Letter: Politicians on the spot

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It’s nearly polling day, time to make your mind up if you haven’t already. I’ve not yet after over 70 years, most of which spent close to one party.

Peter Rhodes: Back to the fold?

David Cameron hailed a "strong" deal struck at talks over Iran's nuclear programme

Blogger of the Year Peter Rhodes on Cameron's charm offensive on Ukippers, turning teachers into spies and our latest export to France.

Star Comment: Strains on NHS must be tackled


The NHS is the story that refuses to lay down and die. It has dominated the headlines since the start of the year and seems certain to do so until long after the General Election.

Star comment: Healthcare alternative advantage

The accident and emergency departments at Shropshire’s hospitals are under enormous pressure so it is going to be interesting to see whether a move by many doctors’ surgeries in the county to open at the Easter weekend makes an appreciable difference.