Two of the region’s universities have made it into the top three spaces in the West Midlands on the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2021. The University of Birmingham, 19th of all establishments in the UK, is ranked second in the West Midlands while Harper Adams University near Newport in Shropshire takes […]

The head of Harper Adams University has moved to reassure Newport residents that students will be welcomed back safely this September. Vice-chancellor Dr David Llewellyn acknowledged that some people in Newport might be concerned to see an influx of young people returning to the campus and the town, and wrote to explain some of the […]

Residents in Telford should be “very worried” by a decision to put Wolverhampton into a voluntary lockdown, a council leader said today. The city’s employment and social ties with Telford mean a need for extra vigilance over coronavirus restrictions, says Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies, who issued a direct plea to the town’s […]

Volunteers are being asked to bring out their brooms and ladders this weekend to help take down hanging baskets which have been badly damaged by recent storms. The team at Newport in Bloom want to take down their baskets spread around the town earlier than normal, because of damage suffered by the latest extreme weather. […]

The Newport Community Litter Pickers began regular picks seven years ago, with volunteers being provided with pickers to clear up problem areas in the town. Mayor Peter Scott, who formed the group, said: “It followed on from complaints about litter on Shuker Fields which we dealt with. “Since then a team of loyal and hardworking […]

Haberdashers’ Adams at Newport said that one pupil had tested positive, but that as a precautionary measure pupils in years 10, 11, the lower and upper sixth, are all quarantining. Headmaster at the school, Gary Hickey, said: “One of our sixth form boarders received a positive test last night but he is feeling fine and […]

Charlie who hadn’t cycled in years decided to get back in the saddle during the lockdown and has become a fanatic, cycling 500 miles in two weeks for a good cause. Charlie Cartwright lives in Newport and is the watch manager at the fire station there. When he was sent home from work in the […]

Newport running club has pitched in to help a lightning-struck church with a donation. Newport and District Running Club has a good relationship with nearby St Andrew’s Church in nearby Church Aston, often using the church car park as a base to start runs from. The church was hit by lightning in the course of […]

The family and friends of a popular young Newport man who took his own life spent 24 hours trekking up and down a famous hill to raise thousands of pounds for his daughters. Rob Heywood was 25 when he died earlier this summer. The Newport man had two daughters under the age of eight and […]

Telford’s skies are once again set to be filled with amazing colourful hot air balloons for residents to see from their own homes. This year’s Telford This year’s Telford Balloon Fiesta was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions and with people’s safety being of the upmost importance we are still unable to put on a large […]

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