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Powys spinner uses dog combings

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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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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.

Kitemark for simple finance product

A Barclays life insurance product has become the first financial product to be awarded a kitemark for "doing what it says on the tin"

A life insurance product has become the first financial product to be awarded a kitemark for "doing what it says on the tin" as part of a new initiative to make it easier for consumers to shop around for deals with no unexpected catches.

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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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