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When someone is having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, every single second really does count. Knowing the exact location of your nearest defibrillator (AED) can make all the difference between life and death. It is very important the first thing to do is to call 999. The Ambulance Call Handler will ask a series of questions and should your […]

Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress is selling its base in Newport. The charity said the premises at Audley Court were no longer suitable for its service and that it was working with veterans to find a more cost-effective location within the central region of the country. Interim chief executive officer of Combat Stress, Jeff […]

Newport Salop Rugby Union Football Club has applied to add floodlights at the club’s Old Showground home. The club, which is in its 150th anniversary year, hopes to move its third-team pitch a few metres south away from an embankment to allow the 46-foot lighting poles to be installed and add a repurposed shipping container […]

Harper Adams University has been announced as one of the top 30 institutions in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022. The guide also rated Harper Adams first in the country for its level of spending on student facilities such as careers, sport services, and health and counselling, and joint first for its graduate […]

A period of public consultation on proposals for land to the west of Station Road and the A518 in Newport has been launched by developer Bloor Homes. The development, proposed to be named Hutchinson Gate, will include a range of one to five bedroom family homes, 35 per cent of which will be affordable homes. […]

The Newport Royal Naval Association has been a safe harbour for veterans for more than 30 years, but has also hosted groups of all ages and become a destination for some of the town’s lively entertainment events including open mic nights. It meant the club came to rely on its takings from hosting various social […]

Borough and town councillor for Newport Thomas Janke said he was heartened to hear from a boy in the town who takes an active part in keeping Norbroom Park clean. It came after the councillor undertook his own litter pick and noticed “plenty” of food and drink waste. He said: “Norbroom skate park has been […]

Newport Girls’ High School Academy would like to knock two rooms – “by far the smallest teaching spaces in the school” – into one and convert a canteen into a new classroom, but does not have the funding available, its planning agent says. So instead the 577-pupil school plans to build a two-room demountable annex […]

The Edgmond Lion Pub, is up for sale and as a designated Asset of Community Value the village has an exclusive right to bid for it until 26 August 2021. A campaign group, “The Lion Roars Again”, says although it has made a good deal of progress and is gaining support there is much work […]

Tilly Rae Rhodes raised money for children’s charities while spending time in hospital during the pandemic. Members of the Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team, in Shropshire, visited Tilly Rae Rhodes at Lilleshall Primary School on Thursday morning. Tilly was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer in January 2020 before receiving a transplant. The force wrote on […]


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