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From obscene adverts to court fines: The controversial history of the Herald

The Pembrokeshire Herald, whose closure was announced on Friday, has enjoyed a roller-coaster ride since it first launched in 2013.

The controversial weekly, along with its sister titles the Carmarthenshire Herald and Llanelli Herald, have ceased publication with the possible loss of 24 jobs after a promised £1.5m investment failed to materialise.

Over the course of its six-year existence, the Herald has enjoyed a series of ups and downs, many of which made it onto HTFP.

Here is a reminder of some of the stories we’ve covered about the Herald and its staff since its launch.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    This individual should not be allowed to have anything to do with local newspapers.

    He deserves to be held accountable but it’s the many decent people who have worked for him in any capacity and who have been left high and dry that I feel sorry for.

    Let him go back to where he came from and reinvent himself again just as long as he’s not in any position where he’s employing or dealing with honest members of the public.

    A complete car crash from start to finish

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  • October 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Most newspaper businesses are finding life very difficult. Some labour under too much debt, many haven’t cracked digital yet and others see advertising and newspaper sales melting away.

    By-and-large, these are firms that are doing their very best under trying circumstances.

    This outfit, or more accurately, this individual clown, should never be allowed to give the rest of the industry a bad name.

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