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.

Phil Gillam: Man with memories of when my dad was a lad

Charles Furnival with one of his scale model traction engines.

They worked hard and they played hard. Many of the labourers who, in the 1930s, sweated buckets in the construction of major projects - such as new housing estates, Shelton Water Tower and Shrewsbury's first bypass - went off (not surprisingly) in search of a drink or two in the evenings.

Star comment: Dog attack savagery intolerable

A 13-week-old puppy was today fighting for its life after being savaged by a pitbull. Its owner was also traumatised by the ferocity of the attack and at one point feared for his own safety.

Peter Kitchen: When responsibility bites

Luis Suarez has been banned for nine games and four months

One of the most important lessons I was taught when I was growing up was that my actions would have consequences and I would have to take responsibility for them.

Star comment: MoD deal will bring big boost

The North entrance to MoD Donnington

The figures are mind-boggling. The creation of a new Ministry of Defence base in Telford could generate £60 million per year, safeguard 1,200 local jobs and create 400 new jobs on site and a further 300 in the supply chain.