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Magical - The front page of the TV21 comic from December 23, 1967

Phil Gillam: Plunging my hands in the snow of Christmases past

The great Dylan Thomas once wrote: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.”

Star comment: Farmers’ dream of fair price

milk bottles

Christmas time, a time of cheer and hope, and dreams of a white Christmas. Put yourself in the shoes of a Shropshire dairy farmer dreaming of getting a fair price for the white stuff they produce.

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.