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As the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown progresses, the social club bar is now able to be re-opened for socially distanced outdoor seating table service. Great news! To start with the bar will only be open at weekends Saturdays and Sundays 2pm to 7pm, (weather permitting). Seating will be outside and it will be table […]

Alpacas could be raised on farmland and a mental health focussed trekking facility could follow, if plans are approved. The five-acre site, known as “Police Field” in Newport, is on the west side of the A41 Newport bypass, just north of the junction with Pave Lane. The application, submitted by landowner Darren Mahon, includes a […]

Volunteers will dig up thousands of bulbs from a Newport beauty spot tomorrow ahead of land development, to relocate them elsewhere. Newport in Bloom chair Karen Claxton said the “sad task” of removing the bulbs, which have been planted around Hutchison’s Way over many years, would mark “the end of an era”. “Volunteers from Newport […]

From next Monday, April 12, the short stay section of Newport’s Stafford Street car park (up to three hours) will require tickets to be displayed in vehicles. The requirement had been relaxed during lockdown but will be enforced again in line with the next stage of the Government’s coronavirus roadmap. Newport’s mayor Peter Scott said: […]

As the country emerges from the lockdown, local theatre company TACT is set to return to live performances this summer. More than a year ago, as part of the national restrictions, every theatre company, arts venue and dance school in Shropshire closed their doors to their students and cast members. But this April, as the […]

Walls, hedgerows and buildings have been affected by HGVs travelling around the hamlet of Pave Lane, south of Newport. The issue has been occurring for more than 18 months and various structures have been damaged over the period, according to Church Aston & Lilleshall borough councillor, Andrew Eade. The problem centres around Pitchcroft Lane, near […]

People have been meeting up again as coronavirus rules are eased up, but in at least one Shropshire town it has coincided with an increase in litter. Newport’s mayor Peter Scott has been taking part in litter picks at Shuker Field, Norbroom Park and Audley Avenue. He said: “There have been more people out and […]

‘Breaducation’, an initiative to help make Shropshire’s waterways safer for birds, has now expanded to Newport and signs explaining the initiative are now in place along the town’s popular canal. It follows a similar step at the Little Dawley Pools, Apley Woods, Holmer Lake and the Quarry in Shrewsbury. The Breaducation website says: “In short, […]

Councillors are considering steps to improve a narrow road that has no footpath and is used by schoolchildren daily. Longford Road between Newport and Longford connects the Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School in Newport town centre with boarding accommodation at Longford Hall. The site is home to approximately 50 boys in Years 7 to 10 and […]

Normally Haberdashers’ Adams’ annual competition is hosted live on stage and the school’s sports hall is turned into an auditorium for the occasion. The Covid pandemic meant that was not going to be realistic this year, so the school’s music department was determined to find a solution so that the show could continue safely. Head […]


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