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Lots of debate on this story on badger culling online. What do you think? Should anti-cull campaigners visit TB-hit farms?

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A homeless man deliberately breached a restraining order to get arrested and taken back to prison because he did not want to die on the street, a court was told.

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Would you pay £1,250 for this drawing? One person did at a Shropshire auction.

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The article on the controversial plans to build more than 50 homes in a Shropshire town being granted, despite facing opposition, has been our most talked about story of the weekend.

What do you think? Should the houses be built?

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More than 230 prison officers are being asked to work in other prisons in the run-up to Christmas as governors across England and Wales face a major staffing crisis, penal reform campaigners have claimed.

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A homeless man deliberately breached a restraining order to get arrested and taken back to prison because he did not want to die on the street, a court was told.

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Ten communities on the Powys/Shropshire border have been named in the most deprived five per cent for getting access to services in Wales.

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Rather confusingly these twins work at the same Shropshire school, in the same department!

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As Christmas panic buying increases and we lose it slightly in the shops, Kirsty Bosley apologises and thanks those who work in retail.

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Callous burglar steals pensioner's Christmas savings, taking all she had to last her until the new year.

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Phil Gillam: Plunging my hands in the snow of Christmases past

Magical - The front page of the TV21 comic from December 23, 1967

The great Dylan Thomas once wrote: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.”

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North Sea oil summit announced

Aberdeen is to host a summit on the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry

A summit which aims to bring together governments, trade unions and industry bodies to save jobs in Scotland's oil capital has been announced.

Hotel booking site gives assurance

A major hotel booking website reassured customers their details are safe

One of the world's biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers' details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped fraudsters use personal data to trick thousands of people.