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Don't forget that you'll be able to vote for the Public Choice Award in the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Awards 2014 on ShropshireStar.com on Saturday.

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Two men sought over arson attacks - Detectives investigating arson attacks on thatched cottages in two picturesque villages have issued descriptions of the suspects.

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Breaking news - Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has ruled out allying with Syria's President Assad to fight Islamic State (Isis) extremists.

Update - Morgue official says 68 people have been killed in Shia militia attack on Sunni mosque in Diyala province in Iraq.

Pensioner tried to hold up bank - Police are hunting a pensioner who tried to hold up a bank at gun point.

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Have a happy holiday at home

The lovely surroundings at Stanmore Hall Touring Park, Stourbridge Road, Bridgnorth.

More Brits are choosing to holiday at home, driving a camping and caravanning comeback and a boom in campsite bookings - and nowhere is the impact being felt more keenly than here in Shropshire.

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Aga Rangemaster profits up by 60%

Range cooker maker Aga Rangemaster reported better-than-expected operating profits of £2.4million, a 60 per cent increase for the first six months of this year, buoyed by growing sales of new products.

Finance jargon 'puts off customers'

Only half of women said they understand what an Isa is for, compared with 56% of men

Banks and building societies are driving customers away by bombarding them with financial jargon, research carried out for Treasury-backed body NS&I has found.

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Letter: Web porn is a real threat to our young

Child on computer

Regarding: The dangers of internet pornography (Letters Page  August  15) I am sure that all  readers will agree with the detective inspector who described the case of a 14-year-old raping a 10 year-old as ‘deeply disturbing’.

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Star comment: Fuel price cut is not that great

Motorway fuel costs

The fall in prices at the petrol pumps will have been welcomed by many people who will be saving a few pounds per week on their cost of living. But there is a more disturbing story behind the headline fall in cost.

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Top hill climbers out in championship challenge

Awesome time at Shelsley Walsh … Simply ‘awesome’, that was how championship driver Jos Goodyear described his first ever run-off win at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb last weekend (August 9 and 10).