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Spuds a plenty at World Food Day

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image1PUFFIN PRODUCE, a Haverfordwest-based fresh produce company, are proud to support World Food Day at Transition Cafe, a surplus food café based in Fishguard, by donating 40kg of mis-shaped potatoes.

Now supplying Welsh produce to the whole of Wales, Puffin Produce are well aware of the amount of food wasted by every household, and are working with national organisations such as WRAP and local projects, such as Transition Cafe in order to raise awareness about food waste at a local and national level.

Mererid Jones, Sustainability Executive at Puffin Produce explains “The average UK household throws away £700 or excess food every year, that’s a lot of food and money. We’ve started working with projects such as Transition Cafe in order to make people think again about throwing away perfectly good food, and World Food Day is a great place for people to start finding out more”.

Tomorrow (Oct 15) sees not-for-profit Transition Cafe host events and an open day at its Fishguard-based cafe in aid of World Food Day, encouraging people to think twice about the excess food they throw away. The project, now in its third year, takes unwanted food from individuals and businesses and develops recipes and dishes to serve at their café based next to the Co Operative Food in Fishguard.

“We’re really keen to support the positive work Transition Bro Gwaun are doing with the local community, and will be donating more potato misshapes going forwards. We encourage people to visit the café on Saturday 15th of October to celebrate World Food Day, to learn about ways to make their food go further and saving money in the long run,” explains Mererid Jones from Puffin Produce.

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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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