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Harper Adams University is joint-41st in the guide, which was published last week. It means the university near Newport is the highest-ranked post-1992 university. It is also the third highest performing university in the West Midlands and the highest placed of the 17 GuildHE small or specialist higher education providers ranked in the guide. Vice-chancellor […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Reopening of Public Toilets on Stafford Street Car Park 15th June 2020 These public toilets will be open daily9:00 am to 4:00pm Please note some facilities remain closed on these premises while we make changes to ensure they are safe for public use.Additional cleaning regimes and frequencies will be in place, and […]

One independent Chinese snack bar worked flat out to feed almost 200 school staff in two days to cheer them up. The staff at Wok ‘n’ Roll in Newport went the whole hog and delivered 185 pork baps to teachers, cleaners, administration staff and more unsung heroes at 13 schools in the town and surrounding […]

A Black Country-born woman celebrated her bostin’ 100th birthday in lockdown at a Newport care home with a cider and a socially distanced visits from her sons. Win McConville, originally from Wednesbury, lives at the Rubens care home in Newport. Angie Vann is a carer and activities coordinator at the home and helped Win celebrate […]

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility, part of the national test and trace initiative, is to open at the Ironbridge Park and Ride in Telford, that will help make it easy and quick for any borough resident to get tested. The site will be established over the coming days and will remain open as long as the […]

The Newport Innovation and Enterprise package is currently under construction just off the A518 by Aldi. It will bring more jobs and prosperity to the area. The Mayor of Newport, Peter Scott, attended the official ground breaking ceremony recently. As you will see from the link there is a lot of work involved with roads […]

Newport Town Council is made up of 12 Town Councillors who are all very willing and able to help all Newport area residents. They are non political and are here purely to serve you all in any way they can. Please follow the link to get the details of your ward councillors. There are also […]

Telford and Wrekin Council will be putting in some temporary social distancing signage in town over the next 24 hours in preparation for the re-opening of many of our shops on Monday. There will also be a temporary suspension of a few parking spaces in order to make the High Street safer for queues outside […]

An academy head coach has come up with “leading edge” plans to get youngsters at his club playing cricket again after the sport was halted due to COVID-19. Ian Roberts and his 14-year-old son Joe, from Newport, teamed up to deliver coaching to the juniors at Forton Cricket Club Academy, near Newport, on a 1:1 […]


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