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KFC plans to open two drive thrus in Pembrokeshire by 2020

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THERE is good news for KFC fans in Pembrokeshire – the company selected 536 locations where bosses are hoping to open either drive-thru venues, food court counters or restaurants, and two of the proposed sites are in Pembrokeshire.

The fast food giant wants to open drive thrus in Haverfordwest and Pembroke. KFC says it wants all its planned new stores operational by 2020.

A spokesman told The Herald: “We have bold ambitions to have over 1,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020 and we are looking to build over 50 new stores a year.”

These are the 21 locations in Wales where the chain hopes to open its doors:

A465 – Merthyr Tydfil Drive Thru
Abergavenny Drive Thru
Bangor Drive Thru
Broughton Shopping Park Drive Thru
Cardiff Bay Drive Thru
Cardiff Culverhouse Cross Drive Thru
Cwmbran Drive Thru
Fforestfach Drive Thru
Flint Drive Thru
Haverfordwest Drive Thru
Llanishen Drive Thru
Llantrisant Drive Thru
Maesteg Drive Thru
Mold Drive Thru
Neath Drive Thru
Newport Crindau Drive Thru
Newport Town Centre Restaurant
Pembroke Drive Thru
Pontadawe Drive Thru
Queensferry Drive Thru
Wrexham Drive Thru

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Conservatives hold on to Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat

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THE CONSERVATIVES have held on to their Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat despite Labour closing the gap.

Sam Kurtz will take over the seat from the outgoing Angela Burns who held a majority of 3,400 at the last election.

This time, the gap was just 936 to Labour’s Hassan Riaz who picked up 10,304 votes.

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell picked up 6,615 votes.

The turnout in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire was slightly up to 52.12% from 51.2% in 2016.

However, with a larger electorate thanks to votes for 16/17-year-olds, the number of votes cast went up by almost 3,000.

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Paul Davies re-elected as Conservatives hold Preseli Pembrokeshire

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PAUL DAVIES has been re-elected to represent the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.

He won with 12,295 votes, while there were 10,895 votes for Labour’s Jackie Jones.

Plaid Cymru candidate Cris Tomos gained just over 6,000 votes and there were also 1,239 for Reform UK candidate Alan Dennison.

There were over 3000 more votes cast in 2016, down largely in part to the fact that 16 and 17 year olds were able to vote in this election.

Both the Conservatives and Labour received more votes than before while the gap to Labour closed to just 1,400.

After being elected, Paul Davies said he would continue to ‘fight for Pembrokeshire’ and thanked those who had been involved in his campaign.

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Former Cardigan Castle director sentencing delayed

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THE SENTENCING of a former director of Cardigan Castle who has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft totalling over £40,000 has been delayed.

Former director, Jac Davies, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft was due to be sentenced on Wednesday (May 4) at Swansea Crown Court – but has now been delayed.

Davies who held the £40,000 a year post fraudulently obtained £33,098.75 and stole a further £7,932.97 from the award winning restoration project..

Davies held his position at Cardigan Castle from September 2017 to November 2019.

The defendant has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining £4,143.20 from the castle on December 21, 2017.

Again Davies admitted to fraudulently obtaining £28,955.55 between February 4, 2019 and November 3, 2019.

Two further charges of theft were also admitted – one charge of  theft from the castle of £1,908.18 between May 2, 2018 and May 24, 2019 and a further charge of theft from Cardigan Castle Enterprises to the sum of £6,024.79.

Dyfed-Powys Police conducted a year long investigation after being contacted by the castle board of directors.

Financial discrepancies were identified during financial monitoring.

An internal investigation was launched and Davies left his position within the castle in October 2019 following a disciplinary process.

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