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MPs could be asked to authorise airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, the defence secretary has suggested.

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Blog: Collapses on court are not what we want

Shirley Tart Wimbledon 2015 logo

As the heat washed over the nation, the very sensible decision was taken to allow players to take a break if the temperature should reach 86F. Well, sensible if you are a woman player, ridiculous if you should be a racquet-wielding bloke!

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Letter: Position on ip&e

shropshire council

Keith Barrow says nothing new in his piece about ip&e, but continues to miss the point that ip&e removes the council even further away from local communities.

Letter: Cycle paths should be used for safety

Cyclists cycle along the path

Cyclists complain that motorists make their lives difficult when on the road. Where there is a cycle path provided they should use it as local councils spend over £1 million each year on creating and upgrading cycle paths so cyclists can ride safely.

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Blog: Collapses on court are not what we want

Shirley Tart Wimbledon 2015 logo

As the heat washed over the nation, the very sensible decision was taken to allow players to take a break if the temperature should reach 86F. Well, sensible if you are a woman player, ridiculous if you should be a racquet-wielding bloke!

Star Comment: Educate reckless motorists

The level crossing at Wem

Too many motorists are engaged in a deadly game of chicken at Shropshire level crossings. New statistics reveal a grim picture of drivers who blithely ignore warnings in place to keep them safe.

Blog: It’s Happy Monday for tennis fans

Shirley Tart Wimbledon 2015 logo

For tennis fans this is traditionally Happy Monday. Whoever is raising trophies in a couple of weeks’ time, a whole fortnight of super tennis beckons as Wimbledon opens its fabulous grounds once more for the best summer date of them all.

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Photograph a salute to Shrewsbury firm’s past

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There was nobody perched on the roof this time, but other than that it was a heartfelt salute to the past by a modern generation of Shropshire workers re-enacting a “photo opportunity” from yesteryear.

Pep&Co opens first high street shop

Andy Bond said Pep&Co aimed to replicate in fashion the success of discounters such as Aldi and Poundland

The discount fashion retailer Pep&Co has opened its first high street store ahead of a wider UK launch that will see a planned 50 more branches in 50 days.