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Litter pickers restore beautiful backdrop to Freshwater West

Western Telegraph: SUPER LITTER PICKERS: Volunteers from the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park collected a truck-load of rubbish during the litter pick.  (5538409)

4:52pm Friday 18th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS from the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park collected a truck-load of rubbish at a litter pick at Freshwater West.

£24,000 boost for Pembroke Dock Library

4:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

PEMBROKE Dock Library has been awarded £24,000 to improve its facilities.

Cosh Brewery keep the pressure on at the top

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE Oak were the question setters in the latest round of the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock LVA quiz.

Town councillors object to Lammaston Farm turbine

10:16am Friday 18th April 2014

A PLANNING application for a 42m-tall wind turbine at Lammaston Farm, Watery Lane, Pembroke, has caused concerns among Pembroke town councillors.

Cwtch reunited with owner after a night in the pub

Western Telegraph: REUNITED: Royal Oak landlord Jonathan Nutting, Anthony Deponeo, Deck Davies and Cwtch the ferret.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (5394910)

12:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE mating season got too much for one Pembroke ferret who found himself bedding-up at a town pub for the night.

Exhibition celebrating town bicentenary opens

Western Telegraph: SNAPSHOT OF TOWN HISTORY: An exhibition celebrating Pembroke Dock's bicentenary has opened at the town's library. (5388701)

10:35am Monday 14th April 2014

A FASCINATING new exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Pembroke Dock is now on display at the town’s library.

School choir and orchestra given £1,000 boost ahead of Belgium trip

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Jonathan James and Mike Cross, of the Loyal Welsh Lodge of Freemasons, with Elaine Page and Pembroke School choir members.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney.   (5358038)

2:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEMBROKE School choir and orchestra has been given a £1,000 boost to help pay for a trip to Belgium this summer.

Pandemonium at Golden Grove

Western Telegraph: ON THE WILD SIDE: Pupils from Golden Grove have been learning about wildlife and protectiing the rainforest. (5362371)

2:33pm Friday 11th April 2014

IT was Pandemonium at Golden Grove School the week before last as pupils got to experience what life was like in the Victorian times and discover world wildlife.

Simulator project reaches new heights at Pembroke Power Station

2:26pm Friday 11th April 2014

A STATE of the art power plant simulator is to revolutionise training at Pembroke Power Station.

School choir and orchestra given £1,000 boost ahead of Belgium trip

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Jonathan James and Mike Cross, of the Loyal Welsh Lodge of Freemasons, with Elaine Page and Pembroke School choir members.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney.   (5358038)

2:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEMBROKE School choir and orchestra has been given a £1,000 boost to help pay for a trip to Belgium this summer.

Service to be held for 79 men who died in landing craft accident

12:26pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SERVICE of remembrance to HM Landing Craft Gun (L) s 15-16 and HMS Rosemary will be held at Freshwater West car park on Friday, April 25, at 3pm.

Bicentenary is cause for celebration of school music

Western Telegraph: MUSICAL TALENT: Some of the musicians who took part in the concert.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney, (5335789)

2:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CONCERT showcasing young musical talent in Pembrokeshire was held at Pembroke School recently.

Drama workshops drum home anti-drug message

Western Telegraph: DRUGS AWARENESS: Rotarians Ken Chung and Pat Russell, and Valero public affairs assistant William James, with pupils from Angle VC School, Orielton CP School and Stackpole VC School.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (5333146)

1:58pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PRIMARY school pupils have been learning about the dangers of drugs and peer pressure through drama, thanks to Valero and Pembroke Rotary Club.

Silcox extension plans given the green light

11:21am Thursday 10th April 2014

A PLANNING application to redevelop a coach depot in Pembroke Dock was unanimously backed by councillors last week.

Refinery supports oiled birds centre

Western Telegraph: Jean Hains, pictured receiving a cheque for £250 from Richard Livock of Murco. (5104727)

5:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A UNIQUE local centre that specialises in treating birds contaminated in oil spills has received a £250 cash boost.

More than 70 attend National Park offices open day

Western Telegraph: OPEN DAY: Caretaker Brian Pratt conducted six tours of the former officer’s mess building which dates back to 1904.  (5079897)

5:32pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MORE than 70 people attended an open day at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s offices at Pembroke Dock on Saturday, March 22.

Community farm open day is a woolly big success

Western Telegraph: WOOLLY FUN: Bettina Becker demonstrates drop spinning at Glan-y-Mor Community Farm's open day.  (5079277)

5:12pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ABOUT 100 people attended Glan-y-Mor Community Farm’s woolly open day on Saturday, March 29.

