UPDATED: Just three weeks left for disciplinary committee to investigate chief executive

Milford Mercury:

3:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

A disciplinary committee set up to investigate a number of allegations relating to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council has just three weeks to conduct its review.

Reassurances over youth club future

10:12am Friday 19th September 2014

A NEYLAND county councillor has reassured local people that the town will not lose its youth club, despite a county council proposal to cut services.

Hubberston School news

Milford Mercury: NEW SCHOOL YEAR: (Clockwise from left) The Criw Cymraeg; article contributers and Aidan Aldred and Nicole Wisby. (10464980)

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

IN THE first of a regular segment for the Milford Mercury, Year Five and Six pupils from Hubberston School tell us what they’ve been doing in school so far this term.

Another great year for Neyland Ladies Choir

Milford Mercury: DIAMOND PAIR: Outgoing chairlady Trish Campodonic being presented with the Waterford Crystal Bowl by new chairlady Noreen Hadfield. (10527721)

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEYLAND Ladies' Choir held its AGM on September 3, and the following officers were elected for the coming year: chairlady Noreen Hadfield, secretary Joan Leckie, treasurer Sheila Griffiths.

Family hopes fun-day will raise profile of daughter's rare condition

3:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Twenty-three-year-old Amie Baker, from Haverfordwest was diagnosed with Behcet’s disease a little over a year ago, and has spent the last year in hospital. Now, her family is hoping to raise the profile of this rare syndrome, and promote research into possible treatments.

Final cruise ship of season drops anchor in Milford Haven

Milford Mercury:

3:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE final cruise shop of the season will sail into dock on dock on Tuesday marking the end of a busy season in Milford Haven.

'Neyland will not lose youth club' says councillor

Milford Mercury: DETERMINED: Cllr Simon Hancock has vowed that Neyland will not lose its youth club. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (10482099)

3:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEYLAND county councillor has reassured local people that the town will not lose its youth club, despite a county council proposal to cut services.

Man found slumped in car had taken his own life

Milford Mercury:

2:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN found slumped in his car in the Blackbridge area of Milford Haven had taken his own life, Pembrokeshire Coroner’s Court heard today (Thursday).

Georgia, 13, is baking her family proud

Milford Mercury: (10461365)

2:38pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL young baker from Hakin is taking part in the ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’ to raise money in memory of her granddad.

Open day for new British Red Cross volunteers

12:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE British Red Cross is holding an open event next month for anyone interested in volunteering with the charity.

Pembroke Dock grants controversy: no assurance that work paid for has been completed as required, report finds

Milford Mercury:

10:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

A REVIEW of the management of a grant scheme and its controversial funding of a property in Pembroke Dock found that there were instances of ‘non-compliance’ and assurance cannot be given that all work was completed to specification.

Local runners join mammoth team effort in memory of Bleddyn

Milford Mercury: MUCH MISSED: Bleddyn with his mum and dad. (10484966)

4:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RUNNERS from Milford Haven will join a team of 46 people running the Bristol Half Marathon in memory of a 25-year-old who died from complications caused by Type 1 diabetes.

New year for ladies' choir

1:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEYLAND Ladies' Choir held its AGM on September 3, and the following officers were elected for the coming year: chairlady Noreen Hadfield, secretary Joan Leckie, treasurer Sheila Griffiths.

Rhod gets his sea legs in new series

11:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CARMARTHEN-born comedian Rhod Gilbert is once again ditching his regular job as a stand-up comedian and trying something completely different.

Council leader survives vote of no confidence

Milford Mercury: COUNCIL LEADER: Pembrokeshire County Council leader Cllr Jamie Adams. (10313208)

10:14am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE leader of Pembrokeshire County Council survived a vote of no confidence on the same day the chief executive was not so lucky.

UPDATED: Future of Pembrokeshire County Council chief exec Bryn Parry-Jones hangs by a thread after overwhelming vote of no confidence

Milford Mercury:

12:02pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE future of Bryn Parry-Jones as chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council has been thrown into huge doubt today (Friday) after members voted overwhelmingly to endorse a vote of no confidence in him.

Loyal lottery player scoops super draw jackpot

Milford Mercury: LUCKY NUMBER: Malcolm Harts from Jeffreyston wins the Pembrokeshire Lottery's first super draw jackpot of £8,000.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10308365)

4:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

A LONG term supporter of the Pembrokeshire Lottery has scooped the first major jackpot.

Police investigate ‘unusual number’ of burglaries in Neyland

Milford Mercury: File pics of Dyfed-Powys police officer
PICTURE: Western Telegraph
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9:24am Friday 12th September 2014

DYFED-Powys Police is urging residents in Neyland to be vigilant for any suspicious behaviour following three burglaries in the last month.

