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River levels in Ironbridge have now risen to around 6.3 and are still rising throughout the day. ⚠️The FLOOD WARNING is still in place for the River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield with river expected to peak tonight. THE FOLLOWINGROADS ARE CLOSED: ⛔️The Wharfage ⛔️Buildwas Road ⛔️Dale End ⛔️Lloyds Head (Coalford) ⛔️The Lloyds ⛔️Ferry Road […]

Town businesspeople have been rewarded for lighting up their shop windows and spreading some cheer during a difficult period. Newport Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas window display competition in a socially-distanced fashion this year, encouraging shopkeepers and traders to light up their windows and frontages over the festive period. Some of the best […]

Well-known Shrewsbury man Geoff Rushworth, now in his late 80s, has just published his autobiography – 12 years in the making – and a fascinating read it is.  His friend ‘The Lovely’ Debbie McGee agrees and has written its foreword.Geoff rose from very humble beginnings in Shrewsbury, where his parents were also born.  At age 24, just after […]

ANY QUESTIONS TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. VOLUNTEER AGE RANGE 18-60. The NHS urgently needs volunteers to support the roll out of the vaccination programme in Telford. They particularly need volunteers for the next 2 weeks, but we will need some volunteers over a longer period. Volunteers will be needed at a range of locations […]

A student at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University has won the title of UK Dairy Student of the Year 2021. Katie Ackland brought home the title for the university near Newport. “I am absolutely delighted to have won Dairy Student of the Year,” Katie, 21, from Devon, said. “From growing up on my family dairy farm […]

Newport’s mayor has urged dog walkers to be responsible for their pets’ mess, and called for residents to report foulers. Councillor Peter Scott said the dog fouling situation in the town has improved in recent years but that a “minority” of owners are still causing problems. He said: “I am seeing a lot of comments […]

An article by Charlotte Bowering from Castle House School: At Castle House School, we have been working together to ensure every child receives the education they deserve, whether they are at home, or attending school, due to their parents being a keyworker. The children have been attending daily online classes, from their year group teachers, […]

Preparations under way for mass vaccination site at Telford International Centre. It is usually home to exhibitions and events, with halls packed full of thousands of visitors from across the country, but from next week Telford International Centre (TIC) will become one of the central points of the county’s battle against Covid. The site is […]

A former care home and its staff accommodation near Newport will not be converted into private houses, after the council refused a change-of-use bid. Leggo Ltd applied to change the use of the properties, at Standford Bridge, northwest of Newport. Parish councillors expressed concerns that fast-moving traffic on the nearby main road posed a safety […]

Covid-19 vaccines will be made available at Audley Court in Newport from next week. The former Combat Stress site, off Audley Avenue, will be Newport’s primary hub for vaccinations, and appointments should be made available before the end of the month, said the town’s mayor. Politicians and health bosses have been weighing up the potential […]


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