Star comment: Change of thinking on Future Fit?

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The latest developments in the Future Fit process can hardly be called a shock, because Salopians have become so weary of the long drawn-out saga and their senses have become so dulled that nothing would surprise them now, including if the whole thing was scrapped and they went back to the drawing board.

Phil Gillam: Why libraries boost our quality of life

Shrewsbury Library

Books, bricks and bands. Yes, the three ‘B’s inspire this week’s column as I touch upon the ongoing threat to our libraries, tired old brick walls that might benefit from a splash of colour, and the local musicians who will bring harmony to this year’s Shrewsbury Food Festival.

Star comment: Learners being put through L

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The long wait that is being faced by learner drivers in Shropshire before getting a driving test is not only lousy customer service but undesirable on a number of grounds.

Star comment: Telford has the mark of quality

An artist's impression of the new Cosma factory

The news that a huge factory is coming to Telford bringing hundreds of jobs is the biggest such announcement for years and the first really big development on the town’s manufacturing scene since the crash sparked by the banking crisis.

Star comment: Council’s silence is not golden

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You would have thought that the little matter of the need to make cuts and savings running into many millions of pounds might have been worth a passing mention at the annual full council meeting of Shropshire Council.