Clinics for asbestos concerns

Special health clinics will be held today for Cwmcarn High School pupils and their parents to discuss asbestos concerns.

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Cwmcarn pupils back in lessons - in Ebbw Vale

Pupils from Cwmcarn High School, which was closed more than three weeks ago due to concerns over asbestos, are returning to classes today - 12 miles away in Ebbw Vale. 20 coaches are picking them up from the Cwmcarn school this morning to take them to the Coleg Gwent campus.

Investigations into asbestos concerns are continuing at Cwmcarn High School Credit: ITV News Wales

They will be based there until the end of the academic year, which Caerphilly County Borough Council estimates could cost more than £1,400,000.

The school closed on Friday 12 October, after a structural report raised concerns over unsealed or damaged asbestos, and asbestos debris.

Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils have since had lessons in the school's performing arts block. Younger pupils, though, are back in lessons for the first time today. The school has wanted to keep all pupils together.

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