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No 10: No US air strike request - Britain joining strikes against jihadists has not been requested and is not currently under discussion, Downing Street has insisted, despite reports that Barack Obama is hoping to win agreement to bring allies into the air campaign by next week's Nato summit.

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Crime chief quits Labour Party - South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post over the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

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Shrewsbury Town sign midfielder Anthony Griffith - Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon has today made former Port Vale midfielder Anthony Griffith his 17th signing of the summer.

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Qantas posts record £1.5bn loss

Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has posted a record £1.5bn loss for the last fiscal year (AP)

Qantas Airways has posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar (£1.5bn) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write-downs.

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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.

Letter: Health service for people who need it

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Having been involved in the great hospital/health debate for several years, I am still greatly concerned that services will be designed for the health service and not for the people using the services.

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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).