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Star comment: Snapshot of crime in Shropshire

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Telford has double the number of crimes that Shrewsbury has. Shrewsbury has double the number of crimes that Oswestry has. Newport has double the number of crimes that Market Drayton has.

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Phil Gillam: Plunging my hands in the snow of Christmases past

Magical - The front page of the TV21 comic from December 23, 1967

The great Dylan Thomas once wrote: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.”

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Stocks benefit from 'Santa' rally

Pharmaceutical and technology stocks led the rally

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index has closed at record highs as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days.