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Oakwood selling off parts of its famous rides

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OAKWOOD Theme Park is giving die-hard fans the chance to take a piece of the park home with them this summer as hundreds of its former ride parts are set to go on sale.

The Pembrokeshire attraction is selling off parts of some of its most famous and popular rides to the public, including family coaster Treetops, water thrill ride, Drenched, and globally renowned fan favourite, Megafobia.

Following the refurbishment of its attractions, more than 20 different types of ride parts and items of park memorabilia will be up for grabs at Oakwood’s on site ‘Mega Shop’ retail outlet. These will include ride wheels and bearings, as well as a selection of signs, banners and maps from the family park.

Phil Verbinnen, Park Director at Oakwood Theme Park said: “We are excited to give members of the public the chance to own some of our ride memorabilia. This is a very unique opportunity for ride enthusiasts and theme park lovers alike to get their hands on an array of original and quirky items, as well as to take home an important piece of Oakwood’s history.
“Some of the parts on sale have served the park for several years so it will be great to see them given a new lease of life. We’re intrigued to see where these items are re-homed, be that a business, a home or another venue. The parts have already proven very popular, drawing a lot of interest and with a selection of one-off pieces on sale, once they’re gone, they’re gone!”

Unsurprisingly, having served the park for several years, many of the goods show signs of wear and tear, adding to their nostalgic value.
Items available at the store may change on a daily basis, depending on stock, with prices starting from £7.50. The goods will be on sale throughout the 2019 season.

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Our election prediction: No change for west Wales, same MPs will be elected

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COUNTING of ballots is underway at the Pavillion at the Pembrokeshire County Showground, Haverfordwest and in Llanelli at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

Exit polls from the BBC and Sky News predict a Conservative majority of over eighty seats, with Labour predicted to slip as low as 191 MPs, come the end of tonight’s count

We’re live throughout the night from the County Showground, Haverfordwest, and the Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli, to bring you rolling coverage and news as it unfolds for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Llanelli, Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.

We are predicting the following results:

Preseli Pembrokeshire – Stephen Crabb, Conservative, Hold
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire – Simon Hart, Conservative, Hold
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr – Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru, Hold
Llanelli – Nia Griffith, Labour, Hold
Ceredigion – Ben Lake, Plaid Cymru, Hold

Effectively, we predict no change in members of parliament for any of the constituencies in west Wales.

 

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Castlemorris: Fire fighters tackle barn blaze

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FIRE FIGHTERS are tackling a barn fire at Castlemorris Equestrian & Pets centre at Pencnwc Farm, not far from Haverfordwest.
A member of staff told a Herald reporter that no one was hurt in the incident.

Castlemorris Equestrian & Pets stock an extensive range of products for horses, dogs, cats, poultry, wild birds and small animals, according to the company website.

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Head of volunteer police sacked for gross misconduct

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE’S Head of Volunteer Police has been sacked following a disciplinary hearing.

The police said in a statement: “Following a thorough and swift investigation into two allegations made about his conduct, Dyfed-Powys Police’s Special Chief Officer Cairn Newton-Evans has this morning faced a public disciplinary hearing.

“On 28 November SCO Newton-Evans was served with a conditional caution for sexual assault and tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Officer for Dyfed-Powys Special Constabulary.

“Chief Constable Mark Collins instigated a fast track disciplinary process and a public misconduct hearing was heard on Thursday (Dec 12).

“The hearing, chaired by Mr Collins, found that gross misconduct was proven and the decision was made to dismiss SCO Newton-Evans. It was also ruled that his name be added to the College of Policing barred list, preventing him from working in law enforcement in the future.”

Chief Constable Mark Collins, told The Herald: “Cairn has given his time to Dyfed-Powys Police for many years and I am grateful for the work he has done. However, as an organisation we will always strive to uphold standards of ethical and professional behaviour and where a representative of the force has done wrong, we will investigate and utilise the powers available to us, to ensure we maintain a workforce that continues to reflect the values by which we stand.

“We will always listen to victims of crime and will act on what they tell us, conducting thorough investigations and acting upon those findings to ensure justice is delivered and is seen to be delivered.”

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