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Shoppers and visitors to Newport are warned not to get caught out by parking charges as the coronavirus lockdown is relaxed. Parking on the town’s short and long stay car parks will not be enforced, but the use of on-street parking in the town centre (the High Street, Lower Bar and St Mary’s Street) will […]

Telford and Wrekin Council will be joining in celebrations to mark the NHS’s 72nd birthday by thanking everyone who has supported the NHS during Coronavirus. People in Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to applaud the heroes of the pandemic with family and friends this Sunday, July 5 at 17:00pm, the anniversary of the NHS. […]

The volunteers of Newport’s Cottage Care Centre’s League of Friends, in collaboration with surgeries and Newport Rotary Lite, have been raising thousands of pounds since last year for a new machine at the Cottage Care Centre. In line with next week’s 72nd anniversary of the NHS being established, on July 5, Newport mayor Peter Scott […]

Faced with the first ever cancellation of a popular Shropshire Scout camp, one group leader took the initiative and led a virtual camp instead, with Cubs camping out at home and joining in online. Andy Delamere leads a group in Church Aston, near Newport. He said: “This weekend my pack would normally have been joining […]

New classrooms, a dining hall and a kitchen could be added to a 100-year-old secondary school, if plans are approved. Newport Girls’ High School Academy says existing facilities are “inadequate” for the growing student population, and meals for its approximately 600 pupils are currently cooked off-site. Governors’ chairman Edward Lewis has applied on behalf of […]

Residents across West Mercia have been receiving telephone calls from fraudsters claiming to be from Amazon and have successfully defrauded victims of around £70,000 in the last 24 hours. The scam involves a fraudsters stating that the recipient is eligible for an Amazon refund. The victim then follows a series of instructions from the criminal […]

Dog owners are being urged to give their pets a real treat – by spending a day out with them at the world-famous Blists Hill Victorian Town. Blists Hill will reopen for the first time in three months on Saturday after extensive work to ensure the site meets all the Government’s coronavirus regulations. And staff […]

The festivities at Child’s Ercall, a village between Newport and Market Drayton, began on Saturday evening and the revellers defied the social distancing restrictions to dance all through the night, with four sets of DJs providing music. Glamour models, reality TV stars and presenters travelled from across the country to attend the party, posting footage […]

A Newport based hair studio will be reopening on July 4 following the introduction of new safe working measures including an online booking system. A full risk assessment has been carried out at CAPRI Hair & Beauty ahead of opening and all appropriate measures are in place ready for clients returning to the studio. Owner […]

The countdown is on to the reopening of the region’s biggest tourist attractions – and it’s already shaping up to be a massive success. The first of the world-famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums will throw open their doors for the first time in more than three months on Saturday after getting the green light to safely […]


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