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UK news: Miliband: mansion tax will aid NHS - Tobacco firms, tax avoiders and "mansion" owners will be targeted to pay for a £2.5 billion NHS recruitment drive if Labour takes power, Ed Miliband said.

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August borrowing climbs to £11.6bn

Public borrowing in August was higher than forecast

Britain's finances remained under pressure last month after figures showed borrowing reached £11.6 billion, an increase of £700 million on a year ago.

Motor insurance reforms set out

Proposals for the motor insurance market could wipe around £20 off the cost of a typical driver's premium

A watchdog will set out how competition can be improved in the £11 billion private motor insurance market in a finalised report tomorrow.

Greene King eyes combination deal

Greene King is eyeing up a deal with Spirit Pub Company

Greene King, whose brands include Hungry Horse, today confirmed it is working on a deal to join forces with Chef & Brewer firm Spirit Pub Company.

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Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

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Letter: Is Shrewsbury prepared for university upheaval?

The University Centre Shrewsbury website

The range of subjects for BSc and BA degrees at the new university centre in Shrewsbury is very impressive, and it is remarkable that the commencement is only 12 months away with apparently so little of the necessary infrastructure in place.


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Star comment: Pay chiefs what they deserve

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

You do not hear people saying that we are all in it together quite so much as they once did, but the principle that the better off should share the sacrifices that have been made by the less well off remains the same.

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