Councillor's redevelopment plans approved

Milford Mercury: DEVELOPMENT SITE: The Light House on Stratford Road, Milford Haven was last used as a Christian Fellowship church.PICTURE: Milford Mercury (10218426)

3:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS to demolish an old church in Milford Haven and build 10 flats in its place have been approved by councillors.

Controversial plans to close youth clubs are to be re-examined

Milford Mercury:

9:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

A RECOMMENDATION to Pembrokeshire County Council’s cabinet that youth service provision be cut across the county has been called in by the chairman of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Extravaganza raises almost £3,000

Milford Mercury: "IT ALL GOT OUT OF HAND!": Hero fundraiser Craig Smith - pictured presenting a cheque to Cancer Research representatives - raised almost £3,000 at just one event. PICTURE: Contributed (9990510)

4:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOREDOM lead to a Milford Haven man raising almost £3,000 for Cancer Research on just one night.

Councillor's redevelopment plans approved

Milford Mercury: DEVELOPMENT SITE: The Light House on Stratford Road, Milford Haven was last used as a Christian Fellowship church.PICTURE: Milford Mercury (10218426)

3:44pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PLANS to demolish an old church in Milford Haven and build 10 flats in its place have been approved by councillors.

Have your say on plans for new community and sports centre in Neyland

Milford Mercury: NEW AND IMPROVED: Opinions are sought on how to redevelop the ageing Athletic Club in Neyland.  (10195292)

10:32am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EXCITING plans for the development of Neyland Community and Sports Centre are in the pipeline and residents are being encouraged to have their say.

Youth centres to be closed

Milford Mercury: BLOOMING LOVELY: Cllr Viv Stoddart planting the new flowers. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (8771341)

11:42am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DROP in numbers is behind proposals to close the youth centre in Hubberston, Pembrokeshire County Council’s cabinet were this week.

National Park marketing team shortlisted for awards

Milford Mercury: Nominated: The Authority’s Communications and Marketing team pictured with the award-winning retro billboards and the 2014 edition of Coast to Coast. (10138936)

9:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE team behind the marketing of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has been shortlisted for two prestigious public relations awards.

Coastlands celebrates its international links

Milford Mercury: CONNECTING CLASSROOMS: Teacher Salma Rashid is pictured with the staff, parents and pupils from Coastlands School.

9:38am Tuesday 9th September 2014

RECENTLY staff, pupils and parents at Coastlands School in St Ishmaels were delighted to receive a special visitor from Zanzibar.

Milford Haven man admits trio of violent acts

Milford Mercury:

4:16pm Friday 5th September 2014

A Milford Haven man has admitted three acts of violence all on the same day.

Pembrokeshire MP takes on role at Nato summit

Milford Mercury: LEADER: Newport Councillor Bob Bright with Stephen Crabb MP and First Minister Carwyn Jones, welcoming world leaders. (10039861)

10:37am Friday 5th September 2014

WITH world leaders gathered in Newport this week for the NATO summit Pembrokeshire’s own MP Stephen Crabb has been taking on his role as Secretary of State for Wales with gusto.

Three years in jail for two attempted abductions and sexual assault

Milford Mercury:

2:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A MAN who tried to abduct two 15 year old girls from the streets of Haverfordwest has been jailed for three years today.

Wendy takes the torch as chair of theatre board

Milford Mercury: TORCH TEAM: Artistic Director Peter Doran with outgoing board chairman Carol Mackintosh and incoming chairman Wendy Goldsworthy. PICTURE: Torch Theatre (9768054)

5:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

IT’S ALL change at the top, as the Torch Theatre makes the final preparations for its jam-packed autumn season.

Burglary gang jailed after targeting Narberth enterprise park

Milford Mercury:

10:07am Thursday 4th September 2014

The leaders of a gang who plundered almost an entire enterprise park at Narberth were jailed yesterday (Wednesday).

Three grand raised on just one night

Milford Mercury: "IT ALL GOT OUT OF HAND!": Hero fundraiser Craig Smith - pictured presenting a cheque to Cancer Research representatives - raised almost £3,000 at just one event. PICTURE: Contributed (9990510)

4:33pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BOREDOM lead to a Milford Haven man raising almost £3,000 for Cancer Research on just one night.

Village celebrates 'doubly thankful' status with a week of events

Milford Mercury: BIG THANKS: The ‘thankful villages’ tour stopped off in Herbrandston – which saw all its residents in both world wars return alive – to dedicate a special plaque. (9599943) (9980848)

3:14pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WEEK of activities to mark Herbrandston’s ‘doubly thankful’ status has been held, culminating with an open air service on the village green.

