Star comment: Drive the message of danger

Lisa Thomas with a photo of her daughter Laura

There are no longer any excuses.  We all know the law. If we are caught using our mobile phones while driving, we face a minimum of three points on our driving licence and a fine of £100.

Star comment: Brewing up a storm at the local

Pub beer stock

Raise a foaming glass and celebrate Shropshire’s pubs. If there was a league for them, they would be in the Premier League and their celebrity stars would be their wonderful range of ales.

Star comment: Minister has a touch of class

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

When the widow of a Shropshire teacher wrote a letter to the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove, she cannot realistically have expected him to agree with all she said about unreasonable stresses being put on teachers and her plea for him to rethink his policies.

Star comment: Payday loans are no quick debt relief

Stock money picture - PA

Payday loans have become a problem for many in society. They are advertised extensively and purport to offer recipients the chance to solve their money problems. Of course, they do nothing of the sort.

Star comment: Families must take initiative

School dinner

Free school dinners are on the menu for a staggering 1.5 million children aged under seven. And that number could increase dramatically if a Liberal Democrat plan is approved to extend the scheme for all children under 11.