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Earlier in the spring, Newport Town Council arranged a photo competition to encourage people to embrace the ‘Choose Newport’ campaign – promoting Newport as a destination for when the coronavirus restrictions ease up. The winners will see their photos of Newport make up an official 2022 calendar. Dozens of entries were received from Newport residents, […]

A plaque documenting part of Newport’s wartime history has been salvaged and moved. The plaque had occupied a large planter in the centre of Newport, honouring popular late councillor Ernest Wright. It says: “In 1913 Ernest Wright came to Newport and opened ‘The Picture House’ cinema in the Market Hall. “He was elected to the […]

Businesses across Shropshire were today urged to apply for one of the country’s most prestigious awards – and build on the region’s proud track record of success. Applications are now open for the 2022 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which showcase outstanding achievements in the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through […]

Student Zoe Bramham from Harper Adams University in Newport, whose own dog Millie has canine osteoarthritis, is planning to run the study. It will examine if a therapeutic exercise routine for dogs, which dogs and owners will complete instead of a walk, can have a beneficial effect. Zoe, from Solihull, said: “I have chosen this […]

Newport Town Council has launched a free loan scheme so anyone can sign out one or more of 20 litter picker for use around the town and nearby villages. Regular loans can also be arranged. Town mayor Peter Scott, who also arranges regular community litter picks, said: “I speak to many people who say they […]

More than 20 cars and 50 youngsters were involved as pupils from Haberdashers’ Adams’ Grammar School in Newport took part in an “unofficial tradition”, which involves driving to landmarks across Telford and drinking alcohol. Whoever returns first from the race, which takes in Telford Town Park, Lilleshall Monument and Priorslee Lake, wins a pot of […]

Newport Cycling Club is gearing up for a busy summer with the help of a new three-year sponsorship deal – thanks to a Shropshire-based Apple Mac leasing company. Lease Loop, based in Hadley, Telford, announced its backing after family members experienced the benefits of the club first-hand, with cycling becoming pivotal as an escape from […]

The Royal Victoria Hotel, in Newport, has not hosted guests for nearly six years, and Town Centre Properties UK Ltd won permission to convert it into 12 apartments in 2018. The company has now applied to build an extension at the rear of the St Marys Street site and redevelop it into 15 homes instead. A […]

Nearly 50 Newport businesses have helped launch the new Spot The Oddity competition run by Newport Rotary Lite and customers are already out on the hunt. The competition involves spotting odd objects in business windows and is free to enter. It runs throughout May and up to June 6 “Spot The Oddity is simple and […]

Two people were treated by paramedics after a three-car smash in Newport on Friday. The smash happened at around 4.30pm in Longford Road. A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 4.32pm on Thursday, April 29, we received a call reporting that a road traffic collision had taken place in Newport involving three cars. […]


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