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BT staff set for shares payout

Staff who joined the plan saved between £5 and £225 every month

Almost 23,000 BT staff were today set to cash in on shares worth £1.1 billion after a five-year share ownership scheme paid out an average of nearly £42,000 each.

Co-op big loser in accounts tussle

The Co-operative Bank saw a net loss of around 15,000 customers in the final quarter of last year

The Co-operative Bank is among the biggest "losers" so far in the battle to win new customers who are using a current account switching service while Santander, Halifax and Nationwide have seen strong gains, new figures reveal.

Market drops over global crises

The FTSE has followed global stock markets down

Britain's leading share index fell sharply today as a series of political and economic crises around the world sent global markets running for cover.

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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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