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Latest News in and around Newport Shropshire

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Discovery Channel Heads to Shropshire

Salvage Hunters, the popular Quest TV and Discovery Channel show, is heading to Shropshire.

The show follows architectural salvage and antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around the UK to prestigious, interesting, and historic places hunting out and buying quirky and unusual objects no longer wanted by their present...Read Full News Story

Published: 26 April 2017

Two Viewpoints Art Exhibition

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border welcomes artists Alison Wilson and Glynis Mills into the Granary Art Gallery this May.

The duo are displaying their differing styles in this exhibition focusing on equestrian art, entitled ‘Two Viewpoints’.

In conjunction with the exhibition...Read Full News Story

Published: 24 April 2017

Newport Company Celebrates 50

An insurance company based in Newport is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of events and fundraising activities for charity.

Fiveways Insurance, which has offices in Newport and Stafford, is starting its 50th year of trading in April, and staff have a variety of plans to make the firm’s 50th a year to remember. The...Read Full News Story

Published: 18 April 2017

Newport's Great Potato Challenge

The organisers of Newport Show have thrown down a new challenge to local schools in a bid to encourage more young people to learn about growing their own food.

The show has invited all 10 infant and primary schools in the area to take up the Great Potato Challenge and grow their own spuds.

Each school has been provided with a...Read Full News Story

Published: 13 April 2017

Local Business Fizzes off to Great Start

Two Shropshire businesswomen have teamed up to launch an events business that will bring classical music events and live music festivals to Shropshire and neighbouring Staffordshire.

Esther Wright, of ElevenTen Event Management & Consultancy, and Sarah Lewis, of Lily’s Secret Vintage Tearoom, A Very Vintage Events and Polka...Read Full News Story

Published: 11 April 2017

Swim the Channel for Charity

Ever wanted to take on a big challenge and raise money for charity but never had the time? Did you aim to get fitter this year but haven’t had the motivation?

This year Heart Research UK is giving you the chance to swim the channel, but don’t worry it’s in the comfort of your local swimming pool! Swim as an individual...Read Full News Story

Published: 07 April 2017

£9 million Investment for Newport

A £9 million business park investment could create 950 new jobs in Newport, is set to go ahead after securing Government funding through the Midlands Engine and Telford & Wrekin Council.

This is more good news for the local economy, which is already attracting a range of major new employers, and will create hundreds of new...Read Full News Story

Published: 22 March 2017

Candice Heads to Newport Show

Candice Brown, the winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off, will be the star attraction at one of Shropshire’s top one-day shows this year.

The PE teacher turned baker, who wowed judges with her showstopping creations on the hit series, will demonstrate her favourite recipes and share tips and behind the scene stories...Read Full News Story

Published: 20 March 2017

Pedal Power Raised Pounds for First Responders

Local cyclists taking part in an event organised by Newport Shropshire Cycling Club raised hundreds of pounds for Newport’s Community First Responders.

On what proved to be one of the wettest days of the year, more than fifty riders set off on the club’s Reliability Trial, battling heavy rain and biting winds to complete the...Read Full News Story

Published: 13 March 2017

Adult Mental Health Care in Newport

Mental health problems are widespread, at times disabling, yet often hidden. People who would go to their GP with chest pains will suffer depression or anxiety in silence.

One in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. People in all walks of life can be affected including new mothers,...Read Full News Story

Published: 07 March 2017

Sign Up for the Great North Run

The Great North Run is the most iconic half marathon in the world and covers 13.1 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast in South Shields - with an amazing atmosphere, it’s an event not to be missed.

This year, why not set yourself the challenge of completing the famous race while raising money for Heart...Read Full News Story

Published: 06 March 2017

Weston Park Hosts Watercolour Exhibition

The Birmingham Watercolour Society is renowned as a leader in the modern watercolour techniques and styles.

It has a broad membership of UK and International members who seek to embody all that is new and refreshing about water based media, whilst upholding the high standards and traditions of an organisation that was founded well over...Read Full News Story

Published: 02 March 2017

Weston Park Restoration Underway

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire - Staffordshire border has welcomed The Hamilton Kerr Institute for their 30th year working on the Estate. Part of the University of Cambridge, the institute teaches the next generation of picture conservators.

