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Bryn ignores Adams’ pleas to return

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county hallTHE HERALD understands that county councillors were called to a meeting late yesterday afternoon by Council Leader Jamie Adams to be told that, despite earlier assurances, he was powerless to prevent the Chief Executive returning. Councillors were told that, after some discussion, the Chief Executive had been convinced to work from home. Mr Adams confirmed that Bryn Parry-Jones had now formally returned to his role as the Council’s Head of Paid Service.

Paul Miller, leader of the Labour Group on the County Council told The Herald: “Three weeks ago, following yet further allegations about the Chief Executives conduct, it was announced that Wales’s highest paid Council Officer would take a ‘period of absence’. This, members were told, was at the insistence of Council leader Jamie Adams.”

“Today it has emerged that the Chief Executive has been abroad on a pre-planned holiday for the last two weeks and upon his return has simply returned to work – despite apparently repeated pleas from Council Leader, Cllr Jamie Adams, not to do so.”

Cllr Miller continued: “The Council leadership is in total disarray. On August 22, the Labour Group wrote to the Council’s Chairman, Tom Richards, calling on him to convene an urgent meeting of Council.

“In that request we included a motion that called for the Chief Executive’s suspension to be made formal (preventing him from returning) and for the disciplinary process to get underway.”

“A meeting of Council can be called at 3 days’ notice. As of last Friday, the Council leadership had held the Labour Group’s requisition for 14 days! If, instead of burying their heads in the sand,  the Leader and Council Chairman had responded to that request, we wouldn’t now be in the ridiculous position where a Chief Executive, under formal police investigation, can ignore the elected Council Leader’s request to stay away and simply waltz back into work.”

“The sad fact is that our Council’s leadership remains either unwilling or incapable of tackling this issue head on and the people of Pembrokeshire deserve far better. I and the Labour Group are determined to ensure this matter is dealt with and that those responsible for this fiasco are held properly to account.”

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Milford Haven father of two sadly dies following medical emergency in Mount Estate

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A MAN was found unresponsive, and sadly later passed away in The Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Wednesday evening (Dec 9).

Police vehicles and an ambulance responded to a call coming from Chestnut Way just before midnight, but despite the excellent efforts of the paramedics attending, the man could not be revived.

The man who passed away has been named locally as Paddy McManamon, age 30, a well known local and a father of two young children.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald by way of an official statement: “At 11.45pm on Wednesday, 7 December, police were called to Chestnut Way, Mount state, Milford Haven, after a male was found unresponsive.

“The male sadly passed away.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Paddy McManamon’s cousin, Tara-Jade Riley paid tribute on social media saying: “We had some awful news our lovely cousin has passed away.

“You were such an amazing person but now you have gained your wings.

“So go and have a Guinness up there with our Nans and give them both a big hug from us all.

“Such a young man will be sadly missed by all of us – until we meet again, God bless you.”

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Christmas Gift Subscription wins £10,000!

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Carol Ormond with daughter Collette, granddaughter Ellie and great granddaughter Polly

THE PEMBROKESHIRE LOTTERY has awarded one lucky player a massive £10,000 in their Christmas Superdraw. 

The Superdraw was held on Wednesday, December 7 and the winner was Mrs Carol Ormond from Pembroke with lottery number 48095.

After Carol’s name was announced on 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire, the team at the Pembrokeshire Lottery made contact with her and presented the winning cheque later that day. The win was made extra special as Mrs Ormond’s lottery membership was a Gift Subscription from her daughter last Christmas. Accompanying her were daughter Collette, granddaughter Ellie and great granddaughter Polly.

The normal weekly £2,000 draws now continue until the next monthly Superdraw for £4,000 on January 4. However, as the Lottery celebrates it’s 30 th Anniversary next year, there will be higher prize amounts than usual as the 3 x £8,000 draws in March, June and September will all be increased to £10,000!

Pembrokeshire Lottery Gift Subscriptions make ideal gifts for anyone and can be purchased for either 6 months or a full year. To order yours or to join up to play yourself, ring the Pembrokeshire Lottery on 01646 690800.

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Four rescued following early morning mayday call

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FOUR fishermen have been rescued in the early hours of this morning (December 7) after their vessel is said to have hit rocks near Skomer Island.

The Coastguard received a mayday call from the stricken vessel just before midnight, with lifeboat crews from Angle and St Davids sent to assist.

The crew abandoned the vessel and were located in a life raft nearby and were taken onboard the Angle lifeboat.

Milford Haven Coastguard have confirmed that no injuries have been reported and the crew were safely brought ashore at Milford Haven.

Arrangements are being made to recover the fishing vessel and to assess whether there is any pollution.

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