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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.

Special event honouring three generations of Haverfordwest family

Western Telegraph: HEALING DAY: Grace Lloyd of Haverfordwest, her grandson Joshua as a toddler and his father Mark Lloyd. (9059711)

4:39pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THREE very special people are the focus of a fund raising Healing Day event to be held in Haverfordwest at the end of the month.

Book takes risque look at local history

Western Telegraph: CHARITY BOOK: Chris Evans-Thomas with author and historian Mark Muller. Inset: Bill Jenkins. (9061592)

5:04pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A 'NAUGHTY but nice' look at life in pre-war Pembrokeshire goes on sale in Haverfordwest on Tuesday (August 19).

Sports Centre's high score

Western Telegraph: SPORTS CENTRE'S HIGH SCORE FOR QUALITY: Pictured are staff from Haverfordwest Leisure Centre who contributed towards achieving the award, with Manager Sian Fair, Deputy Manager Darryl Sable, Cllr Elwyn Morse, Director of Adult Care and Leisure Pam Mar

2:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HAVERFORDWEST Leisure Centre has scored highly in a national quality assessment scheme.

Pooches on parade at Roch Fun Dog Show

Western Telegraph: READY, SET, GO: These collies go head to head in sprints.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

10:46am Monday 28th July 2014

ROCH Fun Dog Show returned on Saturday, July 26, attracting dozens and dogs and their owners.

Delight of dancing divas!

Western Telegraph: DANCING DIVAS WITH VA VA JHOOM!: The all-female troupe use their moves to raise money for charity and have some fitness fun. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography (8518270)

2:55pm Friday 25th July 2014

A TROUPE of dancing divas are using their moves to raise money for charitable causes.

Special guest joins junior film-makers

Western Telegraph: FILM FANS: Hannah with the children. (8547592)

4:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FILM celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth was premiered at Cleddau Reach primary school this month – with a very special guest in the audience.

No time to stop for popular lollipop lady

Western Telegraph: STILL GOING STRONG: Joyce is presented with flowers by some of the young pupils of Roch School.

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of Pembrokeshire’s longest serving lollipop ladies says she has no plans to hang up her yellow jacket after spending 40 years in the job.

Generous shoppers donate to foodbank

Western Telegraph: COLLECTING FOOD FOR LOCALS IN CRISIS: Pictured (left to right) are Diane Bentall, Stephanie Higgitt, Paul Davies AM, Tirzah Redman (Pembrokeshire foodbank Manager) and David Bentall. PICTURE: Contributed (8371071)

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

HAVERFORDWEST shoppers donated a generous 1030.4 kg of food and £187.49 to Pembrokeshire foodbank - in association with Trussell Trust – during a three day National Collection at the local branch of Tesco.

30 jobs created by new pub

12:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

MORE than 30 new jobs will be available at a brand new pub and restaurant in Haverfordwest that is under construction and due for completion in October this year.

Johnston School visits the Western Telegraph

Western Telegraph:

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIX pupils from year 6 of Johnston CP School visited the offices of the Western Telegraph newspaper to see how newspapers are published in Pembrokeshire.

Family legacy provides new lifeboat for Little and Broad Haven

Western Telegraph: Lifeboat: Crowds gathered for a dedication for a new inshore lifeboat at Little Haven. PICTURE: Ben Evans.  (8107120)

11:18am Tuesday 15th July 2014

LITTLE and Broad Haven RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat was welcomed by crowds as a special dedication ceremony was held recently.

Country star lends his voice to animal rescue single

Western Telegraph: CHARITY SINGLE: All alone (rescue me) is now available to download worldwide.

6:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

GREENACRES Animal Rescue Centre is making a noise it hopes will be heard way beyond Pembrokeshire.

Two charities benefit from mum's brave leap

Western Telegraph: BRAVE MUM MAKES THE LEAP FOR TWO CHARITIES: Georgina Horton-Jones will donate the money she has collected to Child Growth Foundation UK and UNIQUE. PICTURE: Contributed (8188096)

1:45pm Monday 14th July 2014

A SKYDIVING Haverfordwest mum raised nearly £500 for two charities very close to her heart.

Survivor's support for cancer charity

Western Telegraph: ABSEIL DOWN, FUNDS UP!: Maria braved the drop to raise money for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

5:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A HAVERFORDWEST woman raised over £200 for the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust by abseiling 75ft down Pembroke Castle.

