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'Huge' numbers of children abused - A child protection campaigner has warned that the sexual exploitation of youngsters is a much wider issue than had been acknowledged.

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Business leaders in Market Drayton have claimed that shops are continuing to expand thanks to people "pulling together".

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Stoke Heath prison has insufficient staff and long waiting times for hospital treatment, a new report has found.

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Kate Bush has become the first woman in history to have eight albums in the Official Albums Chart at the same time.

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BREAKING NEWS: 37 people killed in suicide bomb in Iraq.

Vote in today's poll: If Scotland votes for independence should they keep the pound?

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Business leaders in MArket Drayton have claimed that shops are continuing to expand thanks to people "pulling together"

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Looks like September should be good!

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The Department of Transport has been urged to push forward with plans to establish a road linking Shropshire's M54 to the M6 and M6 Toll to help bring growth and new jobs to the county.

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Report and pics of Shrewsbury 2 Luton 0

Soccer :  Sky Bet Football League Two - Shrewsbury Town v Luton Town

Shrewsbury Town’s flying start to the season continued today with another impressive performance which saw them dominate Luton from the first minute to the last.

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Beijing chief faces Hong Kong wrath

Pro-democracy MP Lee Cheuk Yan is taken away by security guards (AP)

Hong Kong pro-democracy MPs have disrupted a top Beijing official's speech as he sought to explain a decision to curb voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.

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Letter: Blame non-voters for electoral woes

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In response to G Griffiths’ letter  (Shropshire Star, August 21) I am unable to understand what point he is attempting to make. He first goes into a tirade about the closure of the prison, barracks, sorting office, and future plans of similar vein for the Shirehall.

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Top hill climbers out in championship challenge

Awesome time at Shelsley Walsh … Simply ‘awesome’, that was how championship driver Jos Goodyear described his first ever run-off win at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb last weekend (August 9 and 10).