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Headteacher awarded £200,000 for unfair dismissal

A former headteacher of a private girls' school in Denbighshire has been awarded over £200,000 for unfair dismissal.

Bernie Routledge, from Mold, took action against Howell's School in Denbigh in March.

The school has since gone into liquidation and closed.

His wife, the former head of PE at the school, was awarded over £80,000 by the same tribunal.


Denbigh police: don't attend illegal 'Lovely Lughnassa' rave

North Wales Police are making an appeal for people not to attend an unlicenced rave in Denbigh planned for the weekend.

The force says it has received intelligence that staff were being recruited and tickets sold for the 'Lovely Lughnassa 2013' event.

Illegal raves are potentially dangerous and need to be licensed to protect those attending.

These events can cause untold damage and disruption and they are not regulated in relation to health and safety. Furthermore, they can have a great impact on members of the community living nearby.

– Inspector Siobhan Edwards


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Tourette's and Me

One in a hundred people suffer from Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological condition which causes physical and verbal tics.

Wales This Week has spent time with 17-year-old Joe Holloway, from Denbigh. His Tourette's has affected his family, his schooling and his life. He wants people to better understand how his condition affects his behaviour.

Wales This Week is on Monday at 8 on ITV Cymru Wales

Former mayor appears in court on explosion charge

A former mayor of Denbigh has appeared before magistrates, in connection with a series of blasts in the town.

John Larsen, 46 and from Lenten Pool, is charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property.

He is currently on Denbigh Town Council.

His defence solicitor said: "He doesn't accept the allegations against him."

There was no application for bail, and he was remanded in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court next Monday.

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