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.
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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.
A 75 year old woman has died after being hit by a bus in Pembroke.
The incident happened just after 10am on Saturday morning on Mill Pond Bridge, and involved a single decker bus.
The woman's family have been told.
A 54 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, and a police investigation is currently underway.
The road remains closed while specialist officers examine the scene.
Parents and pupils in St Davids are due to hold a public meeting tonight, to fight plans to close the sixth form at Ysgol Dewi Sant.
It is the only secondary school in the city - and was under threat of being closed altogether - before Pembrokeshire County Council last week changed those hugely controversial plans.
Watch report: Parents and pupils celebrate St Davids school reprieve
The sixth form only is now due to be closed, due to a forecasted fall in student numbers.
Post-16 provision would be provided at a new integrated sixth form centre, as part of a formal collaboration between the council and Pembrokeshire College.
Other proposals include the closure of Sir Thomas Picton School and Tasker Milward VC School in Haverfordwest, with a new Welsh medium secondary school to be established.
Pembrokeshire County Council is aiming to improve school standards, and invest in poor school buildings. Its plans are now due to go to official public consultation before final approval can be given.
Hundreds of parents and pupils turned out this morning to protest against controversial plans to close the only secondary school in the city of St Davids.
Ysgol Dewi Sant was under threat, as part of plans to reorganise education and improve performance in Pembrokeshire.
But, the council then offered the school a reprieve - in an unusually quick victory for people power.
Tom Sheldrick reports:
Pembs Cl leader Jamie Adams proposes new motion - not to close Ysgol Dewi Sant in St Davids, just to remove its sixth form
The proposals were passed by Pembrokeshire Council and will now go to consultation.
Hundreds of people have turned up outside Pembrokeshire Council offices in Haverfordwest this morning, protesting against planned school closures - particularly Ysgol Dewi Sant in St Davids.
Past, current and potential future pupils, as well as parents, chanted "save our school" as councillors entered to start the extraordinary council meeting.