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Scott's family thank 'the whole town'

Western Telegraph: STRONG BONDS: Scott Goodwin with mum Laurie, sister Sarah and her daughter Alisha, and Scott’s dad, John.   PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (8571969)

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FOR 33 years a Pennar family have lovingly cared for one of their own who has cerebral palsy.

Race is on to top retro marketing campaign

Western Telegraph: AWARD-WINNING: A poster from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's campaign. (8313849)

11:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE search is on for talented Pembrokeshire marketers to top the national’s park’s famous retro railway poster advertising campaign.

Fire station open day is a roaring success

Western Telegraph: TEAM EFFORT: The local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean.
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9:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ABOUT 200 people visited Pembroke Dock Fire Station when it opened its doors to the public for the afternoon on Saturday, July 12.

School clean-up

Western Telegraph: TEAM EFFORT: The local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean.
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11:57am Monday 21st July 2014

THE local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean recently.

Sports day success for Golden Grove

Western Telegraph: TOP EFFORT: Pupils proudly display their winning stickers. (8413253)

10:43am Monday 21st July 2014

A LARGE crowd of parents and families turned out in support of Golden Grove School, Pembroke, which held its annual foundation phase pupils’ sports day recently.

Beauty raises money for charity that "saved her life"

Western Telegraph: BEAUTY PAGEANT FINALIST: Amy Remington of Pembroke.   (8374835)

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

A BEAUTY queen hopeful is giving something back by raising money for a domestic abuse charity which helped her flee an abusive relationship.

Llanion Warriors Rowing Club raise £8,000 for charity

Western Telegraph: TOP EFFORT: Llanion Warriors Rowing Club raised £8,000 for Paul Sartori Foundation and Stackpole Mencap Walled Gardens.  (8387529)

5:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO Pembrokeshire charities have been given a boost thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of Llanion Warriors Rowing Club.

Call to make town's carnival biggest and best

5:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE QUINS is calling on all pubs, clubs and organisations in Pembroke Dock to help make this year’s carnival the biggest and best.

Sea Sunday highlights plight of abandoned seafarers

Western Telegraph: SEA SUNDAY: Angle played its part in the Mission to Seafarers’ (MTS) campaign which kicked off on Sunday, July 13.  PICTURE: Owen Howells.  (8382310)

4:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

ANGLE played its part in the Mission to Seafarers’ (MTS) Sea Sunday campaign which kicked off on Sunday, July 13.

Duck racing returns to Freshwater East

Western Telegraph: WHAT A QUACKER: Charity duck races are being held at Freshwater East on Friday, August 8 and Friday, August 15.  PICTURE: Simon Lloyd Photography.  (8380074)

4:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

AFTER a break of nearly 15 years, duck racing is to return to Freshwater East beach.

Flower power comes to St John’s Church

Western Telegraph: FESTIVAL FEVER: Flower power comes to St John’s Church.



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3:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock church is to feel the full effect of flower power this week (July 22 to 27).

Fundraisers push the boundaries for Sunderland Ward

3:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

STAFF from South Pembrokeshire Hospital will be taking part in a fancy dress bed push to raise money for Sunderland Ward.

Airman remembered by family in France

Western Telegraph: REMEMBERING: Sgt Ernest George Lewis’s family remembered him at a day of 70th anniversary commemorations.   (8374644)

2:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock man – killed in action on June 23 1944 – was remembered by members of his family recently.

Churches welcome SASRA visit

Western Telegraph: SPREADING THE WORD: Pastor Rob James, Bob Elliot, Matthew Glass and Bob’s son, Gareth.  (8373011)

2:31pm Friday 18th July 2014

A REPRESENTATIVE from an association which aims to share the Christian message with people in the armed forces has visited churches throughout the county, including Pembroke.

Ella celebrates 103rd birthday in style

Western Telegraph: BIG BIRTHDAY BASH: Ella Maude Harris pictured with Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Pam George and mayoress Lauren George.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8189730)

2:34pm Monday 14th July 2014

CAKES, cards, flowers, family and a drop of fizz – what more does anyone need to celebrate a 103rd birthday?

Bicentenary celebrations continue with huge military parade

1:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

PEMBROKE Dock is gearing up for one of the biggest military parades the town has ever seen.

Brave abseilers scale new heights for charity

12:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of daredevils with a head for heights have abseiled down Pembroke Castle in aid of charity.

Festival fever brings Cosh community together

Western Telegraph: FESTIVAL FEVER: The Vagrants Crew led a procession from the village centre to the marquees at the playing field.  PICTURE: Jon Rowlands.

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11:09am Monday 14th July 2014

THE sun shone on Cosheston’s annual festival of music and dance on Saturday, July 5.

New president for Pembroke Rotary Club

Western Telegraph: NEW PRESIDENT: Jane Davies, new president Jonathan Davies, assistant district governor Vanessa Walker, outgoing president Emyr Williams and Pauline Williams. (8173967)

10:35am Monday 14th July 2014

THE new president of Pembroke Rotary Club officially took over the reins at the club’s annual handover event at Stackpole Mencap Walled Gardens.

