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Epic charity feat involving cycling, running and walking the equivalent of Earth’s circumference

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Players and officials of Bow Street FC have set the whole community a global
challenge over the next 70 days.

In an attempt to outdo Phileas Fog and Monty Python star Michael Palin, this epic
feat involves cycling, running and walking the equivalent of Earth’s circumference – a
whopping 24,860 miles. Led by Bow Street FC players, the challenge is open to all
associated with the club and wider community, be it coaches, junior players, parents,
officials and supporters, with the aim of completing this mammoth task within 70
days, and all safely within the Government’s guidelines on exercise and social
distancing.

The club has set up a JustGiving page
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bowstreet-fc  to accept donations, which
will be split between the club itself and the following two charities: –

 Hywel Dda NHS COVID 19 Appeal – which is directed to support the welfare
and wellbeing of our NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.

 HAHAV – Hospice At Home Aberystwyth Volunteering

Bow Street FC Chairman/spokesman, Wyn Lewis said, ‘I am very proud of those
within the club, the senior players in particular, who initiated this exciting venture,
and if the initial interest is anything to go by, a huge number of people will be
participating.

‘These are challenging days for all community-based sports clubs such as ourselves,
and whilst part of the proceeds will be used to ensure that the infrastructure of Bow
Street FC is ready for either the resumption of this season, or the beginning of the
next season, we felt it was vitally important for us to support local worthy charities at
this critical time.’

‘We all admire our front-line NHS workers, especially so during this crisis and
supporting the Hywel Dda NHS Covid 19 Appeal will be of huge benefit to those
wonderful individuals who work at Bronglais and other hospitals.’

Bow Street Centre Half Tomos Wyn Roberts added – ‘The boys felt that it was also
important to support charities which are not directly linked to Covid 19, but carry out
essential social care work to support those who are suffering long term illness. This

why we have nominated HAHAV as a charity that we support – the work that HAHAV
carry out in our area is hugely admired and appreciated.’

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Flo Evans: Was Cooper responsible?

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‘THE PEMBROKESHIRE MURDERS’ has brought the crimes of local man, John Cooper, back to the forefront of our minds.
A notorious and brutal man, his crime spree, which could have started as early as 1961, would go on to leave 4 people dead, 30 homes burgled and 2 serious sexual assaults.

But now many local people worry that Cooper, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2011, may have been responsible for more.

This weeks ‘The Pembrokeshire Herald’ printed edition takes an in-depth look at 2 mysterious deaths in Llangolman, but there’s another death far closer to Cooper’s former stomping ground that the family believe could be connected to ‘The Bullseye Killer’.

At the time of her death in 1989, the same year that the Dixon’s met their grisly demise on the coastal path near Little Haven, frail 77 year old Flo Evans lived in Jordanston, a stones throw from Cooper’s house and well within his patch, in fact Mrs. Evans was mentioned by Cooper during police interviews.
It was later revealed that both John and Pat would visit Flo and John would do odd-jobs around her home.
Flo, it’s believed, liked the couple so much that she tried to help them secure land nearby for a small-holding.

Days after telling her friends that she was unable to find her house keys, Flo Evans was found dead in her bathtub, fully clothed.

Mrs. Evans death was, at the time, believed to be the result of her slipping and banging her head before falling into the bath and drowning.
Flo’s family never believed that version of events, talking to The Sun, Flo’s great-niece Rena Murphy said: “Aunt Flo was very set in her ways, she did things in a particular fashion.
“But the way she was found fully clothed in a cold bath and with no money in the house . . . we knew it was suspicious.”

Flo’s niece, Jean, said “Cooper knew my aunt. He visited her regularly and would have known there was always money in her handbag and more hidden upstairs.
“He lived across the fields from her and that fits with the way he approached his other victims.

“We could never understand why Aunt Flo was found dead in the bath with all her clothes on.
“She always lit a fire in the kitchen to heat the water before taking a bath and that fire wasn’t lit.”
“Money was missing, she didn’t have her false teeth in, the TV wasn’t switched off properly and the front door was open.”
Jean went on: “Hopefully, the police will now reopen the case. It would give us some closure.”

Rena finished by saying: “Even if they never charge him, we will still have the satisfaction of knowing he is locked up for good.”

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Puppies and ‘large quantity’ of alcohol stolen from Bramble Hall Farm

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DYFED POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of four puppies and a large quantity of alcohol from Bramble Hall Farm, Pembroke Dock, at approximately 5pm on Sunday, January 10.

It is understood that one of the puppies, believed to be blind, was found wandering in Monkton and has been recovered.

A source close to the farm said they believed that the culprit or culprits may have driven to the farm in a retired local taxi.

Anyone with information about the theft or knows the whereabouts of the dogs please contact PC 773 quoting reference DPP/0053/10/01/2021/01/C.

This can be done online at: http://orlo.uk/0GKuU, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

(Photo: Police at Bramble Hall Farm as part of a previous investigation into animal welfare. Herald photographer)

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Business grants: Find answers to frequently asked questions

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A SERIES of frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to Covid-19 business grants has been put together by Pembrokeshire County Council.

It is hoped the FAQs will answer many of the queries being received from local businesses.

Understandably, given the number of different grants schemes that have been announced by the Welsh Government over the last year there have been a lot of questions about which grant to apply for, how the money will be distributed, anticipated timescales for payments etc.

The current grants being processed are the Restrictions Grants. The Firebreak grants have now closed.

One of the most frequent questions received is about the automatic payments of the Non Domestic Rates related grant.

The FAQs explain that where possible automatic payments for the Restrictions Grant were made at the end of December and start of January.

All automatic payments have now been processed.

If you have not received an automatic payment relating to the Non Domestic Rates grant then you will need to apply.

The Council has a dedicated team working hard to process the grants to ensure that the money reaches Pembrokeshire businesses as soon as possible.

The FAQs can be found here https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support under the Restrictions Business Fund heading.

Further information on business grants and how to apply can be found via the same link.

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