Proposed herd increase has locals up in arms

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

A dairy farmer's plans to increase his herd size to almost 900 cows and build a 1.9 acre slurry lagoon within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are causing huge concerns in the small community of St Nicholas.

Wheel-y good fun at Narberth pram push

Milford Mercury: IT'S PUSH CART TIME: The Cool Running crew, with town mayor, Councillor Sue Rees.
PICTURE: Mary Adams (8662906)

1:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE wheel-y couldn’t be a better way to spend an evening in Narberth than enjoying the thrills and spills of the town’s annual crazy Pram Push.

Politicians' anger over renal unit delay

Milford Mercury: ANGRY: Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies, pictured outside Withybush Hospital, said the delay in opening the new renal unit was totally unacceptable.  (8664768)

1:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

Politicians from across the political divide have voiced their disappointment that Pembrokeshire dialysis patients will have to wait until at least September before they can receive their treatment at Withybush Hospital's new renal unit.

Controversial traffic scheme temporarily shelved

12:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

An experimental traffic scheme due to start today (Monday), which will override some parts of Dale’s one way system, has been postponed for further public consultation.

Family fun at the 14th Signal Regiment open day

Milford Mercury: FIRE POWER: These signals demonstrated the weapons they use in combat. 

PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8656612)

12:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people poured through the gates of Brawdy’s Cawdor Barracks on Saturday, as the base held its annual open day.

Help set future National Park priorities

Milford Mercury: Carew Castle (8611881)

6:28pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is inviting you to share your views on what kind of National Park you want to see in the future.

New Withybush renal unit unlikely to open before mid September

6:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WITHYBUSH’S new renal unit will not open until at least mid September the Western Telegraph has learned.

Intruder assaulted caravan occupants in St Davids

4:58pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating an incident that occurred in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) at a caravan park in St Davids.

Warm tributes paid to 'effervescent' county lawyer Simon Mumford

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid this week to lawyer Simon Mumford, who had been a popular voice on Radio Pembrokeshire for a number of years.

Rhod Gilbert visits Tenby on work experience

Milford Mercury: Turning the tables: Rhod Gilbert is pictured with Fourcroft hoteliers Chris and Kath Osborne and staff during his work experience. (8613021)

6:07pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert swapped his microphone for bed linen when he took on a four-day stint in a Pembrokeshire hotel.

Festival in honour of music-loving soldier

Milford Mercury:

1:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A music festival to remember a soldier who took his own life after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be held in his hometown of Milford Haven today (Saturday).

Talk to uncover castle finds

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A talk on the archaeological finds which have been discovered within Cardigan Castle will be given by Nigel Page, the project’s lead archaeologist, today, Saturday, July 26 at 2pm at the Guildhall, Cardigan.

Club calendar gives Hope to local charity

Milford Mercury: Fundraising date: Representatives of businesses that supported the  calendar, pictured with club president Nigel Ayers and Rotarians, HOPE chairman Ken Brombley and Tenby mayor, Councillor Sue Lane.
PICTURE: Pembrokeshire Photography (8465423)

9:51am Saturday 26th July 2014

MAKING a date for fundraising are the Rotary Club of Tenby which has just launched its new 2015 Tenby charity calendar.

Pembroke Dock heroin man back in prison

9:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

A Pembroke Dock man is back in jail after being caught with heroin.

Barracks prepare to pull in the public

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Brawdy's Cawdor Barracks will throw open its gates and welcome the public today, Saturday, July 26 The 14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) will host the annual open day, with all proceeds going to ABF The Soldiers Charity.

Call for board to move on cancer services

3:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

Councillor Simon Hancock has called for Hywel Dda University Health Board to imminently take action over Withybush Hospital's cancer care services.

Hospital services move about "standards not savings"

2:31pm Friday 25th July 2014

"Standards not savings" are the reason for moving maternity and neonatal services from Withybush, health bosses said on Thursday.

