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A signed copy of The Hobbit has sold for £23,000 in a county auction. Auctioneer Gemima Brettell was the one who discovered that the JRR Tolkien classic, submitted with a host of others after a house clearance, was in fact signed by the author. Looking through the 1937 second impression of the Lord of the […]

A hotel near Newport that is being used to house vulnerable people during the pandemic will return to its original use as the pandemic recedes, ending months of noise and disturbance for neighbours, councillors have been assured. The Norwood House Hotel, at Chetwynd Aston, has been used as accommodation for vulnerable people during the coronavirus […]

Telford & Wrekin Council is to host Telford’s Online Jobs Fair this September to support residents who are looking for work. Whether you are currently unemployed as a result of the pandemic, looking for a career change or new to the jobs market after finishing school or college this event will help you find your […]

A tutor from Newport is offering free group science lessons for students after the disruption caused by the pandemic. Gill Stokes is offering free group tutorials to GCSE and A- Level students for all three science subjects; chemistry, biology and physics, during the summer holidays. The Hub Newport is hosting the sessions on Thursdays from […]

The Hub in Newport is looking for new volunteers to allow them to keep supporting the community. Debbie Bundy, manager at The Hub, said it’s been great opening back up and seeing regulars back at the cafe but they now need more volunteers to keep the operation going. If anyone has any free time during […]

Working with Telford & Wrekin Council, Newport Town Council have secured mobile CCTV at the car park of Victoria Park. Councillors have received reports recently regarding anti-social behaviour in the town, especially in park areas, and Norbroom Park, on Vineyard Road, was vandalised with graffiti in June. Newport councillor Thomas Janke said the council had listened to […]

The Royal British Legion 100th anniversary award, or the centenary medal, has been awarded to husband and wife Sandra and Dave Gittus MBE – long time residents of Wellington Road, Newport. Sandra is the president of RBL Women’s Section in Newport, and is a tireless and dedicated member. She is always first to help at […]

A Newport hotel has converted a dining room into new guest rooms, but its neighbours are concerned it is operating like a shared house or hostel and attracting “noise disturbance, trespassing and anti-social behaviour”. The Norwood House Hotel, at Chetwynd Aston, near Newport, dates back to the 18th century and has been used as accommodation […]

Swans and their cygnets are a common annual sight in Newport, but this year’s batch of 12 cygnets has amazed people in the town as the biggest they have seen. The big family can often be seen serenely gliding down the canal, or venturing onto land near Victoria Park. Town and borough councillor Peter Scott […]

Telford & Wrekin Council Leisure Services have closed the pool, in Victoria Park, due to staff shortages as a result of people having to self-isolate. A council spokesperson said: “We are sorry to say that enforced staff shortages due to a number of the team having to isolate will mean that the centre will unfortunately […]


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