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Don't forget that you'll be able to vote for the Public Choice Award in the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Awards 2014 on ShropshireStar.com on Saturday.

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Two men sought over arson attacks - Detectives investigating arson attacks on thatched cottages in two picturesque villages have issued descriptions of the suspects.

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Breaking news - Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has ruled out allying with Syria's President Assad to fight Islamic State (Isis) extremists.

Update - Morgue official says 68 people have been killed in Shia militia attack on Sunni mosque in Diyala province in Iraq.

Pensioner tried to hold up bank - Police are hunting a pensioner who tried to hold up a bank at gun point.

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Breaking news - Thirty dead as Shia militias open fire inside a Sunni mosque in Iraq's Diyala province.

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Star comment: Fuel price cut is not that great

Motorway fuel costs

The fall in prices at the petrol pumps will have been welcomed by many people who will be saving a few pounds per week on their cost of living. But there is a more disturbing story behind the headline fall in cost.

Fundraisers Nick and Sally build a legacy

Fundraisers Nick Holding and Sally Hodson, who came up with the brainwave for the hospital charity walk

Three years, £50,000 and lots and lots of blisters, not to mention missing toenails – it’s all in a day’s work for two staff at The the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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Losses fall as cooker sales heat up

William McGrath is chief executive of AGA Foodservice Group (Aga/PA)

Cast-iron cooker maker AGA Rangemaster said the appetite of British householders for buying kitchen appliances was growing despite uncertainties around interest rates and the mortgage market.

Vodafone and Astra rise on rumours

Germany's Dax and France's Cac 40 also headed slightly downward

Vodafone and AstraZeneca were lifted by takeover chatter on a quiet day for the FTSE 100 Index today featuring little in the way of major economic or corporate data.

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Letter: Web porn is a real threat to our young

Child on computer

Regarding: The dangers of internet pornography (Letters Page  August  15) I am sure that all  readers will agree with the detective inspector who described the case of a 14-year-old raping a 10 year-old as ‘deeply disturbing’.

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Star comment: Fuel price cut is not that great

Motorway fuel costs

The fall in prices at the petrol pumps will have been welcomed by many people who will be saving a few pounds per week on their cost of living. But there is a more disturbing story behind the headline fall in cost.

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Top hill climbers out in championship challenge

Awesome time at Shelsley Walsh … Simply ‘awesome’, that was how championship driver Jos Goodyear described his first ever run-off win at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb last weekend (August 9 and 10).