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Newport Cycling Club is gearing up for a busy summer with the help of a new three-year sponsorship deal – thanks to a Shropshire-based Apple Mac leasing company. Lease Loop, based in Hadley, Telford, announced its backing after family members experienced the benefits of the club first-hand, with cycling becoming pivotal as an escape from […]

The Royal Victoria Hotel, in Newport, has not hosted guests for nearly six years, and Town Centre Properties UK Ltd won permission to convert it into 12 apartments in 2018. The company has now applied to build an extension at the rear of the St Marys Street site and redevelop it into 15 homes instead. A […]

Nearly 50 Newport businesses have helped launch the new Spot The Oddity competition run by Newport Rotary Lite and customers are already out on the hunt. The competition involves spotting odd objects in business windows and is free to enter. It runs throughout May and up to June 6 “Spot The Oddity is simple and […]

Two people were treated by paramedics after a three-car smash in Newport on Friday. The smash happened at around 4.30pm in Longford Road. A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 4.32pm on Thursday, April 29, we received a call reporting that a road traffic collision had taken place in Newport involving three cars. […]

Youth club sessions have returned in line with new Covid regulations and have had a great response – but there are still spaces on the senior sessions. Newport Youth Club launched earlier this month, with regular sessions on Mondays at The Hub near the town centre. The Hub’s manager Debbie Bundy said the junior sessions, […]

The Church Aston Brownies and Guides groups have stayed in contact throughout the pandemic with frequent virtual meetings and are now meeting in-person, outdoors on a fortnightly basis. For their first evening back, the Brownies (aged seven to 10) made kites inspired by Afghanistan fighting kites, while the Guides (aged 10 to 14) made improvised […]

Previously an unloved hangout for youths, the alleyway between Stafford Road and Lapworth Way was tackled by Newport in Bloom two or three years ago and transformed into a green destination to the delight of residents. But vandals have torn up the plants and left it in disarray overnight, to the dismay of the volunteers. […]

A Telford-based company supplying cheese to the food industry has pledged its support for a local hospice charity, with a generous donation of £3,000.  Severn Hospice provides end of life care to thousands of patients and gives support to their families.   The donation from Bridge Cheese is being used by Severn Hospice to buy three new syringe drivers – the medical equipment used to administer drugs to make patients more comfortable in their last weeks and days.   Michael Harte, managing director at Bridge Cheese, said: “We have been fortunate to be […]

Newport’s dedicated vaccination centre is proceeding at pace with about 15,000 people already vaccinated against Covid there since January, and many people now receiving second doses. About 15,000 over-50s have been given coronavirus vaccinations at Audley Court, the Combat Stress site which was chosen to host Newport/Central’s dedicated vaccine hub. The PCN covers the town’s […]

As one of his last official acts as mayor of Newport, Peter Scott is hoping to unearth a pie, savoury or sweet, that could be designated the ‘Newport Pie’. His competition is now open and any ingredients can be considered – Mr Scott suggested a ‘three fishes’ pie would be appropriate given the town’s historic […]


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