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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

War medal for late county music star

Western Telegraph: MUSIC MAN: The late Joffre Swales has been awarded an Arctic Star medal for his contribution to the war effort. (11909248)

3:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE family of a former Royal Marines Band member, who served at sea during the Second World War, are celebrating him being posthumously awarded an Arctic Star medal.

Woofs and wellies on sponsored walkies

Western Telegraph: PAWS FOR A CAUSE: The SPPOT fundraisers pose for a picture after completing the Marine Walk in Goodwick.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

DOGS and owners from across Pembrokeshire united on Saturday (October 18) for a day of sponsored walkies.

Llangwm commemorates Second World War with special concert

11:47am Friday 10th October 2014

A special concert in aid of the Royal British Legion will take place at St Jerome’s Church Llangwm at the end of the month.

Funding Boost for Tabernacle Schoolroom Community Centre

11:27am Friday 10th October 2014

Tabernacle Schoolroom Community Centre is celebrating a significant funding boost which will help with refurbishment.

Solar farm's 50k funding for communities

4:23pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

COMMUNITIES neighbouring a new solar farm to the west of Crundale are to benefit from a £50,000 funding pot.

Future of historic Fair in doubt?

Western Telegraph: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR - BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER?: Mayor Roy Thomas, Abie Dantar, Showman’s Guild of South Wales and Northern Ireland chairman, and Mrs Shirley Thomas take a spin on the Waltzers. PICTURE: Penzz Photography (11159375)

5:17pm Monday 6th October 2014

HAVERFORDWEST could lose its centuries-old Fair because the site it has moved to is too small.

From Haverfordwest to the Himalayas

2:01pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THIRTY-seven Paul Sartori Foundation fundraisers are gearing up to take part in a challenge of a life time, to raise vital funds for Pembrokeshire’s only ‘Hospice at Home’ charity.

Human rights tour visits Haverfordwest

Western Telegraph: NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TOUR VISITS HAVERFORDWEST: A large audience enjoyed discussion and debates. PICTURE: Contributed (11071412)

11:27am Friday 3rd October 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE People First (PFF) welcomed the 2014 UK Human Rights Tour to Haverfordwest last week.

Fundraising is a family affair

Western Telegraph: FAMILY FUNDRAISER HELPS BEAT BEHCET'S DISEASE: Amie's nieces Alysha and Caitlin Phillips proudly display the cheque. Alysha collected £200 for the charity herself by selling loom bands. PICTURE: Contributed (11053268)

4:03pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE family of a young Haverfordwest woman who has spent the last year of her life in hospital held a Fun Day and raised £1,349.20 for research in to her condition.

Welsh rugby legend is a real crowd-pleaser

Western Telegraph: Sports broadcaster Bill Carne and Western Telegraph Sport editor Gordon Thomas are pictured with rugby legend Jonathan Davies. 
PICTURE: Western Telegraph 

12:31pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WOLFSCASTLE Country Hotel was packed on Wednesday night for an evening with Welsh rugby legend Jonathan Davies.

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.

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.

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

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6:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

Walk calls for end to war

Western Telegraph: SUNNY OUTLOOK: Peace campaigners at Haverfordwest Castle. PICTURE: Core Photography (10660928)

1:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PEACE, love and unity was the message on the streets of Haverfordwest as campaigners marked an international day of peace.

Charity status gained by chronic condition support group

Western Telegraph: COME AND HAVE A CWTCH: The free support group for adults with chronic physical conditions has achieved charitable status. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10627061)

4:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FREE support group for adults aged 18 to 45 with chronic physical conditions has achieved charitable status.

Violin and job abroad lands man in court

3:13pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A STOLEN violin and a job in Sierra Leone lead to a trip to Haverfordwest Magistrates Court for a local man with 110 previous convictions.

Soldiers run for VC Gallery

Western Telegraph: RUNNING FOR THE VC GALLERY: The group of serving soldiers set a blistering pace for the 18-mile run. PICTURE: Contributed (10598141)

11:24am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FIT group of Pembrokeshire soldiers ran from Haverfordwest to Neyland and back to raise awareness of the work of Haverfordwest-based Arts engagement service, The VC Gallery.

Diamond couple are a 'perfect partnership'

Western Telegraph: THEN AND NOW: Reg and Wendy on their wedding day in 1954 and the couple today.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

12:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUPLE from Haverfordwest are still in love and laughing after 60 years of marriage.

Home inspires carer's charity skydive

Western Telegraph: WILD RIDE: Amy Nutton, 21, was inspired by her work as a carer to do a charity skydive. (10522213)

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CARER at a Johnston nursing home has taken a leap of faith to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Open day for new British Red Cross volunteers

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE British Red Cross is holding an open event next month for anyone interested in volunteering with the charity.

Help village get its "heart" back

Western Telegraph: HELP SAVE OUR HALL: Barrie Griffiths, Roy Lewis, Jacqueline James, David and Isaac Moore and the Bradburys hope you will vote for Treffgarne Village Hall. PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (10383753)

6:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

A VILLAGE is asking the public for help in getting its “heart” back.

Sardis turbine appeal successful

9:38am Friday 12th September 2014

A PLANNING appeal to site a 34 metre wind turbine at Nash Mountain Farm in Sardis has been successful, despite strong local objection.

