Breaking news Bryn Parry-Jones pay-off reduced by £52,760 but can now go-ahead

Western Telegraph:

12:07pm Friday 31st October 2014

Pembrokeshire County Council can now go-ahead with a pay-off for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones, but the amount of cash he will get has been slashed by more than £50,000.

Milford Haven motorcycle crash death an accident, inquest rules

Western Telegraph: Man's body found on road near Ilkley

10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

THE DEATH of a Milford Haven man, who crashed a friend’s sports motorcycle through railings at the town’s Rath, was an accident, Pembrokeshire Coroner’s Court heard yesterday (Thursday).

Services remember those who were lost

Western Telegraph: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

12:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

Services will be held in Milford Haven, Hubberston and Neyland, starting this weekend, to remember those who have given their lives, or lost loved ones, at war.

Fireworks and free family fun in Goodwick

Western Telegraph:

11:10am Friday 31st October 2014

Families will have the chance to let off steam today (Friday) at a fun evening on Goodwick Parrog. The free event runs from 6pm until 9pm and features fairground rides, a bouncy castle, face painting and barbecue.

Support your local soldiers

10:52am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Mayor of Haverfordwest is appealing for people of all ages to show their support for local troops by attending a military parade in the town on November 18.

Candidate calls for changes to senior pay-offs

Western Telegraph: PUBLIC VIEW: Parliamentary candidate Delyth Evans at a public meeting with Cllrs Paul Miller and Tony Wilcox and Assembly candidate Marc Tierney.  (11962750)

10:47am Friday 31st October 2014

LABOUR’S Parliamentary candidate for south Pembrokeshire is calling for rules covering severance payments for senior council officials to be changed.

Local teenager fundraises for Bali trip

10:37am Friday 31st October 2014

A FUNDRAISING gig takes place in the Cellar Bar, Cardigan on Friday, November 7.

Village to hold its own Festival of Remembrance

Western Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A special concert in aid of the Royal British Legion will take place at St Jerome’s Church Llangwm today (Friday).

Audit Office situation not a ‘shambles or embarrassing’, says council leader

Western Telegraph: Pembrokeshire County Council leader Jamie Adams defends controversial pension payments

4:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Pembrokeshire County Council has denied the situation the authority finds itself in with the Wales Audit Office and unlawful payments is a ‘shambles or embarrassing’.

New extraordinary meeting over potential pay-off for council chief exec Bryn Parry-Jones

Western Telegraph:

3:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Pembrokeshire County Councillors will once again debate a hugely controversial proposed pay-off for the chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones following the unprecedented intervention of the Wales Audit Office.

UPDATED: Confusion surrounds £330,000 chief exec pay-off deal declared unlawful by Wales Audit Office

Western Telegraph:

10:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the status of a settlement agreement for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones declared unlawful by the Wales Audit Office as the council denies there is any problem.

Plaid Cymru call for council leader to step down

Western Telegraph:

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLAID Cymru at County Hall calls for council leader to step down in light of recent Wales Audit Office reports.

Sycamore seed death warning for horse owners

Western Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A horsewoman from Hundleton is warning of the dangers of sycamore seeds after one of her ponies died suddenly after eating them this week.

Libretto inspired by true war tale

Western Telegraph: INSPIRED BY HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Peter George's libretto was influenced by real life war stories. PICTURE: Contributed (12150841)

3:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ART will imitate life when a World War 1 opera, inspired by the true stories of local soldiers, is performed.

Council house rent rise consultation ends tomorrow

Western Telegraph:

2:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A consultation into a Welsh Government-ordered scheme which is likely to see council house rents rise across Pembrokeshire ends tomorrow (Friday).

Pop into Point for a pop up pizza

Western Telegraph:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Fishguard’s young person’s charity Point is hosting a pop up cafe today (Thursday October 30th) as part of Fishguard’s Autumn Festival.

Councillor gets the ball rolling for Christmas Together

Western Telegraph: Cllr Guy Woodham

12:52pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Milford Haven councillor, Guy Woodham, will be hosting an informal meeting at the Pill Social Centre, at 6.30pm this evening (Thursday) to get the ball rolling for this year’s Christmas Together event.

Range strike to highlight "life threatening" cuts

Western Telegraph: Soldiers from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) have completed a five-day live-firing exercise on the Castlemartin ranges (3620026)

12:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Workers at Castlemartin Range will walk out for 24 hours on Monday (November 3) to protest at staff cuts which unions warn could put public lives at risk.

