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Cyclists are gearing up for an annual pedal and pint event to raise money for Severn Hospice. Newport’s Nova Raiders have organised the Giro d’Joules 2021 after the event had to be cancelled last year due to coronavirus. On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Joules, the club’s sponsor, will be hosting a charity sport event in […]

A skate park in Newport targeted with offensive graffiti has now been vandalised during repairs. A brick wall at Norbroom Park was being repaired by borough council workers when it was damaged. It follows previous anti-social behaviour in the area this summer when the park was graffitied with swastika imagery. Councillors are in talks to […]

August 16, 2021

Hello everyone, We just wanted to update you on a few things:- Village Hall Bookings– the village hall is now trialling an online booking system for the main hall. The hall bookings and hall availability can now be viewed on our live bookings spreadsheet on the village hall website, https://www.blymhill-westonvillagehall.co.uk/bookings/ We hope you will find […]

A major development of 301 houses and a care home has taken another step towards construction, with the submission of detailed plans. Outline permission for the estate, west of Station Road, Newport, was granted last November, and Bloor Homes Ltd has now applied for full consent. A design statement by the Tamworth-based company says 60 […]

A new venture in Newport will hope to use the town’s history to support residents living with Alzheimer’s. Newport History Society is embarking on a new venture this week and joining forces with the town’s Boughey Trust to set up a memory cafe. The cafe will open this Friday, August 13 and aim to provide […]

Newport’s mayor, Lyn Fowler, has backed a police message for people to stop riding e-scooters in public spaces like footpaths, due to insurance purposes. Earlier this month, police in Newport had to speak to several people in the town about driving e-scooters illegally. In a tweet, Telford Cops said: “PC Arthur and PC Sumara from @NewportCops have […]

Central Square, in Newport, changed hands last month, with Ross Biagini departing after 25 years and handing over to Thomas Haigh and Abdu Ozcan. Newport Town Council member Thomas Janke told colleagues he had spoken to the new owners who agreed the 1960s-built venue was “totally out of keeping with the rest of the town”. […]

A private developer has applied to build the three detached homes on a one-acre site off Barrack Lane, Lilleshall. A statement by the architects says the irregular design “celebrates local heritage and cultural history” and is inspired by nearby features like the lime kilns and former canal. Lilleshall Parish Council has objected, calling it “not […]

A signed copy of The Hobbit has sold for £23,000 in a county auction. Auctioneer Gemima Brettell was the one who discovered that the JRR Tolkien classic, submitted with a host of others after a house clearance, was in fact signed by the author. Looking through the 1937 second impression of the Lord of the […]

A hotel near Newport that is being used to house vulnerable people during the pandemic will return to its original use as the pandemic recedes, ending months of noise and disturbance for neighbours, councillors have been assured. The Norwood House Hotel, at Chetwynd Aston, has been used as accommodation for vulnerable people during the coronavirus […]


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