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Newport’s canal will soon have new signs going up explaining why too much bread can be harmful for the ducks and swans that make the canal their home, and can impact on the quality of the water itself. Telford & Wrekin Council has been working with borough councillor and town mayor Peter Scott, who said: […]

A special International Women’s Day event to mark the role of women in business across the Marches was a huge success, organisers have said. The Marches Growth Hub, businesswoman Hollie Whittles and the Federation of Small Businesses teamed up to organise the high-profile online event yesterday. A host of keynote speakers gave inspiring talks about […]

On Thursday, West Mercia Police officers stopped a vehicle in Newport and found a “large amount of drugs” and £5,000 in cash. Two people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. More details: Shropshire Star

A petition to “save” the Audley Court veterans’ mental health centre has gathered more than 1,100 in about two weeks. The online petition, launched by Liberal Democrat Councillor Thomas Janke, says: “We the undersigned do hereby call on Telford & Wrekin Council and regional Shropshire/Midland MPs to help ‘save Audley Court’ and ensure that post-Covid-19 […]

A tree-planting project to make a Newport greener has seen 60 more saplings take up residence in a park in the last week. Mayor Peter Scott has been pushing the Newport Tree Project aiming to grow 1,000 trees in the next five years. As part of a case study by Telford & Wrekin Council’s sustainability […]

Newport town and borough councillor Peter Scott said that unofficial scrap dealers still roam around the town and surrounding area, and that residents should continue to speak up about the issue. At a full meeting of Telford & Wrekin Council on Thursday he intends to ask about what the council is doing to crack down […]

A comprehensive series of workshops to help new and inexperienced exporters break into overseas markets has been created for businesses in the Marches. The Export Academy says the programme – covering getting goods to market, digital marketing, market research and perfecting your pitch – will help businesses take advantage of new export opportunities. John Wigley, […]

(Update: The vaccination centre reopened today 2nd March) A note posted at Audley Court in Newport on March 1st, the town’s main vaccination hub where people have been given appointments in recent weeks, said that those who had been booked today should try and get new appointments at the Telford International Centre. The note said: […]

The blankets, created by Newport Rotary Lite and friends, help dementia patients at Princess Royal Hospital recognise where they are and help their care. Newport Rotary Lite knitter Liz Chesters said: “Princess Royal Hospital contacted us and asked for help with their blankets for patients with dementia. What they asked us to do was knit […]

The organisers of Newport Show have announced that, due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s show cannot go ahead. It was originally planned to take place at Chetwynd Deer Park in July. Show president John Gough said: “Although the recent news about the pandemic is much more positive, there remains many fundamental uncertainties, particularly for […]

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