Superfast broadband roll-out continues across Pembrokeshire

Milford Mercury:

1:46pm Friday 25th July 2014

The roll-out of fast fibre broadband in Pembrokeshire is gathering pace as homes and businesses connected to four more exchanges in the county are now able to access it, thanks to the Superfast Cymru programme.

Exhibition builds picture of war life

Milford Mercury: File photo dated 01/11/1916 of British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, Winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2014. The assassination of Arch

1:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN EXHIBITION of letters, photographs and personal effects showing life at home and in the trenches during the First World War goes on display in Milford Haven on Thursday (July 31).

Tasker Milward School requires special measures to improve - Estyn

Milford Mercury:

10:07am Friday 25th July 2014

TASKER Milward School in Haverfordwest needs to be placed under special measures to improve, Education watchdog Estyn has said.

Man who died in Haverfordwest town centre footbridge fall 'had intended to take his own life'

Milford Mercury: TRAGEDY: The road around Cartlett Road was closed by police following the death of Daniel Sturgess in April. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (8581142)

7:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who fell to his death from a Haverfordwest footbridge had intended to take his own life.

Knifeman who threatened to stab himself on ex-girlfriend's doorstep is jailed

Milford Mercury:

3:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Prendergast man who turned up at his former girlfriend’s home armed with a knife has been jailed for four months today (Thursday).

Wales National Parks merger mooted

Milford Mercury:

2:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE Coast National Park could be merged with Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons as part of a Wales-wide review.

Whistleblower: County Council's child safeguarding procedures must not be allowed to slip

Milford Mercury:

11:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILD safeguarding procedures must not be allowed to slip back ‘into old ways’ says the woman who warned of the inappropriate behaviour of a former County Council youth worker later convicted of child sex offences.

Pembrokeshire ambulance crews 'at breaking point'

Milford Mercury:

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AMBULANCE cover in Pembrokeshire is at ‘breaking point’ according to those on the frontline of emergency callouts.

Drugs charge pensioner chooses Crown Court

5:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock pensioner facing two drugs related offences appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Rare coastal cottage bequeathed to National Trust

Milford Mercury: CHERISHED HOME: The cottage near St Davids had been home to the late Mr Glyn Griffiths. It will now be restored by the National Trust and let out for holidays.

3:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of the last unaltered examples of a classic Pembrokeshire cottage has been left to the National Trust after its owner died.

Schools plans under the spotlight

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Plans for Tenby’s £8.37m primary school re-development will come under the spotlight in the town this evening (Wednesday) at a public meeting called by local MP Simon Hart.

Councillors due to visit controversial roundhouse

Milford Mercury:

9:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Planning committee members are today due to visit a self-built eco home, which faces being torn down if retrospective permission is not approved.

EXCLUSIVE: New police investigation rocks Pembrokeshire County Hall

Milford Mercury:

8:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YET another police investigation is set to rock Pembrokeshire County Hall, the Western Telegraph can exclusively reveal.

Sporting stars return to city to help launch lifeboat station appeal

Milford Mercury: LIFE SAVER: The £2.7 million RNLB Norah Wortley will be housed in the new lifeboat station.PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8442823)

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LEGENDS of Welsh rugby and football joined forces to help raise money for St Davids’ new lifeboat station on Monday afternoon.

Police appeal for video footage of fatal motocross incident as tributes are paid to Dan Roch

Milford Mercury:

3:39pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dyfed-Powys Police officers investigating the incident which tragically killed a teenage quad biker on Sunday have made an appeal for more information.

Professional burglar brothers who targeted west Wales homes at Christmas are jailed

Milford Mercury:

12:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two professional burglars who broke into houses across west Wales have been jailed.

UPDATED: Pembrokeshire quad bike rider Daniel Roch, 19, killed during motocross event

Milford Mercury:

11:24am Monday 21st July 2014

A quad bike rider from Pembrokeshire has died tragically in a motorcross event.

