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Vicki Beeby, from Newport, has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) 2021 Romantic Novel Awards. The winners of the awards will be presented by actor and presenter Larry Lamb in a digital event on Monday, March 8. Vicki Beeby is one of six finalists in the Romantic Saga Award category with her novel […]

Newport traditionally celebrates the feast day on April 23rd. Newport’s Mayor Peter Scott said, “It is with regret that we announce there will be no St George’s Day event in Newport High Street this year. “The uncertainty around Covid means that we feel we cannot put the public at risk by having a gathering. “We […]

The man was stopped by police after being clocked at 58mph in a 30mph zone on Station Road, Newport. Newport’s safer neighbourhood team said on Twitter: “‘Late for work’ is never an excuse for excess speed.” Full story Shropshire Star

A shoplifter who stole £73 worth of toiletries and cosmetics has been reported to the courts – and fined for making an unnecessary journey. A woman from Telford stole from the Boots branch in Newport’s High Street in late January, Newport’s safer neighbourhood team said. The woman, 34, was arrested on the scene by a […]

A new drive to ensure businesses can get the funding they need to recover from the Covid pandemic has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The Marches LEP – the body tasked with driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says many of the region’s 32,000 businesses will need […]

A fundraising drive led by a Shropshire Rotary club has meant children in Chernobyl have a new minibus. The minibus, which is already in action, will mean the children who were affected by the Chernobyl reactor explosion can access a range of critical support that they couldn’t previously get to. Newport Rotary Lite’s Chernobyl Children […]

The new council-run sites, offering pre-booked Covid-19 rapid tests, opened in Madeley at The Anstice on Tuesday and in Newport at Cosy Hall on Wednesday. Several pharmacies are also offering rapid tests across Telford and Wrekin with more set to open in the coming weeks. People can book rapid tests online at each of these […]

In remembrance of Captain Sir Tom MooreDave trigg of the phez Newport would like children or adults to paint or draw a picture on A4 paper,to display on the windows of the phez pub. Please pop your art work through the pub letterbox.Don’t forget to pop your name on the front of the pictures!!

From The Shropshire Star Donations have been pouring in for the dedicated staff running Newport’s new vaccine site. See the JustGiving page, which has already raised more than £400, at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peter-scott-2. Peter Scott says, “This fund will be shared between the surgeries as a ‘thank you’ from grateful residents. The money will be used as the […]

As many of you are aware there have been plans afoot for quite a while to see if a community shop could be set up. During this lockdown, the community shop committee (supported fully by our Parish Council) has decided to trial a pop-up shop in the village hall, whilst the hall is currently not […]

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