monday (April 7).

Mobile library cuts approved by cabinet

5:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

CABINET members approved a cut in the council’s mobile library service on Monday (April 7).

Collapse of Mustang Marine hits Port profits

4:17pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE collapse of boat building company Mustang Marine and a drop in LNG shipments has resulted in The Port of Milford Haven reporting a significant loss in profits.

Fancy footwork at charity fundraiser

Milford Mercury: STRICTLY FOR CHARITY: Competitors wowed in their various costumes. (5158082)

3:41pm Sunday 6th April 2014

AN EVENING of dancing at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel has raised around £4,000 for two local children’s charities.

Gold award for vets in practice

Milford Mercury: GOLD STAR: Stephen Crabb, Billa Schleicher, Karen Burton, Lindsey Davies, Sarah Reed, Joan Phillips, Jayne Molloy. (4988707)

11:45am Sunday 6th April 2014

THE owner of a Milford Haven vets’ practice is celebrating, after achieving gold status for how she trains her team.

Dean's fund continues to help local children

Milford Mercury: CHEQUE IT OUT: Lynn Hughes (SPACED), Jules Lane (SPACED), Sandra Evans (Dean's mum), Donna Evans (Dean's sister) and Matthew Adams (Dean's riend and part of the charity). (5038448)

4:22pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A GROUP set up by local parents to support children with special educational needs has been given a cash boost of £500.

Steynton artist patents Christ sculpture as world first

Milford Mercury: A WORK OF ART: Alan Jones with a smaller version of his sculpture which will go on display at Worcester Cathedral.  PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (5014276)

10:39am Saturday 5th April 2014

A SELF-TAUGHT sculptor’s unique model of Christ is to go on display at Worcester Cathedral from Friday (April 4).

Family say farewell to legendary Milford Haven barber Frank

Milford Mercury: SALON STYLE: Frank Todaro was cutting hair up until last year, said son Domenico.  PICTURE: C J Photography Wales.

8:50am Saturday 5th April 2014

A MILFORD Haven barber who was ahead of his time and “well-loved by everyone” has died, at the age of 83.

Pupils learn water difference money can make

Milford Mercury: WATER GREAT EFFORT: Head girl Megan Rickard and head boy Tom Blockwell, pictured with headteacher Mrs Sue Roberts, present a cheque for £100 to Dave Padfield of Water Aid. PICTURE:Milford Mercury. (5033166)

3:24pm Friday 4th April 2014

IMAGINE walking for miles every day just to find something to drink. Or not having anywhere clean to go to the toilet.

Hundreds of jobs under threat as Milford Haven refinery sale deal collapses

Milford Mercury: Murco Milford Haven refinery. PICTURE: Western Telegraph.

10:55am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A deal to buy the Murco Milford Haven refinery has collapsed, putting hundreds of Pembrokeshire jobs at risk.

Friendship inspires 50th birthday challenge for local charity

Milford Mercury: BEST FRIENDS: Angi Harrell (right) will be running to raise money for a treatment centre that helps her friend Haulwen Jones (left). (5025548)

5:34pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A 50TH BIRTHDAY challenge looks set to give hope to multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers across Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire County Council business manager stole £11,500 to spend on 'comfort shopping'

5:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A HOOK woman spent more than £11,000 she stole from Pembrokeshire County Council on “comfort shopping”, a court has heard.

Rosalyn reaches final of TV news competition

Milford Mercury: TV HOPES: Rosalyn Wild, from Milford Haven, was the youngest person picked for the ITN competition. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (5059201)

4:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN 18-YEAR-old from Milford Haven has reached the final nine of a UK-wide competition to help discover the broadcast journalists of the future.

Share wartime memorabilia for Legion exhibition

1:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

TO COMMEMORATE the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the Milford Haven branch of the Royal British Legion is organising an exhibition later this year – and is looking for local people to contribute.

Reaction pours in to news that Milford Haven refinery sale has fallen through

Milford Mercury: Murco Milford Haven refinery. PICTURE: Western Telegraph.

12:54pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Reaction has been pouring in from local and national politicans following news that the proposed sale of the Murco Milford Haven refinery has fallen through.

