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Welsh restaurant in NYC, owned by Milford Haven brothers, to close

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A RESTAURANT in America, which is owned by two brothers from Milford Haven, and proudly serves Welsh food, is to close its doors next month.

The Sunken Hundred is located on Cobble Hill, 276 Smith Street in Brooklyn, and is named after the legendary sunken kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod, which is said to have laid between Ramsey Island and Bardsey Island and has been described as the “Welsh Atlantis”.

Two brothers from Milford Haven, Dominic and Illtyd Barret, had planned the restaurant since 2008 and finally opened it in September 2016.

However, today (Feb 18), it was announced that the restaurant is to close.

On the Facebook page the owners said: “With very heavy hearts, we have to announce that on March 3 2018, we will be serving our fabberluss Welsh food and cocktails for the last time. We’ve worked so hard over the last two years to bring a taste of Wales to New York, and the incredible reception our little bar in Brooklyn received was as unexpected as it was overwhelming. Unfortunately, despite all the great reviews and fantastic feedback from our customers, we just don’t see a realistic way to make Sunken Hundred a profitable business. So, regrettably, we’ll be closing our doors and looking forward to new adventures.

“We are immensely proud of Sunken Hundred and what we’ve achieved. None of it, of course, would have been possible without our fantastic staff, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning. Our love and heartfelt thanks go to Ashaun, Freddie, Tori, Charles, Sarah and Ashley; Tom, Terri, Clemmie, Hugh and Jeff; Jon, Annalyn, Kim and Serena. You bought into our seaweed-tinged vision and made Sunken Hundred a very special place, with great food, natty cocktails and superb service. We will miss working, arguing, laughing, crying and scoffing seaweed snacks with you so much. You are simply wonderful.

“We’d also like to thank all the people who’ve supported us – New York Welsh, especially Ty, Marc, Rhodri, Sioned and Gwillim, Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, Penderyn Whisky, Craig, Stifyn Parri, Heyer Performance, Shana Sokol, Fran Evans, Hong-An and Aidan, Amanda Schuster, Tiny Rebel, the Welsh Government in USA (especially Efe), Chris, Matthew Rhys, Eryn Richards, Hywel and Chloe; our teacher and her students in our weekly Welsh Class: Katie Phillips, Richard, Leigh, Lauren and Kathryn; Mike and Rachel Barry; all our amazing locals, regulars and not-so-regulars and, of course, all our family and friends in the neighbourhood, back home and around the world.

“We have two weeks of Welsh seaweed-munching left, and we would love you to join us to enjoy Cantre’r Gwaelod in the way us Welsh know best: scoffing, singing and maybe just a little bit of swilling. We want to celebrate, not be sad. And we want to celebrate with those closest to us.”

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Pembroke Dock: Police track down van after terrifying experience for runner

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POLICE have tracked down two men who were in a van which allegedly followed a woman down a cycle path when she was on her morning run in Pembroke Dock.

Nina Sherratt warned women who may be running in the Pembroke Dock area to be mindful of the van after her terrifying experience.

During her run, the van pulled up and men inside started shouting at her, before turning around and following her on a cycle path.

Thankfully, another man passing in a car stopped to check on her, noticing the odd behaviour of the van, and the police were called.

The incident happened on Saturday morning (Jun 23) at around 9:30am.

Nina said in a Facebook post: “I was out this morning on Pembroke Dock top road, a large white van passed me with two men in, shouting and jeering out of the window.

“They then turned around and came onto the cycle path behind me. It followed me. I didn’t know what was happening but thankfully a man in a passing car stopped as he could see this wasn’t right.

“The van then turned back off the cycle path in the opposite direction. I can’t believe this actually happened and have contacted the police.

“At first, I couldn’t get my thoughts together but the kind stranger that had pulled over had stopped with concern unsure of their intentions. This wasn’t a bunch of youngsters messing about it was an older man 60 plus with a male passenger.”

Nina concluded: “The police have managed to track down the person/persons and the vehicle and have spoken to them. So at least this will prevent this from happening to anyone else. Keep walking/running girls!”

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Hoax call wastes RNLI time and resources following large search

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A HOAX call left RNLI crews wasting vital time and resources yesterday morning (Jun 23) as they searched for a vessel which they believed to be taking in water.

St Davids RNLI, Angle RNLI and a Coastguard helicopter were involved in the search for nearly four hours.

St Davids RNLI said in a statement on Facebook: “At 06:20 this morning our Tamar launched on service to join in a large-scale search for a vessel which was reportedly taking in water.

“We proceeded at full speed to a position south of Skokholm island and commenced a search of a designated area, which was planned by Milford Haven coastguards.

“Also involved with search was Angle lifeboat and a coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan.

“After searching for several hours, the coastguards received information that this was a HOAX call.

“This call had tied up vital rescue resources and come at a large cost.

“With this informatio,n all SAR assets were stood down. Our Tamar was rehoused and ready for service at 10:00.”

Among the comments on Facebook, the hoax phone call has been called ‘disgraceful’, ‘disgusting’ and ‘disrespectful’.

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Police call for vigilance to report illegal raves

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is asking farmers and local landowners to be on the alert over the next few months for warning signs of any illegal gatherings planned for their land over the summer.

Gatherings – such as illegal raves – can cause considerable anxiety to the community and if they are not dealt with swiftly, they are difficult to stop or otherwise control, due often to the sheer numbers of persons involved and the safety aspects surrounding breaking up such an event.

Superintendent Robyn Mason said: “There is little doubt that these type of events are very well planned, organised and that local knowledge is important in drawing down the main group to a particular ‘vulnerable’ field, or area of land which has been targeted previously as a suitable venue.

“Farmers, landowners and local communities are encouraged to report any suspicious activity immediately to the Police; this may be an unusual numbers of vehicles, especially camper vans, vans or trucks in the locality, illegal trespassers who may be doing ‘recce’ of sites in advance of the event.

“I can assure local communities that Police will take the appropriate action to deter illegal gatherings and deal robustly with any criminal offences discovered or disclosed.”

Members of the public are also urged to be vigilant of persons who approach landowners or enquiring for land, in the guise of hiring for apparently acceptable activities such as gymkhanas and scouts/guides events.

Please contact Police on 101 with reports on any suspicious activity.

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