Author: Dean Churm

Three of Newport’s community buildings are undergoing significant improvements, benefiting those living, working and visiting Newport following a grant from the Telford 50 Legacy Fund. The fund is part of a £2m Telford & Wrekin Council scheme, which gives £150,000 to each of the borough’s five main towns, including Newport, as part of Telford’s 50th […]

Six towns across the borough of Telford and Wrekin are to benefit from a share of a £1m investment pot to upgrade their High Streets over the next two years. Telford and Wrekin Council announced today that Newport, along with Wellington, Ironbridge, Dawley, Madeley and Oakengates will all receive additional investment from the council’s Pride […]

Telford & Wrekin Council grants permission for Premier Inn to expand its hotel on Stafford Road next to the Mere Park Garden Centre. Premier Inn’s owner, Whitbread, says it has recognised a requirement for additional rooms in the area given that the existing hotel is one of the groups best performing facilities in the region. […]

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced it will be investing £31m in the borough’s educational estate over the next three years as demand for places rises because of continued growth. The Council says their success at attracting significant inward investment has created thousands of new jobs across the borough has meant that significant investment in […]

Gordon Banks OBE, who played in goal for England in the 1966 triumph over West Germany, has died at the age of 81. He managed Telford United between 1979 and 1980. A statement issued this morning by his former club Stoke City on behalf of his family said: “It is with great sadness that we […]

An additional 115 officers will be recruited after West Mercia’s Police and Crime Panel approved budget plans submitted by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion for an extra £13m. This will take the West Mercia force to its highest number since 2012 and will be funded by an increase to the police precept which is […]

Funding to support communities to come together and organise their own events is on offer from Telford & Wrekin Council. The Council has launched the Community Events Grant for locals to apply for funding to hold community events across the borough.  Funding of up to £2,000 towards an event is being offered to community/voluntary groups, […]

The recent Pass It On event run by a local environmental group has been hailed a great success by organisers. Sustainable Newport invited local residents to pass on their unused goods at a ‘freecycling’ event held for the first time at their new location in Newport Library.  Participants were encouraged to bring items and take […]

The Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has written to the Secretary of State for Health, calling on him to formally review last night’s decision over the future of hospital services.   The letter, from Councillor Shaun Davies to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, follows the meeting of the ‘Future Fit’ Joint Committee of Clinical […]

Health bosses have voted to downgrade the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Royal in Telford and replace it with a walk-in urgent care centre. The A&E at the Royal Shrewsbury hospital will be replaced by an upgraded emergency centre. The vote was made last night by a panel at a joint meeting of […]


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