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Local MP in Bid to Reduce Car Fuel Prices

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vec3ezl0zgh0nawa7m2aPreselli and Pembrokeshire MP, Stephen Crabb, is aiming to help relieve the burden of high fuel prices in Pembrokeshire by including our County in the Government’s rural fuel scheme, which aims to significantly reduce pump prices for our County’s drivers.

The pilot scheme currently applies to the Scottish Islands and Isles of Scilly and offers five pence per litre discount on retail prices. In their Autumn statement of 2012, the Coalition Government announced that it was considering whether to seek European Union approval for an extension to the scheme, which would apply to other remote parts of the UK. The Government recognise that fuel prices in remote areas are higher than the UK average, due to the cost of transportation and distribution. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, announced the start of a ‘Call for Information’ in order to help the Government identify fuel costs in these more remote rural areas. He has invited fuel retailers in the areas the Treasury have listed, and whose prices are at, or above, the certain levels given, to fill out a detailed spreadsheet that will be used in order for the Government to assess whether or not they meet the scheme’s criteria.

Stephen Crabb has called upon the Chief Secretary to consider Pembrokeshire in any final expansion of the scheme. Mr Crabb commented, saying,

“Fuel prices, particularly in rural areas like Pembrokeshire, are a heavy burden for families and businesses. I have always pressed the need for action to be taken to help with the increasing cost of fuel and it has been beneficial that the UK Government has frozen fuel duty for three and a half years. Whilst prices are still high, they would be thirteen pence per litre more expensive if this action had not been taken. Many residents live in small villages dispersed around the County and rely on cars to access employment opportunities, as well as many goods and services. There is no doubt that rural communities in Pembrokeshire would benefit greatly from being able to access cheaper fuel.”

He finished by stating,

“This is why I asked business owners to help by providing the evidence that the Government needs to make a decision on which rural areas will be supported. I want to make as strong a case as possible for our county to benefit by this scheme.”

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Johnston: Police appeal for witnesses

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POLICE have again appealed for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (August 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm. A red 4×4 is believed to have been involved also.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch.

You can telephone 101, visit bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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