Plaid choose candidates to fight south Pembrokeshire seats

Milford Mercury: PLAID AT THE POLLS: Nerys Evans and Elwyn Williams. (11901984)

1:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Plaid Cymru have chosen their local candidates to stand for the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seats at UK Parliament and Welsh Assembly level.

Pembroke event is a-peel-ing

Milford Mercury: A total of 142 varieties were available to view at the apple fair held in Craven Arms.

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A celebration of apples and orchards will be held in Pembroke today (Saturday, October 25).

Meet Carew Castle's new neigh-bours

Milford Mercury: SHETLAND SHOUT-OUT: Carew Castle conservation role for cute ponies.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

5:35am Saturday 25th October 2014

They may look like they’re just horsing around, but the latest additions to the grounds of Carew Castle are helping to keep the balance of nature stable at the historic site.

Haverfordwest man caught with 'disgusting, stomach churning' child sex abuse images avoids prison sentence

Milford Mercury:

3:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A Haverfordwest man who built up “an absolutely disgusting, stomach churning” collection of child sex abuse images has been ordered today to undergo treatment.

Family of missing James Nutley tell of a decade of torture

Milford Mercury:

12:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

The parents of a man who went missing from Tenby ten years ago have spoken of their decade of agony without closure. CARYS THOMAS reports.

Milford Haven man who downloaded child sex abuse images tried to cover his tracks, court told

Milford Mercury: Pembrokeshire police patrols target 'boy racers who act like children'

6:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

A Milford Haven man sentenced for downloading child pornography was at it again just a few months later, a judge heard this afternoon (Friday).

Pembroke Dock man, 21, admits £80,000 metal burglary

Milford Mercury: Swansea Crown Court.

4:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A Pembroke Dock man has today (Friday) admitted getting away with £80,000 worth of metal after breaking into the premises of a local company.

Cops crack down on boy racers

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

3:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE in Neyland have been granted new powers to move 'boy racers' on, in a bid to clear Brunel Quay of troublemakers.

Drink driver ran away after crashing friend's car

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

3:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HAVERFORDWEST man, who ran away after crashing a friend’s car into a wall following a night’s drinking, has been banned from driving for 17 months.

Art appetisers to offer a feast of creative classes

Milford Mercury:

12:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

SPAN Arts is behind an exciting new programme of art appetisers launching today (Friday), with clowning workshops and kinetic art in Clarbeston Road Hall and Bloomfield, Narberth.

Gigs this weekend to bring Nathan home

Milford Mercury:

11:05am Friday 24th October 2014

A weekend of music starts tonight to help bring a sick young Pembrokeshire man home from Thailand.

Team in the running for top award

Milford Mercury:

10:26am Friday 24th October 2014

The team behind the marketing of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will find out if it is the winner of two public relations awards at a glittering awards ceremony tonight (Friday).

Inquest highlights dangers of buying medication over the internet

Milford Mercury:

9:42am Friday 24th October 2014

THE stark danger of buying medication over the internet has been highlighted by Pembrokeshire Coroner Mark Layton after the death of a Pembroke Dock woman.

Pembrokeshire County Council leader defends £330,000 pay-off for under-fire chief executive

Milford Mercury:

1:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOLLOWING the agreement to pay off Bryn Parry-Jones with around £330,000 council leader Cllr Jamie Adams said it was done in the “best interest of the council”.

South Hook heat and power plant gets go-ahead, but may not yet be built

Milford Mercury:

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Plans for a combined heat and power plant at South Hook have been approved today (Thursday) – but the facility may not yet be built.

'Withybush will not close' says health boss

Milford Mercury: Withybush Hospital. PICTURE: SkyCam Wales.

7:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEALTH chiefs reassured county councillors there was no intention to close Withybush Hospital telling them it was the media that created the ‘doom and gloom’ despite the removal of a number of vital services.