600 take part in huge military parade

Milford Mercury: PRIDE OF WALES: The Welsh Guards at Pembroke Dock.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8435922)

8:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Welsh Guards led one of the biggest military parades Pembroke Dock has ever seen on Saturday (July 19).

Supermarket pledges year of support

6:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A YEAR'S worth of fundraising and awareness support is being given to a south Pembrokeshire-based charity by the Tenby branch of Sainsbury’s.

Tourists welcome, but cars banned for summer

Milford Mercury: Cafe culture: Tenby's summer pedestrianisation scheme gives a boost to al fresco dining and strolling.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography

3:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

TENBY’S walled town will be traffic-free again this summer.

Sisters' Double Diamond joy

Milford Mercury: STILL SO CLOSE AFTER SIXTY HAPPY YEARS: Sheila and Tony Brewis (left) and Shirley and Peter Billing have celebrated a double diamond anniversary. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8431650)

2:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

IN 1954, sisters Sheila and Shirley Offord married their sweethearts Tony Brewis and Peter Billing at a double wedding in London.

Crabb speaks of "whirlwind" first week

2:03pm Monday 21st July 2014

New Welsh Secretary, Stephen Crabb, has spoken of the “whirlwind” of his first few days in office.

Cannabis plants uncovered in Mount drugs raid

Milford Mercury:

12:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

Cannabis plants have been discovered inside a property on Milford Haven’s Mount Estate, following a drugs raid yesterday (Sunday) evening.

Fantastic turnout for Town Carnival

Milford Mercury: BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES SHOW OFF THEIR WINGS: These colourful women brightened the parade. PICTURE: Penzz Photography  (8415587)

11:37am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to our county town on Saturday to enjoy the biggest and best Haverfordwest Walking Carnival yet!

Lifeboats launched to craft in trouble

Milford Mercury:

11:53am Monday 21st July 2014

Two Pembrokeshire lifeboats were launched yesterday (Sunday) to the aid of craft taking on water and lost in fog.

Start of summer brings resort rescues

Milford Mercury:

11:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Tenby’s coastguards were called out twice yesterday (Sunday), as the sunny weather and the start of the school summer holidays brought crowds to the resort.

Consultation over controversial service move ends Friday

Milford Mercury:

11:10am Monday 21st July 2014

People in Milford Haven are being asked for their views on plans to move the county council’s Customer Service Centre from the Town Hall to the library, in a consultation which ends this week.

Last chance to have your say on post office move

Milford Mercury:

10:30am Monday 21st July 2014

Residents in north Pembrokeshire who want a say on the location of Post Office services in Tegryn have until tomorrow to make their opinions known.

Sports stars to launch £150,000 RNLI appeal

Milford Mercury:

9:42am Monday 21st July 2014

International footballer Ian Walsh and international Welsh rugby player Gerald Davies will be in St Davids today to launch a £150,000 appeal for the city’s new lifeboat station.

Bellerby's sensational six secures the cup for Neyland

Milford Mercury:

9:31pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Neyland retained the DR Morris Cup in a remarkable game with Haverfordwest at Oatfield Park, Burton, this afternoon.

Tasker Milward students showcase artistic talent

Milford Mercury: TASKERS ART: Year 12 A - Level pupils Megan Clarke, Daniel Rudd, Shane Wainwright  and Jordan Chapman with art teacher Shana Edwards.

5:16pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE annual exhibition of GCSE and A level students at Tasker Milward School was held in-house for the first time recently but as always showcased an impressive range of work by talented young artists.

Choir conductor returns to his roots

Milford Mercury:

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

A former Pembroke Dock boy is today bringing his choir back to the village where his mother was born in 1910.

Friends leap into dance school venture

Milford Mercury:

10:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

Stepping out on a new Irish dancing venture together are Katie Harries and Kira Hardy.

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