New gates fitted at City Road cemetery

Western Telegraph: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Cllr Christopher Thomas has been working tirelessly to get new gates fitted at St Martin's cemetery.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

10:59am Thursday 10th July 2014

A HAVERFORDWEST cemetery is now safe and secure having been fitted with brand new iron gates.

Walking Carnival coming to town!

Western Telegraph: PULL ON YOUR WALKING BOOTS AND STICK ON YOUR COSTUME: These pictures were taken at last year's festival. This year's promises to be even better! PICTURE: Western Telegraph (7938983)

4:19pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

GET your costume ready! The Haverfordwest Walking Carnival is coming to town!

Veterans and community join forces for summer show

Western Telegraph: SUMMER SHOW: Barry John MBE with Haverfordwest mayor Roy Thomas and mayoress Shirley Thomas.   (8034844)

4:17pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COMMUNITY project which uses art to repair and transform lives has reached its first milestone.

Personal pain to literary gain

Western Telegraph: CATHARSIS THROUGH CREATIVITY: Author Luke Swaine's story, 'A  Brighton Tale' is now available on Amazon. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (7953169)

9:21am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A MERLINS Bridge writer hopes to turn personal pain in to literary gain, with the publication of a short story based on a difficult time in his life.

Art project a labour of love

Western Telegraph: "THIS PROJECT IS ALL ABOUT PATIENCE": Talented artist Lee plans to draw everything in his grandfather's shed, which contains tens of thousands of items. PICTURE: Western Telegraph   (7922077)

1:57pm Monday 7th July 2014

A TALENTED artist intends to draw every single item in his grandad’s shed.

Nervous prisoner nibbled blanket

4:57pm Friday 4th July 2014

A NERVOUS man nibbled on a police blanket while locked in a cell and ended up facing a charge of criminal damage.

Choir ends season on a high note

4:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

HAVERFORDWEST Male Voice Choir has ended its year on a high note with the group’s annual Patron’s Concert.

Summer of tennis coaching for kids

Western Telegraph: SUPPORTING TOMORROW'S TENNIS STARS: Liz Moss, Principality’s Haverfordwest branch manager, and Peter Lilley, Haverfordwest Tennis Club Chairman. PICTURE: Contributed  (7833085)

4:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BUDDING tennis players in Haverfordwest will be able to take part in a summer long coaching initiative, thanks to Principality Building Society.

Coastlands School Goes Global at Enterprise Fair

Western Telegraph: GOING BANANAS FOR FAIR-TRADE: Pupils from Coastland C.P School sold fair-trade goods to help Ugandan children. PICTURE: Contributed. (7584500)

3:13pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE recent annual Haverfordwest Enterprise Fair was host to a fair-trade stall in aid of Ugandan children.

Hospital ward breathes a little easier thanks to generous donation

Western Telegraph: EVERY LITTLE HELPS: Pictured presenting a cheque are Breathe Easy secretary Geoff Winterman, group members Diana Waghorn, Ken and Barbara Thomas, senior sister Linda Atherton, respiratory nurse specialist Jane Evans and nurse Russell LLamas.


4:43pm Friday 20th June 2014

MEMBERS of the local Breathe Easy group presented a cheque to nurses at Withybush Hospital on Friday morning (June 20).

Drink driver found "asleep in back of crashed car"

Western Telegraph: Haverfordwest Magistrates Court (6908071)

3:40pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A CLARBESTON Road man found asleep in the back of his car after crashing it has been banned from driving for 40 months.

Charity row raises impressive sum

Western Telegraph: ROWING HARD: Joyce West and Nicky Collins took their turn to add to the rowing machine’s mileage along with Late Knight DJ. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (6949557)

10:29am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A MAGNIFICENT £1400 was raised by Marks & Spencer staff during their first weekend of fundraising fun for Break Through Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer UK.

5k fun run to raise cash for cancer charity

Western Telegraph: READY TO RUN: Runners at the starting line of last year's charity 5k. (6925626)

6:01pm Friday 6th June 2014

FOR the second year running, a local man is asking people to race 5 kilometres to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Hats off to Tasker Milward pupils

Western Telegraph: TOP HAT: The pupils donning silly hats at Tasker Milward School.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

2:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

PUPILS at Tasker Milford School did their bit for national Volunteers Week by wearing silly hats to school on Friday (June 6).

Festival favourites head to the manor

Western Telegraph: Lowri and Lee at the Hil Billy music museum (6111736)

7:33pm Friday 6th June 2014

AFTER the success of its first festival last year, Cuffern Manor's Music Festival returns on Saturday with a top line up of talent.

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