Carew student proves she has an eye for business

1:32pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CAREW student has proven she has an eye for enterprise by setting up her own business selling products made from everyday items.

Woodland mural brings colour to the classroom

Western Telegraph: WOODLAND MURAL: Pauline Le Britton and Golden Grove pupils.   (5064933)

12:53pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A PEMBROKEHIRE artist has been helping children add some colour to their classroom.

AM visits Hancock's boatyard

Western Telegraph: AM VISIT: Brian King, Angela Burns, Tony Ward, David James, Barry Burgess and Stuart Asman.  PICTURE: Linda Asman.
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12:18pm Monday 31st March 2014

ANGELA Burns AM was shown around a Pembroke Dock boatyard by members of the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society (WWMHS) on Friday (March 28).

Cancer charity committee holds AGM

10:32am Monday 31st March 2014

MACMILLAN Cancer Support Pembrokeshire Committee held its AGM at the Lamphey Hall Hotel on Monday, March 17.

Street pastors' scheme gathers pace

Western Telegraph: SERVING THE COMMUNITY: Enthusiastic volunteers met with street pastors' pioneer Rev Les Isaac. (4948424)

4:12pm Friday 28th March 2014

A STREET pastors’ scheme in Pembroke took a huge leap forward last week.

Autism Centre strides out for Sport Relief

2:32pm Friday 28th March 2014

STAFF and pupils from Pembroke School Autism Centre raised more than £170 for Sport Relief.

LVA quiz looks set to go ‘down to the wire’

11:01am Friday 28th March 2014

ALMA A set the questions in the latest round of the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock LVA Quiz which saw the Naval Club as the night’s top scorers at their victory over Alma B.

Pupils hone their hockey skills at school festival

Western Telegraph: GOOD SPORTS: Orielton pupils at the Hockey Festival.   (4929935)

10:27am Friday 28th March 2014

PRIMARY school pupils were on the ball at a hockey festival held at Pembroke Comprehensive School recently.

Orielton pupils enjoy a spot of hot cross bun fun

Western Telegraph: FINTASTIC: Orielton School pupils explore Tesco’s fish counter with Janice Evans.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (4914586)

9:02am Friday 28th March 2014

FROM fish to giant hot cross buns, 32 pupils from Orielton School descended on Tesco, Pembroke Dock, to learn about food last Wednesday (March 26).

Laura's Legacy lives on with £8,000 donation

Western Telegraph: HELPING OTHERS: Laura's family and staff at Withybush Hospital children's ward.  PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (4923006)

4:42pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE family of a 13-year-old Lamphey girl who tragically died last September has celebrated her birthday by donating £8,000 to two causes close to their hearts.

400 solar panel plans for Second World War hangars

2:55pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A PLANNING application to install 400 solar panels on the roofs of two Second World War hangars at Pembroke Dock has been submitted to Pembrokeshire County Council.

Disappointment over Pater Church Tower bid

9:01am Wednesday 26th March 2014

NEWS that a community bid for Pater Church Tower was unsuccessful has been met with disappointment in Pembroke Dock.

Ben, 7, does his bit for flood victims

12:59pm Monday 24th March 2014

A 7-YEAR-OLD from Pembroke Dock has raised £480 for flood victims after seeing the devastation caused by this winter’s storms on the news.

Volunteers and sponsorship needed for Dock Box Derby

12:52pm Monday 24th March 2014

PEMBROKE Dock’s impending soapbox derby was the main item discussed at a Town Team regeneration meeting last Thursday (March 20).

Golden Grove pupils take on food safety challenge

Western Telegraph: SAFETY FIRST: Golden Grove school pupils learning about food safety. (4819187)

12:12pm Monday 24th March 2014

PUPILS from Golden Grove School-Ysgol Gelli Aur, Pembroke, took part in a food safety challenge last week.

Solar engineer helps build brighter future forZanzibar villagers

Western Telegraph: A BRIGHTER FUTURE: James Rammage in Zanzibar.   (4792969)

4:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

A ST Twynnells solar engineer has been helping villagers in Zanzibar generate a brighter future.

Childhood dream comes true for talented Ross

Western Telegraph: DREAMS CAN COME TRUE: WWAD director Melissa Johnson and Ross John at the Diva Divo dance festival. (4790310)

3:37pm Friday 21st March 2014

MARCH has been a good month for a talented Pembroke Dock teenager who looks set to dance his way to the West End one of these days.

