June 2007

MURDER CHARGE
Former Llanwern steelworker Michael Farley, of Ash Grove Caldicot, has been charged with murdering his wife, Shirley Farley, aged 69, at the couple’s home on 14 June. Mr Farley, aged 72, was remanded in custody after appearing at Newport Crown Court on a video link form Cardiff prison.

RAIL CUTS
Caldicot commuters have been joined by local MP Jessica Morden in expressing concern at the cutting of vital train services from Severn Tunnel Junction to Bristol, Newport and Cardiff by train operators First Great Western.

PETITION PRESENTED
Mr Tony Easson has presented a 2,400 name petition to Monmouthshire County Council, protesting against cuts in the opening period of Caldicot castle. (See April 2006)

CLAMP DOWN ON TEENAGE DRINKERS
Caldicot police confiscated alcohol from 34 young drinkers in the grounds of Caldicot castle and from a further four on the field of Sudbrook Cricket Club in two operations timed to coincide with leavers’ day at Caldicot Comprehensive School.

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of June 2006 was a top floor flat in Oakley Way with two double bedrooms at £99,950.
The cheapest house was a three-bedroomed semi-detached property in Newport Road at £122,950. The most expensive was a five-bedroomed detached house in Budden Crescent at £389,950.

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