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Prank callers are wasting police time and potentially putting others at risk, a Newport police officer has warned after three hoax emergency calls were made in the town in one day. “Hoax calls cost lives,” is the message from PC Lee Thomas of Newport’s Safer Neighbourhood Team. Pranksters made three hoax 999 calls from a […]

“We were pleased to see our work recognised during the debate, as we continue to innovate, educate and provide insights on these and other aspects of the UK’s future food system.” The excellent work being conducted at Harper Adams to fulfil its mission to deliver the education and research needed to secure a sustainable food […]

A number of roads in Newport will have their pavements modified and kerbs dropped to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to get around. It was announced that Shuker Close and Barnmeadow Road, as well as Station Court and Pen-y-Bryn Way, will be modified in the next six to eight weeks after the […]

People reconsidering their careers during the coronavirus pandemic are invited to an interactive event about options at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University, including in food science. The university, near Newport, is still taking applications from prospective students despite the official UCAS deadline passing in January. The campus is currently closed to visitors, but the admissions team […]

Fraudsters pretending to be from Shropshire Council are offering refunds on council tax in a bid to gain access to residents’ bank accounts. The con artists have been sending convincing emails and text messages claiming they are from the authority’s tax team. The messages suggest the recipient is a due a refund on their council […]

Newport Town Council voted unanimously for its mayor and deputy mayor (Peter Scott and Lyn Fowler respectively) plus leaders of the various committees to remain in place until an annual meeting can take place. The mayor and deputy mayor were elected on May 15, 2019. Delegated powers were given to those same councillors as well […]

Another 20 Kindles have been handed out to five care homes in Shropshire as a campaign to ease isolation hits £15,000. The homes, all based in the Newport area, were visited by Telford & Wrekin Council staff and councillors, as they handed out the devices as part of the council’s #KindleKindness campaign. They visited Bank […]

Newport in Bloom has already expressed its gratitude to the Town Council, the local businesses and residents of Newport, on more than one occasion, for the outstanding support that they received last year, not only enabling them to win two major regional and national RHS awards but also leaving them with a surplus of funds […]

Following the Government’s latest announcement around the coronavirus pandemic response, some outdoor sport and leisure facilities will begin to re-open as part of a phased approach in easing of restrictions put in place for the coronavirus lockdown. From Wednesday 13 May, outdoor tennis courts at Bowring, Hartshill and Dawley parks will re-open and fishing restrictions […]

Telford and Wrekin Council will shortly be installing a new highways drainage system comprising of a Large Soakaway Tank in the carriageway, this work will replace the existing small soakaways and help alleviate flooding issues in the area. The new soakaway has been designed to be able to cope with a 1 in 100-year rainfall […]


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