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Shropshire 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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Rolls-Royce targets profit revival

Rolls-Royce said it expects an improved performance over the rest of this year.

Rolls-Royce has promised a significant improvement in its performance after "growing pains" caused half-year profits to drop by a fifth.

Balfour ends Carillion merger talks

MANDATORY CREDIT NEWSCAST Updated handout photo issued by Newscast of a Balfour Beatty workman on a construction site, as Balfour Beatty said it was no longer in merger talks with Carillion.

Plans for the creation of a new FTSE 100 construction giant have collapsed after Balfour Beatty pulled the plug on a potential deal with rival Carillion.

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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: Surely a recipe for success

She is the oldest contestant ever to take part in The Great British Bake Off. And Diana Beard, who is 69, sees it like this: “I represent a generation that did bake its own food.”

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.

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