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Food, wine, cash donations and even some wheelchairs have been given to the staff running Newport’s vaccination centre in an outpouring of public support. Several businesses and supermarkets have also given treats and gifts to the brave staff who are vaccinating people at the Combat Stress site in Audley Court. Among the organisations to have […]

English teachers at Burton Borough School in Newport were able to spend their ‘wellbeing hour’ walking around the town to drop off cards and sacks of chocolate. Head of English Christine Owen said: “It was lovely, they’re isolated and their parents have been working hard to support them. “It has been really hard for the […]

Road resurfacing works will shortly be carrying out resurfacing to improve the condition of the highway on the Vineyard Road. Starting 22nd February 2021 and be completed by 17th March 2021 Newport’s Focus Team is delighted to inform you that after continued efforts of raising poor road conditions in our community with Telford & Wrekin […]

Dr Stefan Waldendorf, clinical director of the area’s Primary Care Network (PCN), confirmed that patients who are deemed housebound by their GPs can be vaccinated by a “roving team”. It follows a dedicated vaccination hub opening up at the Combat Stress veterans’ respite centre at Audley Court. Dr Waldendorf from the Newport/Central PCN (which includes […]

Please note information that outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary road closure along Chetwynd Road, Newport. Balfour Beatty on behalf of Telford and Wrekin Council are planning to undertake drainage repairs and upgrades works. The work is set to commence on Monday 22nd February 2021 and will last for a duration of 12 […]

Vicki Beeby, from Newport, has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) 2021 Romantic Novel Awards. The winners of the awards will be presented by actor and presenter Larry Lamb in a digital event on Monday, March 8. Vicki Beeby is one of six finalists in the Romantic Saga Award category with her novel […]

Newport traditionally celebrates the feast day on April 23rd. Newport’s Mayor Peter Scott said, “It is with regret that we announce there will be no St George’s Day event in Newport High Street this year. “The uncertainty around Covid means that we feel we cannot put the public at risk by having a gathering. “We […]

The man was stopped by police after being clocked at 58mph in a 30mph zone on Station Road, Newport. Newport’s safer neighbourhood team said on Twitter: “‘Late for work’ is never an excuse for excess speed.” Full story Shropshire Star

A shoplifter who stole £73 worth of toiletries and cosmetics has been reported to the courts – and fined for making an unnecessary journey. A woman from Telford stole from the Boots branch in Newport’s High Street in late January, Newport’s safer neighbourhood team said. The woman, 34, was arrested on the scene by a […]

A new drive to ensure businesses can get the funding they need to recover from the Covid pandemic has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. The Marches LEP – the body tasked with driving economic growth across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says many of the region’s 32,000 businesses will need […]


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