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Eurozone inflation creeps to 0.4%

Inflation in the eurozone rose to 0.4 per cent in October from 0.3 per cent

Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October - but the rise to an annual 0.4% offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.

BA owner sees profits climb

British Airways' profits are up after it grew capacity and maintained its focus on cost control

The owner of British Airways stepped up pressure on its European rivals today by forecasting it will make bigger than expected profits this year.

RBS surges amid FTSE 100 rally

The FTSE 100 Index opened 1% stronger, up 64.1 points at 6527.8 on Friday

Royal Bank of Scotland and the owner of British Airways were at the forefront of a stock market rally today after impressing with quarterly results.

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Star comment: Pioneering bid to cut nuisance

police van

Anti-social behaviour gnaws at the very fabric of society. Communities across our region are plagued by those whose thoughtlessness and irresponsibility degrade our quality of life.

Phil Gillam: If music be the food of love . . .

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

From cocktail bars to Carluccio’s, from the Peach Tree to pretty little shops popping up everywhere, and from top exhibitions at our museum and art gallery to top entertainment at Theatre Severn, there’s a terrific vibe about Shrewsbury these days.

Star Comment: Decision by Lloyds sad news

Lloyds Bank

The decision by Lloyds Bank to shed 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches is sad news. It is also a poignant reminder that although we seem to be enjoying a period of sustained economic growth, there are still substantial challenges.

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