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Colemans win title in Milford

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IT WAS a fantastic weekend at Milford Waterfront as Sam and Daisy Coleman did enough to take the P1 Superstock UK title.

That wasn’t all as the hometown boat finished first overall in the weekend’s standings in what was an action-packed weekend at the 2017 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea (Jul 15-16).

Milford Haven’s debut weekend on the P1 calendar was awash with spectacular food, fans and, most importantly, racing.

An outstanding performance on Saturday gave Milford Waterfront a resounding event lead after winning all three heats on day one and a chance to take the overall title.

Their nearest rivals at the end of Saturday was reigning champions Pertemps having clinched three second-place finishes.

While the local team were jubilant, both Arthur J Gallagher and Spirit of Inverclyde had their days finish early following technical issues during the opening race.

Arthur J Gallagher entered Wales without their usual driver David Taft and their frustrating Saturday wouldn’t have helped their mood, but the man behind the wheel for this weekend, John Donnelly, flew out of the blocks to win the first heat on Sunday.

Pertemps were never threatened in second and Milford Waterfront claimed third after fighting back from a slow start which saw them round the first corner in fifth.

Experience Kissimmee were quick to get going but were struck with mechanical problems which ended their pursuit; they resiliently finished race four and six despite their issues continuing throughout the day.

The strong performance on Sunday by Arthur J Gallagher showed no signs of slowing when they hit the front early in race five and never looked back.

Pertemps’ Sam and Daisy Coleman moved one step closer to taking top spot in the overalls standings with another second-place finish while Milford Waterfront rounded off the top three yet again.

The last race of the UK Championship series was a tactical affair as Arthur J Gallagher once again sprinted into the lead but it later proved futile as they ran out of fuel with a couple of laps remaining.

Courtesy of the Arthur J Gallagher’s withdrawal, Milford Waterfront were victorious in the finale to clinch the weekend’s top podium spot.

Podium: Milford Waterfront finished first overall with Sam and Daisy Coleman in second

Harvey takes two victories

Joe Harvey once again proved a class above as he recorded two race victories on Saturday to take home the second round of the AquaX Euro Tour in Milford Haven.

The flatter water on Sunday allowed the competition to bridge the gap and Tim Batte took advantage to record his first victory of the season but it wasn’t enough to knock Harvey off top spot.

Harvey now takes a commanding lead in the Pro Euro Tour standings with the final round in Port Bilas, Spain, still to come.

The 2016 International Cup champion was racing at his very best on Saturday has he lapped virtually the whole field in race one and took yet another comfortable victory in race two ahead of Batte and Russell Marmon.

It was a slightly different story as Batte took victory on the calm water on Sunday, Harvey settling for second ahead of Marmon who was a consistent third all weekend.

With Jordan Lambert outside the podium places and Rainer Eidner unable to race this weekend Harvey now takes a huge lead in the championship standings and looks sure to add to his AquaX trophy collection if he can complete all three races in Spain in October.

In the 300 AM class Thomas Batisse took first place ahead of Richard Cable and Claude Vangansbeck, whilst in the 200 AM class Toni Luciano was victorious with Carl Lofthouse and Dave Lee in behind.

Simon Gill was pushed all the way by Nicolas Devys in the ski class but eventually came out on top with Harry Robinson back in third.

In the Spark class it was Frenchman Maxime Benoit who finished on the top step of the podium ahead of Thibaut Olivier and Tom Miller.

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Llanteg: Car crash causes large tailbacks

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A CRASH on the A477 in Llanteg has caused large traffic tailbacks this afternoon (Sept 25).

Emergency services, including Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.

Rush hour traffic is starting to slow in both directions.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

There are currently no reports of serious injuries.

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TV voices lead massed choirs at St David’s Cathedral

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THE HEAVENLY voices of Llanelli’s Angelicus Celtis, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists, will be leading an army of voices performing at St. David’s Cathedral next month (Oct 7).

Angelicus Celtis from the ranks of the international broadcast and performance voices of Wales’ Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers will unite with the Hywel Choirs, Llanelli Choral Society and Haverfordwest Male Choir (musical director Richard Stephens) for an momentous massed voice performance of ‘A Journey of World Music’ on Saturday, October 7, at St. David’s Cathedral.

The evening will also star acclaimed organist Huw Tregelles Williams OBE, pianist Jane Jewell, orchestral percussionist Gareth Hamlin – all under the baton of legendary conductor John Hywel Williams MBE.

The artists and stunning performance return to the cathedral by popular demand after last year’s sell-out performance in October 2016.

This year’s performance highlights will include magical moments from opera, classical, sacred, cinema, musicals and international music.  Exciting highlight will include Habanera, Benedictus, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Nimrod, a poignant tribute to veterans and the centenary of WW1, Holy City,  a world premiere of a choral arrangement of Karl Jenkins’ Palladio Allegretto by John Hywel & Jeremy Hywel and Angelicus Celtis’ acclaimed rendition of Nessun Dorma as seen by millions of TV viewers around the world… to name but a few.

Angelicus Celtis who have enjoyed a whirlwind year of television and radio broadcasts, were recently featured on BBC’s Songs of Praise filmed from Pembrokeshire where they gave a moving rendition of Be Still My Soul from the beautiful surroundings of Manorbier Castle.

Tickets for A Journey of World Music (£15, £20) can be obtained via www.ticketsource.co.uk/hywelchoir, by telephone 07795 236807, at St. David’s Bookshop or at the door.

Doors open 6.45pm. Performance commences 7.30pm.

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Parent networking groups to be held this autumn

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PARENT network groups for people whose children need extra help and support are being held this autumn in various locations around Pembrokeshire.

The groups are an ideal opportunity for parents and carers to chat to other people in their local area who might have similar issues facing children with additional learning needs, and share experiences over a cup of coffee.

The parent network groups are led by local parents and organised by Pembrokeshire County Council. They are facilitated by an Inclusion Support Officer from the Council who will be on hand to give further advice and information if needed.

There are eight different groups, which are meeting in Narberth, Crymych, St Davids, Tenby, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Fishguard, and Pembroke.

The sessions are being held as follows:

Fishguard, Town Hall

8th November

13th December

 

12-1pm

6-7pm

  Narberth, Bloomfield House

25th September

6th November

18th December

 

6-7pm

10-11am

Pembroke, Foundry House

19th October

30th November

 

6-7pm

10-11am

St Davids, City Hall

24th October

12th December

 

6-7pm

12-1pm

Haverfordwest, Archives Centre

9th October

20th November

 

 

10-11am

6-7pm

Tenby, Community Learning centre

26th October

7th December

 

 

6-7pm

6-7pm

Preseli, Community Learning Centre

19th October

7th December

 

 

12-1pm

6-7pm

Milford Haven, Hubberston Community Learning Centre

23rd October

4th December

 

 

6-7pm

10-11am

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