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A fundraising drive led by a Shropshire Rotary club has meant children in Chernobyl have a new minibus. The minibus, which is already in action, will mean the children who were affected by the Chernobyl reactor explosion can access a range of critical support that they couldn’t previously get to. Newport Rotary Lite’s Chernobyl Children […]

The new council-run sites, offering pre-booked Covid-19 rapid tests, opened in Madeley at The Anstice on Tuesday and in Newport at Cosy Hall on Wednesday. Several pharmacies are also offering rapid tests across Telford and Wrekin with more set to open in the coming weeks. People can book rapid tests online at each of these […]

In remembrance of Captain Sir Tom MooreDave trigg of the phez Newport would like children or adults to paint or draw a picture on A4 paper,to display on the windows of the phez pub. Please pop your art work through the pub letterbox.Don’t forget to pop your name on the front of the pictures!!

From The Shropshire Star Donations have been pouring in for the dedicated staff running Newport’s new vaccine site. See the JustGiving page, which has already raised more than £400, at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peter-scott-2. Peter Scott says, “This fund will be shared between the surgeries as a ‘thank you’ from grateful residents. The money will be used as the […]

As many of you are aware there have been plans afoot for quite a while to see if a community shop could be set up. During this lockdown, the community shop committee (supported fully by our Parish Council) has decided to trial a pop-up shop in the village hall, whilst the hall is currently not […]

The role of women in business across the Marches will be celebrated at a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The Marches Growth Hub, businesswoman Hollie Whittles and the Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up to organise the annual high-profile event on March 8. The online event – which gets under way at […]

Well-known Shrewsbury man Geoff Rushworth, now in his late 80s, has just published his autobiography – 12 years in the making – and a fascinating read it is.  His friend ‘The Lovely’ Debbie McGee agrees and has written its foreword.Geoff rose from very humble beginnings in Shrewsbury, where his parents were also born.  At age 24, just after […]

An article by Charlotte Bowering from Castle House School: At Castle House School, we have been working together to ensure every child receives the education they deserve, whether they are at home, or attending school, due to their parents being a keyworker. The children have been attending daily online classes, from their year group teachers, […]

What a year! We have supported and fed so many local families over COVID and 2020. Huge THANK YOU for all the support and incredible generosity the town, villages and schools have given us. As we start 2021 there are even more families facing difficult situations, please get in touch if things are tough. We […]


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