This year the last of the 300 paintings in Weston’s Park collection have...Read Full News Story

Published: 27 February 2017

Top Prize for Young Newport Artist

A young Newport artist has landed a top award for her portrait of two US band members set against a Prague cityscape.

Fifteen-year-old Amy Robinson captured the critics’ plaudits in the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot’s annual competition for her striking canvas painting called ‘Blurry Faces’.

The Stafford...Read Full News Story

Published: 22 February 2017

Former Newport Journalist Publishes Book

A former Newport journalist has published her first book after being inspired by her two young boys.

Independent author Lorna McCann officially launched the children’s picture book Wendy and the Biscuit Tree in November.

Now, the 36-year-old former Newport Advertiser reporter, is busy attending schools and nurseries in the...Read Full News Story

Published: 21 February 2017

Changes to Schools' Catchment Areas

Telford and Wrekin's cabinet is being recommended to make the changes to three local schools’ catchment areas coming into effect from September 2018.

They say these are needed to take account of growth in the borough’s population, particularly in the Newport area, with parents still able to apply for places at a school...Read Full News Story

Published: 16 February 2017

£2.5m commercial premises scheme

Businesses across Shropshire looking to revamp their buildings and create new jobs can apply for grants of up to £100,000 thanks to a new £2.5m fund launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) is available for eligible businesses to fund extensions, renovations or...Read Full News Story

Published: 14 February 2017

Norbury Canal Festival Cancelled

"It is with great regret that the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust have had to cancel the 2017 Norbury Canal Festival", said John Myers of SNCT.

"This is because it has proved impossible to organise suitable visitor parking this year. After being advised that the field used last year was not available, considerable efforts were...Read Full News Story

Published: 07 February 2017

Volunteer Open Day at Weston Park

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border is holding a Volunteers Open Day this February in the historic House.

Individuals interested in becoming a volunteer on the estate are invited to explore the House, get a feel for the park, and speak to existing volunteers and staff about the opportunities available...Read Full News Story

Published: 06 February 2017

Wappenshall Wharf Restoration Grant

The Telford Support Group, part of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust, has been awarded £95,000 from funding jointly provided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (“EAFRD”) and by DEFRA, through the Rural Payments Agency, towards the Thomas Telford @ Wappenshall Wharf project.

The grant is part...Read Full News Story

Published: 02 February 2017

Race for Life Entry Now Open

Shropshire women are being encouraged to continue exercising by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

The charity is urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event - Race for Life 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy - and pledge to take part in a Race for Life event.

With events in Telford,...Read Full News Story

Published: 30 January 2017

Newport Charity Receives Financial Boost

Three charities that support people and communities in Shropshire have received a welcome boost, thanks to a firm of Newport financial advisers and a national building society.

Severn Hospice, the Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bike volunteers and Newport Cottage Care Centre have received donations totalling £600 from the...Read Full News Story

Published: 26 January 2017

Cash Boost for Newport Cyclists

We are celebrating news of a £7895 grant from Sport England to support growth of the sport in the area.

The grant has been awarded to Newport Shropshire Cycling Club, recognising the extraordinary success of the Club’s coaching for children and junior cyclists. It was announced at the Club’s AGM on Monday 9...Read Full News Story

Published: 17 January 2017

Newport Show Cup Mystery

The organisers of one of Shropshire’s leading one-day agricultural shows have turned detective in a bid to track down an historic piece of silverware from the turn of the 20th century.

Newport Show has appealed for anyone with information about the whereabouts of the 1903 Peplow Challenge cup to come forward.

The...Read Full News Story

Published: 09 January 2017

Other Local News in Brief

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

Newport Carnival may have been a rain soaked day, but that didn't dampen the spirit of those taking part in the community parade.

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

SS Peter and paul Primary School children took part in a five day cultural exchange with a primary school in Ravine-Lago, Italy

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

MooLace a recent addition to the many fabulous independent shops in Newport officially launched on May 26. Find them on St Marys Street.

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

From September, Cups and Wands run by Fiona Ward, will offer her customers new age products in Newport’s Indoor Market on Saturdays.

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

Appleby & Shaw are excited to announce the appointment of Fiona to their Newport fashion boutique. Fiona brings 25 years of retail expertise.

Newport Show organisers turn detective in cup mystery

Chetwynd Church Appeal. The 150 years old church is currently undergoing urgent remedial work to the spire and roof. Contact Robert 01952 608227.

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