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Newport Rotary Club is relaunching its Tree of Light campaign, giving the community a chance to remember those lost over the past 18 months. With funerals being held with reduced numbers and Covid restrictions impacting mourning, many people have not been able to say goodbye to loved ones the way they want to. After an […]

Newport Town Council’s annual Christmas Card competition judging took place last week at the Guildhall Chamber. The competition received over 150 amazing entries this year and the winners have now been chosen. The three judges, Steve Graves from Robert Nicholas Financial Advisers, Gemma, manager at BOD Newport and Paul Quinn said the decision was tough […]

A major road between Telford and Newport will be closed for 14 days from Monday, November 22. The A518 from Telford’s clocktower roundabout to Kynnersley Drive, Lilleshall, will be closed to all traffic between 9.30am and 6.00pm for resurfacing works. Diversion routes are set to be put in place but heavy good traffic faces a […]

The agricultural technology park in Newport, known as the NI Park that will support hundreds of new jobs, has won a prestigious award. The Newport Innovation Park development, has landed the title of ‘project of the year’ in the over £3 million category at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association 2021 Midlands Awards. It recognises the […]

The Royal British Legion sign, which was vandalised, has been restored to former glory. The sign, placed by local volunteers, was vandalised Monday evening leaving it in bits and caused outrage on social media stirring anger amid antisocial behaiour in the town. The incident attracted many messages of support and offers of help before it […]

A sign for the Royal British Legion – 100 Years On – has been vandalised in the latest episode of antisocial behiour in the town. The sign, which was placed by members of the RBL marking 100 years, is believed to have been deliberately broken off its supports on Monday evening. Its a kick in […]

A motorcyclist, in his seventies, has died after a crash on Saturday afternoon when his motorbike collided with a black Mercedes around 3pm on the A519 at the Shay Lane junction in Forton. The scene was attended by both the Staffordshire & West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit and West Mercia Police. Fire crews, […]

Church Aston infants school recently entered a Schools Mosaics Competition where they were tasked to create a mosaic. In Art Club the children aged 4-7 were involved in a variety of mosaic art and pebble art and really enjoyed exploring creating natural art. All the children were involved in collecting interesting pebbles and stones and […]

A woman is in custody after she was arrested following a house fire in Aston Drive, Newport, on Friday at around 8pm. The garage was on fire and crews remained onsite for nearly four hours. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue reported the fire, on Ashton Drive, Newport on Friday 15th October. Police arrived at […]

Work on a new cycle route and footpath starts today and will take place alongside the A518, connecting Newport with Donnington and Muxton adding 2km of cycling and walking routes to the borough’s cycling and walking network. Drivers can expect to see temporary traffic management from Monday 25th October, with a one-way system in place […]


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