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Louvain scores a century!

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100th birthday: Louvain at her birthday party where she was visited by the Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council.

100th birthday: Louvain at her birthday party where she was visited
by the Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council.

A PEMBROKESHIRE resident celebrated an extra special birthday last week. Louvain Thomas commemorated her 100th birthday at a party laid on at Havenhurst Day Centre in Milford Haven. “The staff organised a fantastic day for her and she had a lovely time,” said daughter Julie Randell with whom Louvain lives in Milford Haven.

“She enjoys company and loves attending the day centre, which she does twice a week,” she said. Louvain was born in nearby Pembrey just after the outbreak of World War I on November 26 1914. Her father died in a mining accident when she was just 13 and shortly afterwards Louvain went out to work. It was through her work that she met her husband Emrys and together they ran a grocery delicatessen business – Thomas’ Stores – in Burry Port for many years.

On being widowed 25 years ago Louvain moved to Pembrokeshire to live with her daughter, son-in-law and youngest grandson. She is now the eldest of a fi vegeneration family with one daughter, three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Family members were on hand to help her celebrate at her party last week while her birthday was also marked by a telegram from the Queen.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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