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Star comment: Drive the message of danger

Lisa Thomas with a photo of her daughter Laura

There are no longer any excuses.  We all know the law. If we are caught using our mobile phones while driving, we face a minimum of three points on our driving licence and a fine of £100.

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JD Sports surges to record profit

Footwear sales have driven the strong profits performance at JD Sports Fashion

JD Sports Fashion said profits doubled as demand for branded athletic footwear powered an "exceptional" performance in its sports shops.

Big Six energy firms bottom of list

A customer service poll has given energy company npower the lowest rating

The "Big Six" energy companies are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with npower finishing bottom in a poll of the UK's biggest brands.

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Letter: Controlled by tyrants

With much of the Middle East tearing itself apart and threatening to spread the conflict to Britain, we can blame Blair and Bush for toppling Saddam Hussein who, albeit brutally, kept the warring factions and religious fanatics in order in a country then at peace.

Letter: Mistakes at T-Live

Lawson fans sing, cheer and snap their pop idols, who took to the stage to close the T-Live event in Telford

I am writing in response to the letter titled “Errors of T-Live gig” sent by Wayne Parry of Wellington on September 6, and the response by Russell Griffin on behalf of Telford & Wekin Council .

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Star comment: Drive the message of danger

Lisa Thomas with a photo of her daughter Laura

There are no longer any excuses.  We all know the law. If we are caught using our mobile phones while driving, we face a minimum of three points on our driving licence and a fine of £100.

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