SEVERED FEET FOUND
of severed feet inside size seven Diadora trainers were discovered by
a fisherman on a sandbank in the River Severn near Caldicot. Police launched
a search for the rest of the body but found nothing. At one stage it was
suggested that the feet could have belonged to the missing rock star,
Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers, who disappeared in 1995.
This has, however, been ruled out. Police now believe the feet had been
in the water for about a year.
NEW MOTORWAY PUT
Welsh Assembly Transport Minister
Sue Essex announced that the proposed M4 relief road across Caldicot Moors
would not be built in the near future.
Landscaping work at Severn Tunnel Junction is underway.
A small lake has been constructed and a large number of saplings planted
as a first stage in the creation of a 30 acre country park, costing a
total of £500,000.
CALDICOT MAN SAVES
COUPLE FROM FLOOD
Joshua Klein, a Monmouthshire youth worker from Caldicot,
helped to save an elderly couple who were stranded in floods near Usk.
The couple, from Cwmbran, were stranded in their car when it stalled in
four feet of water at Llantrissant. They left their car but found the
water was getting deeper and they were in danger of being swept away.
Mr Klein, aged 19, and his colleague Barry Englefield successfully guided
them to safety.
Controversial councillor Graham Powell was censured in
a motion passed by Monmouthshire County Council following his false claims
that Phil Cooke, Director of Education, did not have O Levels or A Levels.
The censure, the first of its kind by Monmouthshire County Council, followed
an investigation by the council's Standards Committee.
SPRING IN THEIR
More than 70 people joined the launch of "Step Out Caldicot",
a scheme to encourage people, including those who might be "not-so-fit"
and "not-so-young" to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The scheme involves
a series of short guided walks.
AGAINST FOOTBALL CLUB
In spite of spending thousands of pounds on security measures,
Caldicot Castle Football Club has found itself the victim of repeated
vandal attacks. Control barriers, including their concrete foundations
have been ripped up , a satellite dish has been ripped off the clubhouse
and an attempt made to prise open steel shutters with a crowbar.
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