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  • Prestigious nominations for Milford theatre Western Telegraph:

    Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre has been shortlisted in two categories of the Arts and Business Cymru Awards to be announced this evening (Wednesday). read more

  • 41 year-old Narberth man charged with sexual assault is remanded in custody Western Telegraph:

    A 41-year-old man appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court this afternoon (Wednesday) in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the weekend. read more

  • More bodyboarders in need of RNLI rescue

    RNLI lifeguards jumped in to save bodyboarders again today, this time in big surf at Whitesands beach, near St Davids. read more

  • Cyclist's "amazing" donation to MIND

    A HAVERFORDWEST man cycled for 24 hours to raise over £3500 for mental health charity MIND. read more

  • Firefighters succeed in moo-ving trapped cows along

    POLICE and fire crews had an udderly difficult task ahead of them as they attempted to rescue four cows from the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest on Tuesday afternoon. read more

  • SCHOOL FIRE: Cars block emergency services access

    PARKING outside Pennar Community School caused problems for emergency services responding to a small fire in one of the classrooms which started just before 9am today. read more

  • Valero in running for prestigious award Western Telegraph: Barry John MBE with members of the VC Gallery. (26218038)

    The Valero Refinery will tonight (Wednesday) find out if it has won a prestigious award at this year’s Arts and Business Awards in recognition of its work with arts organisations in the county. read more

  • 6,000 athletes head for Pembrokeshire for Long Course Weekend

    Nearly 6,000 athletes from 43 countries are arriving in Pembrokeshire this weekend for a massive, world-class weekend of sport. read more

  • Clean-up plan for lake system

    A PEMBROKESHIRE lake system celebrated for its beauty and wildlife populations is being protected from farmland soil and nutrient run-off thanks to an initiative aimed at halting the decline of wildlife and habitats. read more

  • Innovative women's arts project at Milford's Torch Theatre

    The next round of an innovative arts project begins this Friday, July 3, at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. read more

  • Obituaries for Western Telegraph July 1 2015 Western Telegraph:

    Mr D Morgan; Mrs F Forde; Mrs A S Brockway; Mrs P J Davies; Mrs J A Pugh read more

  • Correct procedure

    FOLLOWING the publication of my letter (24 June last) regarding the donation to fund the Lota Park, Fishguard tea party and fund raising effort, Sarah McColl-Dorion the retiring Clerk to Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council very generously contacted me and explained that all correct procedures had been adhered to prior to the £1000 donation being given. read more

  • Fox not classed as vermin?

    THE letter in last week’s Western Telegraph Wednesday, June 24 by Rosemary Daniels raised some interesting points. She accused the fox of being vermin and wished the anti-hunting people would get their facts right. read more

  • Response to Ignorant about Foxes

    I WOULD like to question who exactly is ignorant about foxes here, foxes are wild animals which have been indigenous to the countryside long before farming or individuals owned the land that they live and survive on. read more

  • Response to Turbine plan letter

    PEMBROKESHIRE County Council is committed to working with partners to exploit the marine renewable opportunities across Pembrokeshire, and is hugely supportive of Tidal Stream Ltd in this regard. read more

  • Money to burn

    CONGRATULATIONS are in order regarding the new roundabout at Johnson not only has it taken an eternity to construct but now when approaching from Milford Haven it gratifying to see a sign large enough for a “ motorway junction “ telling us, as if we did not know, where Haverfordwest, Tiers Cross and Neyland are located. read more

  • 'Stupid cyclist'

    THROUGH your paper may I vent my anger at the male cyclist that blatantly ignored the red light at the exit road from Aldi’s in Haverfordwest, for me the light was green, and I had followed another car, I signalled right as I was going to go through the town centre, the cyclist suddenly appeared, I blasted my car horn at him. read more

  • Grateful thanks

    ON the evening of Saturday, June 13, I was walking with my wife on the sea side of the Chapel at St Govan’s Point, Pembroke, when I slipped and sustained a fractured left ankle. read more

  • No to Dyfed

    I HAVE spoken to no one who wishes to see the return of Dyfed. Many of us are old enough to remember how Carmarthenshire seemed to have first choice of all good things that were available. read more

  • Narberth win Tigers Challenge Cup

    Narberth RFC under9s returned home from the Tigers Challenge Rugby Festival in Minehead as champions. After a fun-filled weekend away on tour, Narberth RFC topped their group before beating Cobham RFC in the grand finale, the team were then presented with their well-earned trophy by ex-England and Leicester Tiger’s star, George Chuter. read more

  • Pembrokeshire National park members paid £70,000 in last financial year Western Telegraph:

    The 18 Members of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority were paid a total of £70,119 in basic and senior salaries in the last financial year to March 31 2015. read more

  • Elly's fundraising flag winner drawn tonight Western Telegraph:

    The daughter of a man who received care support and lifesaving treatment at Withybush’s Chemotherapy Day Unit and Ward 10 is today (Wednesday) picking the winner in a fundraising raffle for cancer facilities at the hospital. read more

  • Nurse who placed MRSA-infected patient on open Withybush Hospital ward is struck off Western Telegraph:

