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Newport running club has pitched in to help a lightning-struck church with a donation. Newport and District Running Club has a good relationship with nearby St Andrew’s Church in nearby Church Aston, often using the church car park as a base to start runs from. The church was hit by lightning in the course of […]

The family and friends of a popular young Newport man who took his own life spent 24 hours trekking up and down a famous hill to raise thousands of pounds for his daughters. Rob Heywood was 25 when he died earlier this summer. The Newport man had two daughters under the age of eight and […]

Telford’s skies are once again set to be filled with amazing colourful hot air balloons for residents to see from their own homes. This year’s Telford This year’s Telford Balloon Fiesta was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions and with people’s safety being of the upmost importance we are still unable to put on a large […]

NEWSFLASH! CHRISTMAS IS NOT CANCELLED! We refuse to let this global pandemic be the Grinch that steals Christmas 2020! Carols from The Square in Shrewsbury may have been cancelled along with lots of other lovely events, but My Shrewsbury magazine, together with friends at Shropshire Festivals, are hoping you’ll all get behind ‘Carols from the […]

An urgent appeal has been issued by Telford and Wrekin Council’s Director of Public Health: “Help keep Telford and Wrekin open, keep safe – and help avoid a local lockdown.” The appeal comes following an increase in the number of positive cases in the borough that jumped from 6 cases in the week ending 30 […]

A Shropshire composer who recently packed in his teaching career to pursue music full time will soon release his second album, composed over the lockdown months. Ryan Yard of Newport has put the finishing touches on The Nature of Solitude II, combining rock, folk, orchestral and world instruments. Ryan, 38, recorded the album at home […]

The seventh million-pound winner of ITV’s primetime quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has been revealed. Donald Fear, from Telford, scooped the million-pound jackpot on Friday’s show. The 57-year-old history and politics teacher has become the first contestant to win the jackpot on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 14 years. The final question he […]

Rob Heywood, from Newport, was 25 when he died earlier this summer. His mother Debbie Heywood wanted to do what she could to help his two daughters, seven-year-old Harper-Jae and four-year-old Eden. She held a raffle for Rob’s high-end headphones and Shropshire businesses also donated some of their services for other prizes. Tickets cost £5 […]

Newport’s food bank which has given out tens of thousands of meals to struggling people during the lockdown has now resumed its face-to-face drop-ins to offer support. The Food Bank is now offering its weekly drop-in sessions on Tuesdays, where support workers from the Thrive service are on hand to offer help with filling forms […]

John Baxter, 88, is recovering at the Bridgnorth Community Hospital after breaking his neck and his right shoulder in an accident at his home, near Newport, last weekend. Former civil engineer John is a well-known face in Newport, having served as the church warden at St Nicholas Church in the town centre for 16 years. […]

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