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Doris puzzled at Shropshire wartime graffiti

Doris Young with Christian LLeivers from The Big Red House.

The names of wartime lovers scribbled on a north Shropshire wall have been preserved for the future — but a nonagenarian whose name is on display has no idea how it got there.

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Premier hit by slow grocery sales

Premier Foods has been impacted by difficult conditions faced by the Big Four supermarket chains.

The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts felt the impact of the supermarket sector's troubles today with a 6.2% drop in quarterly sales.

Travis lifted by building upturn

Like-for-like sales at Travis Perkins were up by 12.7% in the first three months of the year

Travis Perkins revealed a sharp hike in sales today as the owner of the Wickes DIY chain and more than 600 builders' merchant yards benefited from Britain's construction and housing market recovery.

Unilever upbeat despite euro hit

Unilever's revenues performance has been impacted by the strength of the euro.

Consumer goods giant Unilever, whose brands include Flora and Magnum ice cream, has been impacted by the stronger euro and slower emerging markets.

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Letter: Plagued by traffic lights

I agree with others who have written about the stupid traffic lights on islands near Telford centre. I no longer visit Telford centre unless necessary, but a couple of Sundays ago I went to have lunch at an eaterie near to the Malinslee roundabout.

Letter: Vital issue of sex trade


Nigel Hastilow (April 19) acknowledged fully what has been said many times about the negative effects of pornography on attitudes towards women.


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Star comment: Dumped horses is real crisis

The number of complaints received by the RSPCA about abandoned horses have risen 16-fold in the past two years, and the rescue charity admits that the situation has reached crisis point.

Star comment: Reluctant to wave our flags

To find what it means to be English, we went on to the streets of Bridgnorth and discovered that many people we asked were not aware that today is St George’s Day.

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