Local hoteliers learn from the best in the business

Milford Mercury: GREAT DAY OUT: Alison Belton(Outsource Me), Tom Simmons (Wolfscastle Country Hotel), Neil Kedward (The Grove and Coast) and Mark White (St Brides Spa Hotel) are pictured with Raymond Blanc and hoteliers from across Wales.

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOME of Pembrokeshire’s top hoteliers have been given a master class by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.

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

Milford Mercury: RESCUE: Chris Rigby.  (11815080)

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Tenby lifeboat launches to injured container ship crewman

Milford Mercury:

10:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tenby RNLI launched to rescue a container ship's 2nd mate who was injured in an accident yesterday (Tuesday).

Sick Nathan due to fly home next week

Milford Mercury: Nathan was having the time of his life in Thailand before he fell ill.

10:11am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal to bring a sick Pembrokeshire man home from abroad has got off to a flying start.

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.

Work starts on £150million schools project

Milford Mercury: BUILDING FUTURE SUCCESS: Pictured are school council members with (left to right) Alison Rees, Steve Rees and Julian Davies of Andrew Scott Ltd, Cllr Jamie Adams, Andrew Williams, and Keith Pritchard of Andrew Scott Ltd.  (11703000)

6:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

PATCH launches its 5th Christmas Toy Appeal

Milford Mercury: ALL TOGETHER NOW: Supporters of PATCH's Christmas Toy Appeal gather at Friday's launch.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

3:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FATHER Christmas made a flying visit to Pembrokeshire on Friday afternoon to mark the launch of a Christmas toy appeal.

Pembrokeshire County Council staff will now work under 'less feared regime', says Unison

Milford Mercury: (11717506)

10:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE County Council staff will be working under "a less feared regime" following the departure of chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones, according to a Trade Union.

Lauren mixes with the stars to stand up to cancer

Milford Mercury: ON STAGE: The Stand Up To Cancer Children's Choir performed Brave with Nicola Scherzinger.

6:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock teenager joined young cancer survivors from across the UK on Friday night to perform in a special choir.

Disability hate crime put in the spotlight at Greenhill School

Milford Mercury: Thought challenges: Greenhill School pupils react to the powerful performance of Real Human Being, which highlights disability issues.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

8:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

The controversial issue of disability hate crime has been put in the spotlight for pupils in a Pembrokeshire school through theatre workshops and discussions.

Fiancé's painting of much-loved Debbie Best watches over cash donated in her memory

Milford Mercury: FROM DEBBIE WITH LOVE: Receiving the £1,057 which was raised for Cancer Research UK at Debbie Best's memorial evening is the charity's local committee treasurer, Melfa Smith.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

5:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

A painting of a family’s ‘angel girl’ who died at the tragically early age of 43 has taken centre stage at a presentation to Cancer Research UK.

Pembrokeshire loan company agent lent herself £6,000 by inventing clients

Milford Mercury:

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

An agent for a loan company lent herself more than £6,000 using false names and addresses, a judge heard today (Monday).

"Where's our money?" say equal pay claimants

Milford Mercury: Pembrokeshire County Council chief executive will not stand aside during police investigation

4:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

In the wake of Bryn Parry Jones' six figure pay off, it has been revealed that around 100 council workers have been waiting for pay outs under equal pay legislation for nearly two years.

Withybush protesters mourn the end of 24 paediatric cover

Milford Mercury: SAD DAY: Around 50 people gathered outside Withybush Hospital on Saturday to protest the end of 24 hour paediatric care. (11671798)

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

Around 50 people gathered outside Withybush Hospital on Saturday to protest at the end of 24-hour paediatric care at the hospital.

Drinking on streets banned in Tenby town centre

Milford Mercury: BANNED: Drinking will be banned on some Tenby streets.  (11669488)

12:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE centre of Tenby will become the county’s first ‘controlled drinking zone’ following the approval of a proposed new by-law.

