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City to star in baton relay show

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batonTHE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT will be on St Davids next week when the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in the City during the Welsh leg of its world-wide tour. 

The Baton – which is making its way to Glasgow for the start of the Commonwealth Games this summer will be carried through St Davids by 16 local people on Wednesday, May 28. The 1,000 metre journey through the centre of St Davids begins at 8am at the Bishop’s Palace and ends an hour later at the sports hall adjacent to Ysgol Dewi Sant. Members of the public who wish to witness this unique sporting event are asked to arrive before 7.30am as temporary road closures will be activated from that time. In addition to the Pembrokeshire County Council car parks at Merrivale and Quickwell Hill and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority car park adjacent to Oriel y Parc, additional parking will also be available at St Davids rugby club and opposite Ysgol Dewi Sant. The Baton will actually be carried through the Cathedral at one point shortly after being blessed by the Bishop of St Davids, the Right Reverend Wyn Evans. At Cross Square, the Baton and its bearers will be welcomed b y the Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor Tom Richards and the Mayor of St Davids, Councillor David Halse. The next stop for the Baton is at Oriel y Parc where it will be received by the Chairman of the National Park Authority, Councillor Mike James. It will also visit the Sir Peter Blake Art Exhibition within the Gallery. To conclude the Pembrokeshire leg of its journey, it is due to arrive at St Davids sports hall at 9am where the Baton and bearers will be met by the Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor Jamie Adams. At the sports hall there will be an opportunity for members of the public to be photographed with the Baton and at 10am a number of sports events for children and young people will be held. Sports to participate in include athletics, cycling, weightlifting, hockey and squash. There is also a duathlon for children. The Baton will be carried on most of its route by a number of young people, aged between ten to 19, who are all past or present members of the St Davids Family of Schools. Also acting as bearers are two local men – Roy Stephens and Barry Webb both in their 70s – who carried the Baton when the Games was held in Cardiff in 1958. Pembrokeshire County Councillor Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said he was proud that Pembrokeshire had been included in the relay route. “I well remember the vast crowds and exciting scenes which greeted the Olympic Torch when it came to Pembrokeshire two years ago” he said. “I am sure the people of Pembrokeshire will be equally enthusiastic when it comes to showing our support for our home-grown athletes in the Commonwealth Games by turning out in numbers and cheering on the Baton” For further information about the Commonwealth Games and Queens Baton Relay events in St Davids visit: www.pembrokeshire. gov.uk/glasgow2014.

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Angle Lifeboat tasked to disabled yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head

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ANGLE LIFEBOAT and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

Angle Lifeboat and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

The lifeboat was launched at 10:43pm to a 26ft yacht that had reported smoke coming from their engine compartment. The casualty vessel was 22 miles south west of St Ann’s with two crew onboard.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:46pm. The on scene assessment was carried out and both crew were safe and well but the vessel would need to be towed to Milford Haven. The tow was set up and the casualty vessel was under tow at 11:56pm.

The conditions were perfect for the slow tow back which saw a beautiful moon rising and the early glow of dawn.

Lifeboat arrived at Milford and swapped the casualty vessel to an alongside tow to take it alongside in to the lock at Milford Marina where the casualty was safely tied up at 04:49am.

The lifeboat rehoused at 05:15am where she got her well deserved washdown and the crew headed home to get some sleep.

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

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A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

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POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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