    A nurse has been struck off for "knowingly placing" an MRSA infected patient in an open hospital ward. read more

  • Songdog return to The Cellar Bar

    A fine night of music is promised at The Cellar Bar, Quay Street, when Songdog play a showcase gig. read more

  • Cardigan Castle hosts outdoor theatre

    Theatr Mwldan’s series of annual outdoor theatre events with Illyria will be taking up a new home at Cardigan Castle. read more

  • BRIAN MAXWELL WARD

    Mr. Brian Maxwell Ward Burton The death occurred peacefully at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, on Monday 22nd June 2015 of Mr. Brian Maxwell Ward, aged 73 years, of Meadow Park, Burton. Much loved, he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 2nd July at 2.30pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only, donations if desired for The British Heart Foundation, Lyndon Place, 2096 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3YU. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • EDWARD DEREK ADAMS

    Mr. Edward Derek Adams Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at Torestin Nursing Home, Tiers Cross, on Friday 26th June 2015 of Mr. Edward Derek Adams, aged 88 years, of Romilly Crescent, Hakin, Milford Haven. Much loved, he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 8th July at 11.45pm at Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Milford Haven followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 1.00pm. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • MAUREEN MARY JONES

    Mrs. Maureen Mary Jones Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at The Graylyns Nursing Home, Letterston on Saturday 27th June 2015 of Mrs. Maureen Mary Jones, aged 85 years, formerly of Bunkers Hill, Milford Haven. Dearly loved, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 9th July at 2.00pm at St. Cewydd & St. Peter’s Church followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 3.15pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for The Pembrokeshire Alzheimer’s, 4 Temeraire House, Nelson Quay, Milford Haven, SA73 3BN. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • Olwen Jane Smithies

    Mrs. Olwen Jane Smithies of Haverfordwest Peacefully on June 23rd and aged 93 years, Olwen, of Hawthorn Rise, Haverfordwest. Beloved wife of the late Gwynne and loving mother of Christine and Andrew. Funeral Friday July 3rd service 11.00am at St. David’s Church, Prendergast, Haverfordwest followed by interment at City Road Cemetery, Haverfordwest. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, may be made payable by cheque to Cancer Research UK and sent c/o Mr. A. Ackrill-Smithies, 9, Swanmere, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8QB. Enquiries to Roy Folland and Son 01437 763821 read more

  • PATRICIA ANN MORGAN

    Mrs. Patricia Ann Morgan, Pembroke Dock The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Saturday 20th. June of Mrs. Patricia Ann Morgan, of The Terrace, The Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Dock. She was 73. The funeral will take place on Thursday 2nd. July with a service at St. John's Church, Pembroke Dock at 11.00.a.m. followed by interment at Llanion Cemetery. Flowers will be welcome and may be brought to the Church or 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

  • BRIAN MICHAEL COLLINS

    Mr. Brian Michael Collins, Stackpole (Formerly of Pembroke Dock) The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Tuesday 23rd. June of Mr. Brian Michael Collins, of Stackpole and formerly of Pembroke Dock. Affectionately known as Mick, he was 82 and will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 7th. July with a service at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Pembroke Dock at 12.00. noon followed by interment at Stackpole Churchyard. Family flowers only please but if desired, donations in lieu for Ward 7, Withybush Hospital 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

  • Joan Adeline Margaret Edwards

    Mrs. Joan Adeline Margaret Edwards of Haverfordwest Peacefully on June 23rd aged 74 years, Joan, of Castle View, Haverfordwest, much loved Mother of Paula and the late Mark and a devoted Grandmother who will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Funeral Thursday June 2nd Service 12.30 pm at St. Peter’s Church, Marloes followed by cremation 1.45 pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Flowers to the Church or donations, if desired, may be made payable by cheque to Diabetes UK and sent c/o Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA. Enquiries to Roy Folland and Son (01437 763821). read more

  • Brian Grenville Coles

    Mr Brian Grenville Coles Fishguard (formerly of Milford Haven) Peacefully on Sunday 28th June at Withybush Hospital, Brian of Penbanc, Fishguard, formerly of Milford Haven. Beloved husband of Christine, loving father of Neil, Andrew and Jackie, treasured grandfather and a dear brother. Funeral service on Tuesday 7th July at The Chapel of Rest, Feidr Castell, Fishguard at 2:45pm followed by Cremation at Parc Gwyn, Narberth at 4pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired made payable to the 'Paul Sartori Foundation' c/o Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, Feidr Castell, Fishguard, SA65 9BB. Tel: 01348 873250. read more

  • DOROTHY GERTRUDE BATEMAN

    Mrs. Dorothy Gertrude Bateman Milford Haven The death occurred peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, on Wednesday 24th June 2015 of Mrs. Dorothy Gertrude Bateman, aged 88 years, of Meyler Crescent, Milford Haven. Much loved, she will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday 3rd July at 9.30am at St. Katharine’s & St. Peter’s Church, Milford Haven followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 10.45am. Family flowers only, donations if desired for TS Harrier, Sea Cadets may be sent to Mr. Alan Bateman, 5 Ardent Close, Steynton, Milford Haven. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • Paul Joseph Mensink

