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Project launches to 'find out more' about Welsh coastlines

People with a passion for the sea are being encouraged to get involved in a new coastal project, aimed at furthering our understanding of marine life.

Cattle graze along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path near Manorbier Credit: PA

Organisers of 'Capturing Our Coast', funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, say the new project is designed to find out more about the species that live on our shores and how we can protect them.

Data will be collected from the coastline in Pembrokeshire, right round to Somerset and down to north Devon.

The data we collect will fill key knowledge gaps such as geographical species distributions, movement of warm water species , and occurrences of invasive non-native species.

– Dr Heather Sugden, Co-Principal Investigator


Decision delated on plans to redevelop St. Catherine's Island

Plans to redevelop St. Catherine's Island have been delayed at a committee hearing due to lack of information from other parties.

A revised plan, which includes restoring the Napoleonic fort on the island was recommended for approval after a previous application was turned down in 2013.

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority said:

“Due to the lack of information from the statutory consultees, Members of the National Park Authority have decided to defer the application.”

Read more: Tenby fort set to be reopened as tourist attraction

Boy in hospital after being hit by car in Milford Haven

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A boy has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Milford Haven.

Police were called to Great North Road just after 4pm where paramedics were also at the scene.

The boy was taken to Morriston Hospital via police helicopter. His condition is currently unclear.

Police say there will be traffic diversions in place from Steynton for a period of time.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Pembrokeshire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Wales today visiting an oil refinery in Pembrokeshire.

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The Royal pair will then go on to watch the Wales Australia match at the Millennium Stadium in the capital.

Prince William is vice patron of the WRU and regularly attends international matches.

William and Kate watching Wales in 2012 Credit: PA Images

They will observe a Remembrance Tribute at the start of the match and meet injured servicemen.

The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with the couple's second child, has cancelled some Royal engagements over the last few months after suffering with acute morning sickness.

'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.

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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.

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