Ladies donate defibrillator to Newport First Responders

Western Telegraph: LIFESAVERS: Stephen Roberts and Peter Davies are presented with the defibrillator by the ladies of Rocesi'r Fro.

11:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROCESI’R Fro in the Gwaun Valley is a committee of ladies that meets monthly to enjoy different activities together, but more important are their fundraising activities.

Broad Haven-inspired thriller to be published

10:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HISTORICAL thriller written in Broad Haven is set to be published next Halloween.

New images discovered of oil tanks bombing in 1940 that sparked biggest blaze since Great Fire of London

Western Telegraph:

9:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

ARCHIVE photographs recording damage done by the Luftwaffe bombing of oil tanks near Pembroke Dock during World War 2, which led to the death of five firemen, have recently been uncovered.

Cenarth celebrates poet's centenary

Western Telegraph: CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Local residents and councillors gather at the launch of Eluned Phillips' memorial.PICTURE: Julie John

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE community of Cenarth celebrated the centenary of ‘Reluctant Redhead’ poet Eluned Phillips on Monday, October 27.

BREAKING NEWS: Wales Audit Office steps in to stop 'unlawful' £330,000 pay-off to Pembrokeshire County Council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones

Western Telegraph:

5:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Pembrokeshire County Council's bid to pay-off chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones has been thrown into utter chaos this afternoon (Wednesday) after the Wales Audit Office said the payment "will incur unlawful expenditure'.

Biomass plant with 500 jobs is front runner for former mine depot site at Blackbridge

Western Telegraph:

1:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BETWEEN 50 and 2,000 jobs could be created on the Haven waterway, if the county council enters into negotiation to sell the former RNAD site at Blackbridge.

'Narberth pool saved' as £130,000 target is smashed

Western Telegraph:

12:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A community group battling to save Narberth swimming pool from closure say they have hit their initial target of £130,000.

Transplant success joy for Adam

Western Telegraph: ADAM-AZING:Thumbs up from Adam Hughes,pictured  just 24 hours after his kidney transplant. (11995774)

7:33am Wednesday 29th October 2014

There are double celebrations for Pembrokeshire sportsman Adam Hughes today (Wednesday) - his 27th birthday and the one-week anniversary of his kidney transplant.

Town heads towards a sustainable future

Western Telegraph: MOVING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: Transition Haverfordwest's initiatives include the planting of hundreds of publicly accessible fruit and nut trees. PICTURE: Transition Haverfordwest  (12108869)

5:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HAVERFORDWEST has become an “official” Transition Town.

Crash closes part of Haverfordwest bypass - delays expected

Western Telegraph:

5:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COLLISION near McDonald's in Haverfordwest this afternoon has resulted in part of Freeman's way being closed off to motorists.

Fall in love with Little Haven in new S4C rom-com

Western Telegraph: LOOKING FOR LOVE: Gwydion Rhys plays one of the village's lovelorn young men. (11993995)

4:54pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ONE woman’s quest to find love for a village full of men is at the heart of a new romantic comedy filmed in Little Haven for S4C.

Alarm users urged to be alert

3:54pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS in north Pembrokeshire who use the County Council’s Community Alarm service are being urged to be on their guard against imposters.

Creative co-op making sparks in Haverfordwest

Western Telegraph: MAKING SPARKS IN HAVERFORDWEST: Creative cooperative members Angie Newman, Peter Jones and Rose Coleman are pictured in the High Street shop.  (12100229)

2:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW cooperative of artists and craftspeople has formed to continue the legacy of the Spirit of Enterprise project.

Trevor delivers last post with 48 years in the bag

Western Telegraph: SPARKLING SEND-OFF: Colleagues say goodbye to Trevor James, who is pictured with sector manager Darren Gregory at Haverfordwest sorting office. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (11957159)

8:46am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FIRST-class Pembrokeshire postman, who has served the community for almost 50 years, has hung up his mailbag for the last time.

Building society’s boost for young brass players

Western Telegraph: Principality Customer Consultants Samantha Young and Charlie Phillips are pictured making the presentation to the young band members at the Phoenix Centre this week.

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GOODWICK’S promising young brass players received another boost this week when the Principality Building Society in Fishguard helped them to purchase another new instrument.

Childhood pictures show how X Factor hopeful Jay James Picton has always been a star on stage

Western Telegraph:

3:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The X Factor star Jay James was an audience favourite in his home village of Saundersfoot long before he performed in front of the television cameras.

