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Powys spinner uses dog combings


Spinning sheep’s wool is a centuries old craft, but Maureen Preen has taken the tradition and adapted it to spin the combing of not sheep, but dogs.

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Microsoft/Samsung in royalties row

Microsoft is suing Samsung over royalties for patents behind the Android system

Microsoft is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying royalties to the software giant for patents behind the Android operating system.

Balls: 'Death tax' not on agenda

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says a rumoured 'death tax' is not on Labour's agenda

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has firmly denied Conservative claims that Labour is planning a "death tax" to pay for care of the elderly or a penny on national insurance for the NHS if it wins power.

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Letter: Risk of river

The River Severn in Shrewsbury is a dangerous stretch of water, claiming many lives over the years, so why would anybody deny our youngsters a swimming baths?


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Star Comment: These dog owners are a disgrace

Things aren’t as bad as they used to be. The days of dogs roaming wild are long since gone. There’s a sense of order in our parks and public spaces. Poop scoops and doggie bags are the norm, rather than the exception to the rule.

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.”

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