Author: Dean Churm

Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hits the county in the early hours If you were lying in your bed in the early hours of this morning and the earth moved for you, you weren’t imagining it. A small earthquake hit Shropshire just before 2am. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake wasn’t powerful enough to cause significant damage but it […]

Newport Town Football Club are looking for a new First Team Manager. Former player and manager, Richard Priest, took temporary charge of first team duties following the departure of former Wolves striker, Adam Proudlock, as Manager in December last year. Priest will step down as acting First Team Manager of the Fishes at the end […]

Telford & Wrekin planners have approved the building of a new Starbucks coffee-shop just off the Trench Lock interchange. The new development will sit to the side of the existing KFC and will include a drive-through.  It is expected to create 8 full-time and 17 part-time jobs. You can see plans for the new coffee-shop […]

West Mercia Police have appealed for information after a dressage horse was found mutilated in a field in Tibberton near Newport. The incident was reported on Friday 15th March. A vet said that the horse could not have injured itself and the animal had to be put down. According to police, there have been recent […]

West Mercia Police is to strengthen the number of regular officers with specialist training that allows them to provide guidance and support around investigating wildlife offences. Funding for 17 additional Wildlife Crime Officers is to be made available for training to increase the total number of wildlife officers in West Mercia to 30. Wildlife crime […]

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has asked the Independent Referral Panel for an initial assessment on plans to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at the Princess Royal Hospital and move its consultant-led Women and Children’s Centre to Shrewsbury, while Telford would become a centre for planned care. This is the next stage of a […]

A Staffordshire brewery is seeking planning permission to transform a former bank building into a community café bar. The old NatWest building in Newport High Street could get a new lease of life if plans submitted by a local brewery are given the thumbs up by Telford and Wrekin planners. Titanic Brewery Ltd wants to […]

A Water Environment Grant of more than £98,000 has been secured for vital habitat conservation work along the Newport Canal.    The ultimate aim will be restoring the site’s ecological condition and work will involve public consultation, ecological surveys, conservation dredging, water quality protection and access improvements. Newport is one of the places where large […]

The decision to downgrade the Accident & Emergency department at the Princess Royal Hospital and move its consultant-led Women and Children’s Centre to Shrewsbury has been formally referred to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Telford & Wrekin Council. The decision to change the way hospital services are provided in Shropshire, […]

A Newport Town Councillor has praised the efforts of a husband and wife team in spearheading a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme for the town. Nick and Jo Garvey registered the new scheme because they wanted “a safe environment in which to bring up their children, but saw police presence falling in Newport”. Mr Garvey said […]


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