Green light given to solar park plans

12:25pm Thursday 11th September 2014

COUNCILLORS have supported plans to build a solar park on the outskirts of Haverfordwest.

Window in memory of wonderful woman

Western Telegraph: BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL TO WOMAN WHO WAS "ALWAYS THERE": The main image of the new window at Haverfordwest's St Martin's Church. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10107419)

1:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A WOMAN who touched the lives of hundreds of children but never sought recognition has been memorialised with a new stained glass window at Haverfordwest’s St Martin’s Church.

Grant helps restore Spittal church

Western Telegraph: ST MARY'S CHURCH IN SPITTAL: Major work has been carried out at this picturesque place of worship. PICTURE: Contributed (9898581)

10:24am Monday 8th September 2014

ST MARY’S Church in Spittal is now watertight, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Forty years of fun and games

Western Telegraph: FORTY YEARS OF CARING FOR KIDS: The supportive staff and happy children say "cheese"! PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10096150)

11:31am Monday 8th September 2014

A LOCAL playgroup is celebrating four decades of looking after little ones.

Alcoholic "didn't remember" crime

3:26pm Friday 5th September 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC admitted stealing booze but claimed she “couldn’t remember doing it” when she appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court last week.

Brummie housing rumour "not true"

3:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

RUMOURS that Birmingham City Council is financing a housing development in Haverfordwest to move “problem tenants” in to are completely unfounded.

Men sought for soldier roles in local Opera

Western Telegraph: LOCAL OPERA NEEDS YOU!: Men aged between 16 and 25 are needed to play young soldiers, and you don't even need to be able to sing. Composer Sue Howley is pictured putting the choir through its paces. PICTURE: Contributed (10016114)

1:18pm Thursday 4th September 2014

COULD you play the part of a World War 1 soldier? An Opera commemorating the outbreak of hostilities is looking for three or four young men to join the cast – and you don’t even have to be able to sing.

Crafty funding boost for Bobath

Western Telegraph: CRAFTY WAYS OF SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE: Liam Meredith of SET Haverfordwest presents Claire Brown, Bobath Wales senior events and fundraising co-ordinator, with a cheque for £1,000. PICTURE: Contributed (9851066)

11:05am Monday 1st September 2014

HAVERFORDWEST’S branch of SET Office Supplies raised £1000 for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales (BCTCW), with a sold-out crafting event featuring TV’s expert crafter Sue Wilson.

Trio cycle for sepsis awareness

Western Telegraph: CYCLING FOR SEPSIS AWARENESS: Pictured just before they set off from Withybush Hospital are (right to left) Terence Canning, Darren Ware and Chris Hancock. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (9820035)

4:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

THREE cyclists are biking from Haverfordwest to Westminster in a bid to raise awareness of the life-threatening condition, sepsis.

Free night out with the lads

11:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

ROUND Table, the UK’s largest young man’s organisation, is offering the men of Haverfordwest a free night out with the lads.

Musician inspired by county visit

11:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

A TRIP to a local recording studio inspired a London-based jazz musician’s debut album.

£31,000 facelift for station facilities

Western Telegraph: BEFORE AND AFTER: Refurbishments at Haverfordwest Train Station have received positive reviews from travellers. PICTURES: Contributed (9644077)

12:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FACILITIES at Haverfordwest Train Station have been given a long-awaited facelift by Arriva Trains Wales (ATW).

Cross dedicated at County Show

Western Telegraph: WORLD WAR ONE REMEMBERED AT COUNTY SHOW: This cross was dedicated to Pembrokeshire's fallen servicemen. PICTURE: Contributed (9637704)

2:53pm Monday 25th August 2014

DURING the packed schedule of the 2014 Pembrokeshire County Show, time was made to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Soldier to hold charity ball ahead of marathon challenge

Western Telegraph: MARATHON MAN: Corporal Chris Gouldsmith will be attempting 10 marathons in just 11 days next month.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

11:59am Monday 25th August 2014

A CHARITY ball and auction will be held at Slebech Park on September 13 to raise funds for two soldier’s charities.

Festival celebrates historic town

2:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WEEK of events celebrating Haverfordwest’s history starts on Friday, August 29.

It's a dog's life at doggy day care

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

11:38am Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW service has launched in Pembrokeshire, bringing together the needs of people with the needs of dogs.

Bag it up to help beat heart disease

11:39am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru is urging people in Haverfordwest to donate bags full of unwanted items to their local BHF shop this September.

Grant great news for local community

Western Telegraph: RCA CELEBRATES FUNDING: Rudbaxton Community Hall is set to benefit from a new, multi-use games area and additional car parking. PICTURE: RCA (9243017)

11:24am Wednesday 13th August 2014

RUDBAXTON Community Association (RCA) is celebrating a £15,587 funding boost to enhance playing facilities and car parking at the village’s Community Hall.

Have fun at Country Fair

Western Telegraph: ALL THE FUN OF THE COUNTRY FAIR: Picton Castle and Gardens is hosting this nostalgic annual event. PICTURE: Contributed (9239514)

10:50am Wednesday 13th August 2014

PICTON Castle and Gardens traditional Country Fair will take place on August 23 and 24.

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