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National news: Forcing employers to pay a minimum wage of at least £8 an hour will save the taxpayer "hundreds of millions of pounds" in welfare payments, Labour leader Ed Miliband has claimed.

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In national news, a man from Wolverhampton is missing and his partner has died after a hurricane hit Mexico.

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Update and a warning here from a paramedic working in Shropshire...

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Moody's backs UK rating after vote

Scottish people voted against breaking away from England, Northern Ireland and Wales to become an independent country (AP)

Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds yesterday, after voters in Scotland decided against national independence.

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Investors watched Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (AP)

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Letter: Beware this treaty as election looms

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Do I detect a General Election looming? Mr Cameron visits The Royal Welsh Show boosting support for the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid and West Wales.

Letter: Controlled by tyrants

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