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A summer school for five penguin chicks has opened for the Class of 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Firefighters have spent five hours tackling a fire on a motor boat at Neyland in Pembrokeshire.
They were called out at around 3.30am; the boat was severely damaged but there are no reports of injuries.
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.
It's not just people having a hard time in hot weather - animals are struggling to stay cool too.
Monkeys, meerkats and others at Folly Farm in Kilgetty, west Wales are being treated to some homemade blood and worm ice lollies.
Plans for a trial smoke-free beach in Pembrokeshire have been backed by the local council.
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
Both proposals will be discussed further before a final decision is made.
Pembrokeshire Council has approved proposals to ban smoking on one of its beaches in a trial move.Read the full story ›
A man who died in a motorcycle crash yesterday has been named as 27-year-old Gavin Phillips.
Gavin was a much loved son, brother and father who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Pembrokeshire.
Emergency services were called to the A4139 in Penally at 1am this morning.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, his next of kin have been informed.
Police are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision.
The road remains closed while officers deal with the incident.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them on 101.
Princes Gate Spring Water has announced plans to invest £5.5 million in a major expansion project, which aims to double staff numbers and more than triple production volumes.
As part of the project, the Narberth-based business is investing in a new bottling line, which is capable of producing 37,000 bottles an hour - increasing their annual production to a potential 370 million.
The expansion is being supported by £250,000 business finance from the Welsh Government.
Over the next three years the company is expected to create 25 new jobs, bringing the total number of people working on site to over 50.
This investment will create a range of news jobs in rural Wales and help Princes Gate Spring Water - one of our iconic Welsh brands - reach new markets both in the UK and overseas and increase turnover.