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Family speak to Jeremy Kyle about being ‘ruined’ by murder of their daughter

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THE FAMILY of murdered Natasha Bradbury spoke of their grief on this morning’s (Dec 5) edition of The Jeremy Kyle show on ITV.

Natasha, who was murdered by her on-off boyfriend Luke Jones in 2016, in Haverfordwest, was found by paramedics hours after the incident, with her young daughter covered in blood.

Jones had taken ‘up to two hours’ to dial 999.

When paramedics arrived she was ‘freezing cold’ and they discovered 53 injuries on her body.

A jury at Swansea Crown Court heard she suffered a ‘sustained and severe assault’ in her home at the hands of Jones.

Natasha Bradbury: Brutally murdered

Natasha had suffered fatal liver, heart and brain damage.

Jones was sentenced to a minimum length of 17 years in prison last year after he was found guilty of murder.

On the ITV show, her family spoke of what their daughter’s murder had done to their family.

Natasha’s sister, Shannon, said: “My dad had a phone call and the police came over the house and said she’d died. Not any of us had thought that Luke had done it. He was quiet.

“The postmortem said it was like jumping off a cliff.”

Talking about her parents, she continued to say it’s ‘ruined them’.

“They don’t talk. Mum would tell friends stuff, but not dad,” she said.

“They need to pull together. They need to help each other.”

Natasha’s mum, Tracey, broke down in tears.

Her father, Darren, said: “I’ve not spoken to anybody since. I don’t talk to anybody. There’s nothing I can say that will make any difference. It’s happened and it’s done.

“She called the night before, as they do, she was moaning about things – just life. The last thing I said via the phone was for her to ‘grow up and get on with life’. She put the phone down and that was the last I ever spoke to her.

“I’ve been with my wife nearly 30 years. We can’t even speak any more. I think we both must blame each other slightly. I think she blames me sometimes.”

Tracey said when questioned by Jeremy if she does blame her husband: “I do in a way. I blame myself as well.”

“There are in my mind, in this world, evil people who don’t deserve to live in a civilised society,” Mr Kyle said about Jones.

“You lost your daughter because of an evil man.

“Your daughter would be devastated to think you two were like this now, wouldn’t she?”

Describing her daughter, Darren said: “She was full of life. Perhaps too much sometimes. She liked to enjoy herself. She was good and kind to everyone.

“I don’t know how to fix it. Normally I fix everything. I just don’t know how to fix this.

“No way [to die] is nice but it’d be cleaner with a bullet. There were five flights of stairs, no rooms without any traces of blood. Where he chased her to the top where she couldn’t get out. Trapped. One way in, one way out.”

Jeremy added: “That man from his jail cell is killing you two. Your anger, guilt, sadness is bouncing off each other and it’s wrong.”

The family have been offered support by ITV.

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Walwyn’s Castle: Major fire and explosions at Capestone Farm

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EMERGENCY SERVICES are currently dealing with a major explosion and fire at Capestone Farm in Walwyn’s Castle.

It is understood that all workers are accounted for, and no livestock is said to be involved.

Fire fighters have laid hoses across the Dale Road to access water to fight the fire near Milford Haven

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue told The Herald that the fire involves chemicals, oil, and acetylene. The spokesperson confirmed that six fire engines are attending the incident.

There are 41 firefighters at the scene of the blaze. The cause of the fire is not yet known, although there have been reports of an explosion at the site.

The fire engines attending are from Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock, Narberth, Tenby, and St Davids.

A former employee told The Herald that it looks like the fire is confined to the workshops and grain store and that live animals are not involved – however this has not been confirmed.

The are concerns about the structural integrity of some of the buildings involved.

The fire broke out at around 3.45pm.

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Plans submitted for £7m SkyDome project at Bluestone

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BLUESTONE has submitted a planning application for its groundbreaking ‘SkyDome’ project.

If Pembrokeshire County Council approves the plans, the undercover facility is expected to inject millions of pounds into the local economy.

The £7million development will see a transparent canopy arched over a massive 7000 sqm area and will include a range of new activities, as well as a 600-seat amphitheatre.

It is hoped the project, which will harness the skills of local contractors, would take around 15 months to build.

Initially it will create 56 new jobs at the resort and will see around £3m spent within the local construction industry

The new all-weather facility has been designed to complement its natural surroundings, with a clear span roof, which would easily cover an area the size of a football pitch. The internal terrain will rise and fall in excess of ten metres which will give the space a genuinely organic atmosphere and a sense of being outside.

Liz Weedon. Head of Projects at Bluestone, said: “SkyDome aims to continue Bluestone’s ecological ethos where the holiday resort has already seen more than 330,000 trees and shrubs planted since 2008, and the creation of two biomass energy centres, producing 7,000 mwh of carbon neutral energy per year.”

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Have your say on proposed changes to parking charges

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL is inviting views on its proposals to make changes to car parking charges in car parks where annual charges apply and in car parks where seasonal charges apply.

The Council is proposing two options:

  • option one would reduce the current £415,000 deficit in car parking services
  • option two would eliminate the deficit and allow a small surplus to reinvest in parking and traffic management improvements.

Both options propose a standardised one hour tariff of 50p across the county and higher fees for high demand seasonal car parks. The second option also proposes higher fees for longer duration stays.

Also included are proposals to introduce four new types of parking permit, and increases to fees for five existing types of parking permit.

Proposed New Permits Proposed Increased Charge for Existing Permit
County All Year Permit (Penfro) Parking Permit Passport
Seasonal Permit Any Car Park (Seagull) Reserved Bay Permits (General)
Specific Car Park, Non-Transferable Permit (The Puffin) Reserved Bay Permits at The Croft Car Park, Tenby
Dusk and Dawn Permit Visitor Permit
Tenby Harbour Resident Permit

Those responding are also welcome to put forward their own options for consideration.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, Councillor Phil Baker, said: “We have aimed to strike a balance between ensuring that Pembrokeshire’s town centres remain accessible and affordable places to visit and work while addressing the current budget deficit in car parking services.”

Detailed information is available on the Council’s website at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay or telephone the Customer Contact Centre on 01437 764551 to request hard copy documents.

The closing date for responses is Friday, January 12, 2018.

The responses will be compiled into a report and used to inform an Integrated Impact Assessment.

The Council’s Cabinet will make a decision on the proposals in February.

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