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A leading Church of England figure has said changing the law to allow IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people would not be "responsible", according to reports.

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Well-wishers have donated more than £10,000 for a 4ft 6in, frail and visually impaired pensioner who was mugged outside his house.

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Star comment: Progress in mobile campaign

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Thank you for listening, Sajid Javid. A few weeks ago, when Shropshire tried to give him a petition signed by over 2,000 people calling for better mobile phone coverage in this county, he was too busy to receive it.

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Letter: Who knows what about any merger with the city council?

Telford & Wrekin Council

It seems that the pre-election pantomime season has just begun with an “Oh yes you are! Oh no we’re not! exchange between Telford & Wrekin Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Mark Pritchard on the subject of a merger between the two authorities.

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Star comment: Progress in mobile campaign

Get us connected

Thank you for listening, Sajid Javid. A few weeks ago, when Shropshire tried to give him a petition signed by over 2,000 people calling for better mobile phone coverage in this county, he was too busy to receive it.

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Ex-Bank chief tells of 'scary time'

Sir Charlie Bean was knighted for services to monetary policy and central banking

A former deputy governor of the Bank of England has described the global financial crisis that brought economies to the brink of collapse as a "very scary time".

PPI claim time limit considered

PPI was sold alongside products such as credit cards and mortgages

The City watchdog is considering whether to introduce a time limit on complaints for one of the country's biggest and longest running insurance scandals.

BT shares fall on pensions blow

The FTSE 100 Index was 5.4 points lower at 6805.1

BT dominated a disappointing session for London's FTSE 100 Index after the telecoms giant revealed its pension deficit had swollen to £7 billion.