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A sign for the Royal British Legion – 100 Years On – has been vandalised in the latest episode of antisocial behiour in the town. The sign, which was placed by members of the RBL marking 100 years, is believed to have been deliberately broken off its supports on Monday evening. Its a kick in […]

A motorcyclist, in his seventies, has died after a crash on Saturday afternoon when his motorbike collided with a black Mercedes around 3pm on the A519 at the Shay Lane junction in Forton. The scene was attended by both the Staffordshire & West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit and West Mercia Police. Fire crews, […]

Church Aston infants school recently entered a Schools Mosaics Competition where they were tasked to create a mosaic. In Art Club the children aged 4-7 were involved in a variety of mosaic art and pebble art and really enjoyed exploring creating natural art. All the children were involved in collecting interesting pebbles and stones and […]

A woman is in custody after she was arrested following a house fire in Aston Drive, Newport, on Friday at around 8pm. The garage was on fire and crews remained onsite for nearly four hours. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue reported the fire, on Ashton Drive, Newport on Friday 15th October. Police arrived at […]

Work on a new cycle route and footpath starts today and will take place alongside the A518, connecting Newport with Donnington and Muxton adding 2km of cycling and walking routes to the borough’s cycling and walking network. Drivers can expect to see temporary traffic management from Monday 25th October, with a one-way system in place […]

The winners of Newport’s photography competition were announced last week and the winning pictures will feature in the town calendar. Copies of the calendar were awarded to the 2 winners, Mr Geoff Chalcroft of Daniels Cross and Mr Les Colbert by Newport’s mayor, Councillor Lyn Fowler, where the best ones would feature in the charity […]

A local man who lost more than three stone after suffering a mini stroke has donated the equivalent of his weight loss to Newport’s food bank. Alex Ash, from Lilleshall, was so pleased by his achievement he decided to donate the same amount of weight he lost to our own food bank to give something […]

Police officers have launched an appeal for information after a 17-year-old was assaulted in Newport around 10.40pm on Saturday 9th October as the victim was walking across Tan Bank. He saw a group of eight or nine men walking towards him from the Victoria Park direction. The men were wearing grey and black tracksuits with […]

Residents in Church Aston are being urged to be on their guard as suspicious characters were spotted by several residents on driveways looking over cars. One of the would-be thieves was first spotted in Oak Avenue on a video doorbell paying great interest in someone’s car while it was on the drive last night. The […]

The well known TV program, BBC Countryfile, has aired a special looking at the future of the British harvesting involving Harper Adams University’s Hands Free Farm. Countryfile were welcomed by the Hands Free Farm team, back in August, as they worked hard to complete the first full harvest on the farm just outside Newport. The […]


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