Ian Johnston has told Gwent Police and Crime Panel that he wants to hold interviews for the force's new Chief Constable in September, a shortlist will be submitted to the panel in October, with the hope that a new appointment will be confirmed in November.
He said the costs associated with the legal advice he got over whether he could give Carmel Napier an ultimatum to leave have not been finally confirmed, but "will be reasonable."
He said her retirement was "in line with contractual agreements", and there was "no confidentiality agreement" signed.
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It will be cloudy and misty tonight with outbreaks of rain.
The icy area where the man fell at Clogwyn Coch has been described as an "accident blackspot".
Fire services are dealing with a blaze at a disused chapel in Deeside. The fire started around 12:22 this afternoon on Glynne Street.