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Rapid-fire uplift in Shropshire economy

Shropshire’s economy has grown by 3.3 per cent in the last year, while Telford & Wrekin’s has achieved a more modest 2.3 per cent improvement, new figures have shown.

Farming

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Progress on cattle welfare – but more to do

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According to the 2014 annual report from the Cattle Health and Welfare Group (CHAWG), while some progress has been made in addressing key issues, the industry faces considerable challenges from changing weather and economic patterns, writes John Sumner.

Time to decide who will take on family farm

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Has your family farm got a future? In 1979 the Northfield Committee concluded that between 60 per cent and 65 per cent of agricultural land in the United Kingdom was “owner occupied” and subsequent surveys suggest that the proportion has remained relatively unaltered, writes Louise Taylor.

Careers

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Star Comment: Working towards a career with apprenticeships

County Training who have ran an event at Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton to show young people how to secure an apprenticeship.

In what you might call the glory days of universities, many young adults would study with varying degrees of assiduity and emerge at the end with good or mediocre degrees in a wide range of generalist subjects of no practical value in the world of work.