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Letter: Funding our future

Bank of England rate-setters will take the latest data into account

I read J Clift’s letter, he says politicians use shortage of money as an excuse for not fully funding services like health, education and transport. This statement is not true.

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Letter: Funding our future

Bank of England rate-setters will take the latest data into account

I read J Clift’s letter, he says politicians use shortage of money as an excuse for not fully funding services like health, education and transport. This statement is not true.

Letter: Arrest warrant bid in House a low blow

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The parliamentary debacle where the Chief Whip, the Home Secretary and the Justice Minister attempted to sneak the European Arrest Warrant through Parliament without a vote, while at the same time trying to pretend that a vote on it would take place, shows just how low the Coalition has sunk and the depths of their contempt for the electorate.

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Star comment: Celebrate the best of Shropshire business

Proto Labs, on Telford’s Halesfield Industrial Estate, scooped both the Business of the Year and the Manufacturing Champion categories at the inaugural awards ceremony.

Portents of doom swirl around the global economy. Day by day we hear stories about the flatlining of the Eurozone’s economy, the problems afflicting Japan and the stagnation of powerhouse economies like those in Germany and France.

Star comment: Children very much still at risk

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The multitude of historic child sex abuse allegations that are under investigation might at first glance give rise to the impression that this is a problem of yesteryear and that things are better in the abuse-aware 21st century.

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HSBC to pay £10m over US charge

HSBC will pay 10 million pounds to settle charges its private-banking business violated US securities laws.

HSBC will pay 12.5 million US dollars (£10 million) to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated US securities laws.

JD Sports offloads Bank chain

JD Sports wants to prioritise investment on its sports retail operation

JD Sports Fashion has given up on loss-making fashion chain Bank after it agreed a deal to offload the business to a retail turnaround firm.