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Neyland: Words of comfort from Prince for grieving mum

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PRINCE WILLIAM has extended kind words to a mum from Neyland, who tragically lost her 1-year-old son, George, and her husband, Paul, within days of each other.

Rhian Burke, 39, is a London Marathon runner and the centre of a BBC1 documentary called ‘Mind Over Marathon’, which is being televised tonight (Apr 20). The documentary follows 10 runners in total who are all living with different mental health issues, as they train for the 26.2-mile run in aid of William, Kate and Harry’s Heads Together mental health campaign.

The Duke of Cambridge told Ms Burke that she would provide the ‘blanket of stability and understanding’ that her son and daughter need.

Prince William has recently spoke out the death of his mother, which occurred when he was just 15-years-old, and his brother Harry was 12-years-old. He said that he still has shock within him, even though it’s 20 years later.

He has also said that it is important that people ‘speak out’ about their mental health issues.

Ms Burke sadly lost her little boy George who had contracted pneumonia in 2012. Five days later, her husband Paul took his own life. She has been suffering with Post Traumatic Street Disorder and anxiety since.

William and Kate joined the group during a training session for the documentary. She asked if her children would be okay even though they had suffered a huge loss, to which Prince William said, because she is already aware of the problems she is already ‘a step ahead’.

The first part of the documentary ‘Mind Over Marathon’ will be aired tonight (Apr 20), at 9pm, with the second part being televised on April 27 at 9pm.

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Community raises funds to save local pub

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A JOB listing has been posted for a couple to run the Tafarn Sinc pub in Rosebush, after a campaign to buy and run the pub has been successful,

In total, £325,800 was raised to buy the pub by the community to keep it open.

Now a job advert has been posted for a couple to run the pub and live in the accommodation.

The applicants will need experience in the industry and speak Welsh.

Hollywood star Rhys Ifans was part of the campaign to save the pub, after the previous owners for the last 25 years decided to retire.

The couple, Brian and Hafwen Davies, were delighted that the community managed to raise the funds to save the pub.

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Former Haverfordwest keeper investigated after racism claims

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FORMER Haverfordwest County goalkeeper Lee Kendall is being investigated by the FA for racist comments he allegedly made towards Eni Aluko.

The current England Women’s Goalkeeping Coach is the latest person to be caught up in the FA’s racism row after former England Coach Mark Samspon was found to have made a racist remark towards her.

Aluko had been giving evidence at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing, held on Wednesday (Oct 18).

She said that the England women’s goalkeeping coach, Lee Kendall, used to speak to her in a fake Caribbean accent.

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Eni Aluko said that Sampson had made a ‘racist joke’ to her about Ebola and her family which was later revealed to be him allegedly telling her to be careful her Nigerian relatives did not bring the virus to Wembley.

The FA has also issued an apology to Aluko for the comments made.

A spokesperson for the FA told the Herald: “The FA can confirm we are investigating England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall following new evidence that came to light on Wednesday alleging unacceptable behaviour towards Eniola Aluko during an England camp.”

Kendall made 136 appearance for Haverfordwest County between 2003-2007.

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Pembroke: Wheelchair-bound man jailed for repeatedly attacking woman

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A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Pembroke Dock man left a woman with scars and injuries after he attacked her on four different occasions.

Lewis Laville, aged 23, threw heavy objects at the woman, twice striking her on her head causing serious bleeding and permanent scars.

On another occasion he caused her such serious leg injuries that she could not get up off the floor. But Laville ignored her pleas for an ambulance and left her on the floor for an hour.

In the final incident, Laville knocked out a front tooth.

Laville, of Powell Close, admitted four offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for 18 months.

In one incident, Laville had begun insulting her and, after a row, through a can of hairspray at her. It struck her head, causing two cuts and scars.

Shortly afterwards he threw a glass ashtray at her, again hitting her on the head. Later, he through a heavy metal horseshoe at her, striking her leg, and finally a glass photo frame, which knocked out one tooth and cut another in half.

The victim had to attend a wedding with a missing tooth, the court heard.

In a victim impact statement the woman said she still had nightmares about Laville.

Laville, who wept throughout the hearing, had previous convictions for assaulting a partner.

Jon Tarrant, the barrister representing the victim, said he had had issues with alcohol but had been taking steps to deal with them.

And there had been fears about his mental stability, but he was also receiving treatment for that.

Mr Tarrant said he was now in a relationship and his partner was pregnant.

Judge Geraint Walters said he noted that Laville had not entered a guilty plea until the day of his trial.

He told Laville: “You subjected her to some very real violence and routinely and systematically abused her, causing not insignificant injuries.

“You were quite sadistic towards her.

“It is true you had your own difficulties as a result of an accident that left you confined to a wheelchair.

“The court has shown you considerable leniency in the past and has bent over backwards to see if you could be helped. But you rewarded that leniency by reoffending and breaching orders.”

Judge Walters issued a 10 year restraining order preventing Laville from contacting the woman after his release from prison.

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