Welwyn Hatfield Times news round-up: Teacher spared jail over sex with schoolboy, and council accused of trying to ‘ruin’ Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 February 2015
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This week’s front page story is a married Welwyn Garden City teacher who was spared jail after admitting having sex with a schoolboy.
Jacqueline Marks, 33, admitted six counts of sexual activity while in a position of trust.
She was rumbled after the teenager’s girlfriend discovered intimate text messages from the teacher on his iPad.
Marks was given a nine-month suspended sentence.
Also this week, a cafe owner has accused council bosses of trying to ‘ruin’ Hatfield after learning his rent will increase by 300 per cent.
And staff at a Hatfield pet shop were left stunned when a rare reptile, which was seriously ill, was left in a box outside with a note.
He is being looked after, but is not expected to fully recover.
A Welwyn Garden City primary school is expected to double in size after county officials noticed a leap in the birth rate.
And a new care home has been mooted on the site of the former Highways House in Broadwater Road, in Welwyn Garden City.
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