CROSS FOR MARINE
Sergeant Jason Layton, a former pupil of Caldicot Comprehensive School,
has been awarded the Military Cross for his bravery and leadership in
Afghanistan. The 37 year-old marine was a member of a force of 100 British
soldiers who spent 15 days defending a strategic tower in the town of
Sangin from an attack by 400 Taleban fighters.
Teacher Ben Warner has been banned from teaching for five ears after being
struck off the teaching register by the General Teaching Council. The
ban follows a series of incidents at Sandy Lane Infants School in which
Mr Warner is alleged to have hit a child, dragged a boy across the school
hall by his clothing, and locked three children in a cupboard.
PHOTOGRAPHER WINS WELSH AWARD
Nick House of Wye Valley Studios has been declared Welsh Master Landscape
and Travel Photographer of the Year.
FAILS TO SAVE FRANCESCA’S
Monmouthshire County Council has given planning permission for an amended
scheme to demolish Francesca’s Restaurant to make way for sheltered
housing. The decision was taken in spite of opposition from a group of
local residents and the town council. The new complex will contain 37
flats and 12 parking spaces.
PARK TO BE
Plans are underway for the refurbishment of the park in Longfellow Road
and for the renovation of its football pitch. £30,000 worth of funding
has been secured by the Longfellow Road Park Action Group.
TO CLOSE SCHOOL KITCHEN
Monmouthshire County Council is discussing proposals to close the kitchen
at West End School and to have meals sent in from other schools. Headteacher
Gareth Keeble denied suggestions that this was a first step towards closing
the school altogether.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of July 2007 was a two-bedroom flat in Oakley Way at £99,950.
The cheapest house was a three-bedroom mid-terrace in Moorland View at
£132,500. The most expensive property was still Court House, which
has seven bedrooms, at £495,000 (see June
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