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Watchdog warning on losing bobbies

A police watchdog today raised “growing concerns” that bobbies are being taken off the beat, as it warned some forces may struggle to cope with major crimes such as rioting or multiple murders in the next few years.

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Wolves’ ‘Bomb Squad’ put themselves in the shop window at AFC Telford United tonight - but it was Godfrey Poku who caught the eye for the Bucks.

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Mortgage approvals 'rising again'

Mortgages worth £10 billion were given the green light last month

Mortgage approvals increased for the first time in five months in June as stricter rules around home loan applications started to bed in, banks have reported.

Wage growth signal over rate rise

Bank of England governor Mark Carney's remarks could dampen speculation about a rate hike by the end of this year

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise.

TalkTalk boosts Sky tie-up

The deal will allow TalkTalk customers to watch live boxing and wrestling events through Sky Sports Box Office

TalkTalk Telecom joined forces with Sky today to beef up its offer of on-demand sports television in the latest stage of the pair's battle with BT.

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Screen veteran Dora Bryan dies

Actress Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey, has died at the age of 91.

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Letter: Owen did his utmost

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

One day our grandchildren will ask how anyone in their right mind could stand in the way of a reduction in numbers of a pest which causes more than 25,000 cattle to be slaughtered each year.

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Star Comment: On their marks in pool talks

There is still over a week to go before councillors get round the table to discuss the future of Shrewsbury’s swimming pool in The Quarry, and already battle lines are being drawn.

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