St Mary's pupils enjoy mock wedding

Western Telegraph: CELEBRATIONS: St Mary's Roman Catholic School pupils at the mock wedding. (4786407)

2:11pm Friday 21st March 2014

NURSERY and reception pupils at a Pembroke Dock primary school enjoyed a mock wedding earlier this term.

Station teams' fortunes take a turn for the better

1:40pm Friday 21st March 2014

CHARLTON B set good questions in a close round of the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock LVA Quiz.

Food and farming careers under the spotlight

Western Telegraph: FOOD AND FARMING: Huw Smith of Dawn Meats, Nathan Jones and Rory Jolly of Andrew Rees Butchers, Andy Green of Dawn Meats, Cllr David Pugh, student Gareth James and Emily Davies of Capestone Organic. (4783972)

1:02pm Friday 21st March 2014

STUDENTS from across the county attended the first-ever food and farming careers evening at the Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock, last week.

Lifeguard Chris helps save lives in the Philippines

Western Telegraph: SAVING LIVES: RNLI lifeguard Chris Rigby, 29, of Bosherston, arriving in the Philippines .  PICTURE: RNLI.   (4783235)

12:35pm Friday 21st March 2014

A RNLI lifeguard from Bosherston has flown out to the Philippines to help save lives.

Remembering Pembroke Grammar School

11:21am Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER pupils of Pembroke Grammar School might remember the performance of 'The Devil’s Disciple' in 1966 (pictured).

Quiz league overshadowed by death of popular Bernie

12:46pm Monday 17th March 2014

LAST week’s Pembroke & Pembroke Dock LVA quiz league was sadly overshadowed by the sudden death of the popular captain of the First & Last quiz team.

New lease of life for school library

Western Telegraph: TOP READERS: Golden Grove pupils raised £650 in aid of new books for the school's library.   (4651953)

11:58am Monday 17th March 2014

A NEW chapter is beginning at one Pembroke primary school’s library.

Opticians celebrates a decade in business

Western Telegraph: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Staff from Specsavers, Dimond Street, Pembroke Dock. (4650683)

11:34am Monday 17th March 2014

A PEMBROKE DOCK optician is celebrating 10 years in business next week (March 24 to 29).

Beach Food Company makes the cut

11:07am Monday 17th March 2014

A PEMBROKE-based seafood business is making waves again.

Former First Sea Lord returns to family roots

Western Telegraph: RETURN TO FAMILY ROOTS: Admiral the Rt Hon Baron Alan West of Spithead, Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Jane Phillips and author Lieutenant-Commander Lawrence Phillips.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (4645249)

10:32am Monday 17th March 2014

A VISIT to Pembroke Dock saw the return to family roots for a former First Sea Lord and the author of a new book about the town’s Royal Dockyard.

Royal engineers association celebrates 100 years

Western Telegraph: MILESTONE: Members of the Pembroke Dock Branch of the Royal Engineers Association with Pembroke Dock mayor Councillor Jane Phillips and the deputy controller HQ REA Lt Col (Retd) Neil Jordan.  (4642681)

9:57am Monday 17th March 2014

THE Pembroke Dock Branch of the Royal Engineers Association has celebrated a major milestone.

Pembroke environmental group lays roots for the future

Western Telegraph: BRANCHING OUT: Pembroke Can Make a Difference (PCMAD) members around the newly planted Abergwyngregyn Damson tree.    (4627526)

5:02pm Friday 14th March 2014

ENVIRONMENTAL enthusiasts from Pembroke will be enjoying the fruits of their labour in years to come.

Headline

Western Telegraph: HOLY MOLY: Golden Grove pupils and staff with PCSO Carla Thomas.   (4627162)

4:52pm Friday 14th March 2014

GOLDEN Grove’s very own ‘super person’ was recognised for her hard work at the school’s superhero-themed World Book Day earlier this month (March).

Race to save ‘cathedral church’ window

Western Telegraph: UNDER THREAT: The impressive central window at St Andrews Church.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (4625609)

4:17pm Friday 14th March 2014

A HERITAGE trust is leading the race to save a splendid stained glass window which has shone out from one of Pembroke Dock most impressive churches for more than 130 years.

Top dad is 'always thinking of other people'

4:37pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A FUNDRAISING father who took part in a gruelling challenge was named dad of the year at the Radio Pembrokeshire Local Hero Awards 2014 earlier this month (March).

Pembroke Probus holds successful AGM

Western Telegraph: HANDING OVER THE REINS: Outgoing Pembroke Probus president Geoff Hounsome with the new president, Robert Gorman. (4563018)

4:32pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

PEMBROKE Probus held its AGM on March 4, laying a solid foundation for the continuing success of the club and its members.



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