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The owner of a popular restaurant in Newport has been recognised for coming to the aid of people in need in the local communities. Restaurateur Sujatur RaZa and his team at the Taste of Paradise have been making food deliveries to vulnerable people, offering discounts to NHS staff and care workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

The Newport Rotary Lite’s appeal for wool to knit blankets for dementia patients has met with a huge response from the community, with many groups and individuals also knitting for the club’s appeal. The blankets are already making a difference to patients in county hospitals. Newport Rotary Lite knitter Liz Chesters said: “We have been […]

A project to restore the trees in Newport has seen another 32 take root thanks to volunteers. The walnut, silver birch, rowan and holly trees were donated by Dave Gittus to mayor Peter Scott’s tree planting project. They have now been planted on green space off Ford Road. Full story: Shropshire Star

Newport Hockey Club has set out on a ‘Newport2Naples’ challenge, with 16 members aiming to clock up 1,134 miles by running, cycling or walking and tracking their distances. The youngest to take part is 12-year-old Samuel Cole and the oldest is 80-year-old Glyn Thomas, and it is all for the Severn Hospice. Ash Williams, 29, […]

Newport’s canal will soon have new signs going up explaining why too much bread can be harmful for the ducks and swans that make the canal their home, and can impact on the quality of the water itself. Telford & Wrekin Council has been working with borough councillor and town mayor Peter Scott, who said: […]

A special International Women’s Day event to mark the role of women in business across the Marches was a huge success, organisers have said. The Marches Growth Hub, businesswoman Hollie Whittles and the Federation of Small Businesses teamed up to organise the high-profile online event yesterday. A host of keynote speakers gave inspiring talks about […]

On Thursday, West Mercia Police officers stopped a vehicle in Newport and found a “large amount of drugs” and £5,000 in cash. Two people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. More details: Shropshire Star

A petition to “save” the Audley Court veterans’ mental health centre has gathered more than 1,100 in about two weeks. The online petition, launched by Liberal Democrat Councillor Thomas Janke, says: “We the undersigned do hereby call on Telford & Wrekin Council and regional Shropshire/Midland MPs to help ‘save Audley Court’ and ensure that post-Covid-19 […]

A tree-planting project to make a Newport greener has seen 60 more saplings take up residence in a park in the last week. Mayor Peter Scott has been pushing the Newport Tree Project aiming to grow 1,000 trees in the next five years. As part of a case study by Telford & Wrekin Council’s sustainability […]

Newport town and borough councillor Peter Scott said that unofficial scrap dealers still roam around the town and surrounding area, and that residents should continue to speak up about the issue. At a full meeting of Telford & Wrekin Council on Thursday he intends to ask about what the council is doing to crack down […]


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