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Vets celebrate gold status

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gold statusLAST FRIDAY, MP Stephen Crabb joined Billa Schleicher and her team at All Pets Vet Care in Milford Haven to celebrate the company receiving prestigious gold status accreditation from Investors in People. Only four per cent of companies in Wales can boast Gold Status and All Pets Vet Care is now one of just three companies in Pembrokeshire to have the accreditation.

Stephen first met Billa five years ago when she came to his office to seek his support as the local MP for a new business venture. Billa had received funds from the Pembrokeshire Lottery and Stephen worked with Billa to help her achieve her dream of opening a state-of-the-art vet practice in rural west Wales.

In September 2009, All Pets Vet Care opened its doors as the first high-tech, dedicated small animal vet practice in Pembrokeshire. It is now the only practice in South Wales to offer laser treatment and the only practice in Pembrokeshire to offer dental radiography.

Achieving Gold Status accreditation is testament to the limitless ambition that Billa has for her team. Billa believes strongly in investing in extensive training to make sure all her staff can reach their full potential. Last year one of her nurses was voted Blue Cross Nurse of the Year as a result of the training she had received. The newest member of Billa’s team is completing an animal management course at Pembrokeshire College before going on to study veterinary nursing. Billa currently employs 10 staff and is looking to expand further.

Speaking at the event, Billa said: “We’ve worked so hard to achieve gold status but we don’t want to stop there. My dream is for All Pets Vet Care to be the best veterinary practice in the whole of the UK, even Europe!”

After unveiling the plaque, Stephen gave out prizes for the practice’s Client of the Year 2013 Awards. The award ceremony demonstrated the strong relationship that Billa and her team have developed with local people and those receiving the awards paid tribute to the excellent care and service they have received at the practice.

Stephen commented: “All Pets Vet Care is a real Pembrokeshire success story and it is fantastic to be here tonight celebrating a company that I’ve seen develop right from the beginning.

“From achieving Pembrokeshire Lottery funding to overcoming planning obstacles; from making smart business decisions to investing in a growing and skilled workforce, Billa is an inspirational figure and her infectious ambition has created a thriving local business.

“I’ve been privileged to visit a number of growing local businesses recently and it’s great to be here tonight to hear the positive impact All Pets Vet Care is having on the local community.”

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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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Tenby: Police investigate overnight burglaries and theft

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POLICE are investigating two burglaries and a theft which occurred sometime overnight 9th/10th August in Tenby.

At approximately 2am this morning the RNLI lifeboat station, on Castle Hill, was broken into and money taken from the charity donation box.

Sometime overnight the padlock on the charity box for the Shipwrecked Mariners Society on Castle Square was broken and money taken from within.

Also overnight a window was forced open at the Denis Café, Castle Beach, and the till was missing. The till was later found with the money removed.

PC Garland said: “The three incidents are currently being linked. Having to close to deal with the clean-up of this type of incident is difficult for any business but especially so at this time. The two charities rely on donations to keep going and being a crew member of the Tenby Lifeboat I know what important work they due for the local community and for visitors who get into difficulty in the sea. I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and contact police.”

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