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Simon Hart MP tables Brexit amendment backed by Rees Mogg

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LOCAL MP, Simon Hart, is among the signatories to a motion proposed for debate by the Commons on the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU.

Mr Hart, who backed remain in the Referendum but is co-chair of the backbench Brexit Delivery Group, has signed a motion supported by prominent Conservative remain-supporting MP Nicky Morgan.

Their signatures are joined by those of Jacob Rees Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, former DExEU Minister Steve Baker (all of the ERG) and the DUP’s Nigel Dodds.

The range of support for the motion, covering almost every side of the Conservative Party, appears to countenance the possibility of a managed ‘no deal Brexit’.

Writing on his Facebook feed, Mr Hart said: “After the vote last night I met with the Nigel Dodds of the DUP, European Research Group (ERG) inc Steve Baker and Jacob Rees Mogg (by phone) and other colleagues including Kit Malthouse, Nicky Morgan, Ian Duncan Smith and Damian Green, to try and find a solution to the Brexit impasse. We have come up with an amendment (below) that we hope will be selected today and voted on. The Gov has confirmed it will be taken on a free vote, so no whipping.

“For the first time, we have all the interest groups on the same page.

“What does it do?

“1) defers our leaving date briefly until May 23rd enabling us to get the legislation we need in place. 2) retains the ability to settle a deal but failing that prepares for a final no-deal cut off in Dec 2021. 3) enables proper planning for that possibility. 4) keeps the door open for a deal in the meantime. 5) demonstrates that there is a solution that we can agree on, honours the referendum outcome and protects the interests of concerned remain voters and businesses.

“My intention is, therefore, to vote against a no-deal exit on March 29th (now just 12 days off and for which we are simply not prepared) because this amendment maintains the no-deal option.”

If the motion is selected for debate by the Speaker, which bearing in mind the range of support is likely, it will face the Commons tonight (Wednesday, March 13)

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Dale Road: Several have minor injuries after two vehicle accident

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EMERGENCY SERVICES are attending a two-vehicle road traffic accident on the B4327 Dale Road.

Two fire crews from Haverfordwest as well as police were called at around 3pm today (Aug 16).

A van and a car are involved.

Avoid the area at the present time

The Herald understands that several people are being treated for minor injuries.

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Tenby: Hotel goes into administration as new owner’s business empire collapses

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A POPULAR Pembrokeshire hotel has gone into administration.

The Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby how faces an uncertain future. It’s parent company Northern Powerhouse Developments reportedly suffered a £14m operational loss last year.

The 40-bedroomed hotel, which had been in the ownership of the same family for over 70 years, was bought by Northern Powerhouse Developments for an undisclosed sum in January 2017.

New boss Gavin Woodhouse said at the time: “This is the first of four hotels we are acquiring and opening in South Wales to complement our existing hotels up and down the coastline of the United Kingdom.”

“The Fourcroft will be the sister hotel to the Llandudno Bay Hotel and Spa and part of the group’s premier hotel collection.

“We are keen to compliment the local businesses and hope to be part of the future success of Tenby and the surrounding areas.”

NPD was founded by Gavin Woodhouse to focus on investment in the leisure and tourism industry.

According to ITV News, at the High Court hearing, Justice Alastair Norris was told that Woodhouse had been withdrawing tens of thousands of pounds from a bank account he had kept secret from administrators.

Below: Video by The Guardian regarding the missing millions which have plagued Gavin Woodhouse’s businesses

Appointment of Administrators

In the High Court of Justice

Court Number: CR-2019-005297

FOURCROFT HOTEL (TENBY) LIMITED

(Company Number 00772050)

Nature of Business: Hotels and similar accommodation

Registered office: Unit D2 Elland Riorges Link, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, HX5 9DG

Principal trading address: The Croft, Tenby, SA70 8AP

Date of Appointment: 8 August 2019

Names and Address of Administrators: Philip Francis Duffy (IP No. 9253) and Sarah Helen Bell (IP No. 9406) both of Duff & Phelps Ltd, The Chancery, 58 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EW

Further details contact: The Joint Administrators, Tel: 0161 827 9000. Alternative contact: Chloe Chan, Email: Chloe.Chan@duffandphelps.com

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Coastguard call-out after missing cliff climbers fears

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EMERGENCY services were called to the Stack Rocks area on Thursday August 15, following concerns for the safety of two climbers.

The emergency services were called following fears over the safety of some climbers when climbing gear had been found at the top of the cliff near Bullslaughter Bay, with the owners nowhere to be seen.

At 9.11pm, Tenby Coastguard rescue team, St Govan coastguard rescue team, Tenby Lifeboats RNLI ALB, Angle Lifeboat RNLI ALB and Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 were called to search for possible missing persons in the vicinity of Stack rocks.

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched just after 9pm and made best speed towards the scene, 10 miles west of Tenby, while Tenby and St Govans Coastguard rescue teams and Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 also made their way.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Once on scene, the volunteer crew began their search from Stackpole Head towards Bullslaughter Bay.

“With darkness fast approaching, it was decided to launch Angle all-weather lifeboat so that the search for anyone in difficulty could be widened.

“Sometime later, the helicopter spotted some climbers and directed Angle lifeboat to their position, and, while speaking to them, they confirmed it was their climbing gear and that they were in no difficulty.

“All units stood down and returned to their respective stations, with Tenby lifeboat arriving back on station at about 12.15am.”

H M Coastguard Tenby, posting on Facebook, added: “Coastguard and RNLI were quickly on the scene with the Coastguard officers searching from land along the coastline and RNLI lifeboats commencing a water search.

“Once Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 arrived on scene they managed to quickly locate two climbers using FLIR [Forward-Looking Infra-Red].

“Angle RNLI was then directed to the persons and made contact with the climbers and confirmed that the equipment found belonged to them and that they did not require assistance.”

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