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Plaid Cymru leader visits Pembrokeshire to support local candidate

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RHUN ap Iorwerth, leader of Plaid Cymru, made a notable visit to the Mid and South Pembrokeshire constituency this week to lend his support to the party’s candidate, Cris Tomos. The visit saw ap Iorwerth joining Tomos and his supporters as they canvassed the area, discussing their vision and plans for the local community.

Cris Tomos, the local candidate for Plaid Cymru, has articulated a clear and ambitious agenda aimed at leveraging the economic opportunities presented by green and renewable energy. He emphasised the necessity of reinvesting the benefits derived from these initiatives back into local services and creating new skills training programmes to ensure that residents can secure quality jobs within the burgeoning green economy.

“Revenues generated from the Celtic Sea floating wind development should be channelled into a ring-fenced economic fund for Pembrokeshire,” Tomos stated. “This would enable the establishment of new start-up companies and the expansion of existing green economy businesses, offering competitive salaries to local people.”

Tomos highlighted the significant financial gains expected from the green revolution, pointing out that the Crown Estate in West Wales stands to benefit substantially. However, he expressed concern that the current financial structure means these funds would go directly to the Treasury in London. “We must fight now for the retention of this funding to remain in Wales,” he asserted, “and ensure it is focused on providing quality jobs, housing, and public services for the people of Mid and South Pembrokeshire.”

Looking towards the future, Tomos outlined the potential positive impacts of this revenue, including the construction of new affordable, energy-efficient homes and the financing of threatened services such as day centres and libraries. He also stressed the importance of offering more practical support for families living in poverty, a situation exacerbated by what he described as the “austerity and mismanagement of the economy by the current Conservative government in Westminster and the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay.”

The visit from Rhun ap Iorwerth marks a significant boost for Tomos’s campaign, reinforcing Plaid Cymru’s commitment to addressing local issues through sustainable economic development and community-focused initiatives.

The following people have been nominated for election as a member of the UK Parliament for Mid and South Pembrokeshire constituency:

Hanna Andersen (Women’s Equality Party);

Alistair Cameron (Welsh Liberal Democrats);

Stephen Crabb (Welsh Conservative);

Stuart Marchant (Reform UK);

James Purchase (Green Party);

Vusi Siphika, (Independent);

Cris Tomos (Plaid Cymru);

Henry Tufnell (Welsh Labour).

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Police appeal for information following assault at railway station

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OFFICERS in Pembrokeshire are investigating a report of an assault on a woman that happened outside Haverfordwest Railway Station at approximately 8:10pm on Monday (Jun 17).

One man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch:

🖥️ | https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline

📧 | [email protected]

💬 | Direct message us on social media

📞 | 101

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Busy weekend for the rescue team at HM Coastguard Dale

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HM Coastguard Dale said they were paged at 05.35 HRS to assist police in the Milford Haven area on Sunday (Jun 16).

Police received a call at 5am, raising concern for the welfare of an individual.

The individual is now safe they said.

Angle Lifeboat RNLI also attended the incident

Then at 10.13 HRS the team were called on again after a vessel reported a person face down on a cliff near Wooltack point. The team made their way to the scene and rendezvous with NCI Wooltack Point. It was quickly ascertained that this was a false call with good intentions. Team then stood down.

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Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ couple who died in A477 collision

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THE FAMILIES of a much-loved couple who died in a collision on the A477 on Thursday, June 13, 2024, have paid tribute to them.

Katie Worrell, aged 25, and Adam Muskett, aged 27, were involved in a two-vehicle collision between Llanddowror and Red Roses at around 4pm on Thursday, June 13. Two cars were involved in the collision – a black Jaguar and a black Ford Fiesta.

A statement from Katie’s family said: “Katie was a much-loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. She lived life to the full, loving to travel and achieving so much in such a short time, she graduated with a Masters and worked hard. She loved her friends and Adam beyond words. Katie was kind, caring and beautiful and our lives will never be the same without her.”

Adam’s family have issued a statement to say: “Adam, our loving son, brother, grandson and nephew. He loved life, his friends, Tenby, football and Katie very much. How do we move on without you, your big kind heart and cheeky smile. We are heartbroken and forever proud.”

Anyone travelling on the A477, at or near to that location at the time, is requested to contact Police.

Investigating officers would particularly like to speak to any motorists who were in the area at that time who have dash cam in their vehicles.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101.

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