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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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Give the gift of fitness this Christmas

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PEMBROKESHIRE LEISURE is offering the ‘gift of fitness’ this Christmas, with a limited time only membership offer.

A three-month membership can be purchased for £99 from any leisure centre until December 23, 2019.

Membership includes the use of gyms, group exercise classes, public swimming and lessons, health suites and exercise programmes at any of Pembrokeshire County Council’s leisure centres (located at Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke, Fishguard, Tenby, St.Davids and Crymych).

The membership gifts must be activated by January 31, 2020.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/pembrokeshireleisure/

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National Lottery gives £63m to Pembrokeshire over 25 years

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THE National Lottery celebrates its 25th Birthday today and charities and community groups in Pembrokeshire are marking the incredible impact of the £63 million awarded to more than 2,400 good causes in the area over the last quarter of a century.

The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994 and the 25th Birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had on good causes in Pembrokeshire – large and small – in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community.

Whether it’s funding for large iconic projects and landmarks; small community projects which make a big difference; producing the most amazing films; or supporting grassroots sports clubs – it’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £6.4 million each month for good causes in Wales, that brilliant projects which support our communities and make a vital and sustained contribution to our national life are possible.

As part of the celebrations today, an unique map of Wales, featuring 14 of the most iconic landmarks funded over the last 25 years will be unveiled. The map, created by Welsh artist Hannah Davies, will be on display at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff from November 19th – 25th, features Skomer Island, which was awarded more than £1.6 million from the National Lottery in 2004 for renovation and conservation work, including refurbishing the 150-year-old farmhouse and outbuildings. The map also features St Davids Cathedral which was awarded a £524,000 grant from the National Lottery in 2004 to restore the historically important Cloisters at St Davids Cathedral. The cloister walks were built on the exposed foundations of the original 14th century Cloisters and have been reconstructed to their original heights. New educational facilities, meeting rooms, vestries and lavatories were also built and a new Treasury housing unique artefacts.

A wide variety of other local projects in Pembrokeshire have received National Lottery funding over the last 25 years, including:
· £4.8 million towards modernising and redeveloping the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven – a vibrant centre for the arts;
· £2 million to Revitalise, renovate and conserve historic properties in Haverfordwest town’s conservation area so they can become more attractive and commercially viable; and
· £427,000 to build Haverfordwest Skatepark – a free to access outdoor skateboarding, skating and biking facility in the town which opened in 2013. Wales and Pembrokeshire’s own World Champion wheelchair sports superstar, Lily Rice, can often be seen practicing her tricks here.

70% of all National Lottery grants however have been for small amounts worth up to £10,000, bringing benefits to communities far and wide. These include:
· £10,000 for Pembrokeshire based The DPJ foundation in 2016 to launch and raise awareness of Share the Load – a 24/7 telephone and counselling service for people with mental health problems in rural communities. The charity was established by 31-year-old Emma Picton-Jones, whose 34-year-old husband, Daniel Picton-Jones, an agricultural contractor, tragically took his own life in 2016 after battling with depression and anxiety;
· £4,885 for the Fishguard Unit 142 of the Sea Cadet Corps to create an IT suite which will benefit the cadets and the wider community; and
· £1,500 for Fishguard and Goodwick Jemima Rowing Club to purchase new equipment and coaching training.

In the last 25 years, more than £166 million of National Lottery funding has been invested to 17,300 grassroots sports projects in Wales – creating opportunities for everyone to get fit and improve their lives through sport. The National Lottery has also helped develop some of Wales’ most successful and recognisable athletes to thrive. Those currently reaping the rewards from the National Lottery funded World Class Programme include 30-year-old Matt Bush from Neyland who became the first British man to claim a title at the World Para-taekwondo championships in Turkey this year. The World Class Programme affords athletes coaching, training, and competition support, medical, technology and scientific services. Matt, who stands at 6ft 5in is joined by Welsh Taekwondo star Jade Jones on the programme and has his sights firmly set on representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

Highlighting the impact of the National Lottery in Wales over the last 25 years, Nick Capaldi, Chair of The Wales National Lottery Forum and the Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales, said: “For 25 years, The National Lottery has been creating possibilities and making us proud of our communities whilst protecting the things we’re most passionate about in Wales. Without the funding, many of our most loved and iconic landmarks wouldn’t exist and many charities wouldn’t be changing lives to the scale they are now. The 25th Birthday is a time to recognise and reflect on the momentous and positive impact the National Lottery has had on the lives of people in communities throughout Wales.”

Discover the positive impact playing the National Lottery has had on your community over the past 25 years by visiting www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk and get involved by using hashtag: #NationalLottery25.

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Rosemarket man to appear in court on rape charge

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A 40-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court today (Nov 20) after being charged with rape.

Christian Edward Macleod of Rosemarket, is charged with raping a woman aged 16 or over in Milford Haven on September 22.

He is also charged with common assault.

It is likely he will appear before Swansea Crown Court next month due to the nature of the charges.

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