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Welsh Lamb hits leading headlines on Danish news



lambsWELSH Lamb has featured in a major news item on Denmark’s DR television network’s flagship news pro­gramme, TV Avisen.

As part of an item on European trade, journalist Anna Gaarslev spent a day with the Lloyd-Williams family at Moel­golomen, an organic upland farm in Bont­goch, near Aberystwyth.

Denmark is an important emerging market for Welsh Lamb. Hybu Cig Cym­ru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has recently undertaken a programme of me­dia and PR activity to promote PGI Welsh Lamb to Danish supermarkets, chefs and consumers.

Research has showed growing awareness of PGI (Protected Geographi­cal Indication) status and the Welsh Lamb logo following the marketing campaign. The research also showed that lamb from Wales is strongly linked by consumers with being a high quality product, and associated with traditional and sus­tainable farming prac­tices.

Alex James, Export Development Executive at HCC, said; “Denmark and other Scandinavian countries have been iden­tified as key emerging markets for PGI Welsh Lamb. HCC has been promoting Welsh Lamb with major retail­ers, and also through chefs and trade fairs. Welsh Lamb is a growing choice for Dan­ish consumers as a high-quality meat for barbecues and special occasions.

“Market research suggests that su­permarkets and consumers are taking the message on board,” added Alex. “The fact that Denmark’s premier TV network, DR, has chosen to feature a farm in Wales on its main evening news programme is a good sign of the growing awareness of Welsh Lamb.”

Owner of Moelgolomen Farm, Rhodri Lloyd-Williams said: “I enjoyed showing the film crew from TV Avisen a day in the life of our farm at Moel­golomen. Denmark is an exciting new market for quality PGI Welsh Lamb; it will be great for a prime-time television audience to see the beautiful natural envi­ronment where the meat is reared.”

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New Quay RNLI crew members pass out as ILB helms



NEW QUAY RNLI crew members Huw Williams and Dylan Price recently passed out as inshore lifeboat helms.

They were put through their paces by an RNLI Assessor on Monday (Aug 13) with a written exam ashore and a practical assessment afloat on the D class inshore lifeboat.

Roger Couch, Lifeboat Operation Manager of New Quay RNLI said: “As well as responding to emergencies our volunteer crew members spend a lot of time training in order to maintain their knowledge and skills.

“Both crew members have worked very hard over the past 12 months to complete all the training units needed and have now passed the final stage.

“Our lifeboats are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round and having seven qualified helms for our inshore lifeboat provides us with additional flexibility.”

Huw Williams added:“Dylan and I would like to thank all the crew here at New Quay lifeboat station for their help over the last 12 months. We could not have done it without their support.”

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Schools succeed in A-Level results



A-LEVEL examination results published yesterday(16 August) by the WJEC indicate that high standards are being achieved in Ceredigion schools.

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet member with responsibility for Learning Services said: “Our sincere congratulations are extended to Ceredigion sixth form students who, once again have excelled in their A Levels. Thank you to all school staff, Governors and parents who have supported our young people to fulfil their potential.

“Their successes are a testament to our pupils’ efforts and hard work, in addition to the quality of education provided by teachers in Ceredigion. We are proud of the well-deserved achievements of our young people and wish them well in the future.”

Nearly 27% of Ceredigion entries achieved A* – A grades and 77% of entries achieved A*- C grades. A pass rate of 98% was achieved by Ceredigion students.

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Grade A* – A 26.8% 26.3%
Grade A* – B 56.7% n/a
Grade A* – C 77.1% n/a
Grade A* – E 97.8% 97.4%

Compared with last year, 6% more of Ceredigion entries achieved A*-A grades. The number of entries that have achieved A*-A, and A*-E in Ceredigion is higher than the Welsh average.

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Man assaulted nurses while being restrained



A PRE-SENTENCE report will be prepared on a Ceredigion man who assaulted two nurses and destroyed an extractor fan.

Lewis Hill, aged 24, of Brynhoffnant, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday (Aug 14) to plead guilty to the three charges.

Prosecuting, Mr Vaughan Pritchard-Jones told the Court: “At 11pm in the evening on January 30, the defendant was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital threatening to jump off. Police and medical personnel attended and were able to talk him down.

“He was taken to the Cwm Seren ward in St Davids Park, Carmarthen, where they arrived at 1:03am the following morning. During the course of being assessed he became aggressive and had to be restrained by staff. He kicked out at the first nurse and was then put on the floor.

“Whilst on the floor he was throwing his head back and forth and the staff nurse, who was concerned for him, tried to hold his head but he continued to throw his head and because of the force he was using he trapped her finger onto the floor.

“The charge did originally read as common assault but the nurse went to get her finger x-rayed which revealed the fracture.

“After that incident he got free and he started damaging an extractor fan which he completely destroyed.
“I am not sure why the case has taken so long to come here but at the time of the offence he was on a suspended prison sentence, the period for which has now elapsed.”

Defending, Mrs Katie Hanson added: “He is extremely sorry for his actions on that night. He was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital trying to commit suicide. There are serious mental health issues but he accepts he was struggling on the floor but he did not intentionally hurt anyone and he apologises for his actions.”

Magistrates ordered that a pre-sentence report be prepared and Hill was released on unconditional bail and must return to court on Wednesday, August 29 for sentencing.

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