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Milford Haven: Male found dead in Mount Estate flat

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Police at scene: Hawthorn   Path, Mount Estate, Milford Haven.

Police at scene: Hawthorn Path, Mount Estate, Milford Haven.

OFFICERS from Milford Haven police discovered the body of a male at an address in Hawthorn Path, Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Sunday evening (May 31).

The police had been contacted on the non-emergency number to get in touch with a resident whose alarm had been going off intermittently for around a fortnight.

Next door neighbour Paul Hodson told The Herald: “I rang Pembrokeshire County Council on May 19 to inform them that there was an alarm going off at the address, because we were not able to get an answer from his door. The council told me not to worry, and that we would send someone around or get in touch with him.”

“Obviously nothing had been done, so tonight I decided to ask a friend to call the police on 101 to say that we were concerned for the welfare of the gentleman, who is in his forties and lives alone.”

“When the police went in they saw that the gentleman had passed away. He had been dead for some time.”

A spokesman for Pembrokeshire County Council initially said: “We have checked all our records and found no reference to a report being made regarding this property on the Mount at any time in May. The last contact we had about this property was in March.”

On Monday (June 1) the Council contacted the Herald again, saying: “We have double checked our records again and have now identified the call that came in from the neighbour on the Mount Estate on May 19. We are now investigating the actions arising from the call. We apologise for the inaccuracy of our earlier statement.”

A police spokesman told The Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a male who was found in a property on the Mount estate on Saturday afternoon,  May 31, 2015. The death is currently being treated as unexplained. There are no suspicious circumstances at this time. Next of kin have been advised.”

Mayor of Milford Haven, Cllr Stephen Joseph expressed his condolences to the family and said: “My own experience is using the Council contact centre is very positive and they are normally very helpful. I don’t know where the fault lies with this. Thankfully this is a very isolated incident, and it is very unfortunate that the call wasn’t responded to. I hope the council now investigate quickly and openly as to what went wrong in this case.”

 

 

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Tragedy above Milford Haven takeaway

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DYFED POWYS POLICE has confirmed that a 20-year-old male passed away in Milford Haven last Saturday, April 17.

Police were called to the USA Fried Chicken store on Charles Street at around 1:30pm but have said there are no suspicious circumstances.

A Herald reporter was at the scene and witnessed a number of police cars and an ambulance while plain-clothed officers were also seen.

HM Coroner has been informed.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called to Charles Street in Milford Haven on Saturday 17 April at approximately 1.34pm to reports of a medical emergency. We attended the scene with one emergency ambulance where we assisted colleagues from the police.”

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Tavernspite School the ‘healthiest of schools despite the pandemic’

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THE STAFF, governors, parents, and of course, the children of Tavernspite Community Primary School are delighted to gain the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award for an incredible 5th time after a recent and very rigorous assessment.

The school is already well known and highly regarded for its outstanding work in developing the health and wellbeing of all members of its school community. To achieve this prestigious recognition in the midst of a pandemic is all the more impressive. 

Health and Wellbeing at the school is led by teacher, Lauren Arthur, who has done an incredible job preparing for this re-assessment and raising the profile of the Healthy Schools scheme.

The assessor Mrs Lynne Perry, enjoyed a virtual tour and presentation by Year 3 pupils who took great pleasure in proudly showing Mrs Perry all the wonderful work the school has done to ensure its children are safe, happy with high levels of emotional and physical wellbeing.

In her report, Mrs Perry wrote, ‘Tavernspite School continues to be an outstanding health promoting school. The health promoting school ethos is evident across the whole school population and it runs seamlessly throughout everything that the school does. Tavernspite School continues to give high priority to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of the whole school community.’

The school received fantastic support from Mrs Liz Western, Senior Public Health Officer and Lead for Healthy Schools and Pre-schools, Pembrokeshire, to whom they are very grateful.

Head teacher Kevin Phelps said, ‘We were delighted to receive this award for the fifth time, particularly considering the experiences we have all been through these past twelve months. Health and wellbeing has never been so important and we are proud to be leading the way like this.’

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Joinery learner through to Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year Finals

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE joinery learner, Conor Ratcliff has made it through to the final ten in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they start out on their career. With over 2,500 nominations, Conor was shortlisted to the top 30 where he had to deliver a video presentation to industry-leading judges and trade body representatives. Judged on professionalism, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade, Conor impressed the judges and is now in the final 10.  

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer and Digital director, commented: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.

“We’ve seen how this career-boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kickstart an apprentice’s career. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!”

The prize package includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology. The college where they study will also receive £2,000.

Conor is thrilled to have made it through to the finals and commented: “I am extremely honoured to have made it this far in the competition and I am very excited for the final event. It would be an amazing opportunity for me, if I won this competition.

“I hope it encourages more people to consider an apprenticeship in a trade, the Carpentry and Joinery department have been incredibly supportive during my studies.”

The Final is due to take place imminently where the judges will conduct an online interview with the ten finalists before selecting and announcing their overall winner.

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