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A café project for the young people of Newport was given a shiny new coffee machine by a charity for disabled people. The Newport Youth Café Project, set up in 2013 to provide a space for young people, runs at the Hub centre off St Mary’s Street. The Hub hosts the cafe, a weekly youth […]

A Newport resident has stepped up to offer help for university students who are self-isolating away from their families because of coronavirus guidelines. Lucy-Amber Carroll, who has always lived in Newport, said she was saddened by ‘negativity’ about the nearby Harper Adams University on social media this summer, with residents complaining about incidents of rowdy […]

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been awarded £1.86 million from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help its long-term recovery from the coronavirus lockdown, it was announced today. The grant – delivered through Arts Council England – follows on from a £500,000 award in July under its Emergency Recovery Fund. Trust chief executive Nick […]

Children across the borough eligible for free school meals will continue to receive breakfast parcels after the Council has again extended its support scheme to cover the Christmas school holiday. This means that those in receipt of free school meals in the borough can continue to receive this support. The Council also aims to work […]

‘Permanent solutions’ to speeding issues on a town road will be sought after a play park’s railings were smashed by a mystery driver. The railings boardering Water Lane and the play area at Victoria Park, were found mangled and snapped on Wednesday but no driver has come forward to police. The town’s neighbourhood policing team […]

The old car park of the Royal Victoria Hotel in Newport was informally used by residents and visitors to get between the historic cobbles of St Mary’s Street, which the hotel opened onto, and Water Lane, which connects to Victoria Park and the town canal. The car park path was used by residents for decades […]

Railings next to a children’s play park in Newport were mangled and snapped, seemingly by a vehicle travelling at speed. The black railings at the entrance to the play park on the south-east edge of Victoria Park were found in disarray yesterday afternoon. Borough and town councillor Thomas Janke said that the damage has been […]

Shropshire’s coronavirus hotspot has been put down to a number of cases at Harper Adams University, near Newport, as well as in the local community. The Edgmond and Church Aston area of Telford & Wrekin currently has the highest coronavirus rate in the county, with a level of 613 cases per 100,000 people. In total […]

It promises to be a Remembrance period like no other. Despite the unique events of 2020 and the ever-changing restrictions, hardy volunteers will still be out selling poppies. Not everyone who usually takes part will be able to this time, with age and underlying health conditions needing to be taken into account. And with the […]

Several Year 1 pupils from Newport Infants have been asked to isolate for 14 days as a precaution due a positive test being found in that year group/bubble. Those affected have thankfully been given guidance by the school Head which clearly advise what to do next as per the national guidelines from Public Health England. […]

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