Withybush training to follow spot checks

Milford Mercury: Withybush Hospital. PICTURE: SkyCam Wales.

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Staff at Withybush Hospital will undertake further training on recording patients’ medication, and nurses reminded of professional standards for medicine management, following unannounced spot checks on the hospital last summer.

Chance to win in fun foodie photo comp

Milford Mercury: WHERE'S THE FEAST?: Visitors to Fishguard and Goodwick can put their cullinary knowledge to the test with this fun foodie photo competition. (11654065)

10:40am Monday 20th October 2014

Families and foodies are in with a chance of winning over half term with Fishguard Autumn Festival's Where's the Feast competition.

Brave Dave's sea swim nets £1,500

Milford Mercury: SWIM SUCCESS: Dave Astins completed the swim in 1hr 24 mins. PICTURE: Drew Buckley Photography (11562210)

10:35am Sunday 19th October 2014

A DARING local volunteer has raised more than £1,500 to help care for Pembrokeshire’s wildlife by completing a treacherous sea swim.

Did your county councillor vote for '£330,000 pay-off' for Bryn Parry-Jones?

Milford Mercury:

10:11am Friday 17th October 2014

Yesterday, 29 county councillors voted to agree a settlement of around £330,000 for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones. Was your councillor one of them?

School minibus stopped on main road with smoke billowing from engine

Milford Mercury:

4:54pm Friday 17th October 2014

What is understood to be a school minibus stopped with smoke billowing out of its engine this afternoon (Friday).

Lauren Stands up to Cancer tonight

Milford Mercury:

4:27pm Friday 17th October 2014

She’s beaten cancer, been Race for Life ambassador, joined stars to raise funds and more - all before turning 18 - and her next big event will see her join thousands who will Stand Up to Cancer today (Friday).

Judge: 'Train from Milford Haven to Swansea is punishment enough for criminal damage man'

Milford Mercury:

4:38pm Friday 17th October 2014

A Milford Haven man has received a conditional discharge after a judge decided that sitting on a train from the town at nine in the morning was probably punishment enough.

Steve Moore is new Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive

Milford Mercury:

2:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has announced Steve Moore as its new Chief Executive.

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.

Pembrokeshire stars in first episode of new property TV programme

Milford Mercury:

12:21pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE’s beautiful coastline stars in the first episode of a spectacular new TV property show tonight (Thursday).

£5m development nears completion 30 years after gas blast

Milford Mercury:

6:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A new £5million development in the heart of Saundersfoot is nearing completion - thirty years after part of the site was damaged by a massive gas explosion.

Hotel plan recommended for refusal

Milford Mercury: DERELICT: The site of the former Roch Gate MotelPICTURE: Western Telegraph

5:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PLANS which would revitalise an eyesore on the main road to St Davids are recommended for refusal by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park planning officers.

History man to talk on shadowy Jasper

Milford Mercury:

4:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A Welsh author and historian who has just written a book about Jasper Tudor, the Earl of Pembroke, is to give a local talk on the important historical figure this evening (Thursday).

Fair Trade walkers find a Way into Pembrokeshire

Milford Mercury:

3:38pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Fair Trade supporters from across south Wales have come together for the inaugural walk of a new extension of the South Wales Fair Trade Way into Pembrokeshire today (Thursday).

Pembrokeshire County Councillors to discuss potential pay-off for under-fire chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones

Milford Mercury:

9:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Pembrokeshire County Councillors are expected to go into a private session this afternoon to discuss a potential pay-off for the chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Indian restaurant fined £9,000 for food hygiene offences

Milford Mercury:

6:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The owner of a Narberth restaurant, The Megna Indian Cuisine Ltd, has been fined a total of £9,000 by Haverfordwest Magistrates after admitting to five food hygiene offences.

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.

24hr children's services to end at Withybush Hospital on Monday

Milford Mercury:

9:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SICK children needing hospital treatment overnight will have to travel to Carmarthen from Monday.

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