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Next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face major financial cutbacks as organisers bid to avoid going over budget.

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Letter: Don’t hire a tutor to pass 11-plus exam


If you think your child needs a tutor, try Guinea Pig Education’s English workbooks first. Written at the kitchen table by an experienced tutor, they contain all the concepts a child needs to pass an 11+ exam.

Letter: Building rail links

Economists Oxera found £4 billion in annual tax revenue is generated by the railways

While cities are looking to expand their rail network what of county towns like Shrewsbury? Is there a case for rail and station re-openings?

Letter: Much fuss about VW


Well ok, VW were naughty by fiddling emission tests by fitting dodgy software, however let’s be honest and say – are we unduly bothered by it?


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Star comment: Cheating employer a bad idea


You would not have to look too hard to find people who have not had a day off work through illness for years, and if you looked yet harder, it is possible that there are people out there who have never had a day off for that reason throughout their entire working lives.


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Strong sales for baker Greggs


High Street bakery Greggs, which has shops across Shropshire, continued its strong sales performance in its last quarter with five per cent growth on a year ago.