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The spread of Islamic State into the "ungoverned territory" of Libya helped sow the seeds for the atrocity which left up to 30 Britons dead at a Tunisian beach resort, Philip Hammond said.

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Letter: Cycle paths should be used for safety

Cyclists cycle along the path

Cyclists complain that motorists make their lives difficult when on the road. Where there is a cycle path provided they should use it as local councils spend over £1 million each year on creating and upgrading cycle paths so cyclists can ride safely.

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Star Comment: Educate reckless motorists

The level crossing at Wem

Too many motorists are engaged in a deadly game of chicken at Shropshire level crossings. New statistics reveal a grim picture of drivers who blithely ignore warnings in place to keep them safe.

Blog: It’s Happy Monday for tennis fans

Shirley Tart Wimbledon 2015 logo

For tennis fans this is traditionally Happy Monday. Whoever is raising trophies in a couple of weeks’ time, a whole fortnight of super tennis beckons as Wimbledon opens its fabulous grounds once more for the best summer date of them all.

Star Comment: Rebranded schools are not the answer

Lakeside Academy, Sutherland Co-operative Academy, Wrockwardine Wood Arts Academy and Phoenix Academy

Over the coming months the big cheeses behind the academies in Telford which have been branded as failing institutions will need the confidence and support of parents as they strive to turn things around.

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Parents can take unpaid leave

The TUC said parents can take unpaid leave to help look after their children during the summer holidays

Millions of working parents will be entitled to unpaid parental leave this summer following new rules, it has been estimated.