PEMBROKESHIRE hosted a royal visit in July, welcoming the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to the county as part of their summer tour of Wales.

The couple started off in Llangwm where they visited the Methodist chapel, meeting local artists, makers and gardeners.

Then it was off to the village green, and the talking tapestry of St Jerome's Church.

The couple enjoyed music from the Jumping Fleas, as well as a performance of a requiem from the village opera, and the Cleddau Reach school choir which sang on the banks of Black Tar.

Former mayor of Pembroke and then-serving county councillor Dai Boswell was jailed for 18 years for child sex offences.

Boswell was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order banning him from contact with children in the future.

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Thousands of people enjoyed a sunny Milford Haven carnival on July 7.

The event, organised by the town’s Round Table, featured So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia and Romeo, Narberth songwriter Caroline Harrison and Milford Mercury Talent Show winner Connor Adams.

There was a great turnout of floats and fancy dress walkers, despite the soaring heat and blazing sun.

The procession was led by Milford Haven Town Band and the city of Swansea Pipe Band.

The following weekend, circus ringmasters, Sith lords and bearded ladies paraded through the streets of Neyland for its summer carnival, which mayor Simon Hancock was "better than ever".

August saw much-loved minister Rev Hugh-John Wilson retire.

Very much a ‘local boy’, he was involved in the life of the Pembrokeshire churches for the best part of 30 years.

He also served as chaplain to Pembrokeshire Scouting.

“Christ Church has become a wonderfully warm and welcoming Church in the town of Milford Haven,” said one parishioner, adding: “We will all miss Hugh-John as a preacher and friend, and especially his infectious smile."

There were calls for CCTV cameras to be installed at Milford Haven’s open air paddling pool, following a string of vandalism.

Rolls of toilet paper and a cardboard box were discovered floating in the Rath pool.

Broken glass was also spotted in the water, meaning the pool had to close so it could be drained.

Ten days later, the pool was emptied overnight when someone removed the drain cover, resulting in another closure.