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Latest News in and around Newport Shropshire

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FREE Open day at Newport Rugby Club

Everyone is welcome up at the rugby club this coming Saturday when Newport play their final warm up game before the League programme starts away at Lichfield on 2nd September.

The visitors will be Pwllheli, North Wales Division 1 champions for the last three years and winners of the North Wales Cup in 2017, they are also the official...Read Full News Story

Published: 16 August 2017

TWC Warn of Bogus Fire Safety Callers

Telford and Wrekin Council say the callers are citing the Grenfell Tower fire as the reason for their contact, allegedly offering services such as a free or subsidised safety inspection of a property.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received intelligence suggesting that fraudsters and bogus traders may be posing as...Read Full News Story

Published: 03 August 2017

Shuttle service for Newport Show

A free service to transport people to and from this year’s Newport Show will operate for the first time this year.

Organisers have laid on a 16-seater shuttle bus that will run from Newport’s bus terminal off Stafford Street, at the rear of B & M, to the pedestrian entrance at the Chetwynd Deer Park on July...Read Full News Story

Published: 06 July 2017

Ascendancy Marketing Win Shropshire Business Award

Web design and digital marketing agency Ascendancy are at the forefront of the digital revolution.

And the Shropshire company was this month recognised for its excellence after being crowned Best Small Business 2017 at the annual Shropshire Business Awards.

The small but committed workforce at Ascendancy Internet Marketing,...Read Full News Story

Published: 30 June 2017

The Roebuck Memorial Cycle Challenge

A big thank you to all the cyclists participating along with what every event requires a good support team in raising funds towards The Roebuck Memorial Statue to be placed at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield commemorating 100 years of the Physical Education Branch.

The meet up point will be the School of PT Crew room at...Read Full News Story

Published: 16 June 2017

Queen's Award for Canals Trust

The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust is delighted to announce that it has been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award that can be given to a local volunteer group in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities. It was created in 2002 to...Read Full News Story

Published: 13 June 2017

Local Businesswoman Presents at International Conference

A Shropshire digital marketing expert flew to Croatia to speak to some of the brightest talents in medical travel from across the world.

The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit took place in April at the Milenij Hotel, in Opatija, Croatia with the UK’s Helen Culshaw speaking on how to deliver ‘real’ business solutions through...Read Full News Story

Published: 07 June 2017

Bugs Under The Microscope at Newport Show

It will be a bug’s life for visitors to this year’s Newport Show with an interactive area offering the chance to taste, view and handle live insects.

Specialists from Harper Adams University will host the activities within the schools marquee at the show at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 8.

Showgoers will be able to take...Read Full News Story

Published: 25 May 2017

Show Launches Newport Schools Initiative

Pond dipping, edible bugs, and lambing will be on the timetable for children from Newport schools this month, thanks to a new nature initiative from the organisers of the town’s annual show.

Around 120 children from four schools will take part in the Spring Explorers activity programme that is being organised by the Newport and...Read Full News Story

Published: 10 May 2017

Canine Competitors Callout for Local Show

One of Shropshire's top dog shows has opened entries for this year’s event and introduced five new breed classes into the competition.

More than 500 four legged entrants are expected to take part in the 260 classes, sponsored by Royal Canin, at the annual Newport Show in Shropshire on July 8.

The classes are divided into...Read Full News Story

Published: 08 May 2017

Charity Celebrates with Midnight Walks

Ladies can step out in style and celebrate with a Shropshire charity as it holds its 10th anniversary Midnight Walks with a new Cinderella theme in Shrewsbury on Saturday 8th April and Telford Saturday 13th May.

Severn Hospice ladies only Midnight Walks have raised over £500,000 since first starting in 2007 and over 7,500 ladies...Read Full News Story

Published: 05 May 2017

Cyclists to Remember Percy Stallard

Cyclists are gearing up for a day of nostalgia to mark the 75th anniversary of Britain’s first ever road race which had its birthplace in Wolverhampton.

And they will be remembering the city’s world-famous cycle racer and builder Percy Stallard, who organised and championed the historic 59-mile race.
Despite opposition...Read Full News Story

Published: 03 May 2017

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

Other Local News in Brief

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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

Spring Exhibition of The Birmingham Watercolour Society

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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