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Over 1,000 people attend Herald Radio’s Family Fun Day

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OVER 1,000 people attended Herald Radio’s Family Fun Day at Milford Waterfront on Saturday (May 5) to celebrate the station’s first birthday!

Families enjoyed listening to live music on our stage from our very own presenters, Tamsin Mathias and Chloe Ashton, as well as music from Lucy Jones, Josh Beddis and Rhys Sutcliffe.

PAT Ponies were in attendance with Robbie, as well as their BFG Frankie! Hettie, unfortunately, couldn’t make it due to a bad leg, so she stayed at the yard for a well-earned rest.

Fun for all ages: Young and old attended

The event opened to the public at 12pm, however our Station Manager, Tamsin Mathias arrived on scene to help everyone set up at 9am that morning. The crowds began to gather after its opening, and by 1pm Milford Waterfront was buzzing with activity!

Mid and West Wales Fire Service arrived during the afternoon for a surprise visit, and children and adults enjoyed having a look around the fire engine and having a photograph or two.

The wonderfully talented Gabrielle Swales had countless faces to paint all day, and was still going right up until the event finished at 5pm, and the fun fair was accompanied by a mouth-watering smell of delicious food served by the wonderful stalls.

Chloe Ashton: Live on stage

We were also joined by representatives from MIND Pembrokeshire, who were raising money for their charity at our event as well as raising awareness of mental health.

Herald Radio would like to thank the Port of Milford Haven for their support, as well as Mike Hillen, Susan Stone, Gabrielle Swales Face Painting, Sharron Murray from Love Kreations, Andrew Holmes Fun Fair, James Gwilt, Gethin Stacey, Joshua Bennett, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Martin McGeown, MIND Pembrokeshire,PAT Ponies and all those who performed – and last, but certainly not least – the public for their continued support across the past year for Herald Radio.

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Conservatives hold on to Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat

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THE CONSERVATIVES have held on to their Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat despite Labour closing the gap.

Sam Kurtz will take over the seat from the outgoing Angela Burns who held a majority of 3,400 at the last election.

This time, the gap was just 936 to Labour’s Hassan Riaz who picked up 10,304 votes.

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell picked up 6,615 votes.

The turnout in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire was slightly up to 52.12% from 51.2% in 2016.

However, with a larger electorate thanks to votes for 16/17-year-olds, the number of votes cast went up by almost 3,000.

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Paul Davies re-elected as Conservatives hold Preseli Pembrokeshire

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PAUL DAVIES has been re-elected to represent the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.

He won with 12,295 votes, while there were 10,895 votes for Labour’s Jackie Jones.

Plaid Cymru candidate Cris Tomos gained just over 6,000 votes and there were also 1,239 for Reform UK candidate Alan Dennison.

There were over 3000 more votes cast in 2016, down largely in part to the fact that 16 and 17 year olds were able to vote in this election.

Both the Conservatives and Labour received more votes than before while the gap to Labour closed to just 1,400.

After being elected, Paul Davies said he would continue to ‘fight for Pembrokeshire’ and thanked those who had been involved in his campaign.

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Former Cardigan Castle director sentencing delayed

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THE SENTENCING of a former director of Cardigan Castle who has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft totalling over £40,000 has been delayed.

Former director, Jac Davies, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft was due to be sentenced on Wednesday (May 4) at Swansea Crown Court – but has now been delayed.

Davies who held the £40,000 a year post fraudulently obtained £33,098.75 and stole a further £7,932.97 from the award winning restoration project..

Davies held his position at Cardigan Castle from September 2017 to November 2019.

The defendant has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining £4,143.20 from the castle on December 21, 2017.

Again Davies admitted to fraudulently obtaining £28,955.55 between February 4, 2019 and November 3, 2019.

Two further charges of theft were also admitted – one charge of  theft from the castle of £1,908.18 between May 2, 2018 and May 24, 2019 and a further charge of theft from Cardigan Castle Enterprises to the sum of £6,024.79.

Dyfed-Powys Police conducted a year long investigation after being contacted by the castle board of directors.

Financial discrepancies were identified during financial monitoring.

An internal investigation was launched and Davies left his position within the castle in October 2019 following a disciplinary process.

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