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Falklands ship begins final journey - Doomed warship HMS Plymouth leaves home on its final journey to be scrapped in a foreign port.

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Tweets from accounts that you do not follow will now appear in your Twitter timeline, the social network has confirmed.

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Update: David Cameron will hold emergency meetings with senior intelligence officials as investigations are carried out into the "shocking and depraved" murder of an American journalist by a jihadist with an English accent.

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PM returns from holiday to No 10 - David Cameron is returning to Downing Street today to hold meetings over the "shocking and depraved" murder of journalist James Foley.

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Number of self-employed up 730,000

The most common jobs for self-employed people are in construction and taxi driving, data shows

The number of people who are self-employed has increased by over 730,000 in the past six years, but average income has slumped by 22%, a new study has revealed.

Manufacturing sector 'still upbeat'

The British manufacturing sector is still performing strongly

Britain's manufacturing recovery has "rebuilt some steam" after latest figures from the CBI showed growth in order books rose strongly in the three months to August.

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Letter: Ways to reduce the fly-tipping problem

An old sofa and rubbish dumped in Lilleshall

I read with interest Wayne Breese’s article (Shropshire Star, August 5) on fly-tipping in Lilleshall and also the poll which said 97 per cent of people would like more severe punishments for those found guilty of fly-tipping.

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Star comment: The perils of social media use

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To err is human, and we might remember that when we consider the aberrations that have led 19 West Mercia Police officers to be disciplined for their use – or rather misuse – of social media.

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Top hill climbers out in championship challenge

Awesome time at Shelsley Walsh … Simply ‘awesome’, that was how championship driver Jos Goodyear described his first ever run-off win at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb last weekend (August 9 and 10).