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Tenby footballer chosen to play at World Transplant Games

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Adam Hughes selected to represent Great Britain in World Transplant Games

A LOCAL footballer, Adam Hughes, from Tenby, has been selected to play for the Great Britain Transplant Football team in the World Transplant Games.

Adam was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Failure in April 2013. Having undergone nearly 18 months of daily dialysis for 10 hours at a time, he was given a new lease of life when he received a Kidney Transplant in October 2014.

A very keen sportsman and footballer, Adam continued to partake in sports across the county, more recently a player manager role for Carew AFC in the Pembrokeshire League, a five a side league for Gobaith Cymru FC (a south Wales transplant charity team) and the Wales Transplant Team.

The Rhondda based Gobaith Cymru FC (hope for Wales), was set up by liver transplantee Ywain Shakespeare for those who have received or waiting for a transplant, or those experiencing Mental Health difficulties.

Whilst playing for Transplant Wales, Adam ‘caught the eye’ of the British Selectors and was invited to trial for the Great British Transplant Team last autumn.

Adam and his Team Wales squad

Following his successful trial, he will be representing Great Britain in the World Transplant Games in August 2019 at Gateshead International Stadium.

Transplant Sport does not receive any funding and all the athletes have to support
their own expenditure. This includes paying a registration fee of £425, purchasing kit at £325 and paying all their own travel and accommodation costs. In addition there will be squad training sessions pre the games at Warwick University.

Adam will also be representing the Wales team at the GB Transplant games which are this year being held in Newport, Gwent in July.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Adam with his expenditure, those wishing to support Adam can do so by searching for ‘Adam John Hughes Transplant Sport’.

All funds will be used strictly to assist Adam in his Transplant Sport expenses, any surplus will be donated to the Kidney Wales Charity.

Adam previously worked at The Pembrokeshire Herald as a reporter.

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Blue Gem Wind begins digital aerial surveys for 300MW Valorous floating wind project

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BLUE GEM WIND, the joint venture between TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, has begun offshore digital aerial surveys for a proposed 300MW floating wind project.

APEM Ltd have been chosen by Blue Gem Wind to deliver 24 consecutive monthly bird and marine mammal surveys of the early-commercial scale Valorous site. The high resolution data obtained will support baseline environmental characterisation of the site and environmental impact assessments for key ecological receptors.

The survey programme commenced in March 2021 and four of the 24 monthly surveys have been completed
to date.

Sean Evans, Environmental Specialist at Blue Gem Wind said, “It is important for us to begin long-lead in items
such as bird and marine mammal surveys as early as possible. These surveys will provide crucial species specific
data on the number, spatial distribution and activity of individuals across the Valorous site. This enables us to
undertake robust environmental impact assessments ahead of our planned consent application submission in
2023.”

Matt Rohner, Senior Consultant at APEM, “APEM Ltd are delighted to be able to support Blue Gem Wind’s
proposed Valorous offshore wind farm with our best-in-class survey design approach. Imagery captured using
state-of-the-art cameras is of ultra-high (1.6cm) resolution, providing industry leading image quality that is
essential for species level identification.”

The Celtic Sea is poised to play a key role in Net Zero, the Committee on Climate Change’s 100GW offshore
wind target, and crucially, the UK Government’s target of 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The ORE Catapult also
estimated that the first GW of floating wind in the Celtic Sea could potentially deliver over 3,000 jobs and
£682m in supply chain opportunities for Wales and Cornwall by 2030.

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Three arrests as suspected cocaine worth £12,000 seized in Milford Haven

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POLICE in Milford Haven have disrupted the supply of cocaine in the town in a major operation which saw people detained and a large quantity of drugs found.

Three people were arrested and suspected cocaine worth up to £12,200 was seized, police said.

Dyfed-Powys Police carried out a warrant at a house in Hubberston on the evening of Friday, June 11, “where 122g of what is believed to be cocaine was found.”

This is estimated to have a street value of between £9,760 and £12,200 depending on its purity.

The occupant of the address – a 59-year-old man – was not present at the time, however he was later arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation pending the result of forensic, digital and financial enquiries.

As enquiries progressed, officers made two further arrests over the weekend.

A 33-year-old man from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of an offensive weapon after police stopped the car he was driving.

A quantity of white powder was seized by Greater Manchester Police during a warrant at the address he gave officers in custody.

A 27-year-old woman from the Stockport area was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Both have been released on bail with the condition not to enter Pembrokeshire.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones said: “This was a significant drugs seizure, and we will continue our enquiries with the view to securing a swift outcome.

“I would like to thank all officers involved over the weekend for their dedication and diligence.”

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Major blaze destroys well known Tenby chip shop

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EMERGENCY services have sealed off part of Tenby following a major fire at a chip shop.

Fire fighters rushed to Park Road Fish & Chip Shop after a blaze broke out late on Tuesday morning (Jun 15).

Emergency services are still at the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Diversions for traffic are in place.

Four fire appliances responded to the blaze at the Tenby chip shop (Image G Davies Photography)
Fire fighters take off BA kits after the blaze was put out (Image G Davies Photography)

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