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The mayor of Newport is encouraging the townspeople to join in a ‘plant a tree’ campaign this autumn and replace the trees lost to housing developments in recent years. The idea behind the project is to get children of all ages (and adults) interested in tree varieties and the natural world, while growing new saplings […]

Liddles Bank Split, also known as the Dale, connects Church Aston near Newport to the A518. Balfour Beatty will undertake resurfacing on behalf of Telford & Wrekin Council. The road will be shut from September 10 to September 16. The diversion route for cars will use Wellington Road in Newport.

A pioneering Shropshire company will play a leading role in a £1million project to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty which could prove to be a blueprint for renewable energy schemes right across the country.  The Telford-based AceOn Group will work in partnership with The Wrekin Housing Group and BEW Electrical Wholesalers on a […]

Gnosall Library is re-opening on a phased basis from Monday 24th August. There will be an order and collect service. Customers can order online or fill in a form and bring it in. The form is available via the website www.gleanhub.org The Chairman of GLEAN Hub, the charity which runs the library, Robert Alker, says: […]

Police community support officers from Newport’s Safer Neighbourhood Team monitored roads in the town with speed guns, and in one day 28 drivers were sent tickets because of their excess speed. Some of the roads that the officers observed included Wellington Road and Boughey Road. They also attended the nearby hamlet of Pave Lane. The […]

People in Newport are being challenged to test their local knowledge in a ‘walking quiz’ around the town. Newport Rotary Lite has designed the free family quiz and has put up fun prizes including afternoon tea. ‘Know Your Newport’ will test walkers on the town’s history, geography and famous denizens. The quiz route has several […]

University Centre Shrewsbury and Harper Adams in Newport have both urged prospective students to keep in touch with their university of choice to make sure they have the most up today information. It comes as the government decision to scrap the use of an algorithm for A-Level grades and instead rely on teacher assessments means […]

The site of a former scrap yard at The Nook, a mile south east of Child’s Ercall, had been earmarked for 21 homes by Combi Developments Ltd. The developer proposed including three affordable homes in the scheme as well as almost 3,500 square metres of public open space. But Shropshire Council planning officers have refused […]

An urgent appeal has been issued by Telford and Wrekin Council’s Director of Public Health: “Help avoid a local lockdown.” The appeal comes following an increase in the number of positive cases in the borough with at least 24 cases reported so far for the week 10-16 August inc. The latest official weekly official figure […]

A new, local cleaning company is holding community clean-up operations in the Telford and Newport areas and is appealing for volunteers to help. Fabulous Cleaners, launched by Jay Perkins, is putting back into the areas it covers by holding litter picks. Jay said the workforce needed volunteers to make the individual events happen. “This weekend […]


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