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Police identify woman's body found in sea at Tenby

Police investigating the discovery of a woman's body in the sea off the North Beach area of Tenby, have identified her and are treating the death as unexplained.

Officers say the investigation is ongoing and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen her between 0530 and 0830 on Monday morning,

The woman is described as white, in her early 60’s, and around 5’2 – 5’4’’ tall with grey hair.

During the evening it is believed that she was wearing a green coat and was carrying a ruck-sac or similar holdall.


Police appeal after woman's body found in sea off Tenby

Police in Tenby are treating the discovery of a woman's body in the sea as suspicious.

Officers are investigating after the body was found in the sea off North Beach this morning.

The woman's body was found in the sea off North Beach Credit: Google Maps

The lady is described as white, early 60’s, approximately 5’2 – 5’4’’ in height with grey hair. During the evening it is believed that she was wearing a green coat and was carrying a ruck-sac or similar holdall. It is also known that she was seen wearing a flowered blouse, black leggings, black “UGG” style boots and black t-shirt under her blouse.

– Dyfed Powys Police

Anyone who saw someone matching this description in the area between Sunday evening and Monday morning is asked to call Tenby Police on 101.

The death is being treated as suspicious at this time and enquiries are ongoing to identify the lady.

Tenby fort set to be reopened as tourist attraction

A Victorian fort on an island off Tenby looks set to be reopened as a tourist attraction after being closed for decades.

A previous application to reopen St Catherine's was turned down by National Park planners.

But a revised scheme has been recommended for approval tomorrow because of the "economic benefit" a new attraction would bring to the area.


'Seagull-proof' bin bags go on trial in Tenby

A Welsh coastal town is swooping down on seagulls.

Tenby has launched a trial of seagull proof rubbish bags to reduce street litter which it hopes will deter gulls and other animals from attacking kerbside waste.

Credit: Pembrokeshire County Council

The two month trial is a joint initiative between Pembrokeshire County Council and Tenby Town Council.

What seagulls can do when they attack kerbside waste.

Householders in selected streets have been written to about the scheme and offered gull proof bags free of charge for the duration of the pilot.

If the trial proves successful then the bags, which are re-useable, will be made available for sale to residents who want them on a permanent basis.

Tenby festive swim 'huge success'

Thousands turned out to watch the event as the swimmers made their way to the sea Credit: Gareth Davies Photography
Swimmers revel in the 10 degree waters at Tenby Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

Hundreds of festive bathers have splashed out in the sunshine to make the 43rd Tenby Boxing Day Swim a big success.

The Pantomime theme proved a big hit Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

The Pantomime fancy dress inspired Snow White, Ugly Sisters, fairies both good and wicked, Puss in Boots (and without boots) and even a panto zebra to take the plunge in the 10 degree sea.

Two women sport their impressive animal costumes Credit: Gareth Davies Photography
Some stayed in the freezing sea for up to 20 minutes Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

More than 550 swimmers were presented with their commemorative medal around a warming beach bonfire.

It's hoped the event will raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Chris Osborne, Chairman of the Tenby Sea Swimming Association said:

“It’s been another great swim, with glorious weather creating ideal conditions. We’ve seen some highly entertaining costumes and it’s been a brilliant morning for everyone - including, we hope, all the charities who will benefit.”

First one-man show for 99 year-old artist

The one-man show will be the first for the 99 year-old artist. Credit: Wales News Service

Old master John Beck sold thousands of his artworks over the years but his paintings have never been shown off as a collection. But with his 100th birthday looming, John's family decided to put on a one-man show in Tenby.

Great-grandad John still paints every day and says it helps to keep him young. The father-of-four was never a full-time artist and earned his living as a hotelier and an antique dealer. In his younger days he was a friend of the hell-raising Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and the artist Augustus John.

Widower John sold his early work to admirers for a few pounds - but some of his canvasses are on sale for £400 at his first exhibition which opens on Saturday and was organised by his daughter Prue who he lives with in the village of Cosheston, near Pembroke.

Pruse said, ""He has turned his hand to many things over the years, sport, antiques, property, betting on horses - but, by his own admission, has not decided what he wants to do yet!"

The retrospective exhibition will be held at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery from November 30 until December 21.

John Beck first sold his work for just a few pounds. Credit: John Beck
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