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National News: Children as young as 11 and 12 are being caught drinking and driving, police records show.

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Breaking News: Four people rescued from a flat fire in Oswestry at 2.18am More to follow.

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Virgin Money reveals shares detail

Virgin Money shares are expected to begin trading this month

Virgin Money announced details of its long-awaited stock market flotation today which will see £50 million returned to the taxpayer following its agreement to buy Northern Rock in 2011.

Homeowners 'have no rate rise plan'

Banks and building societies are warning homeowners to start planning now for the impact of increased mortgage costs on their budgets

More than half of mortgage holders have no plan in place for how they will cope with interest rate rises, according to research from a Government-backed body.

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Yorkshire duo win top awards

County Championship-winning Yorkshire duo Adam Lyth and Alex Lees claimed the top accolades at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.


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Letter: Governing the nation

Ed Miliband

What is it about our current crop of politicians from the tired old school that makes them want to deny English people from having any say in governing themselves?


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Star comment: Economy is at heart of election

Chancellor George Osborne makes his keynote address to the Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham

There are fewer than 200 days to go until the General Election. This ought to be a time of successful opinion polls and a sense of momentum that will carry the Prime Minister to success.

Star comment: Can solar farms be that good?

Solar farm

If a self-appointed expert, a boss of a solar farm company, or an environmental campaigner, says that there is nothing for Salopians to fear from solar farms, you would justifiably think that they would say that, wouldn’t they?

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Fantastic British season finale at Loton Park

Shropshire’s premier motor sport venue, Loton Park Hill Climb near Shrewsbury, hosted the final round of the British Hill Climb Championship over the weekend, where hundreds of spectators enjoyed watching the action in glorious sunshine as final positions in national, club and class championships were all to play for.