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Police search for armed man in Pembrokeshire

Police in Pembrokeshire say they are searching for an armed man, after reports he was making threats earlier this evening.

Credit: PA

Crews were called to the scene at Saundersfoot at 6:40 this evening.

Officers are still at the scene as the search for the suspect continues.

The man has been described as in his twenties, with dark hair and tanned skin.

He is wearing a red polo shirt, grey jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to come forward.


P..p..p..penguin school has begun!

A summer school for five penguin chicks has opened for the Class of 2015.

Cogsworth and Thumper are in a flap about starting school Credit: Folly Farm

Summer holiday countdown might be on for children in Wales, but for another set of youngsters, ‘school’ is about to start.

The first two penguin chicks at Folly Farm have fledged from the nest and been taken into a special penguin nursery enclosure where they will learn key penguin survival skills.

All five penguin chicks at the zoo have been named after Disney characters - Cogsworth, Bagheera, Abu, Scuttle and Thumper.

Eventually the penguin chicks will re-join their families in the main enclosure Credit: Folly Farm

After a few months at 'Penguin school' they will graduate back into the penguin community in a few months' time.

In the wild, half of all penguin chicks won’t survive by themselves. As they are an endangered species, Folly Farm is one of many zoos that takes the young penguins into a nursery enclosure until their waterproof feathers are fully grown, and they have learned to eat independently.

Abu the penguin will learn the 'bare necessities' at school Credit: Folly Farm

Folly Farm currently has 35 penguins, including the five new chicks. The eldest penguin, at 22 years of age, is Holly, closely followed by her partner of some 20 years, Harry. Penguin life expectancy is around 22 in the wild and 30 in captivity.

Police investigate Pembrokeshire assault

The incident happened around midday on Sunday Credit: ITV News

Dyfed Powys Police is investigating after an assault in Solva on Sunday afternoon.

A man was taken to hospital with injuries, which aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Another man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Officers say they are not looking for anybody else in connection with the assault, but ask anyone who was in the area, particularly inside The Royal George pub between 11am and 12.45pm to contact them.


Smoke-free beach proposals get council's support

Plans for a trial smoke-free beach in Pembrokeshire have been backed by the local council.

Australia's Bondi Beach already has a ban on smoking Credit: PA

The ban would be voluntary, on a designated local beach, for a trial period.

It mirrors similar initiatives in Italy, Australia and the US, and council members say it would be 'a tremendous health and economic driver' for the county - although it would not be enforced.

A council committee also backed proposals to introduce a ban on cigarettes and e-cigarettes on playgrounds, extending to playing fields, sports grounds and nearby car parks.

We need to safeguard our children and young people from the harm of smoking and the rapidly developing interest by the under 18s in e-cigarettes.

Seeing adults smoking in areas where sports are taking place and children are playing helps to normalise smoking making it seem harmless.

Tobacco kills more than 5,000 people in Wales every year, not to mention the costs to health and other services from treatment of smoking related illnesses

– Cllr Huw George, Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services

Both proposals will be discussed further before a final decision is made.

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