Amazing superpod of dolphins off Pembrokeshire coast

Western Telegraph: PLAYFUL: These common dolphins were spotted by Andy Bowen near St Anne's Head. He has his regular pets who know his boat and come and play for a couple of hours at a time.PICTURE: Andy Bowen

2:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SUPERPOD of dolphins was spotted off the Pembrokeshire coast at the weekend.

New Withybush renal unit welcomes first patients

Western Telegraph: CLOSER TO HOME: Patient Hannah Whatley settling into the new unit with Bernardine Rees, Chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board; Mary Robson, Clinic Manager and Jonathan Johnson, Commissioning Manager for Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services.

2:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WITHYBUSH Hospital’s new renal unit has opened its doors and begun treating local patients.

Elderly residents forced to find new care home due to lack of nurses

Western Telegraph: Bush House care home in Pembroke has been forced to end nursing care due to recruitment problems.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (10817693)

10:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PRIVATE Pembroke care home has been forced to end nursing care due to a recruitment crisis.

Ousted cabinet member predicts downfall of Pembrokeshire County Council leader and ruling group

Western Telegraph:

10:50am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COUNCILLOR Jamie Adams’ days as Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) are numbered, according to a former cabinet member ousted from his position last week.

YFC branches join forces to become 'stronger team'.

Western Telegraph: COME TOGETHER: The newly formed Brawdy Hayscastle YFC.

2:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE’S newest Young Farmers’ Club is looking forward to an exciting year of competing and socialising.

Lower Town residents are being urged to get ready for winter

Western Telegraph: Emergency services attend flooding at Lower Town Fishguard on January 3, 2014.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS of Lower Town Fishguard are being urged to get ready for the winter.

Pembrokeshire's Jay James Picton is bookies' favourite to claim X Factor crown

Western Telegraph: Getting closer: Jay James Picton sings at Simon Cowell's house in  Los Angeles in his next step to claim the X Factor crown. 
PICTURE: ITV.
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12:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE'S X Factor hopeful Jay James Picton is the bookies' favourite to win the crown in the massive tv talent show.

'Police Commissioner should consider his position over murky backroom deals comments'

Western Telegraph: COMMISSIONER: Chris Salmon.  (10881844)

7:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner has landed himself in hot water and been urged to consider his position over comments he made about ‘murky backroom deals between Chief Constables and councillors.’

Meeting to help save youth centre

Western Telegraph: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Hubberston Youth Centre. PICTURE: Western Telegraph

3:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held this Friday to discuss the future of Hubberston Community Centre, following fears the building may be ‘relinquished’ to save the county council money.

Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire Council announces intention to leave his post

Western Telegraph:

3:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Mark James, the chief executive of Carmarthenshire County Council, has applied for severance from his role, it was announced today (Tuesday).

Special service remembers Pembrokeshire's lost children

Western Telegraph:

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A special remembrance service was held yesterday (Monday) to mark the unveiling of a memorial to Pembrokeshire’s lost children.

Man rescued after spending 16 hours on Pembrokeshire cliff

Western Telegraph:

8:37am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A STRANDED man who raised the alarm by waving his t-shirt in the air on a pole was rescued from the base of cliffs at Martins Haven by Little and Broad Haven RNLI after 16 hours.

Doctors to fly on Wales Air Ambulance helicopters for first time

Western Telegraph:

9:37am Monday 29th September 2014

Wales Air Ambulance will have consultant-level doctors on its aircraft for the first time as part of a plan to enhance pre-hospital emergency medicine across Wales.

Successful launch for city's ambitious dementia project

Western Telegraph: Pictured from left to right are: Cllr David Lloyd, The Mayor of St Davids, Cllr David Halse, Stephen Crabb MP, the dementia project co-ordinator Tom Alexander and the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira. 
PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (

6:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

ST DAVIDS officially became the first dementia friendly city in Wales on Saturday.

Narberth food festival is a sizzling success

Western Telegraph: Double act: Festival patrons Elisabeth Luard (left) and Angela Gray were hot favourites in the Food Theatre.
PICTURE; Gareth Davies Photography
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6:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Narberth Food Festival was a sizzling success at the weekend, as thousands of people turned out in the sunshine to enjoy the menu of food and fun.

Sculpture still watches out over those at sea

Western Telegraph: TRIBUTE: The service remembered those who gave their lives to the fishing industry. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (10893850)

5:48pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MOVING tribute to those who gave their lives to the fishing industry was held in Milford Haven on Saturday (September 27).

15 year-old boy held over Neyland burglaries

Western Telegraph:

2:58pm Monday 29th September 2014

Police investigating a number of burglaries in the Neyland area have arrested a local youth.

