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Coca Cola are offering free soft drinks to designated drivers in Shropshire in a bid to stop drink driving.

Should this be extended to all pubs and bars in the UK to cut drink driving?

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Prison officers are being taken out of Shropshire to help fill gaps in crisis-hit jails elsewhere in the region, it was claimed today.

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Here's a notion that's kicking around in Dawley - was the football which was used in the football match played during the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in 1914 made in the Shropshire town?

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While the rest of us are opening presents and tucking into the turkey, the occupants of a camp set up to fight plans to drill for gas in north Shropshire will spend Christmas Day trying to keep warm and dry in their makeshift home.

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Would you pay £1,250 for this drawing? Someone at a Shropshire auction did.

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No, you're not seeing double and neither are pupils at a Shropshire school where confusingly both twins work!

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Callous burglar steals pensioner's Christmas savings.

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On the off chance you've done all your Christmas shopping and are at a bit of a loose end while the rest of the coutry panic buys, try Keith Harrison's tricky Christmas quiz.

BUT NO CHEATING THOUGH!

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Ten communities on the Powys/Shropshire border have been named in the most deprived five per cent for getting access to services in Wales.

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Are you organised, or will you be rushing around panicking today?

Vote in our poll and let us know: Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?

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Phil Gillam: Plunging my hands in the snow of Christmases past

Magical - The front page of the TV21 comic from December 23, 1967

The great Dylan Thomas once wrote: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.”

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Hotel booking site gives assurance

A major hotel booking website reassured customers their details are safe

One of the world's biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers' details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped fraudsters use personal data to trick thousands of people.