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Sainsbury's drops plans to open at Haverfordwest

Sainsbury's has dropped plans to open a new store at Haverfordwest.

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The planned store could have seen 500 jobs created. A spokesperson for supermarket told ITV Cymru Wales they were "disappointed" but shopping habits had changed and more customers were using online food shopping.

Pembrokeshire Council said the housing development plans for over 700 new homes at Slade Lane will continue as planned.

Elvis fan killed after trip to Memphis for tribute concert

A dedicated Elvis Presley fan from St Davids was killed by a hit-and-run driver after travelling 5,000 miles to Memphis for a concert celebrating the musician's life.

Elvis fan Andrea Ahmed was killed on her 54th birthday. Credit: Wales News Service

Grandmother Andrea Ahmed was killed on her 54th birthday after flying from Britain to the States to see Graceland.

And an inquest heard the driver has never been traced by the US police after the death just a mile away from the legendary Heartbreak Hotel.

The mother-of-one was knocked down just moments after leaving a concert by a tribute act in Elvis' home city in May last year.

Pembrokeshire coroner Mark Layton told the family that very little information, other than that Mrs Ahmed has been struck by a motor vehicle, was available.

"From what we know she had gone out there to see the home of Elvis. It was Elvis week and she was going to meet friends. We know that she had a booking slip for a bus to Orlando, which was due to leave not far from the time she was struck. We do not know if she was going back to the hotel or going for the bus."

– Matthew Francis, Andrea Ahmed's Daughter's partner

She went to see her favourite singer Joe Kent who she had seen "dozens of times over the years".

He sang "Happy Birthday" to Andrea and did a rendition of her favourite song "Yesterday, When I was Young".

"We hugged and said our good nights and I left her in the hotel parking lot. She evidently went back in the hotel and got on their computer in the lobby. Then she must have gone back outside. That's when it happened. She was killed by a hit and run driver. It's just so sad - I am just crushed."

– Joe Kent

The coroner recorded an open verdict at the inquest in Milford Haven.


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