October 2001

STARS ON LOCATION IN CALDICOT
Oscar-winning actors Christopher Walken and Brenda Blethyn and comedian Lee Evans were amongst the stars who spent several days in Caldicot shooting scenes for a new feature film, Plots With a View. The film, which is about the rivalry between two firms of undertakers, will include scenes shot in and around St Mary's Church. Press here for pictures.

ATTACK ON TEACHER LEADS TO SCHOOL BAN
A father has been banned from the grounds of Caldicot Comprehensive School following an attack on Mr Norman West, a senior teacher at Caldicot Comprehensive School. The man had come to the school for a meeting with Mr West following the suspension of his son. He became angry at the meeting and the attack followed, but was quickly broken up by another member of staff. The school has decided that, in the interests of the child, it would not be prosecuting the father.

HUNGER STRIKE CALLED OFF
Pensioner Elaine Meredith, who was jailed for six months following attacks on cars in Caldicot, has not gone ahead with her threat to go on hunger strike. Prison authorities have reported that she is eating normally.

NURSERY PRAISED
Hall Park Under 5s Nursery has received a good report from inspectors. The inspection team was from Estyn (the Welsh equivalent of Ofsted).

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