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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

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.

Star comment: Celebrate the best of Shropshire business

Proto Labs, on Telford’s Halesfield Industrial Estate, scooped both the Business of the Year and the Manufacturing Champion categories at the inaugural awards ceremony.

Portents of doom swirl around the global economy. Day by day we hear stories about the flatlining of the Eurozone’s economy, the problems afflicting Japan and the stagnation of powerhouse economies like those in Germany and France.

Star comment: Children very much still at risk

child abuse stock

The multitude of historic child sex abuse allegations that are under investigation might at first glance give rise to the impression that this is a problem of yesteryear and that things are better in the abuse-aware 21st century.