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UK news: Man 'forced to work without pay' - A vulnerable missing man was forced to work 15-hour days with no pay for 13 years, a trial has heard.

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Star comment: Drive the message of danger

Lisa Thomas with a photo of her daughter Laura

There are no longer any excuses.  We all know the law. If we are caught using our mobile phones while driving, we face a minimum of three points on our driving licence and a fine of £100.

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Thomas Cook sees German slowdown

Thomas Cook has reported a slowdown in bookings in Germany.

Europe's uncertain economic prospects cast a cloud over Thomas Cook's recovery today after a slowdown in bookings in Germany.

Ireland's business tax faces test

Tech giants like Apple have been criticised over their tax arrangements

Ireland's much-maligned corporation tax is facing its stiffest test after a world recognised think-tank set out far-reaching reforms to halt aggressive tax avoidance by big business.

Yes vote austerity warning issued

First Minister Alex Salmond has insisted Scotland cannot default on a debt it is not legally liable for

An independent Scotland would face "unprecedented austerity" and be forced to introduce its own currency within one year if it reneges on its share of UK debts, according to a report.

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Letter: Controlled by tyrants

With much of the Middle East tearing itself apart and threatening to spread the conflict to Britain, we can blame Blair and Bush for toppling Saddam Hussein who, albeit brutally, kept the warring factions and religious fanatics in order in a country then at peace.

Letter: Mistakes at T-Live

Lawson fans sing, cheer and snap their pop idols, who took to the stage to close the T-Live event in Telford

I am writing in response to the letter titled “Errors of T-Live gig” sent by Wayne Parry of Wellington on September 6, and the response by Russell Griffin on behalf of Telford & Wekin Council .

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Star comment: Drive the message of danger

Lisa Thomas with a photo of her daughter Laura

There are no longer any excuses.  We all know the law. If we are caught using our mobile phones while driving, we face a minimum of three points on our driving licence and a fine of £100.

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