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A project to hang lock gates on the Newport canal to remind visitors of its heritage have moved a step closer, but it is only the first step in plans that could include a boat. Telford and Wrekin Council has granted planning permission for the gates, near Roving Bridge, to be hung. Shrewsbury & Newport […]

Teachers and parents at Tibberton CE Primary School, near Newport, set about raising funds for the new devices earlier this term and thanks to the support of local businesses and others in the community they have reached their goal ahead of schedule. It means from September each child in class will have access to their […]

A Newport company has celebrated its first birthday by presenting a cheque to the town’s cottage hospital. Senorita Sparkles began with just one pallet of Spanish cleaning products. Its anniversary was also marked with the opening of its factory shop at it’s premises on the Springfield Industrial Estate. The £500 for the hospital will go […]

A Shrophire vineyard has created history after winning a second gold medal for a red wine at the world’s most prestigious wine competition. The Hencote vineyard struck gold with its Mark I 2018 wine at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) – widely regarded as the Olympics of the industry. The award means the vineyard is […]

Under proposals published by the Boundary Commission for England last week, The Wrekin constituency would remain largely in its current form except for the addition of the wards of Hodnet and Cheswardine. However, the Boundary Commission for England has proposed that the new, larger constituency should be called Newport and Wellington. Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard has […]

Newport town councillors are hoping to find funds to install a power source at Norbroom Park so CCTV from Telford & Wrekin Council can be fitted. The park was the target of vandalism on Saturday night as play equipment and skate ramps were covered with graffiti, including swastikas. Telford & Wrekin Council has been working […]

When someone is having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, every single second really does count. Knowing the exact location of your nearest defibrillator (AED) can make all the difference between life and death. It is very important the first thing to do is to call 999. The Ambulance Call Handler will ask a series of questions and should your […]

Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress is selling its base in Newport. The charity said the premises at Audley Court were no longer suitable for its service and that it was working with veterans to find a more cost-effective location within the central region of the country. Interim chief executive officer of Combat Stress, Jeff […]

Newport Salop Rugby Union Football Club has applied to add floodlights at the club’s Old Showground home. The club, which is in its 150th anniversary year, hopes to move its third-team pitch a few metres south away from an embankment to allow the 46-foot lighting poles to be installed and add a repurposed shipping container […]

Harper Adams University has been announced as one of the top 30 institutions in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022. The guide also rated Harper Adams first in the country for its level of spending on student facilities such as careers, sport services, and health and counselling, and joint first for its graduate […]


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