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Health bosses have voted to downgrade the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Royal in Telford and replace it with a walk-in urgent care centre. The A&E at the Royal Shrewsbury hospital will be replaced by an upgraded emergency centre. The vote was made last night by a panel at a joint meeting of […]

A vote on the future of local hospital services will be taken tomorrow at a joint meeting of the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. Councillor Peter Scott, Independent Borough Councillor for Newport North and West, and Town Councillor for Newport East, has urged local residents to attend the meeting […]

Pupils from Haberdasher’s Adams school popped into Nova FM on Tuesday to talk about the very first Newport’s Got Talent event being held in March. Jake, Meg, Arriffe, Bon, and Joe explained that it’s open to any pupil at Burton Borough, Newport Girls’ High School or Haberdashers’ Adams, and proceeds will go to VICTA, a […]

A Staffordshire based pub group has confirmed it has acquired the Red House Inn in Lilleshall and plans to transform it into a high quality destination pub. The Red House, on the A518 Wellington Road, closed its doors on New Year’s Eve and is now boarded up pending renovations.  It was previously owned by the […]

RAF Cosford has issued an appeal for people to attend the funeral of a former RAF engineer and his wife, who died 10 days apart. Victor and Edna Barnett, from Telford, met in the air force; Victor was an engineer and Edna worked in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. They were married for 68 years, […]

Four private hire drivers face action after picking up un-booked fares. Telford & Wrekin Council has revealed that its Public Protection officers carried out an exercise earlier in December when they posed as customers in Newport, Madeley and Telford town centre.  The Council says they tried to get into private hire vehicles that they hadn’t […]

A local Councillor is hoping to boost funds for Newport Carnival by setting up a crowd funding page on the internet. In addition to the collection buckets found in various pubs and businesses around the town, Cllr Thomas Janke has setup a Just Giving page to raise additional funds for the Newport Shropshire Carnival which […]

Newport Rugby Club will hold a minute’s silence for Jason Francis and his long-term partner Alice Robinson before Saturday’s match against Nuneaton. Jason, who was 29, died after being struck by a car in Perth, Australia on December 22. Alice died a short time later. Jason, known to his teammates as “Franna” played rugby for […]

The very first Newport’s Got Talent event has been launched, and it will be hosted by a unicorn called Sparkle! The event will take place on Saturday 16th March and will be open to any pupil at Haberdashers’ Adams, Burton Borough, or Newport Girls’ High School.  Proceeds will go to VICTA, a charity supporting blind […]

A warning has been issued by Telford & Wrekin Council about rogue traders operating in the borough. Reports have been received of two men knocking on people’s doors claiming there is a hole in the roof that needs to be repaired. Telford and Wrekin Council says rogue traders often have no formal training to carry […]

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