School is in a class of its own

Western Telegraph: CELEBRATIONS: Pupils graduating with flying colours at Pembroke Dock Community Primary School. (8127508)

5:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

A SOUTH Pembrokeshire primary school organised a special graduation ceremony last week.

Pembroke project given £70,000 boost

Western Telegraph: A TALE AS OLD AS TIME: The town walls along Pembroke Commons south. (8125779)

4:36pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN EXCITING project which will lift the lid on Pembroke’s history has received a £70,000 funding boost.

Messy Church reaches out with bicentenary picnic

Western Telegraph: FUN IN THE SUN: The winners of the paper aeroplane competition with Dorinda Sherwood, Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Pam George and Rev Nicky Skipworth.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8112642)

3:05pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE sun shone on Pembroke Dock as the community came together for a bicentenary picnic at the town’s Memorial Park.

Brownies celebrate milestone birthday at Bluestone

Western Telegraph: BIG BIRTHDAY: Second St Patrick's Brownies celebrating 100-years of girl guiding at Bluestone.   (8111253)

2:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

WHAT’S the best way to celebrate a 100th birthday? An action-packed day of climbing, hunting for creepy crawlies, a spot of pond-dipping and some food, of course.

Pupils get a taste for island life

Western Telegraph: TOP TRIP: Golden Grove pupils on the boat to Caldey Island. (8108295)

1:48pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CHOCOLATE factory and an encounter with a Cistercian monk were the order of the day as Pembroke pupils descended on Caldey Island.

Sports day success for the Swans

Western Telegraph: A HIGHLIGHT: The year six egg and spoon race which saw PCSO Carla Thomas compete against the pupils.  (8104393)

1:07pm Friday 11th July 2014

PUPILS from Golden Grove School pitted their sporting skills against each other at a first class sports day on Tuesday, June 24.

Rev Wood branches out as new Priest-in-Charge

Western Telegraph: NEW PRIEST-IN-CHARGE: Reverend Carolyn Wood has been licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the parishes of Carew, Cosheston, Nash and Redberth. (8102893)

12:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

A NEW Priest-in-Charge has taken over the reins to form a new ministry area.

Bhangra charity night raises the roof

Western Telegraph: ALL THE MOVES: Dancers at the Bhangra night.   (8090837)

12:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

SOUTH Pembrokeshire Hospital has taken delivery of its first specialist comfort bed thanks to a fantastic £1,400 fundraiser.

£13,000 funding boost for Paul Sartori

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Valero Volunteer Council members presenting the cheque to Paul Sartori Foundation representatives. 
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11:50am Friday 11th July 2014

THE Paul Sartori Foundation’s coffers have received a £13,300 boost, thanks to the success of Valero Pembroke Refinery’s Spring Ball.

Volunteers come together to Make a Difference

Western Telegraph: KEEN FOR GREEN: Volunteers have been busy tackling invasive Himalayan Balsam. (8086586)

11:50am Friday 11th July 2014

PEMBROKE 21C Community Interest Company (CIC) and Pembrokeshire College have been hard at work tackling invasive Himalayan Balsam.

Exhibition sheds light on military connections

Western Telegraph: DISCOVERING THE PAST: Rio, Tommy and Cian showed a great interest in the exhibition.
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2:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

COSHESTON, Upton and Nash’s military connections have been explored at a successful Village Hall exhibition organised by Cosheston Community History Group.

Heritage Centre is given the Royal touch

Western Telegraph: THE ROYAL TREATMENT: The Rev Michael Brotherton MBE BD (RN Retired) with his portrait of The Queen which will be displayed at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8009771)

9:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

A PAINTING of The Queen, which Her Majesty viewed on her visit to Pembroke Dock in April, has been presented to the Sunderland Trust for display at the town’s new Heritage Centre.

Jacob’s Pill walk

Western Telegraph: HISTORIC SITE: Jacob's Pill today.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (7882230)

9:03am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THERE will be a chance to learn more about the history of Jacob's Pill, Pennar today (Wednesday, July 9) as local author Phil Carradice leads a walk around the historic site.

Computer skills hit the target for shooting enthusiasts

Western Telegraph: ON FINE FORM: Modern Print Target Club members Ron Hovell and Brian Ward.  (7880639)

4:35pm Friday 4th July 2014

A PEMBROKESHIRE shooting club for disabled people has moved from “the stone age to the digital age” thanks to a grass roots programme to boost digital skills.

Residents in race against time for village green

Western Telegraph: SAVE OUR GREEN SPACE: Pembroke Dock residents want to register the land on Queen Street as a Village Green.  PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7872835)

3:35pm Friday 4th July 2014

A GROUP of Pembroke Dock residents are embroiled in a race against the clock to save their remaining green space.

