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Full schedule planned for Milford Marina Weekend Regatta

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A PACKED schedule of racing and entertainment is planned for the Milford Marina Weekend Regatta on August 26-27. The two day event is being held at Milford Marina for the first time in 2017.

Competitors can either enter on the day or at a briefing in Pembrokeshire Yacht Club (PYC) from 7pm on Friday, August 25. Throughout the weekend there will be offshore and inshore races in Gentleman’s and BJ classes with both daily and overall prizes available, sponsored by Milford Marina and Milford Waterfront.

Discounts are being offered for berthing fees at just £10 per boat per night at the marina (maximum of three nights) and a free shuttle bus will be provided to and from PYC.

The much-anticipated Commodore’s Dinner will be held at the yacht club on Saturday night, along with live music on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The regatta is being organised by Pembrokeshire Cruiser Racing Club and committee member Adrian Reynolds is looking forward to it, saying: “The move to Milford Marina is welcomed as it will make this event accessible to more sailors. The inclusion of a Gentleman’s (no spinnaker) class means the regatta is not just for the die hard racer as any number of crew from two upward can take part regardless of previous racing experience. Club members will be on hand to give advice to anyone who wants to join in the fun”.

Melanie Durney, Marina and Docks Supervisor, said “We’re really pleased that the regatta is being held at Milford Marina this year.  It’s set to be a busy bank holiday weekend and there should be a great buzz with plenty of sailing to watch and take part in.”

For more information on the regatta please contact Adrian Reynolds on 07974 925009 or visit www.pcrc.info

For information on Milford Marina please email enquiries@milfordmarina.com or call 01646 696312.

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Dale Morgan charged with murder of Judith Rhead, police confirm

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DYFED POWYS POLICE have charged a man in connection with the alleged murder of 68 year old Judith Rhead who was found dead in her home in Market Street, Pembroke Dock on Saturday (Feb 20).

Dale Morgan, 43, will appear at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court today by video link.

Dale Morgan, in court today

A spokesman for the force said: “Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm that Dale Morgan, aged 43, has been charged with the murder of Judith Rhead, aged 68, who was found in a property in Market Street, Pembroke Dock.

“He is due to appear before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, 25 February).”

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Judith Rhead murder investigation – Detectives given more time to question suspect

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POLICE have been given more time to question a 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man has been in police custody since Saturday night, after being arrested over the death 68-year-old Judith Rhead.

She was found in a residential property in Market Street.

The police now have until Thursday afternoon (Feb 25) to question the suspect.

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All people eligible for vaccination will get theirs by end of July

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PEOPLE eligible for the coronavirus vaccine will get theirs by the end of July, the Health Minister has said.

Wales achieved its target of getting everyone in the first four priority groups vaccinated by the middle of February and is now working on offering the vaccine to those in groups 5 to 9.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out that people with severe or profound learning disabilities or with a mental illness will be among priority group 6.

Mr Gething said that they were would make sure that no one is left behind.

The latest figures from Public Health Wales show that 878,506 people had received their first dose of the vaccine.

59,279 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “We have achieved our first milestone of offering everyone in the first four priority groups vaccination by mid-February.

“We are now making progress in achieving our next milestone, which is to offer the vaccine to all individuals in priority groups 5 to 9.

“The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out that people with a severe/profound learning disability and individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment, should be invited for vaccination as part of priority group 6.

“There are challenges with identifying individuals within these groups, particularly given the JCVI language is not generally in use in Wales, and we are working hard to make sure that no one is left behind. Today we have published guidance on identifying eligible individuals in these groups and on how to support them to take up their vaccine offers.

“The JCVI has also said that some of our invaluable unpaid carers should be included in priority group 6.

“Today we have also published guidance on identifying those unpaid carers eligible for vaccine prioritisation and the process around this. I am grateful to the national carers’ organisations for their support with this work.”

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