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Bargain Hunt films in Shrewsbury

Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott takes a break from filming

Celebrity antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and his camera crew from the BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’ were greeted by a packed saleroom when they visited fine art auction house Halls in Shrewsbury.

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Markets slip on US rates jitters

The FTSE 100 Index opened 6.1 points lower at 6447 on Thursday

The end of America's vast stimulus drive sparked jitters for markets today as attention focused on the timing of the country's first interest rates hike.

National Express on 'right track'

National Express saw profits rise 15% in the third quarter compared to last year

National Express has boosted quarterly profits after winning foreign contracts and carrying more passengers on its UK rail, coach and bus services.

UKAR cuts loan burden by £1.6bn

The body behind failed lenders Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley is making progress on repaying its taxpayer loans

The body behind failed lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley has repaid almost a quarter of its taxpayer loans, including £1.6 billion in the six months to September 30.

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Star comment: Pioneering bid to cut nuisance

police van

Anti-social behaviour gnaws at the very fabric of society. Communities across our region are plagued by those whose thoughtlessness and irresponsibility degrade our quality of life.

Phil Gillam: If music be the food of love . . .

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

From cocktail bars to Carluccio’s, from the Peach Tree to pretty little shops popping up everywhere, and from top exhibitions at our museum and art gallery to top entertainment at Theatre Severn, there’s a terrific vibe about Shrewsbury these days.

Star Comment: Decision by Lloyds sad news

Lloyds Bank

The decision by Lloyds Bank to shed 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches is sad news. It is also a poignant reminder that although we seem to be enjoying a period of sustained economic growth, there are still substantial challenges.

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