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Inside your Weekend Shropshire Star

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King of camp, Julian Clary is the star of Weekend. In our chat with the outrageous comic, he tells us about taking risks, poking fun at politicians, and the art of panto. Oh yes he does!


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Letter: Funding our future

Bank of England rate-setters will take the latest data into account

I read J Clift’s letter, he says politicians use shortage of money as an excuse for not fully funding services like health, education and transport. This statement is not true.

Letter: Arrest warrant bid in House a low blow

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The parliamentary debacle where the Chief Whip, the Home Secretary and the Justice Minister attempted to sneak the European Arrest Warrant through Parliament without a vote, while at the same time trying to pretend that a vote on it would take place, shows just how low the Coalition has sunk and the depths of their contempt for the electorate.


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Shop till you drop, here comes Black Friday!

Christmas shoppers on Pride Hill Shrewsbury

Shopping bags at the ready – Black Friday is almost upon us, the manic day of cut-price deals and one-off sales that is expected to see UK shoppers spend well in excess of £300 million.

Star comment: Let’s also remember the elderly


During the centenary of the Great War, the nation has shown its respects to the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to safeguard our freedom. We have proudly remembered those who laid down their lives so that we can live in a free democracy.


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Slump in oil stocks hits FTSE

Opec's decided to keep pumping crude at existing levels

A slump in oil stocks put pressure on the FTSE 100 Index today in the wake of Opec's decision to keep pumping crude at existing levels.

Tesco executives 'leave company'

Tesco is being investigated over an overstatement of profit expectations

Tesco is reported to have parted company with three of the eight executives who were asked to step aside amid its probe into a £263 million accounting black hole.

Pennon upbeat despite profits fall

Pennon said pre-tax profits, excluding one-off items, fell 9.8% to £100 million in the six months to the end of September (Pennon/PA)

The owner of South West Water has seen profits fall as a result of a freeze on bills and stiff competition at its waste management business.