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Many pubs will find it difficult to reopen under stringent Covid rules post-lockdown, one landlord predicted. The plan for getting out of lockdown is England has at least provided some clarity to landlords hoping for a successful summer of drinking. Darren Wood of the New Inn in Newport spoke after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled […]

Hello everybody. Despite the lock down status of the country at present the work of the Village Hall continues. I am taking this opportunity to let you know our current plans. Due to our continued need for better resources within the hall we have plans to develop the kitchen to make it larger to accommodate […]

Townspeople are encouraged to snap scenic shots of their hometown to be in with a chance of having their photos featured on a 2022 calendar. A statement said: “Newport Town Council are on a mission to ensure that our High Street returns to the vibrant place it was prior to Covid-19’s intervention, and that it […]

It has taken rather a long time but Telford and Wrekin Council are now going out to tender for the tarmacking of the canal towpath from Fishers Lock right up to the top and in to Norbroom Park. The funding has come from the Development on Forton Road. A number of councillors have been pressing […]

Fines were issued to residents in Newport breaking lockdown restrictions by having a “sleepover”. Police said they handed out three fixed penalty notices to the individuals on Sunday morning. A spokesperson from Newport SNT said: “PCSO Liston has completed some early morning wakeup calls and handed out three Covid tickets to individuals who figured it […]

Our new regular drop-off day will be Thursday! If you need help you can message us on Facebook any time or email newportfoodbank@gmail.com Foodbank is free and we are here to help all in the local area who are struggling. Drop us a message if you need help. You can also call 01952 811734 on […]

An anonymous artist dubbed ‘Bird Box Banksy’ on Facebook has been raising smiles in Newport by putting up creatively-decorated bird boxes. The identity of the kind-hearted artist remains a mystery but people have been eagerly looking out for new bird boxes and sharing photos on social media. Newport’s mayor Peter Scott said: “The bird boxes […]

Food, wine, cash donations and even some wheelchairs have been given to the staff running Newport’s vaccination centre in an outpouring of public support. Several businesses and supermarkets have also given treats and gifts to the brave staff who are vaccinating people at the Combat Stress site in Audley Court. Among the organisations to have […]

English teachers at Burton Borough School in Newport were able to spend their ‘wellbeing hour’ walking around the town to drop off cards and sacks of chocolate. Head of English Christine Owen said: “It was lovely, they’re isolated and their parents have been working hard to support them. “It has been really hard for the […]

Road resurfacing works will shortly be carrying out resurfacing to improve the condition of the highway on the Vineyard Road. Starting 22nd February 2021 and be completed by 17th March 2021 Newport’s Focus Team is delighted to inform you that after continued efforts of raising poor road conditions in our community with Telford & Wrekin […]


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