Equipped with ipods, ipads and interactive TV screens, Dewstow Primary School in Caldicot claims to be Wales' most "high-tech" school.
A meeting will be held in Abergavenny this evening to discuss the future of the town's historic livestock market.
The Welsh Conservatives local election manifesto includes pledges on council tax and business rates, school funding and hospital services.
The Independent Recovery board which will oversee improvements in education services in Monmouthshire has been announced. Its members are:
- Mark James – Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire
- Janet Jones – Principal Officer Youth & Community Neath Port Talbot Council
- Rod Alcott – formerly with the Wales Audit Office
- Jonathan Morgan – former Assembly Member
A senior official from the Welsh Government will chair the board on an interim basis while a permanent chair is appointed. The board will meet for the first time on June 27.
The Education Minister has announced the setting-up of Independent Recovery Boards to take over failing education services in two councils. Leighton Andrews had previously said he would intervene following critical reports into Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire councils.
He now says that 'he can have no confidence that Merthyr will resolve these problems itself, even with support' and so its intervention board will take over the day-to-day running of the education service.
In Monmouth's case, the authority will continue to be responsible for the delivery of education services while the board oversees improvements and monitors progress.
Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving five motorcycles and a car in Monmouthshire.
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say they were contacted at around 19.25
It occurred near the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel, Llangybi.
Gwent Police says a man who absconded from Prescoed Prison in Monmouthshire last month has now been arrested.
25-year-old Shaun Lloyd was arrested in Cardiff this morning, and is in police custody.
All lanes have reopened after an accident on the A40 Southbound between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights, Monmouth) and the A449 (Raglan Interchange, Raglan Castle).
A man from Tradegar is thought to have lost the sight in one of his eyes after a bottle, believed to have been thrown from a car, smashed through the windscreen of his car. His passenger received cuts to both his eyes.
He were driving along the B4233 between Raglan to Abergavenny at the time.
Gwent Police say they are currently treating the incident as an assault but that officers are keeping an open mind and trying to establish whether the glass bottle was thrown deliberately from another vehicle.
The two men say they heard a loud bang whilst driving on 27th March at about 7pm.
– Gwent Police Statement
The driver and the passenger were bleeding and went straight to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.
The 57 year old driver was kept in hospital for 6 days, he will never have 100% sight in his right eye again and may never regain sight in it at all. The 54 year old passenger also received cuts to both eyes.
At the time of the incident, when the victims heard the bang, a car was travelling past them in the opposite direction – it may have been a silver car.
Gwent Police have asked with anyone who may have seen the silver Volkswagen Passat travelling in the direction of Abergavenny on Wednesday 27th March at around 7pm or any vehicle being driven erratically or items being thrown to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tesco has confirmed that 150 jobs will go at its distribution centre at Magor in South Wales.
The supermarket chain says staff will be offered alternative positions at two new centres it plans to open in England later in the year.
It says the Magor centre will remain open and staff have been informed of the changes.
Merthyr Road is closed because of a burst water main between Llanelen Road and the B4269 Gipsy Lane.
The leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Peter Fox, said today's Estyn report acknowledged schools there are still performing well, but could do better when deprivation is factored in, and that 'special measures' is a wide recommendation, which could include a range of approaches.
He told our Education Correspondent Joanna Simpson that the council is "already working with other authorities" on several education services, and is "already in discussions over how we can work in a more regional approach" over others.