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Temporary traffic lights will be set up on a Newport road while improvements are made to the drainage network. Works will begin at Stafford Road in Newport on September 21, and are due to last until October 7. Two-way traffic lights will be used to manage traffic while the highway near Broadway is affected by […]

Shropshire’s premier tourist attraction is to give away 4,000 tickets to residents in Telford and Wrekin as part of the Festival of Imagination that returns to the Ironbridge Gorge between 12-27 September, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has teamed up with Telford & Wrekin Council to make 1,000 free tickets a day available for Blists […]

Hi All, Just a brief note to let you know that we have had to cancel the Newport Food Frenzy 2020. This decision has been made following advice / guidance provided by Telford & Wrekin Council in an email received late this afternoon. All traders have been informed of the cancellation with an option of […]

The owner of a climbing centre which reopened more than a month ago said he is still getting queries on whether he is open for business. Karl Smith runs the independent Newport Rock climbing centre. He said that the open nature of the building, a unit on the Springfields Industrial Estate in Newport, made it […]

Newport Town Council have decided not to hold a Christmas Lights “Switch-On” event this year. The council met last week to discuss the event. They decided unanimously that considering the recent government announcement, that it will November at the earliest before decisions on public gatherings can be taken, it is not possible to plan a […]

A helpline for people in Newport needing help getting to their medical appointments will soon be available again, having been suspended throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Voluntary Service helpline for the Newport area will open next Monday, from 9am to 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In normal times, volunteers give their time […]

A new application for a site housing 10 static caravans and a play area has been launched after a previous proposal was rejected. Dan and David Gulligan have applied for permission from Shropshire Council to set up a static caravan site, including an office building, at land in Links Green, Hinstock. A similar application and […]

The High Sheriff of Shropshire saw the “breath-taking” heights and the mysterious depths of one town as part of her tour of the county. Dean Harris stopped at the historic market town of Newport to see the sights and speak to locals on her way around the unique towns of Shropshire. Her first stop was […]

Sambrook House, between Newport and Market Drayton, has not recorded a case of Covid-19 throughout the pandemic thanks to the staff, who have been avoiding eating out and shopping unnecessarily to help protect the residents. Now they have been given silver medals by the home for their selflessness. Sambrook Care managing director Neil Robson said: […]

Five residents of the Elkington Close sheltered housing scheme in Newport died over the last few long months of lockdown, though not of coronavirus itself. Their names were Eric Heal, Muriel Wheeler, Gladys Jones, Ron Platt and David Blake. Because of the restrictions on gatherings of people, their families and friends could not meet in […]

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