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Large turn-out for candlelight vigil

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PembrokeCastle_2007THE LARGE turn-out for Monday night’s candlelit vigil in Pembroke Castle took the organisers completely by surprise, according to Gareth Jones, Chairman of the Royal British Legion for Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. “It was outstanding,” he explained. “We had planned for twenty maybe thirty people but there were more than a hundred present. It clearly touched enough people to make a real difference” The Light’s Out vigil, which was led by the Vicar of Pembroke Rev Roger Jones, included readings and hymns as well as a memorable solo by Natasha Djkoto of Westgate Chapel.

The commemoration, which marked the centenary of the outbreak of war in August 1914, began at 10pm in the castle grounds and drew to a fitting conclusion around the cenotaph almost an hour later. It was at this point the congregation stood in silence to honour more than 240 local heroes who had given their lives in a war that was supposed to end all wars. As 11pm approached every candles was extinguished and the large crowd moved away in a poignant silence, leaving a solitary unlit candle nestling among two wreaths at the base of the cenotaph. Clive Collins, Town Councillor and Trustee of the Castle, said “It was a privilege to be there to honour those who gave so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms we possess today.

No one can give more than to give your life and I can feel a shiver down my back even now as I think of what those boys gave. I was there to support their memory, to support our town and this castle. In addition to this I am also a school governor and want to show the children of the area what they can look up to”. Pastor Rob James, who expressed his thanks to the organisers and the vicar for being asked to assist in the vigil, added: “I was particularly thrilled to be allowed to read one of the most powerful passages you will find in the Bible. Jesus said ‘No one has greater love than this than that he is willing to lay down his life for his friends’. I guess we can honour their memory in no finer way than by heeding his call to love one another as we enjoy the freedom they have bequeathed us.”

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Johnston: Police appeal for witnesses

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POLICE have again appealed for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (August 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm. A red 4×4 is believed to have been involved also.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch.

You can telephone 101, visit bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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