THE landlady of a much-loved Milford Haven pub, which was submerged under six foot of dirty flood water in November, said 2018 had been the worst year of her life.

Glenda German, who runs the Priory Inn, was forced from her home by rapidly rising water levels.

The entire ground floor of the Grade II-listed building was virtually destroyed, with muddy tide marks cover furniture and personal possessions – in some places almost up to the ceiling.

Glenda, who lost her partner Andrew ‘Bassie’ Barret earlier in the year, said the experience had been awful, but praised her incredible family, friends and loyal customers who rallied round to help with the clean-up.

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Remembrance events took place throughout the county, with large crowds turning out in Milford Haven and Neyland to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

As dawn broke on November 11 the poignant sounds of a piper echoed from Pembroke Castle, and at Freshwater West a giant portrait of Major Charles Alan Smith Morris was drawn in the sand, then washed away by the tide.

More than 1,200 took part in a protest at Withybush Hospital, angry at plans to cut A&E services.

An inquest heard that 25-year-old Juris Apalko, from Latvia, who drowned in the Cleddau estuary in Neyland, had an unknown serious heart condition.

In December, a driver was left needing hospital treatment after he was slashed in the face during a suspected car-jacking attempt.

Wayne Edge had been driving towards Angle when a man stepped into the road ahead of him and lunged for his car keys.

As well as the switching on of the town's lights, Milford Haven got into the Christmas spirit with community lunches at the Mount Community Centre and Milford Youth Centre, and members of Milford Haven Round Table accompanied Santa on his tour of the town's streets.

Father Christmas also paid a visit to Neyland.