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Edgmond Parish Council was recently represented at a meeting with the new Transport Commissioner and it was pleasing to hear that they are genuine in wanting to understand the needs of the rural areas and to work towards a provision that will meet those needs. It is really important that as many people as possible […]

Live family event brought to you by Telford and Wrekin Council Battle of the Towns is brought to you by the European Regional Development Fund and Telford and Wrekin Council. It is a free event to showcase the individual nature of the different towns within Telford. Telfords Got Talent will be going on tour this year with […]

Burton Borough School in Newport, which has around 1,000 pupils, reopened on Tuesday after six days of closure due to the impact of Covid cases. Principal Krissi Carter said it had been the most challenging period at the school during the pandemic so far, with no option but to shut the school due to the […]

Secondary schools from Telford and Newport took the honours in the second series of ‘Wellbeing Week’ active challenges held across the county. The event was created to replace Shropshire’s annual summer school games competitions, which had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, secondary schools were invited to take on a series […]

Newport Rotary Lite’s Spot the Oddity competition ran for just over a month in May and June, and winning entrants have received a £25 voucher to spend in participating businesses in Newport. Newport Rotary Lite President Phil Knight said: “We’re delighted we had such a positive response from both people doing the competition and Newport […]

This from our friends in Blymhill: On Saturday 16th October 2021 we are planning to hold a snooker exhibition evening with Dennis Taylor, (subject to Covid restrictions, although given today’s announcement, we hope all will be fine). Current plans are as follows:- A snooker table will be installed in the main hall and staging will be […]

New houses could be built on a former builders’ yard in Lilleshall, if plans are approved. Landowner Lorraine Jones has applied for consent to place three five-bedroom homes and a communal storage building on the 1.4-acre site on Barrack Lane. Lilleshall Parish Council will be consulted about the homes proposal, and Telford & Wrekin Council […]

Harper Adams university has welcomed the Princess Royal for the official opening of a major veterinary education centre. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University in Newport, visited the Shropshire campus to see the £8.6m centre for herself. After landing in a helicopter she was given a tour of the new facility, […]

To make vaccination easier new walk-in clinics are open and no appointment is needed. All 18 to 39-year olds across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are now able to go to a walk-in Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine clinic. The walk-in clinics make it easier and more convenient for eligible people who haven’t had their vaccine to come […]

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