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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hits the county in the early hours If you were lying in your bed in the early hours of this morning and the earth moved for you, you weren’t imagining it. A small earthquake hit Shropshire just before 2am. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake wasn’t powerful enough to cause significant damage but it […]

Newport Town Football Club are looking for a new First Team Manager. Former player and manager, Richard Priest, took temporary charge of first team duties following the departure of former Wolves striker, Adam Proudlock, as Manager in December last year. Priest will step down as acting First Team Manager of the Fishes at the end […]

West Mercia Police have appealed for information after a dressage horse was found mutilated in a field in Tibberton near Newport. The incident was reported on Friday 15th March. A vet said that the horse could not have injured itself and the animal had to be put down. According to police, there have been recent […]

West Mercia Police is to strengthen the number of regular officers with specialist training that allows them to provide guidance and support around investigating wildlife offences. Funding for 17 additional Wildlife Crime Officers is to be made available for training to increase the total number of wildlife officers in West Mercia to 30. Wildlife crime […]

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has asked the Independent Referral Panel for an initial assessment on plans to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at the Princess Royal Hospital and move its consultant-led Women and Children’s Centre to Shrewsbury, while Telford would become a centre for planned care. This is the next stage of a […]

A Staffordshire brewery is seeking planning permission to transform a former bank building into a community café bar. The old NatWest building in Newport High Street could get a new lease of life if plans submitted by a local brewery are given the thumbs up by Telford and Wrekin planners. Titanic Brewery Ltd wants to […]

A Water Environment Grant of more than £98,000 has been secured for vital habitat conservation work along the Newport Canal.    The ultimate aim will be restoring the site’s ecological condition and work will involve public consultation, ecological surveys, conservation dredging, water quality protection and access improvements. Newport is one of the places where large […]

Police officers investigating an assault in Newport have released a CCTV image of four men they would like to speak to. Three men were assaulted in the bar area of The Barley pub on High Street in Newport between 12.05am and 12.10am on Saturday 16 February. The victims, who are all aged 19, sustained facial […]

The person inside the Sparkle the Unicorn suit was finally revealed at a special school assembly at the Haberdashers’ Adams School in the town last week. Emma Otero Salgado, a chemistry teacher and local gymnastics coast, revealed she is Sparkle the Unicorn and will be raising funds for the charity VICTA who support young adults […]

The popular 50 mile walking trail around Telford and Wrekin takes a step in a new direction. Originally, the route was only marked clockwise but volunteers have been busy posting the distinctive pink circular route markers in a new anti-clockwise direction and Newport’s Hutchison Way has added and an extra spur. The trail has proven […]


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