I believe the new name Haberdashers’ Adams is an ideal way to reflect the influence of our founder and the continued and vital support we receive from the Haberdashers Company.” Adams' will always be Adams', Mr Hickey said, "To our past pupils Adams’ has always been Adams’, and always will be – even though it will now lose the apostrophe," Mr Hickey said.
The new centre will have a custody suite and offices for police work, although it has not been decided which units would operate from it. It will depend on what is available and what it would cost," he said.
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One has been preserved and is kept at Harper Adams University at Edgmond.
The villages of Church Aston, Chetwynd and Longford are adjoined to the south of Newport, though they remain in separate parishes.
The River Meese, which flows from Aqualate Mere, lies to the north of the town.
Newport sits on a sandstone ridge on the eastern border of the Welsh Marches and west of the Aqualate Mere, the largest natural lake in the English Midlands The area around it at the end of the last Ice Age was part of Lake Lapworth.
It lies some 6 miles (10 kilometres) north of Telford and some 12 mi (19 km) west of Stafford, and is near the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.
The 2001 census recorded 10,814 people living in the town's parish, making it the second-largest town in Telford and Wrekin and the fifth-largest in the ceremonial county of Shropshire.
"since the school was founded we have already experienced four name changes; from the original ‘The Free Grammar School’ we became “Mr Adams’ Free School’ before in the 19th Century, becoming Newport Grammar School.