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  • Festival favourites Bellowhead to headline Cardigan Castle opening concert

    NEWS that eight-time Folk Award winning band Bellowhead will be headlining the official Cardigan Castle Opening Concert on July 25, with support from Wales’ own 9Bach, has been greeted with excitement by music fans. read more

  • Taylor signs to prop up Scarlets campaign

    Scarlets have confirmed that prop Will Taylor will join the region from Wasps ahead of the 2015-16 season. read more

  • Point to Point racing is under starter's orders

    The South Pembrokeshire Hunt are taking a new and different angle to begin their Point to Point Meeting. On Easter Monday,6th April, there will be a Cross Country running race for the first time. The race will take place before the horse racing at 12:00. Competitors will receive free entry to the horse racing.  read more

  • Planners say yes to £80m biomass project at Trecwn former armament depot Western Telegraph:

    PLANS to build an £80m wood fuelled biomass plant at Trecwn, which could create up to 45 jobs, and a further 250 in its construction, were given the go-ahead on Tuesday. read more

  • Family of injured school girl Shannon overwhelmed by support of Pembrokeshire people

    THE family of brain-injured Haverfordwest school girl Shannon Folena has been overwhelmed by the public’s response to an appeal to buy her specialist communication equipment. read more

  • Obituaries for Western Telegraph March 25 2015 Western Telegraph:

    Mrs F M Burgess; Mrs P M Thomas; Mr P H F Smith; Mr J Pritchard; Mr W L Howell;Mrs D W Payne; Mrs V Hill; Mr D A Hicks; Mrs L Thomas; Mrs D M Richards; Mr G W Laugharne read more

  • Photograph released in bid to return stolen camcorder to its rightful owner

    In a bid to return a stolen camcorder to its rightful owner, Dyfed Powys Police has released an image of a lady found on the device. read more

  • Double delight for the Borderettes Western Telegraph:

    Whitland Ladies RFC senior and under 18s sides both recorded wins on Sunday. read more

  • Pavements for people - not parking

    Re: Anne Frank Historical Photographic Exhibition at Pembrokeshire College. read more

  • Hospital care

    I WOULD very much like to express our gratitude to all the doctors and staff on Ward 12 at Withybush Hospital for the superb way in which my mother-in-law, Joy Wills, was looked after for the last few weeks of her life. read more

  • Momentous dairy dates

    READERS will no doubt be aware that May 8 is the 70th anniversary of a momentous date in our country’s history, VE Day. read more

  • Helicopter concerns

    RE: Simon Hart MP’s comments on the Pembrey helicopter situation. read more

  • Too many management 'consultants'

    THE astonishing amount spent on management consultants by health boards is shocking. Across Wales over the last four years over £21 million has been diverted from wards and patient treatment to highly paid private management consultants. read more

  • W JONES

    Mr. William Allan Jones Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on Wednesday 18th March 2015 of Mr. William Allan Jones, aged 81 years, of Steynton Road, Milford Haven. Known to all as Billy, he was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Monday 30th March 2015 at 11.00am at North Road Baptist Church, Milford Haven followed by committal at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 12.15pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers if desired for Pembrokeshire Crossroads Caring for Carers may be sent to 5 Dark Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 2DS. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd, Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • G PHILLIPS

    Phillips Gwilym Bernard (Bob) Peacefully at Withybush hospital on March 18th, Bob of Gwndwn Gwyn, Hayscastle. Beloved Husband of Rhian, loving Father and Father-in-law of Andrew, Sian, Martin and Wendy. Much loved Grandad to Daniel, Joshua and Megan. Also a dear Brother and Brother-in-law. Funeral service 2.00pm on Wednesday March 25th at Llangloffan Chapel. Family flowers, donations if desired for Llangloffan Cemetery Fund c/o W.G.Bernard Mathias, Funeral Director, 62 New Street, St.Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6SU. read more

  • I WILLIAMS

    Williams Irad Glanrhyd Peacefully at his home on March 8th Glanrhyd of Letterston. Beloved Husband of the late Beti. Dearly loved Father and Father-in-law of Rhiannon and Marcus, Devoted Grandfather of Katherine and Daniel. A much loved Brother, Uncle, and Friend. Funeral service 11.30am on Tuesday March 31st at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers, donations if desired to Withybush Hospital CDU appeal c/o W.G.Bernard Mathias, Funeral Director, 62 New Street, St.Davids, SA62 6SU read more

  • M CLAPTON

    Miss Marjorie Joyce Clapton, Pembroke Dock The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Monday 16th. March of Miss Joyce Clapton of Water Street, Pembroke Dock and latterly of Apley Lodge, Pembroke Dock. She was 89. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 15th. April with a service at St. Teilo's Church, Pembroke Dock at 11.00.a.m. followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium at 12.15.p.m. All further enquiries may be made to John Roberts & Son, Funeral Directors, 51, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN, Tel. 01646 683115, who are carrying out the arrangements. read more