Pembrokeshire County Council is now willing to talk about merger with Ceredigion, says leader

Western Telegraph:

12:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

JUST a week after Pembrokeshire County Council suggested it was not interested in a merger with Ceredigion - and days after Ceredigion councillors unanimously rejected the idea - Pembrokeshire leader Jamie Adams now wants talks between the two authorities.

Woman airlifted after leg injury

Western Telegraph: RESCUE: Rescue helicopter 169 airlfited the woman up the cliff, so she could be taken to hospital. PICTURE: Diana Ford. (10859104)

12:26pm Monday 29th September 2014

A 60-YEAR-old woman was rescued from Musselwick Sands near Marloes by helicopter on Saturday, after tearing a ligament in her leg.

Bid to stop political in-fighting on Pembrokeshire County Council withdrawn over lack of trust between members

Western Telegraph:

11:58am Monday 29th September 2014

A NOTICE of motion aimed at improving working relationships at Pembrokeshire County Council could not progress today (Monday) due to a lack of trust between councillors and a further call for the council leader to stand down.

PCC says police station will not close

Western Telegraph: COMMUNITY VISIT: Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Salmon with pupils from Mlford Haven School on Friday. (10741612)

10:07am Monday 29th September 2014

MILFORD Haven will not lose its police station; Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Salmon assured local councillors during a recent visit to the town.

Sponsored walkies for SPPOT

Western Telegraph: DOG'S DAY OUT: SPPOT's merry band of volunteers and two very happy customers with Molly.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

4:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

A SERIES of sponsored dog walks are being held this month to raise money for a community interest company which brings together the needs of people with the needs of dogs.

New PCSO on the beat

Western Telegraph: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Fishguard and Goodwick's new PCSO Carwyn Phillips.

9:35am Monday 29th September 2014

THE towns of Fishguard and Goodwick have a new PCSO on the beat.

Town clerk turns biker chick

Western Telegraph: Town clerk Janet Weston hits the road. (10868111)

3:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN clerk turned biker-chick after councillors organised a special send-off for her retirement.

Fishguard to host prestigious brass band competition

10:46am Monday 29th September 2014

THE prestigious West Wales Brass Band contest comes to Fishguard this Saturday, attracting talented musicians from across the country.

Police investigate after body found in waterway

Western Telegraph:

4:36pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Dyfed-Powys Police officers are investigating after the body of a male was recovered from the Cleddau estuary, off Warrior Way, Pembroke Dock today (Sunday).

Award nomination for dedicated care worker

Western Telegraph: "I REALLY ENJOY MY JOB" Andy Watters is a finalist in the Outstanding Service category of the Wales Care Awards. PICTURE: Contributed (10758614)

2:16pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A HEALTH and safety guru from Llangwm has been put forward for a top award by his colleagues.

Neolithic burial chamber digitally restored

Western Telegraph: DIGITALLY RESTORED: A CGI reconstruction of Pentre Ifan burial chamber in north Pembrokeshire.  (10797625)

1:10pm Saturday 27th September 2014

AN ancient structure in the north Pembrokeshire landscape has been recreated using the latest digital technology.

Catch the action from Ironman Wales on Channel 4

Western Telegraph:

9:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

There's a chance to re-live the action and spectacle of the recent Ironman Wales 2014 challenge on television tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

Drunken woman rammed car into front of ex-husband's new home

Western Telegraph:

12:52pm Friday 26th September 2014

A drunken woman deliberately rammed her Ford Fiesta into the front of her former husband’s new home, a judge heard today.

Deputy leaders asked to stand down as Pembrokeshire County Council leader shuffles his cabinet

Western Telegraph:

11:14am Friday 26th September 2014

Pembrokeshire County Council leader Jamie Adams has today reshuffled his cabinet with the authority's two deputy leaders asked to stand down from their positions.

Health Board attempts to allay fears over future of Withybush Hospital Ward 10

Western Telegraph:

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

HYWEL Dda health board has responded to concerns that Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital is no longer a dedicated cancer ward.

Local workshop to help parents and carers of children with speech and language difficulties

Western Telegraph:

11:46am Friday 26th September 2014

A workshop for parents and carers of children with speech and language difficulties is set to be held in Haverfordwest.

Hayscastle soldier completes mammoth marathon challenge

Western Telegraph: FINISHING LINE: Cpl Chris Gouldsmith completes his 10 marathons in 11 days challenge in Haverfordwest.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (10794551)

9:28am Friday 26th September 2014

A HAYSCASTLE soldier has run an incredible 10 marathons in 11 days in memory of his twin brother.

Snap up ticket for Village Opera

6:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

TICKETS for Llangwm’s ambitious World War 1 stageshow go on sale next week.

