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A Newport school has been granted permission to add a new a dining hall, kitchen and classrooms. Newport Girls’ High School Academy said existing facilities are “inadequate” for the 600-strong student population, and meals were currently cooked off-site. Governors’ chairman Edward Lewis applied on behalf of the Wellington Road school to build the two-storey extension […]

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The lockdown will be introduced by moving all parts of the country from their current three-tier set of restrictions to a new national lockdown. People will be told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can’t be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or […]

The Government has announced that new Tier 2 restrictions will come into place to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Telford and Wrekin. From 00.01hrs on Saturday 31 October residents of Telford and Wrekin: •must not socialise with anybody outside your household or your care or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home […]

Telford & Wrekin Council and Harper Adams University are working hard to contain rising cases of coronavirus among students in Newport. As of Wednesday, October 28, 137 students have tested positive for the virus and are now self-isolating, or have recovered and completed their period of isolation.  Most of the positive cases are those of […]

People across Shropshire are being asked to help name the county’s gritters – again – before they hit the roads this winter. Two years ago people were invited to suggest names for the 25 gritters in the Shropshire Highways fleet – and hundreds of suggestions were made, before 24 names were chosen in a public […]

“No-one need go hungry in Newport” for the rest of the year, declared the town mayor today as big-hearted firms and the dedicated town food bank services stepped in to cover free school breakfasts for children. After Telford & Wrekin Council said its free school meals programme would be extended to cover the Christmas holiday […]

A borough councillor donated more than a dozen boxes of disposable face masks to volunteer workers who are helping people. Mark Boylan, who represents Ketley and Overdale on Telford & Wrekin Council, donated the masks for Newport support services, through Newport mayor Peter Scott. Councillor Scott said: “Many thanks to fellow borough councillor Mark Boylan […]

The Nova Raiders, who in their 10 years have raised more than £100,000 for various good causes, decided to team up with Newport in Bloom to dedicate a flower installation to three former members who have died. They are Paul Grubert, who died in 2015 aged 71; Dave Hirst, who was 65 when he died […]

Telford & Wrekin could be moved into Tier 2 of the government’s coronavirus regulations. It is understood that government officials will meet to discuss the move today, after a recommendation based on data showing rising cases in the borough. If the move is approved then the measures could be announced by the government in parliament […]

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