  • M HIATT

    Mrs. Margaret Raima Hiatt, Monkton The death occurred peacefully at The Meadows Nursing Home, Johnston on Friday 20th. March of Mrs. Margaret Raima Hiatt, formerly of Bridgend Terrace, Monkton. She was 94 and will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends. The funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised but all enquiries may be made toJohn Roberts & Son, Funeral Directors, 51, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN, Tel. 01646 683115, who are carrying out the arrangements. read more

  • D MORGAN

    Mr. D. Morgan Templebar Road, Pentlepoir (Formerly of Jeffreyston) The death occurred at home on Tuesday 17th March 2015 of Mr David Morgan of The Meadows, Templebar Road, Pentlepoir aged 72 years and affectionately known as 'Dave', formerly of White House Farm, Jeffreyston. Beloved Husband of Mary and most respected Father of Gwyn, Gareth & Susie and Father-in-law to Helen, Helen and Geraint. Much loved 'Granfa' to Phil, Iwan and Mari and a dearly loved Brother. The funeral service has been arranged to take place on Thursday 26th March at 2.30pm. at St. Jeffrey & St Oswald Church, Jeffreyston prior to interment in the Church Cemetery. There will be family flowers only with donations, if so desired, for Saundersfoot Medical Centre c/o E. C. Thomas & Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8QH who are conducting the funeral arrangements. read more

  • G ANDREW

    Mrs. Gwyneth Moya Andrew Milford Haven The death occurred suddenly but peacefully at her home on Saturday 14th March 2015 of Mrs. Gwyneth Moya Andrew, aged 73 years, of St. Lawrence Avenue, Hakin, Milford Haven. Devoted Wife of the late Bushy, much loved Mother and Mother in law of Christina and Graeme, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10.15am at St. David's Church, Hubberston followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only, donations if desired for the Talking Mercury may be sent to Mrs. Pat Farrar, 7 Observatory Avenue, Hakin, Milford Haven. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • W JAMES

    Mr William George (Will) James Newport Peacefully on Tuesday 17th March at Withybush Hospital, Will of Parrog Road, Newport. Beloved Husband of Joyce, loving Father of Barbara, Margaret, Brian, Peter & Myra, much loved Grandfather and Great grandfather and a dear Brother. Funeral service on Friday 27th March at St Brynach's Church, Nevern at 1pm followed by interment in the Churchyard. Immediate family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired made payable to 'Newport Surgery' c/o Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, Feidr Castell, Fishguard, SA65 9BB. Tel: 01348 873250. read more

  • R PLUMB

    Plumb Rosemary Horley Jarman Plumb died peacefully at her home in Whitchurch on Tuesday March 17th. Funeral Service at St.David's Church, Whitchurch 10.00 am, Monday March 30th followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn, Narberth.Enquiries to W.G.Bernard Mathias, Funeral Director, St.Davids (01437) 720537 read more

  • O COTTRELL

    Mrs Olga Cottrell Fishguard Peacefully on Saturday 21st March at Withybush Hospital, Olga of Carreg Onnen, Fishguard. Beloved Wife of the late Freddie, loving Mother and Mother-in-law of Evelyn & Ken, Allan & Alexis, Paul & Kim and a much loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral service on Monday 30th March at The Chapel of Rest, Feidr Castell, Fishguard at 11am followed by interment at St Mary's Churchyard. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu if desired made payable to 'Goodwick Surgery' c/o Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, Feidr Castell, Fishguard, SA65 9BB. Tel: 01348 873250. read more

  • M LLEWELLYN

    Mr. Michael Anthony 'Mike' Llewellyn Milford Haven formerly of Neyland The death occurred peacefully after a long illness fought with much dignity at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on Friday 20th March 2015 of Mr. Mike Llewellyn, aged 72 years, of Milford Haven and formerly of Neyland. Devoted Father of Nicola, Elizabeth and Michael and Grandfather to Eleasha, Maddison, Seren, Harlow and Harper. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 11.00am at St. Clement's Church Neyland followed by interment at Honeyborough Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired for The Special Care Baby Unit, Singleton Hospital, Swansea may be sent to Mrs. Nicola Carridge, 49 Stratford Road, Milford Haven. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd, Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • O PRESTON

    Mrs. Olwyn Joyce Preston Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on Sunday 22nd March 2015 of Mrs. Olwyn Joyce Preston, aged 83 years, of Kensington Court, Milford Haven. Much loved, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 2.30pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Cancer Research UK may be sent to Mrs. Margaret Jones, 113 Waterloo Road, Hakin, Milford Haven. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd, Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • V PHILLIPS

    Mrs. Vera Phillips, Stackpole The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Wednesday 18th. March of Mrs. Vera Phillips of Stackpole. She was 81. Much loved, she will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 1st. April with a service at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 3.15.p.m. Family flowers only please but if desired, donations in lieu for Ty Hafan and The Wales Air Ambulance may be sent to John Roberts & Son, Funeral Directors, 51, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN, Tel. 01646 683115, who are carrying out the arrangements. read more

  • E ORSMAN

    Mr. Eric Arthur Orsman, Lamphey Peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Thursday 19th. March, aged 89 years. Much loved and respected, Eric will be missed by all his family and friends. The funeral will be held on Friday 27th. March at 2.00.p.m. in Lamphey Church. There will be family flowers only with donations in lieu, if so desired, for Lamphey Church and Cancer Research sent to John Roberts & Son, Funeral Directors, 51, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN, Tel. 01646 683115, who are carrying out the arrangements. read more

