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Man who made illegal alterations to listed building to be sentenced

A property developer who has already pleaded guilty to making illegal alterations on the Monmouthshire house that inspired the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' is due to be sentenced today.

Kim Davies is due to be sentenced at Newport Crown Court later.

Sixty-year-old Kim Davies installed a Jacuzzi and spotlights into Llanwenarth House near Abergavenny.

Newport Crown Court has already heard that more than 60 changes to the Grade II-listed building were not approved by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Davies bought Llanwenarth House in 2007 for £675,000 and has spent more than £1m developing it, including making changes to the original timber windows, doors and fireplace.

Seven-bedroom Llanwenarth House was originally built in 1532 on six-acres of land, and has a detached coach house along with an orchard.


Abergavenny florist wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Charlotte Cooke has previously won many other prizes for her designs.

A florist from Abergavenny - featured on ITV News a fortnight ago - has won a gold medal at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Charlotte Cooke, 27, was part of a team of five young florists that designed Interflora's exhibit for the show.

The Interflora design, called 'Succession', had five individually-designed wire canopy frames.


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Businessman speaks out after being cleared of GBH

Business owner Andrew Woodhouse has spoken to ITV News today after a jury unanimously cleared him of causing grievous bodily harm.

Mr Woodhouse was accused of using excessive force when he chased and injured two thieves stealing fuel from his company in March last year.

One of the men was left with two broken legs and a broken arm.

But, after suffering repeated thefts, Mr Woodhouse says he acted to defend his business - and couldn't have done anything differently.

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