Wrexham Council has voted to close Ysgol Pontfadog.

It comes despite more than a thousand objections being received against proposals to shut the English-medium primary school.

Teachers, parents and local residents have fiercely opposed the move and submitted 1,349 objections, claiming the consultation process was flawed and that the Ceiriog Valley is a predominantly English speaking area.

But the council's executive board have this afternoon unanimously voted to close Ysgol Pontfadog, sparking shouts from protestors at Guildhall.

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