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Author: Harvey Williamson

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A town council’s campaign to guide its high street through the coronavirus lockdown and make it stronger than ever will begin in earnest this weekend with a leaflet drop. Newport Town Council’s Choose Newport campaign is built around the recover of the High Street after months of lockdown and future-proofing its success. The council’s working […]

A dentist has invented a new visor which has gone into production to help protect colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak. Richard Howarth, who lives in Edgmond, near Newport, has created Provizage – a visor he says will make sure dentists can see clearly to treat patients while also protecting them from any splashes and splatters. […]

Young and old in Newport can snap pictures of plants, animals, mini beasts and more for a competition to tie in with World Environment Day this week. This Friday, June 5, is World Environment Day, with the theme this year ‘Time for Nature’. Sustainable Newport is sponsoring a competition challenging residents to take pictures of […]

A message from Newport Food Bank: Just a quick update as we have had lots of messages asking what we have been up to. In May we provided 87 food parcels across the area. Those food parcels fed 108 adults and 51 children.Each food parcel comprises food for 7 days – breakfast, lunch and dinner.We […]

Newport and District Agricultural Society, a group of 250 volunteers, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The society organises the Newport Show held in July each year, showcasing the best of British agriculture. It has held 110 annual shows, the […]

A malfunctioning cherry picked did not stop the volunteers of one Bloom group from putting up dozens of flower baskets. Newport in Bloom traditionally decorates the town with flowers baskets and displays, funded by businesses of the area. With the coronavirus lockdown damaging most businesses’ income severely, the group decided that it would take the […]

A Tibberton teen cycled around his village 24 times dressed as a shark to support the NHS. Jake Waugh, a Stafford Grammar School student wanted to show his appreciation to the NHS during the coronavirus crisis but especially the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. His big brother Joe underwent open heart surgery at the hospital 15 years […]

Police are searching for a Shropshire man suspected of being involved in a fight in Newport. Officers from West Mercia Police want to speak to Ryan Twardun, aged 27, after an alleged affray. He is believed to have been in the High Street area when a disturbance happened on Wednesday. Twardun has previously been jailed […]

A biker was taken to hospital with serious injuries after falling from his motorcycle. The male motorcyclist was found by an ambulance having fallen from his bike on the A41 near Hinstock. He was found at about 7.30pm on Thursday. Jamie Arrowsmith from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “One of our ambulances came across […]

As the coronavirus crisis takes a toll on British high streets, Newport’s town councillors are mapping a way out and a way up for the town as a Shropshire shopping destination. Newport Town Council is about to embark on a campaign to get everyone in the town and further afield to ‘choose Newport’ for their […]


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