Torfaen Council left with thousands of laptops

Torfaen County Borough Council has kept more than 2,000 laptops intended for school pupils and teachers in storage for over 18 months. The machines were bought under a Welsh Government pilot project.

The authority says the laptops were to be shared with Monmouthshire and Newport councils. Torfaen was left with kit costing around £1 million, after Newport City Council pulled out of the deal. Newport says it never made a formal commitment to the project.