  • A WINTER

    HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY ANNA from Husky, Rhys & the Dogs read more

  • C HOOPER

    In Loving Memory Of CHRIS HOOPER Who sadly passed away 30th March 2007 My heart is full of memories, With pride I speak your name, Though life goes on without you, It will never be the same. God bless, Brenda & Family xx read more

  • D HICKS

    DAVID ANDREW HICKS The family wish to thank everyone who attended the funeral and for all the cards, and floral tributes that were sent to the house. Also thanks for the donations that have already been received. read more

  • N GREGORY

    Norah Margaret Gregory Haverfordwest Jim, Michael, David, Sharon and Phillip wish to express their thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours during their recent bereavement, and for the messages of sympathy and flowers received. Thanks also to Revd. Graham Lloyd for conducting the service and Glyn Thomas & Son, Freystrop, for directing the funeral arrangements. read more

  • J DUBBER

    Joyce Dubber Pont-Shan, Narberth Angie and Nick would like to thank all family and friends for the flowers, cards, kindness and support following their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Revd David Faulkner for conducting such a moving service. Also sincere gratitude to Simon Rossiter of W & M J Rossiter & Son who carried out the funeral arrangements in such a professional, caring and dignified manner. read more

  • V THOMAS

    Mr Vernon Charles Thomas Upper Dredgeman Hill Farm The family wish to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours following their recent bereavement, also for the numerous cards and flowers. Many thanks to all the staff on Ward 12 for the kindness and care they gave to Vernon while he was there, also to the Carers that looked after him when he was at home and also Fairfield Nursing home. We would like to thank Rev. Hugh-John Wilson who conducted the service and Kevin of Roy Folland & Son Funeral Directors for his support. read more

  • R JAMES

    Mr Raymond James Fleming Crescent, Haverfordwest The family wish to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers and gifts received following their recent bereavement, also to all who were involved in Ray's care. A special thanks to Canon Geoffrey Gwyther for a lovely service, a big thank you for the donations in memory for the Paul Sartori Foundation, and last but not least, grateful thanks to Glyn Thomas & Son for carrying out the funeral arrangements. read more

  • N GRIFFITHS

    Mrs Nancy Mary Griffiths Fishguard Sylvia, Gill and Fred wish to express their thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for the kindness, love and support shown to them following their sad loss. All flowers, cards and messages of sympathy have been greatly appreciated. Our grateful thanks also to Rev. John Roberts and Canon Tony Ross for conducting such a wonderful service. Thanks to the bearers David, Jeremy, Jacob and Michael. Many thanks to Matthew and Luke of Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, Fishguard for their caring professionalism in conducting the funeral arrangements with the utmost dignity. read more

  • D DAVIES

    Mr Des Davies Nevern, Newport Joyce, Antony, Wendy, Bethan and family would like to thank everyone who attended Des's funeral, also to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind words, cards, letters, food and flowers following their recent bereavement. Our grateful thanks to Fishguard Rapid Response Team, both Paramedic teams, A&E at Withybush Hospital and all staff at the High Dependency Unit at Morriston Hospital for their kindness, treatment and care given to Des. To Rev Alwyn Daniels for conducting the service, also our sincere thanks to Paul Jenkins and Sons for the dignified and compassionate way he carried out the funeral arrangements. read more

  • A JENKINS

    Mr. Adrian John Jenkyn M.B.E Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on Wednesday 18th March 2015 of Mr. Adrian John Jenkyn, aged 75 years, of Charles Street, Milford Haven. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday 27th March 2015 at 10.30am at St. Katharine's & St. Peter's Church, Milford Haven followed by interment at Milford Haven Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired for The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust may be sent to Castaway House, 311 Twyford Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8RN. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd, Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • P BARNES

    Mrs Paula Ann Barnes The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on Wednesday 4th March 2015 of Mrs Paula Ann Barnes of Scotch Wells View, Haverfordwest. Beloved wife of Darren and devoted mother of Sophie. Funeral Friday 27th March 2015 1.45pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Private. Immediate family only. Flowers if desired may be sent c/o Glyn Thomas and Son, Maddox Moor, Freystrop, Haverfordwest Tel: 01437 890571 read more

  • M JAMES

    Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth James Cotts Park Farm, Uzmaston Margaret passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday 19th March. Loving wife of Meirion, devoted mother to Carolyn, Richard, Rachel, David, Philip and the late Martin, dear sister of David, and a treasured mother-in-law and grandmother. Funeral Friday 27th March, service 2.00 pm at St. Ismaels Church, Uzmaston followed by a private interment. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for Wales Air Ambulance and St. Ismaels Church c/o Mrs Marion Owens, 84 Uzmaston Road, Haverfordwest. SA61 1TZ. read more

  • B MORRIS

    Mr Brian Morris Formally of Scleddau Lorraine and Nicola wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who kindly gave donations towards 'Ty Hafan' in memory of Brian. œ306 has been forwarded. Diolch yn fawr read more

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