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Can you help support this wonderful local gentleman? Billy Bowering had his head shaved during lockdown for the McMillan Trust. He was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer himself and his wish is to raise as much as possible to help others just like him. In conjunction with The Swan he has already raised over £1000 […]

Darren Wood, organiser of the Water’s Edge Festival, in Newport said they had been thrilled with more than 1,300 people attending the new event. Organised by the New Inn pub, where Mr Wood is landlord, the event took place in Chetwynd Deer Park on Saturday with nine hours of live music and entertainment proving a […]

Three fire engines and an ambulance were scrambled to Newport after the crash at lunchtime on Thursday. When they arrived they found a Mercedes had hit bollards outside the Shakespeare Inn, in Upper Bar. Four women were in the car at the time but nobody was seriously injured or trapped in the hatchback. Firefighters from […]

Residents of Cornmell Lea in Newport have thrown an outdoor tea party after many months of isolation to celebrate the end of summer and relaxing of restrictions. The celebrations come following a grant awarded from Newport Town Councillor Thomas Janke’s pride fund for two new outdoor benches, as well as local volunteer group Newport In […]

September 5, 2021

17th -19th September 2021. This year will be bigger and better than previous years. Moving from Lower Drayton farm to Carney Pools. There will be 4 marquees with 3 stages and 1 activity tent. Acts will come from genres like pop, folk, rock, soul and everything in between. Tickets will cost £65 for the weekend […]

A message from Newport Scouts. Please take a Minute to vote for us and get everyone you know to vote for 1st Newport scout groups nature corner! We have made the shortlist to receive plants, gardening equipment and help from Dobbies! Not only can we win our local area if we get the most votes […]

Vandals who have continued to target parks in Newport have been warned – the CCTV is watching them. Earlier this week, a fence near the canal in Victoria Park was broken, and fishing pegs and other equipment was damaged. That followed earlier incidents of signs being torn down and thrown in the water, fire extinguishers […]

Bill Bowering founded Nova United FC back in 1975 to inspire the town’s young people to get involved in football and learn to love the sport as much as he did. The 86-year-old ran the club single-handedly from 1975 to around 1984, when he had help from others to run the popular Saturday morning football […]

Police in Newport said they will deal with e-scooter offences “robustly” as they see an increase in usage. Two more section 59 warning notices have been handed out over the past week to riders of e-scooters in the town. Apart from trial schemes organised by the Government in some areas, it is against the law […]

A school in Edgmond has been awarded a memorial trophy by the town’s Royal British Legion. Tim Armstrong, who is branch chairman and standard bearer for Newport’s Royal British Legion, decided to get a cup in memory of his wife who helped with the Poppy Appeal every year. Susan Armstrong, along with Tim, helped the […]


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