Village celebrates 'doubly thankful' status with a week of events

Milford Mercury: BIG THANKS: The ‘thankful villages’ tour stopped off in Herbrandston – which saw all its residents in both world wars return alive – to dedicate a special plaque. (9599943) (9980848)

3:11pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WEEK of activities to mark Herbrandston’s ‘doubly thankful’ status has been held, culminating with an open air service on the village green.

Changing of the guard at Carew Castle

Milford Mercury: NEW VENTURE: Carew Castle's new manager, Daisy Hughes.
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12:23pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CAREW Castle boasts a fascinating 2,000 year history, having been home to princesses, dukes and knights since the 11th century; and now there is a new name in charge of the popular visitor attraction.

Lack of financial standing led to bus company licence being revoked

Milford Mercury:

1:19pm Friday 29th August 2014

SUNDAY bus services will cease this weekend after the company providing the buses had its licence revoked following a public inquiry.

UPDATED: Meeting to debate no confidence motions is confirmed

Milford Mercury:

9:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN extraordinary meeting to debate motions of no confidence in the leader and chief executive of Pembrokeshire County Council will now be held on September 19.

Fly-tip zone gets cleaned up

Milford Mercury: GETTING STUCK IN: Local residents, pictured at the start of the clean-up along with Ian Chalmers; Cllrs Simpson and Stoddart; Principal Environmental Health Officer Tom Hayes and Mari Williams from Keep Wales Tidy. (9745043)

5:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FLY-TIPPING hotspot on a Milford Haven housing estate has been blitzed in a clean-up operation led by the local community.

Praise for neighbours after rubbish tip clean-up

Milford Mercury: GETTING STUCK IN: Local residents, pictured at the start of the clean-up along with Ian Chalmers; Cllrs Simpson and Stoddart; Principal Environmental Health Officer Tom Hayes and Mari Williams from Keep Wales Tidy. (9745043)

4:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FLY-TIPPING hotspot on a Milford Haven housing estate has been blitzed in a clean-up operation led by the local community.

Brass horse collection stolen

4:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE 15-inch brass horses and a petrol lawn mower have been stolen from a house in Tiers Cross.

Milford stylist's work is out of this world

Milford Mercury: LOOKING GOOD: Anne Marie Bentley, of Glam Boutique, with Summer Ghanavati and Pro Nails' Lisa Williams. PICTURE: All About You Photography. (9776044)

2:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MILFORD Haven hair stylist's work appeared on an international stage recently, after a visit from beauty pageant contestant Summer Ghanavati.

Children can play on thanks to PCSO's paint project

Milford Mercury: SUITED UP: Youngsters, pictured with PCSO Laura Galdo, get stuck into the clean-up operation. (9673314)

2:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNG people from Milford Haven have brushed up on their painting skills to give a run-down local park a new lease of life.

£3.8m to upgrade ambulances

6:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Welsh Ambulance Service will benefit from a £3.8m upgrade of its fleet of vehicles, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced yesterday (Wednesday).

German cruise liner heading to port

Milford Mercury: Visiting liner: Cruise vessel MS Delphin (9680234)

9:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOME 480 passengers will arrive on an ocean cruise liner calling at Pembroke Dock for the first time this weekend.

GCSE results celebrated across county

Milford Mercury:

11:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

THERE will be celebrations today as GCSE students collect their results with the percentage of those achieving A* or A up to 18.3 per cent, a slight rise on last year.

Sink or swim challenge for daring volunteer

Milford Mercury: SEA QUEST: Wildlife volunteer Dave Astins will attempt to swim 2.5 miles for charity.

5:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A DARING volunteer will be dodging dolphins, jelly fish and basking shark when he battles the current of the Irish Sea to raise money for charity.

Bikers' plaque marks Herbie's doubly thankful status

Milford Mercury: BIG THANKS: The 'thankful villages' tour stopped off in Herbrandston to dedicate a special plaque.

5:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WALES’ only ‘doubly thankful’ village has had its contribution to the First World War officially commemorated, 100 years on.

Call for public to campaign for change at the top of Pembrokeshire County Council

Milford Mercury:

8:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AT a public meeting tonight, called by Labour councillor Paul Miller, residents were urged to use grassroots campaigning to lobby their councillors into taking action against chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Imp-ressive start to County Show

Milford Mercury: FLAPPY TO SEE YOU: Welsh Wildlife's puffin mascot made lots of friends. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (9497118)

4:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS poured through the gates for the first two days of Pembrokeshire's annual celebration of the countryside.

Park posters welcome cruise ships to county

Milford Mercury: CRUISE CONTROLLER: Capt Rikard Lorentzen is presented with a set of retro posters promoting the national park by PCNPA chairman Cllr Mike James. (9427058)

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CRUISE ships will soon be decked out with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s award-winning retro posters after presentations to a vessel from Princess Cruise Lines visiting the Port of Milford Haven.






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