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A huge public thank you to the region’s NHS, care and emergency workers by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums has been hailed a resounding success. The museum gave away 3,000 tickets over eight days at the end of last month to thank NHS staff, care workers and those with the emergency services for their dedication to […]

Haberdashers’ Adams’ Grammar School in Newport has been given a huge windfall from the Government’s Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), designed for schools that can prove they are serious about improving access for disadvantaged pupils and helping them achieve their potential. It has meant a green light for a new building at the school’s traditional […]

Schools in Shifnal and Newport are set to benefit from part of a £560 million government scheme to refurbish educational facilities. Newport Girls’ High School Academy and Idsall School in Shifnal will share a total grant of £788,295. The government grant scheme is in addition to the £1.4 billion of capital funding for 2020-21 announced […]

The Newport & District Male Voice Choir raised £860 for the Newport Cottage Care Centre League of Friends X-rap appeal with a concert at the town’s Cosy Hall in March. Singing alongside the group in front of a sizeable audience were performers from Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School and Newport Girls High School. The appeal seeks […]

Developers said that for the project to transform the Royal Victoria Hotel in Newport to be viable, the addition of an extra floor comprising three more flats is “imperative”. Town Centre Properties had been given permission to turn the Grade II Listed building, which has been closed for more than five years, into flats across […]

Police are appealing for witnesses after the break-in at Nix Service Station on the B5062 Forton Road, between 3am and 4am on Tuesday West Mercia Police said its officers were carrying out inquiries. Any witnesses with information should telephone 101 quoting reference 83 I 040820.

A fundraising barn dance in Newport that was postponed has now been cancelled – but those who would have attended have the option of donating the cost of their tickets rather than getting refunds. The event had been scheduled for May 2 and would have raised money for Newport’s X-ray appeal, the campaign to fund […]

The Food Share Project received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes West Midlands thanks to its Community Champions scheme, which has run since 2015. The scheme is currently supporting groups that help the over-70s for the foreseeable future, with two donations of up to £1,000 available every month in the region. Persimmon Homes West Midlands has built […]

Newport mayor Peter Scott opened the new Port’s Bar at Newport Rugby Club. It comes soon after the club signed a new 99-year lease on its home at the Old Showground off Forton Road. The stewardship of the bar is in the hands of the newly-installed management team of John Watson and Anita Swindley. Refurbishments […]

Care workers and charity volunteers dressed up in orange wigs and decorated their doorways to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and encourage people to donate to research. Alzheimer’s Research UK said that the coronavirus crisis has “laid waste” to charity fundraising, estimating it has seen a 45 per cent drop in income during the pandemic. […]

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