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Author: Harvey Williamson

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An application to install new decorative lock gates on Newport’s canal says it will “re-emphasise the importance” of the structure within the town. The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust (SNCT) and Newport Town Council (NTC) hope the gates, which would be placed near Roving Bridge at the lock known as Newport Lock – 255m southeast […]

Newport in Bloom will bring back its popular annual sale event, which also features gardening items, on May 29 after restrictions on events are lifted from today. “Following a further easing of restrictions next week, we are pleased to announce that Newport in Bloom’s annual plant & book sale will be going ahead this year. […]

Telford & Wrekin Council is planning an event on July 10 across the borough. Newport is among the towns taking part. Councillor Peter Scott of Newport said: “They are looking for local shops and organisations to get together to make it a special day. If you run a shop you might want to have a […]

Newport Town Council announced at its annual meeting on Wednesday that Councillor Lyn Fowler had been unanimously elected mayor for the forthcoming year. She represents the East ward and has previously served as mayor in 2016 and 2017. She stated her delight to have the support of fellow council members and expressed her desire to […]

Earlier in the spring, Newport Town Council arranged a photo competition to encourage people to embrace the ‘Choose Newport’ campaign – promoting Newport as a destination for when the coronavirus restrictions ease up. The winners will see their photos of Newport make up an official 2022 calendar. Dozens of entries were received from Newport residents, […]

A plaque documenting part of Newport’s wartime history has been salvaged and moved. The plaque had occupied a large planter in the centre of Newport, honouring popular late councillor Ernest Wright. It says: “In 1913 Ernest Wright came to Newport and opened ‘The Picture House’ cinema in the Market Hall. “He was elected to the […]

Businesses across Shropshire were today urged to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious awards – and build on the region’s proud track record of success. Applications are now open for the 2022 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which showcase outstanding achievements in the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through […]

Student Zoe Bramham from Harper Adams University in Newport, whose own dog Millie has canine osteoarthritis, is planning to run the study. It will examine if a therapeutic exercise routine for dogs, which dogs and owners will complete instead of a walk, can have a beneficial effect. Zoe, from Solihull, said: “I have chosen this […]

Newport Town Council has launched a free loan scheme so anyone can sign out one or more of 20 litter picker for use around the town and nearby villages. Regular loans can also be arranged. Town mayor Peter Scott, who also arranges regular community litter picks, said: “I speak to many people who say they […]

More than 20 cars and 50 youngsters were involved as pupils from Haberdashers’ Adams’ Grammar School in Newport took part in an “unofficial tradition”, which involves driving to landmarks across Telford and drinking alcohol. Whoever returns first from the race, which takes in Telford Town Park, Lilleshall Monument and Priorslee Lake, wins a pot of […]


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