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Shrewsbury Quarry gets mellow yellow look


It may be best known for its millions of blooms and giant vegetables, but this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show has a new exhibit whose only floral connection is its colour – sunflower yellow.

Family finally starts straw bale house


A house made of straw may not sound like everyone’s ideal home – but for one family their ultimate “green dream” home is finally coming together in the Shropshire Hills.

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Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Lloyds Banking Group said the manipulation took place between May 2006 and 2009

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

Trinity allots £4m for hack claims

Reporter Dan Evans was given a suspended prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiring to hack phones

Publisher Trinity Mirror has set aside £4 million to deal with civil claims over phone-hacking allegations, the group disclosed in its half-year results today.

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Letter: Bedroom tax mess

So Lib Dem Danny Alexander has finally admitted that the rehousing policy he helped to bring in is not workable and has simply put ordinary people into debt.


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Star Comment: Reliving legacy of Great War

Today if a soldier is killed in Afghanistan, it is news, and if several are killed on the same day, it is news which leads to questions being asked about fundamental policy.

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