JUNE 2003

COUNCILLOR ARRESTED
County councilor Graham Powell, the most well known political figure in Caldicot, has been arrested and questioned by Newport police after accusations of fraud and theft relating to an elderly relative. The allegations do not relate to his political activities. Councilor Powell, who was released on bail, has denied all the allegations.

CALDICOT MAN DIES IN U.S. CRASH
Mr Howard Davies, who grew up in Caldicot, has been killed in a car crash in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr Davies, a former pupil at Caldicot Comprehensive School, had a successful business career and had been a director of the Cellnet mobile phone company. He was a keen fan of Elvis Presley and was on a visit to his birthplace when the accident occurred.

CASTLE REUNION
A reunion was held at Caldicot Castle for people who used to live in the castle itself. The reunion follows extensive research by Mrs Pauline Hayward, who is coordinating an oral history project collecting memories from people connected with the castle in the past.

CUSTODY FOR PUBLIC MENACE
Caldicot man Philip Pearce, aged 20, has been sentenced to six months in a young offenders’ institution after being found guilty of causing a danger to the safety of the public by shining a laser pen into the eyes of train drivers at Newport station.

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