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Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.

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Star Comment: Show-offs put lives in danger

Virgin train

Two young men risked their lives and the lives of others during a senseless incursion onto a Shropshire railway line. They had no reason to do so, their illegal trespass on land near Craven Arms served no meaningful purpose.

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Property firm boosts UK network

Bournemouth-based MartinCo has a network of around 200 franchisee-run offices

The owner of Martin & Co estate agents has boosted its national presence with a £6 million deal to buy chains including Parkers and CJ Hole.

Wholesale gas prices drop over deal

Buying UK natural gas for the first quarter of next year is now about a fifth cheaper than it was a year ago

A gas supply deal between Russia and Ukraine caused a sharp fall in wholesale prices today putting Britain's energy companies under fresh pressure to cut bills.

Surge in fixed-rate mortgage deals

A total of 2,675 fixed-rate mortgage deals were on the market by the middle of this week

Mortgage lenders are flooding the market with more fixed-rate products in attempts to lock in home-owners who may be tempted to switch to one of their rivals in the coming months, a financial website has reported.

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Letter: Major concern at Telford&Wrekin planning decision

Telford & Wrekin Council

I am appalled by a decision made by Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning committee that could possibly be a contributory factor in at best, harm, or at worst, death, of yet another young person on the main road opposite Haybridge shops in Hadley.

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Star Comment: Show-offs put lives in danger

Virgin train

Two young men risked their lives and the lives of others during a senseless incursion onto a Shropshire railway line. They had no reason to do so, their illegal trespass on land near Craven Arms served no meaningful purpose.

Star comment: Pioneering bid to cut nuisance

police van

Anti-social behaviour gnaws at the very fabric of society. Communities across our region are plagued by those whose thoughtlessness and irresponsibility degrade our quality of life.

Phil Gillam: If music be the food of love . . .

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

From cocktail bars to Carluccio’s, from the Peach Tree to pretty little shops popping up everywhere, and from top exhibitions at our museum and art gallery to top entertainment at Theatre Severn, there’s a terrific vibe about Shrewsbury these days.

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