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Newport’s allotment holders have had their water switched off temporarily in the face of the climate crisis, but town councillors say a sustainable and environmentally-friendly permanent solution could be found next month. Newport Town Council withdrew the water supply to allotments in the town to try and reduce water waste, said councillor Lyn Fowler. It […]

A popular family man and talented rugby player has died and his funeral procession was seen off by hundreds of people as it passed through Newport. Dalbag Singh, also known as Dave, died recently and although Covid lockdown restrictions meant the number of people that could attend his funeral was limited, many Newport people turned […]

Maggie Duggan, from Newport, often adorns the corner of Wellington Road and Boughey Road with topical displays, using salvaged planting materials and bits and bobs, decorated in eye-catching fashion. The latest, to mark a year of coronavirus in the UK, features several painted figures including a number of black-and-yellow bees. And children have contributed too, […]

One year on from coronavirus coming to British shores, people in Newport have been reflecting on a desperately sad 12 months – albeit one where people have found comfort in communal support. Next Tuesday, March 23, will mark the first anniversary of England’s first full coronavirus lockdown, which saw public and private life change completely […]

Dr Jonathan Simon FitzGerald Frazer has decided to call it a day after half a lifetime working at Wellington Road Surgery in Newport. “I joined Wellington Road Surgery nearly 35 years ago and have decided that on my 68th birthday in March of this year, it will be time for me to retire,” he said. […]

Peter Scott the mayor of Newport said a trend in recent years has been for people upset about neighbourhood issues to post complaints on social media sites without letting the relevant agencies know about them so they can be dealt with. “If you see a local issue be it pot holes, drug dealing, litter, fly […]

The Edgmond Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is situated in a cabinet on an external wall of the Village Hall. It is for use by anyone. The machine will tell you what to do – you cannot hurt anyone. If you think you need it in an emergency just follow the following steps: First call 999 […]

We are so pleased to be teaming up with our friends at The Food Dudes to offer a free breakfast to someone in and around Newport! You will have the chance to spend up to forty pounds from The Food Dudes menu and Olaf will be delivering it to your home. All you need to […]

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 […]

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