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A Newport Town Councillor has praised the efforts of a husband and wife team in spearheading a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme for the town. Nick and Jo Garvey registered the new scheme because they wanted “a safe environment in which to bring up their children, but saw police presence falling in Newport”. Mr Garvey said […]

Sambrook Village Hall in Newport has received a £10,000 grant to upgrade its heating system and install a disabled access toilet. Work is expected to be completed next month. Neil Robson, Chairman of the Hall, said: “We are really grateful for the Telford 50 Legacy grant received – with the help of it, we’ve managed […]

Police officers investigating an assault in Newport have released a CCTV image of four men they would like to speak to. Three men were assaulted in the bar area of The Barley pub on High Street in Newport between 12.05am and 12.10am on Saturday 16 February. The victims, who are all aged 19, sustained facial […]

The person inside the Sparkle the Unicorn suit was finally revealed at a special school assembly at the Haberdashers’ Adams School in the town last week. Emma Otero Salgado, a chemistry teacher and local gymnastics coast, revealed she is Sparkle the Unicorn and will be raising funds for the charity VICTA who support young adults […]

Plans to create a new education institute for Telford & Wrekin have been revealed today. Telford & Wrekin Council and the University of Wolverhampton announced that they are in discussions about creating the new facility – to support the borough’s economic and social needs and aimed at attracting an increased number of young and mature […]

The popular 50 mile walking trail around Telford and Wrekin takes a step in a new direction. Originally, the route was only marked clockwise but volunteers have been busy posting the distinctive pink circular route markers in a new anti-clockwise direction and Newport’s Hutchison Way has added and an extra spur. The trail has proven […]

An illegal encampment of travellers who demanded two thousand pounds from the business owner whose ground they were on, has been cleared. The group in six caravans and several vehicles, arrived at Hortonwood on 4 March. Officers from Telford and Wrekin Council’s enforcement team along with West Mercia Police visited the site the following day […]

Sparrow hawks, buzzards, wrens, finches and woodpeckers are all common sights around the latest area of the borough to be designated a Local Nature Reserve. Lilleshall Hill is set to become the next to be officially adopted Local Nature Reserve, eventually bringing the total number of reserves in Telford and Wrekin to 16. The new […]

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced it is set to invest £300,000 to support the improvement of sustainable public transport in the borough. The cash will be used to develop and invest in measures to encourage people to switch to electric vehicles and use bus and rail services, and has been made possible following changes […]

The region’s biggest apprenticeship event will be held next week as a part of National Apprenticeship Week.  More than 60 of the biggest local and national employers and education providers will be at the event to showcase apprenticeship opportunities. Organisers say apprenticeships are now seen as a very viable alternative to higher education, with many […]


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