Tesco staff join in pant-tastic effort to help Hollie

Western Telegraph: HELP HOLLIE: Staff atTesco in Pembroke Dock have joined a whole host of celebrities in putting pants on their heads to help a Cardiff schoolgirl.   (7871488)

2:11pm Friday 4th July 2014

STAFF at Tesco in Pembroke Dock have joined a whole host of celebrities in putting pants on their heads in a bid to help a Cardiff schoolgirl who urgently needs a bone marrow transplant.

Writer strikes gold with major maritime award

Western Telegraph: LONG AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: Lawrie Phillips was presented with the centenary medal by Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton.   (7847480)

5:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A WRITER born and bred in Pembroke Dock has received a major maritime history award on board Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth Dockyard.

Ann recreates wartime history

Western Telegraph: DEDICATION: Ann Neville with the newly created Operations Board.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (7844528)

4:35pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A KEY day in Pembroke Dock’s wartime history has been frozen in time, thanks to the skills of a Sunderland Trust volunteer.

Pupils paint the past for Bicentenary tapestry

Western Telegraph: BICENTENARY BANNER: Pupils from Pennar Community School’s Art Club with Sunderland Trust team members Alex Davies and John Mitchell.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (7842889)

3:31pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A BRIGHT and colourful tapestry made by schoolchildren to celebrate Pembroke Dock’s Bicentenary is to go on display at the town’s new Heritage Centre.

200 visitors flock to Masonic Lodge

Western Telegraph: “AMAZED”: Pembroke Dock Mayor Cllr Pam George with Worshipful Brother Mike Cross.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (7839504)

2:39pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

PEMBROKE Dock's Masonic Lodge attracted more than 200 visitors when it opened to the public for the first time last month (June).

Lamphey enjoys a busy end to the school year

Western Telegraph: REPRESENTING LAMPHEY: Pupils with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Keith Towler at Margam Park. (7631766)

4:32pm Friday 27th June 2014

WHAT do discussing the rights of the child, keeping fit and healthy, and exploring the plant world have in common? - They are all of the things Lamphey Primary School pupils have been doing recently.

Carnival fever hits Pembroke

3:31pm Friday 27th June 2014

PEMBROKE RFC is gearing up for its 25th Anniversary Summer Carnival which takes place on Saturday (July 5).

Smiles all round for charity trip to Folly Farm

Western Telegraph: HATS OFF TO ROTARY: Schoolchildren with their teachers and carers, and Pembroke Rotary Club members Dennis Jones and Ken Chung at Folly Farm. (7612888)

12:47pm Friday 27th June 2014

TWENTY-TWO children from schools in and around Pembroke were treated to a day out at Folly Farm thanks to the Rotary Club's KidsOut charity scheme.

New side ready to kick-off new season

Western Telegraph: READY FOR WINTER: The new Angle FC under 12s team. (7607405)

12:33pm Friday 27th June 2014

ANGLE FC’s new under 12s team is ready for the new season thanks to the support of two local businesses.

Town's talent in full swing at festival contest

Western Telegraph: STARS OF THE SHOW: Kyle Jennings (3rd), Toby Davies (1st) and Rebecca Beynon (2nd). (7603583)

10:05am Friday 27th June 2014

PEMBROKE Dock showed just how much talent it has during the town’s recent summer festival.

Pembroke Dock digs deep for diabetes

Western Telegraph: RAISING AWARENESS: Volunteers at the Big Collection fundraising for Diabetes UK at Tesco Pembroke Dock.

3:18pm Monday 23rd June 2014

VOLUNTEERS in Pembroke Dock have raised more than £1,000 for Diabetes UK’s Big Collection.

Optical assistant takes leap of faith for cancer charity

Western Telegraph: MAKING A SPECTACLE: Lucy Swindlehurst raised £1,200 through her charity skydive.

11:08am Monday 23rd June 2014

A STAFF member at the Specsavers store in Pembroke Dock has raised £1,200 for Velindre Cancer Centre.

Town uncovered at library exhibition

Western Telegraph: EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Pam George, Linzi James of My Street, Sian Dureau of the Digital Heritage Project and Marten Lewis of the Darwin Experience.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (7049533)

10:02am Friday 13th June 2014

A NEW exhibition which peels back the layers of Pembroke Dock’s colourful 200-year history opened at the town’s library last week.

Ambulance car service volunteer right on cue

Western Telegraph: TOP VOLUNTEER: Allan Bladen, 57, of Pemborke Dock. (7011361)

9:02am Friday 13th June 2014

A DEDICATED volunteer from Pembroke Dock was honoured by the Welsh Ambulance Service as part of a special volunteers’ week earlier this month (June).

Devoted carer wins national award

Western Telegraph: FAMILY MAN: Bill's wife, Kay, son Mark and daughter Karen with carer Clare Prior, award-winner Bill Smith and son Mike.  

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10:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Embargoed until 00.01, 11 June 2014

Cancer support centre's door always open

Western Telegraph: A SECOND FAMILY: Support worker Deryn Bevan, Gillian Gilbert, Karen Marsden, Valerie Downes and charity coordinator Lyn Neville. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (6900262)

12:02pm Friday 6th June 2014

MOST people do not know it exists but Pembrokeshire Cancer Support Centre is a haven for many people.



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