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Councillor Tim Nelson, for Newport North and West, proposed a ‘think green, think local’ strategy to the council at its last full meeting and said that the agricultural expertise at Harper Adams University near Newport could play a part. It followed the introduction earlier this year of the council’s climate change action plan which committed […]

Newport’s community litter pick will go ahead this Sunday, leaving the Guildhall car park near the High Street at 9am. Equipment is provided and new volunteers are always welcome. The pickers had to take a long break during the coronavirus lockdown but were able to return in early July. They work in socially distanced pairs […]

A green-fingered seven-year-old who loves looking after flowers has outdone herself by raising a sunflower the height of a bungalow. Maisie Stephenson, who lives in Church Aston near Newport, planted flowers for the third year running. This summer has seen one of the sunflowers grow and grow, now reaching about 13 feet in the air […]

Regional Brewer Joule’s Brewery is delighted to announce the opening of its newest Brewery Taphouse, The Swan Hotel, Forton. The pub has now opened it’s doors to the public [Friday 24th July 2020]. Over the last 6months, a team of highly skilled craftsmen have worked to reinstate the grandeur and quality back to the Swan […]

A fault in a washing machine led to a fire in a Newport house in the early hours. Soon after 1am today, a house fire in Boughey Road was reported. Two fire crews were sent from Newport and Wellington, as well as an operations officer. The fire was out by the time they arrived on […]

A major project to repair a flood-damaged bridge will close the B5062 between High Ercall and Shrewsbury for up to 12 weeks from Monday. The work at Ercall Mill Bridge involves the full reconstruction of two retaining walls, the installation of new safety barriers on both sides of the road and resurfacing of the carriageway. […]

Telford and Wrekin Council have launched a hotline to help people who are homeless, rough sleeping or at risk of becoming homeless. The number is 01952 381925. It’s available for anyone who needs help or advice and it’s there for people to support the homeless by reporting an issue. A call to the hotline about […]

In August (and maybe a little bit in July too), Newport Councillor Thomas Janke will be taking on the 100-mile challenge on his bike to raise much needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK. He is hoping you will support him in his efforts and donate what you can. Thank you. Prostate cancer is now the […]

A Newport woman who got on her bike to help beat cancer has been named in a list of inspirational female cyclists. Diane Ford was a relative stranger to cycling until she married into the Jeggo family of Newport, who ran a bike shop and promoted national road racing events. Her diagnosis of breast cancer […]

Collection buckets that are accessible again thanks to the reopening of shops have already raised almost £500 for a good cause in Newport. In the last two weeks, the collection buckets around Newport for the Cottage Care Centre League of Friends’ appeal to fund a new X-ray machine have taken at least £488. They are […]

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