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A period of public consultation on proposals for land to the west of Station Road and the A518 in Newport has been launched by developer Bloor Homes. The development, proposed to be named Hutchinson Gate, will include a range of one to five bedroom family homes, 35 per cent of which will be affordable homes. […]

The Newport Royal Naval Association has been a safe harbour for veterans for more than 30 years, but has also hosted groups of all ages and become a destination for some of the town’s lively entertainment events including open mic nights. It meant the club came to rely on its takings from hosting various social […]

Borough and town councillor for Newport Thomas Janke said he was heartened to hear from a boy in the town who takes an active part in keeping Norbroom Park clean. It came after the councillor undertook his own litter pick and noticed “plenty” of food and drink waste. He said: “Norbroom skate park has been […]

Newport Girls’ High School Academy would like to knock two rooms – “by far the smallest teaching spaces in the school” – into one and convert a canteen into a new classroom, but does not have the funding available, its planning agent says. So instead the 577-pupil school plans to build a two-room demountable annex […]

The Edgmond Lion Pub, is up for sale and as a designated Asset of Community Value the village has an exclusive right to bid for it until 26 August 2021. A campaign group, “The Lion Roars Again”, says although it has made a good deal of progress and is gaining support there is much work […]

Tilly Rae Rhodes raised money for children’s charities while spending time in hospital during the pandemic. Members of the Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team, in Shropshire, visited Tilly Rae Rhodes at Lilleshall Primary School on Thursday morning. Tilly was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer in January 2020 before receiving a transplant. The force wrote on […]

An application to install new decorative lock gates on Newport’s canal says it will “re-emphasise the importance” of the structure within the town. The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust (SNCT) and Newport Town Council (NTC) hope the gates, which would be placed near Roving Bridge at the lock known as Newport Lock – 255m southeast […]

Newport in Bloom will bring back its popular annual sale event, which also features gardening items, on May 29 after restrictions on events are lifted from today. “Following a further easing of restrictions next week, we are pleased to announce that Newport in Bloom’s annual plant & book sale will be going ahead this year. […]

Telford & Wrekin Council is planning an event on July 10 across the borough. Newport is among the towns taking part. Councillor Peter Scott of Newport said: “They are looking for local shops and organisations to get together to make it a special day. If you run a shop you might want to have a […]

Newport Town Council announced at its annual meeting on Wednesday that Councillor Lyn Fowler had been unanimously elected mayor for the forthcoming year. She represents the East ward and has previously served as mayor in 2016 and 2017. She stated her delight to have the support of fellow council members and expressed her desire to […]


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