    Mr. Paul Joseph Mensink Tiers Cross The death occurred suddenly at The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff on Sunday 28th June of Mr. Paul Joseph Mensink, aged 63 years of Meadow View, Tiers Cross. Much loved, he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral service has yet to be arranged, all enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • Paula June Bowers

    Mrs. Paula June Bowers Johnston The death occurred suddenly at her home on Monday 22nd June of Mrs. Paula June Bowers, aged 57 years of Bulford Close, Johnston. Much loved, she will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday 10th July at 3.15pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180. read more

  • Valerie Percival

    Mrs Valerie Percival Wilwin, Maenclochog The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to family, friends, neighbours and customers for the sympathy and kindness shown following Val's sudden death. Thanks to John Daye for receiving donations to the value of £785 for Wales Air Ambulance and Narberth Health Centre. Diolch yn fawr i bawb read more

  • Eileen Brewis

    Mrs Eileen Brewis Haverfordwest The family would like to express their grateful thanks to all friends and neighbours for the kindness and support along with sympathy that was shown on the sad loss of their Mum, Eileen. We are most grateful for the many donations made to the Paul Sartori Foundation in her memory. We thank the support given by the Staff and Management of the Lindfield Residential Home during the short time she spent in their care and the long term care given by Pembrokeshire Carers, The Doctors of St Thomas Surgery and District Nurses. We offer our thanks to the Rev. Fr. Marcus Zipperlen who officiated at both the church and crematorium services. Grateful thanks to Robin Folland, Funeral Directors for their care and kindness for the funeral arrangements. read more

  • CLIFF TUDOR

    Mr Cliff Tudor Goodwick Beryl and family wish to thank all friends and neighbours for the kind messages of sympathy, cards and flowers received following their sad loss. Thank you all. read more

  • June Beatrice MacMahon

    Mrs June Beatice MacMahon Laurel Villa, Hook Passed away peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on June 22nd, aged 86. June was married to the late Paul MacMahon. Mother of Tim and Grandmother to David and Sam, she will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at 11.30am on Monday July 6th at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only. Any donations in lieu to be sent directly to RNLI Enquiries to Roy Folland and Son (01437 763821). read more

  • Nicholas Minchin

    NICHOLAS MINCHIN Clover Park, Haverfordwest Sadly Nicholas passed away peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Saturday 27th June 2015, aged 43 years. Much loved Son of Derek and Elaine, dearly loved Brother and Brother-in-law of Joanna and the late and much missed David and very much loved Uncle Nick to Emily and Ben. The funeral service will take place on Monday 6th July 2015, 1:00pm at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, made payable to the Wales Air Ambulance may be sent C/O Mrs J Griffiths, 15 Dingle Close, Crundale, Haverfordwest, SA62 4FE. Further enquiries to F. G. Rees & Sons, Haverfordwest. Tel: 01437 764418. read more

  • ELFED WILSON

    Mr Elfed Wilson Fishguard Peacefully on Saturday 27th June at Withybush Hospital, Elfed of Jubilee Terrace, Fishguard. Beloved brother of Joyce and Colwyn and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service on Monday 6th July at The Chapel of Rest, Feidr Castell, Fishguard at 2pm followed by interment at Jabes Chapel Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired made payable to 'Medical Services Fund' (Withybush Hospital) c/o Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, Feidr Castell, Fishguard, SA65 9BB. Tel: 01348 873250. read more

  • SEAN PATRICK O'MARA

    Mr Sean Patrick O’Mara Narberth Peacefully at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff on Wednesday, 24th June, Mr Sean Patrick O’Mara, aged 82 of Strathmore, Redstone Road, Narberth. Devoted husband of Ann, cherished father of Sarah and Adam, beloved Poppy to David, Lily, Natasha, Rhys, Harry and Alfie, respected father-in-law to Charlotte, much loved brother of Cath and Terry and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday, 7th July at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 12.15pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if so desired made payable to Narberth First Responder c/o Funeral Directors, Messrs W & M J Rossiter & Sons Ltd, Landsker House, 21 Station Road, Narberth, SA67 7DR. read more

  • PAUL SPEYER

    MR P J K SPEYER NARBERTH Paul sadly passed away at home on Friday 26th June 2015, following a short illness, borne with great dignity and courage. Loving and devoted husband of Caroline, cherished and much loved father and grandfather. The funeral service will take place on Monday 6th July at St. Elidyr Church, Ludchurch at 11:15 am, followed by a family only cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium. There will be family flowers only, with donations, if desired, made payable to "The Paul Sartori Foundation" c/o Funeral Directors, W & M J Rossiter & Sons Ltd, Landsker House, 21 Station Road, Narberth, SA67 7DR. read more

  • CYRIL SLOGETT

    Mr. Cyril Sloggett, Pembroke Dock The death occurred peacefully at Bush House Nursing Home on Thursday 25th. June of Mr. Cyril Sloggett of Donovan Reed Gardens, Pembroke Dock. He was 91. The funeral will take place on Thursday 9th. July with a service at St. John's Church, Pembroke Dock at 11.00.a.m. followed by interment at Llanion Cemetery. 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

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