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Shropshrie Bake Off cook’s rallying call


From sitting on her mother’s knee helping her bake at a farm on the Shropshire border to cooking in front of millions of viewers on prime time TV – a county baker has spoken about her life of making cakes and pastries.

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British Gas profits plunge 26%

Profits at British Gas fell 26% to £265 million as earnings were dented by mild weather

British Gas profits fell by a quarter in the first half of the year, owner Centrica reported today as it came under renewed pressure over household bills.

Lloyds Bank profits rise to £863m

Lloyds Banking Group has posted half-year profits of £863m

Lloyds Banking Group has posted a half-year profit of £863 million, despite setting aside another £600 million to cover mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

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Letter: Officer to the rescue

Through your letters page could I say a big thank you to the off-duty policeman Stuart Lippitt and his wife, who stopped and helped my mum with her car when she skidded and spun on an island on Saturday, July 19 in Shrewsbury.


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Star Comment: We need facts on fracking

Few issues are as divisive as fracking. The issue has come up on the rails in recent years and it could dominate our nation’s headlines for decades to come.

Star Comment: Reliving legacy of Great War

Today if a soldier is killed in Afghanistan, it is news, and if several are killed on the same day, it is news which leads to questions being asked about fundamental policy.

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