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Totally Welsh set for expansion

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LABOUR AM Eluned Morgan and Parliamentary Candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire Philippa Thompson have visited a Pembrokeshire business to hear more about its plans for growth amid the continuing uncertainty over Brexit.

Totally Welsh, started operating in 1990 and is based on the Withybush Industrial Estate. The milk brand and daffodil emblem is a familiar sight in independent retailers across Pembrokeshire and beyond.

The company is unique in that all of the milk comes directly from farms within a forty mile radius of the bottling plant Haverfordwest, supporting farmers in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

During their visit, Eluned and Philippa met with local manager, John Horsman for a tour of the facility and to discuss support for local farmers and the impacts of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on local business.

Eluned Morgan AM said: “I was delighted to visit Totally Welsh, a company that supports local farmers that benefits the Pembrokeshire economy and reduces food miles. It is possible to buy milk that has not been processed in England which is naturally good for environment too. Like many other businesses I have visited in recent weeks, Totally Welsh is preparing for the prospect of a crash out exit from the European Union. Whilst there isn’t an issue over the milk, the packaging is all imported from Europe. Like many other businesses they are now having to plan contingencies to keep their business operational which for Totally Welsh means stockpiling bottles to ensure supply to customers. The Welsh Government is continuing to support businesses in Wales and local companies must act now, if they haven’t prepared for October 31.”

Totally Welsh produces milk, butter and cream for sale in retailers across Wales from petrol retailers to small supermarkets. Aware of changing consumer trends, the company is also looking at other markets across South Wales with a return to glass bottles and doorstep delivery.

Philippa Thompson, Parliamentary Candidate said: “Totally Welsh is an incredible Pembrokeshire business with exciting plans for their home delivery service focusing on fresh Welsh products. I wish them every success with their expansion plans which safeguard jobs in Wales and create new ones.”

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Death on Freemans Way

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A 56-YEAR-OLD man has died following an incident on Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, on Wednesday night (Jul 15).

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “A 56-year-old man has died following an incident at Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, last night.

“He was taken to hospital with severe injuries, but sadly passed away.

“His family has been informed and is being supported by local officers.

“An investigation is ongoing but the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious.

“HM coroner has been informed.”

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Two arrested for shouting racist comments at BLM protest

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TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of shouting racist comments at Black Lives Matter protestors, at the latest event in Haverfordwest on Wednesday night (Jul 15).
Commenting on the incident, Superintendent of Pembrokeshire division, Ross Evans said: “On Wednesday evening (July 15) a peaceful protest took place on Picton Fields, Haverfordwest, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The demonstration, which was attended by around 70 people, was overseen by local officers as part of appropriate plans in place to allow for peaceful protest.

“Sadly, officers present observed a man and a boy shouting a number of racist comments towards those attending the demonstration, and promptly arrested both, one aged 19 and the other 14, on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.

“The comments understandably caused a great deal of upset and distress to those from the demonstration who heard them.

“The two men arrested have been taken to Haverfordwest custody, where they remain currently. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has any information is asked to contact police by emailing us at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or call 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311908.”

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Local bus firms in protest drive over uncertainty

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HONK for hope is being backed by the coach operators surrounding the South West Wales area.

They took to the roads around Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, and Cardigan in peaceful protest to support the call for help by coach operators during the corona virus pandemic.

Honk for hope is a national campaign to draw the public’s attention to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the industry. It seeks to draw Governments attention to the dangerous position the coach and travel industry has fallen under, asking for them to take action.

Local coach companies, including Midway Motors, took to the roads to show their support to the campaign and to highlight the impact the pandemic has had on the industry and to ask for more support from the Government.

The coaches and supporters met at the Carmarthen Park and Ride on July 14 at 11am to begin the drive. On the trip they visited Carmarthen at around 11.15am then headed to Haverfordwest for noon, finally reaching cardigan at 1.30pm.

Midway Motors spoke on their social media page: ‘Amazing to see so many local companies turning up to travel around Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Nice to see so many people along the roadsides as well. Let’s hope for some good news from the Government in Westminster tomorrow.”

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