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Powys spinner uses dog combings


Spinning sheep’s wool is a centuries old craft, but Maureen Preen has taken the tradition and adapted it to spin the combing of not sheep, but dogs.

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BT staff set for shares payout

Staff who joined the plan saved between £5 and £225 every month

Almost 23,000 BT staff were today set to cash in on shares worth £1.1 billion after a five-year share ownership scheme paid out an average of nearly £42,000 each.

Co-op big loser in accounts tussle

The Co-operative Bank saw a net loss of around 15,000 customers in the final quarter of last year

The Co-operative Bank is among the biggest "losers" so far in the battle to win new customers who are using a current account switching service while Santander, Halifax and Nationwide have seen strong gains, new figures reveal.

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Father describes 'devastating' case

A father who was wrongly accused of the manslaughter of his newborn son, 16 years after shaking the baby, said the "devastating" prosecution "turned my world upside down".

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Letter: Risk of river

The River Severn in Shrewsbury is a dangerous stretch of water, claiming many lives over the years, so why would anybody deny our youngsters a swimming baths?


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Star Comment: These dog owners are a disgrace

Things aren’t as bad as they used to be. The days of dogs roaming wild are long since gone. There’s a sense of order in our parks and public spaces. Poop scoops and doggie bags are the norm, rather than the exception to the rule.

Star Comment: Surely a recipe for success

She is the oldest contestant ever to take part in The Great British Bake Off. And Diana Beard, who is 69, sees it like this: “I represent a generation that did bake its own food.”

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