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Star Comment: Educate reckless motorists

The level crossing at Wem

Too many motorists are engaged in a deadly game of chicken at Shropshire level crossings. New statistics reveal a grim picture of drivers who blithely ignore warnings in place to keep them safe.

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Letter: Cycle paths should be used for safety

Cyclists cycle along the path

Cyclists complain that motorists make their lives difficult when on the road. Where there is a cycle path provided they should use it as local councils spend over £1 million each year on creating and upgrading cycle paths so cyclists can ride safely.

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Star Comment: Educate reckless motorists

The level crossing at Wem

Too many motorists are engaged in a deadly game of chicken at Shropshire level crossings. New statistics reveal a grim picture of drivers who blithely ignore warnings in place to keep them safe.

Blog: It’s Happy Monday for tennis fans

Shirley Tart Wimbledon 2015 logo

For tennis fans this is traditionally Happy Monday. Whoever is raising trophies in a couple of weeks’ time, a whole fortnight of super tennis beckons as Wimbledon opens its fabulous grounds once more for the best summer date of them all.

Star Comment: Rebranded schools are not the answer

Lakeside Academy, Sutherland Co-operative Academy, Wrockwardine Wood Arts Academy and Phoenix Academy

Over the coming months the big cheeses behind the academies in Telford which have been branded as failing institutions will need the confidence and support of parents as they strive to turn things around.

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GDP figures better than expected

The figures are better than had been predicted

Britain's economy grew more strongly than previously thought in the first quarter of the year and official figures also revealed a better performance for 2014.

Greek crisis continues to hit FTSE

London's FTSE 100 Index opened 61.1 points lower at 6559.4

European stock markets suffered further heavy losses today as Greece looks set to miss a 1.6 billion euro (£1.1 billion) payment in the country's escalating debt crisis.