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Bridge Innovation Centre hosts ‘Big Bang’ event

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Exploring the properties of bubbles: In ‘Science Made Simple’.

THE BRIDGE INNOVATION CENTRE (BIC) in Pembroke Dock was once again delighted to play host to Pembrokeshire’s ‘Big Bang’ event.

‘Big Bang’ aims to introduce young people to the exciting career opportunities open to them by studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

This year’s ‘Big Bang’ was again fully booked, with 250 students attending a variety of exhibitions and shows.

Workshops included presentations on air rockets, time, particle physics and a night sky digital planetarium.

Representatives of South Wales Police were on hand with PCSO Adam Thomas talking through the science behind fingerprinting.

‘Science Made Simple’ showed the students how engineers can 3D print a new hip joint, preserve our bodies after death as well as exploring properties of balloons and bubbles.

Children also built solar-powered vehicles and Jaguar 2D made a popular return to race its CO2 powered cars down a 20-metre track.

A new workshop this year from ‘Mad Science’ saw students turn into science detectives, following clues to a dramatic dry ice finale.

Stands by Swansea and Aberystwyth universities introduced the children to robots, virtual reality and hydraulic arms.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor David Lloyd, who also attended, said: “Once again ‘Big Bang’ has been a wonderful opportunity for the children to explore the ways science and technology is used in the real world.

“It is an event which gives me the greatest pleasure in attending.

“It demonstrates how, by pursuing careers in these subjects, they themselves can be involved in advancing technology and scientific discovery.”

Michelle Francis at the BIC said: “We are delighted with this year’s fantastic turn out. Accommodating the 2018 event was slightly more challenging than previous years as the Bridge Innovation Centre’s offices and workshops are close to full with tenants.

“I want to thank all our partners and workshop providers for their hard work which resulted in a great learning experience for pupils.’

‘Big Bang Fairs’ are part of a UK-wide programme aiming to bring science and engineering to life for young people.
Big Bang Pembrokeshire is organised as a partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) supported by Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities.

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault

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FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault.

Officers entered the property in Observatory Avenue and after about ten minutes a young male was brought out in handcuffs.

A spokesman from the police press office told The Herald: “Police were called to Observatory Avenue to a report of an assault at around 1pm today (Monday, May 20).”

The spokesman added: “A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.”

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