Big Band tunes up for new term

Western Telegraph: SPOTLIGHT: The Big Band performed on stage in Birmingham.

3:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

MINI musicians at Milford Haven Junior School are getting into the swing of the new term, buoyed by a fantastic performance in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall this summer.

Author donates 500 books to pupils

Western Telegraph: FREE BOOKS TO INSPIRE PUPILS: Local author Brian John delivered 500 copies of his prize-winning children's novel to Haverfordwest primary schools. PICTURE: Contributed (10813037)

2:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

A LOCAL author has given away 500 books to primary school pupils in Haverfordwest.

Players' darts are in the right place

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Fundraisers at the Kimberley. (10697589)

9:34am Friday 26th September 2014

DARTS teams at the Kimberley pub in Milford Haven have raised £1,000 for Guide Dogs Cymru by staging a charity tournament.

Owen's in good company in Formula 1

Western Telegraph: IN GOOD COMPANY: Owen Jones with the winning manufacturer's trophy and on the winner's podium alongside top drivers Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Riccardo.  (10637732)

6:45am Friday 26th September 2014

FORMULA 1 fans in Pembrokeshire may have recognised a familiar face on the podium at Sunday’s Grand Prix in Singapore.

Embrace the beauty of the winter months, says artist

Western Telegraph: PASSION FOR PAINTING: Author and artist David Bellamy has just published his 18th book.

1:55pm Friday 26th September 2014

A NEW book aimed at encouraging artists to embrace the winter months has just been published by a Pembroke-born artist and author.

UPDATED: Prendergast School evacuated as firefighters attend incident at Meadow Park Day Centre

Western Telegraph:

1:12pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FIRE crews are currently attending an incident at Meadow Park Day Centre in Prendergast, Haverfordwest.

St Davids to become a dementia friendly city

Western Telegraph:

9:28am Friday 19th September 2014

ST Davids is set to become the first dementia friendly city in Wales.

900 miles for a great local cause

Western Telegraph: 900 MILES FOR  A LOCAL CAUSE: Mark Thomas - pictured at the end of his walk - raised almost £800 for Shalom House. PICTURE: Contributed (10766009)

2:28pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THIRTEEN years after walking the Pembrokeshire Coast path on behalf of Shalom House hospice, a Haverfordwest man tackled the entire length of the Welsh coast to raise funds for the charity.

Record breaking summer for Folly Farm as crowds flock to mane attraction

Western Telegraph: SNACK TIME: Lions star Ryan Jones gets a unique experience feeding Folly Farm's pride of lions. (9138515)

6:46pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Folly Farm has enjoyed its busiest-ever summer this year, as record numbers of visitors flocked to the park to come to face-to-face with its new pride of lions.

New eye and ear care on offer at Boots

Western Telegraph: "I DECLARE THIS OPTICIANS OPEN!": Haverfordwest Mayor Roy Thomas was invited to the opening of the new eye and ear care centre at Boots. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10784518)

5:01pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE MAYOR of Haverfordwest officially opened a new state-of-the-art Opticians at the Withybush Retail Park branch of Boots.

Narberth Food Festival to cook up a storm

Western Telegraph: Cooking up some fun: Narberth Food Festival's Pat Jones, Lynne Crompton, Paul Davey and Huw Jones get ready for this weekend's event.
PICTURE:  Gareth Davies Photography
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2:58pm Thursday 25th September 2014

NARBERTH Food Festival is all set to dish up its special mix of treats this weekend, with its organisers vowing to make the event the best yet - for everybody

Retirement apartments rise from ashes of devastating Tenby fire

Western Telegraph: DEVASTATION: The fire tore through the building and lef tthe site an eyesore for several years. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography. (10628347)

7:32am Thursday 25th September 2014

A RETIREMENT housing company’s ’jewel in the crown’ development has risen from the ashes of a seafront site in Tenby.

PICTURE GALLERY: Looking back at the Pembrokeshire County Show - Horses

Western Telegraph:

3:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WITH summer nearly over, we take a look back at August's spectacular Pembrokeshire County Show and some of the popular sections that have yet to feature in our picture galleries.

Blood and guts are all in a day's work for Jennifer

Western Telegraph: BEST FOOT FIRST: Jennifer Nelson with one of her severed foot designs. (10632921)

9:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE work of a Haverfordwest make-up artist has been turning stomachs for the best part of a decade.

Pembroke farmer fined for causing unnecessary suffering to calf

Western Telegraph:

4:35pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Pembroke farmer was fined a total of £6,620 by Haverfordwest Magistrates Court today (Wednesday) after failing to protect his calves from harm, injury and disease.




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