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A former teacher and a 1980s UK snuff-taking champion from Newport has died. Peter Kay, 73, spent 25 years at The Grove School, in Market Drayton. In the 1980s he took up competitive snuff taking and was named West of England champion several times over. He was eventually crowned United Kingdom champion, winning the competition […]

A Lilleshall Cricket Club player, who is part of the outfit’s third team, is thought to have contracted the virus from outside the club environment. Based between Telford and Newport on Church Road, the club confirmed the news yesterday and said it has cancelled all cricket activity. Members are working with Shropshire Cricket Board (SCB) […]

Harper Adams University set up a whole new website to host students virtually and give them an eye-opening taster into what life is like at the Newport-based campus. As the number of students going through clearing to access higher educational courses is set to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the university also used the […]

On Wednesday the 12th August the beautiful community hub in Church Aston, St Andrews Church was struck by lightning. There has been significant electrical damage and the church itself will need some structural and cosmetic repairs. They are trying to raise £2,000. This message from Revd. Zoe Heming, “Just heard the building is safe (phew!) but […]

Hello I’m Myers and I’m moving into The Railway Tavern this weekend all geared up for the opening on Wednesday 19/08/2020 @ 17:00. There is nothing better than Real Ale and scratchings 😋😋 We are a dog friendly pub offering complimentary dog treats and water, I wish it could be something stronger but I’m afraid somebody has […]

A developer hopes to transform Newport’s disused Royal Victoria Hotel into 15 flats while maintaining the Georgian exterior. A developer hopes to transform Newport’s disused Royal Victoria Hotel into 15 flats while maintaining the Georgian exterior. Town and borough councillor Tim Nelson said he supports bringing the building back into use, but only if a […]

Anyone is welcome to attend the VJ Day service at St Nicholas Church, Newport, this Saturday (August 15). Reverend Merry Smith will conduct the socially distanced event outdoors from 10.45am. It has been organised by the town’s Royal British Legion. Deputy mayor Lyn Fowler will lay a wreath on behalf of the town and town […]

The Newport Community Walking Group will meet at Newport’s Guildhall on Sunday, August 23, setting off at 11am. Councillor Peter Scott, who is part of the group, said: “We will be observing social distance rules. Face masks are optional as we are outdoors. “We normally walk around five miles at an easy pace, all ages […]

A fortnight of dredging to help preserve animals and plants that thrive in Newport’s canal will begin in the next two months. Phase II of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s dredging project is set to begin in September or October, once a contractor has been identified. It follows a period of dredging last year and will […]

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