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County Hall lit up for LGBT+ History month

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COUNTY Hall in Haverfordwest is currently being lit in rainbow colours to mark LGBT+ History Month.

LGBT+ History Month aims to celebrate all LGBTQ+ people in all their diversity and, in doing so, educate out prejudice.

Pembrokeshire County Council diversity lead Steven Richards-Downes said the moved showed the council’s willingness to promote equality.

Joint lead, Cllr Guy Woodham also welcomed the move to light up County Hall stating it was important for the council to support it.

Mr Richards-Downes, the Council’s Director for Education, said: “County Hall being lit in rainbow colours for LGBT+ History Month shows our willingness to promote equality for all through our work.”

Mr Richards-Downes added: “LGBT+ History Month celebrates and recognises the contributions made over time to the many people who do not identify as heterosexual only.”

Cllr Woodham added: “Supporting LGBT+ History Month is important for the Council. Lighting County Hall in the colours of the rainbow flag sends a clear signal that we are committed to equality for everyone, both within the Council and in our wider community.”

The theme for this year is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’, although events to celebrate LGBT+ History Month have had to move online due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Council Leader Cllr David Simpson said: “I believe lighting up County Hall is a clear and very visible statement of our commitment to inclusivity and supporting diversity – both amongst our staff and the community that we serve.”

See more information on LGBT+ History Month at: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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