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The Council continues to support families under extra financial strain due to the pandemic through a wide range of schemes, including vouchers to help families on low incomes with their food costs, ahead of the Christmas holiday. There is a range of benefits and support available for families on a reduced income due to coronavirus, […]

By Newport’s Mayor Peter Scott: The countdown to Christmas starts this Friday as the Christmas lights go on! Sadly we could not have the usual Switch On event but you will notice over the daytime that sections of lights will be switched on leading to what we think is an excellent display that will last […]

This initiative has now been running for over ten years in conjunction with The Rotary Club, Newport Town Council and the Newport Advertiser, it gives local people the opportunity to remember a departed loved one while at the same time raising money for charity. Unfortunately, this year the Rotary Club find themselves unable to fulfil […]

Growing Pub chain Black Country Ales has reached its milestone 40th site by snapping up a Newport pub. The Railway Tavern on Upper Bar will close for a five-figure refurbishment in the new year and reopen as a BCA real ale pub. Managing Director Angus McMeeking said, “It will be a pub with no gimmicks […]

Residents have been left fuming after a decision was made to install an unsightly electricity substation at the gateway to a village. Western Power Distribution said there was no other suitable site in Lilleshall to put it. Representatives from the utility supplier have now held talks with parish councillors over the decision which was made […]

It’s hard to believe that in 2020 children can still go hungry: many need Free School Meals in term time, and help during holidays. Telford & Wrekin Council, is determined that no child here should go hungry and are working with partners in the community to provide a free breakfast parcel to local children who […]

A whole year group at a Newport school is in isolation after a positive coronavirus test. The Burton Borough School confirmed in a letter that the whole of year 10 has been told to stay at home and work remotely. The letter to parents said: “This morning, we were alerted to a positive case in […]

Television celebrities Keith Lemon and Richard Blackwood enjoyed all the fun of the fair at Shropshire’s leading visitor attraction as they filmed a revealing interview for a hit ITV show. The comedy duo took a ride on the famous swing boats at Blists Hill Victorian Town, had a go on the coconut shy, visited the […]

The Health and Social Care Rapid Response Team (HSCRRT), launched in November last year, supports Telford and Wrekin residents who are experiencing a rapid decline of their health and are in crisis and at risk of being admitted to hospital. The team integrates Community Nurses, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paramedics, Non-medical prescribers and Call […]


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