Nine jobs to go at Port of Milford Haven following review of operations

Western Telegraph:

10:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NINE staff members are to be made redundant following a review of operations at the Port of Milford Haven.

Possible safety net for community centre

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

10:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A COMMUNITY centre serving families and young people in Hubberston and Hakin may be saved from immediate closure, thanks to a re-evaluation of county council plans.

Scrap metal trio ran the risk of poisoning Pembrokeshire drinking water, court hears

Western Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A business trio adopted an attitude of brinkmanship and ran the risk of poisoning thousands of people in Pembrokeshire, a judge heard today (Monday).

Health board apologises for rheumatology letter

Western Telegraph:

5:01pm Monday 27th October 2014

Hywel Dda University Health Board has issued a heartfelt apology to around 200 rheumatology patients affected by problems issuing prescriptions for biologic drugs.

Win £50 in pumpkin carving competition

Western Telegraph: SPOOKTACULAR: Emma Lee, deputy manager; Jacqueline Davies, post office manager; Carol Coe, sales assistant; Katie Roberts, bakery assistant; Nick Scott, Subway deputy manager; and Byron Jenkins, street market manager. (11809170)

4:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

PUMPKINGS and queens are invited to show their creative side at Milford Haven’s Halloween-themed street market on Saturday, November 1.

'Eyesore' Roch Gate hotel plans deferred

Western Telegraph: DERELICT: The site of the former Roch Gate MotelPICTURE: Western Telegraph

3:13pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PLAN to revitalise an ‘eyesore’ former hotel, which could create up to 25 jobs, has been deferred by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park planners despite a recommendation for refusal.

Health workers in one day walk out

1:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

HEALTH workers in Pembrokeshire will walk out in a protest over pay on Monday, November 10.

Diver details discoveries from the deep

Western Telegraph: James Hedley Phillips  has been researching and locating shipwrecks off the Pembrokeshire coast for more than 40 years, (11963334)

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A diver, who has been researching and locating shipwrecks off the Pembrokeshire coast for more than 40 years, has written of his adventures under the sea.

Kilgetty man died in fall from bridge

Western Telegraph: Pembrokeshire police patrols target 'boy racers who act like children'

12:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

A KILGETTY area man, who had suffered from a long-term illness, died after falling from a bridge on the Kilgetty bypass, Pembrokeshire Coroner’s Court heard last Thursday.

Councillor seeks answers on controversial grant payments

Western Telegraph:

12:15pm Monday 27th October 2014

Council leader Jamie Adams has told councillors he does not know how much money is being reclaimed from developer Cathal McCosker, or how much money repaid to the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), following controversial grant payments in Pembroke Dock.

Cilgerran custodian reveals unexplained sightings in time for Halloween

10:58am Monday 27th October 2014

ON All Hallows’ Eve, it is said that the souls of the dead, unable to rest, walk the earth.

Greens announce Pembs Parliamentary candidates

Western Telegraph: GREAT TO BE GREEN: Frances Bryant, Green Party candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire, greetsa fellow party member at last week's meeting. (11949455)

10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

Pembrokeshire Green Party announced its parliamentary candidates at its first ever public meeting last week.

Counselling centre celebrates 10 years

Western Telegraph: HERE TO HELP: Tenth birthday celebrations at Narberth's Adlerian Counselling Centre, where one of the charity's trustee Linda Edwards is pictured with staff, tutors and students.
 PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

6:44pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A PEMBROKESHIRE counselling centre which helps people of all ages throughout west Wales has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its opening.

Tenby's blooming marvellous again

Western Telegraph: FLORAL PRIDE: Tenby's gardens were full of colour to delight the Britain in Bloom judges on their visit in July.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography

5:38pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Tenby has flown the flag for Wales in the UK’s top floral contest.

Mini traffic cops are making a stand for school safety

Western Telegraph: HIGH VISIBILITY: Children are working with police and road safety officers to keep pupils safe on the way to school. PICTURE: Milford Mercury. (11821774)

5:21pm Sunday 26th October 2014

JUNIOR ‘safety officers’ will be joined by real police officers as they attempt to clamp down on dangerous parking outside a school in Hakin.

Apple-y ever after at St Brides Haven

Western Telegraph:

10:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

A celebration Apple Day at will be held St Brides Walled Garden, St Brides Haven, on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

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