Little Haven is star of new S4C show

Milford Mercury: LOVE STORY: TV crew filming new S4C show Cara Fi in Little Haven .
PICTURES: Sarah Dollard (5072127)

5:02pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

LITTLE Haven has joined the list of Pembrokeshire towns to be captured on the small screen, as the village plays hosts to crews from S4C.

Milford Haven's 'master plan' is unveiled

Milford Mercury: NEW VIEW: An artist's impression of the view looking towards the town centre.  (5077662)

4:33pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AMBITIOUS plans, which could see Milford Haven docks transformed into a contemporary leisure ‘destination’ with 120 new homes, went on display on Thursday (March 27).

Pembrokeshire day care centre charges plan is rejected

2:01pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PLANS to charge people attending day care centres in Pembrokeshire have been rejected by councillors.

Proud moment as solar park is switched on

Milford Mercury: ENERGY BOOST: The 20,000 solar park is officially up and running.

3:29pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

AFTER two years of work, the Port of Milford Haven’s solar park at Liddeston Ridge is officially up and running.

Birthday girl reflects on 100 years in Milford Haven

Milford Mercury: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: Graham Holmes, Pembrokeshire Housing Karen Brown, Kensington Court scheme manager, Miss Nancy Llewellyn, Mayor Cllr Yvonne Southwell, and Mayor's consort Ron Southwell. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (5025787)

12:42pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A MILFORD Haven woman was ‘queen for a day’ as she celebrated her 100th birthday at a special party last week.

Young girl now 'critical but stable' following Freemens Way collision

2:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

A young girl who was taken to hospital following a collision with a vehicle in Haverfordwest on Saturday is now in a 'critical but stable' condition, police have said today (Monday).

Study of local life during war earns historian fellowship

Milford Mercury: HISTORY BOY: Cllr Simon Hancock has been accepted as a Fellow with the Royal Anthropological Institute, in London.

3:23pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A LOCAL historian has been acknowledged for his work by being admitted into one of the world's oldest academic associations.

Beach clean-up offers new skills

Milford Mercury: BAGS OF FUN: Lisa Marie Clayton, Jessica Thomas, Natasha Bradbury, Sophie Pierce (youth worker), Josh Howells, Donna Young (youth worker), Daniel Freeman, Hayley Barrett (PCNPA), Terrie Crout, Naomi Fellows, and Gareth Bridges.  (4853753)

12:32pm Saturday 29th March 2014

EIGHT young people from Milford Haven bagged themselves some new skills recently, when they spent the day cleaning up the coast with the national park.

Five generations celebrate great great gran's 100th birthday

Milford Mercury: FIVE GENERATIONS: Sue Mason, 54, Roy Thomas, 77, Gail Hawkins, 32, Lottie Hawkins, 1, and Ivy Thomas celebrate Ivy's 100th birthday. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (4886779)

12:46pm Friday 28th March 2014

HARD work, plain living – and a good session on the dancefloor – are the secrets to a long and happy life, according to Milford Haven’s latest centenarian Ivy Thomas.

Kids learn business skills at competition

Milford Mercury: YOUNG ENTERPRISE: Scarlet Picton, Ellie Edwards, Amelia Allen, Elffin Bevan, and Billy Bergeh with their medals, certificates and award. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (4889708)

10:03am Friday 28th March 2014

CHILDREN from a Milford Haven school have proved their business skills by taking part in a competition for young entrepreneurs.

Falling in love with you - parachute proposal perfection

Milford Mercury: FALLING IN LOVE: Luke Harding and Rachel Hughes.


8:25am Friday 28th March 2014

A Pembrokeshire couple have made the Australian headlines after an unusual, high-adrenaline, romantic proposal.

Is $500m refinery deal about to be completed?

Milford Mercury: Murco Milford Haven refinery. PICTURE: Western Telegraph.

1:51pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Reuters is today (Thursday) reporting that the deal to sell the Murco Milford Haven refinery is near to completion.

Megan visits Cardiff to hand over hospital petition

Milford Mercury: PETITION HANDOVER: Bethan Jenkins AM (committee member), Megan Rickard and William Powell AM (chairman of the Petitions Committee). (4897380)

12:56pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Milford Haven has handed over a petition at the Senedd in Cardiff, urging health bosses to re-think plans to move some children’s services to Carmarthen.

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