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From next Monday, April 12, the short stay section of Newport’s Stafford Street car park (up to three hours) will require tickets to be displayed in vehicles. The requirement had been relaxed during lockdown but will be enforced again in line with the next stage of the Government’s coronavirus roadmap. Newport’s mayor Peter Scott said: […]

As the country emerges from the lockdown, local theatre company TACT is set to return to live performances this summer. More than a year ago, as part of the national restrictions, every theatre company, arts venue and dance school in Shropshire closed their doors to their students and cast members. But this April, as the […]

Walls, hedgerows and buildings have been affected by HGVs travelling around the hamlet of Pave Lane, south of Newport. The issue has been occurring for more than 18 months and various structures have been damaged over the period, according to Church Aston & Lilleshall borough councillor, Andrew Eade. The problem centres around Pitchcroft Lane, near […]

People have been meeting up again as coronavirus rules are eased up, but in at least one Shropshire town it has coincided with an increase in litter. Newport’s mayor Peter Scott has been taking part in litter picks at Shuker Field, Norbroom Park and Audley Avenue. He said: “There have been more people out and […]

‘Breaducation’, an initiative to help make Shropshire’s waterways safer for birds, has now expanded to Newport and signs explaining the initiative are now in place along the town’s popular canal. It follows a similar step at the Little Dawley Pools, Apley Woods, Holmer Lake and the Quarry in Shrewsbury. The Breaducation website says: “In short, […]

Councillors are considering steps to improve a narrow road that has no footpath and is used by schoolchildren daily. Longford Road between Newport and Longford connects the Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School in Newport town centre with boarding accommodation at Longford Hall. The site is home to approximately 50 boys in Years 7 to 10 and […]

Normally Haberdashers’ Adams’ annual competition is hosted live on stage and the school’s sports hall is turned into an auditorium for the occasion. The Covid pandemic meant that was not going to be realistic this year, so the school’s music department was determined to find a solution so that the show could continue safely. Head […]

An anonymous artist has numbered 100 hearts, carved from wood, and nailed them to trees around Newport and Church Aston. Families have enjoyed trying to hunt down all the hearts, which carry a poignant message. A separate wooden plaque describes the idea: “100 hearts for our keyworkers and loved ones – lost but never forgotten. […]

A fully-funded course is set to be offered to one student at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University to mark the British Society for Plant Pathology’s 40th anniversary. The selected student will become the BSPP 40th anniversary MSc student, securing free membership of the society for the next two years – and gaining the chance to present […]

Newport’s allotment holders have had their water switched off temporarily in the face of the climate crisis, but town councillors say a sustainable and environmentally-friendly permanent solution could be found next month. Newport Town Council withdrew the water supply to allotments in the town to try and reduce water waste, said councillor Lyn Fowler. It […]

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