Press Association 2014 LATEST

Swans and Spurs tie up deals

Congleton Guardian: Ben Davies is now a Tottenham player

8:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Swansea have confirmed the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Tottenham and the sale of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm to the north London club for undisclosed fees.

Trott bags century but Sussex lead

Congleton Guardian: Jonathan Trott brought up three figures with the bat

8:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to cricket from illness but was unable to prevent Sussex seizing control of the contest in LV= County Championship Division One.

Arrests in website fraud probe

Congleton Guardian: Police execute a warrant in connection with a criminal ring linking Russian hackers with ticket resellers in New York and money-launderers in the United Kingdom

7:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An international crime ring that hacked into a ticket website and used customers' details to stage a million dollar fraud has been dismantled in a transatlantic crackdown involving British police.

Holmes: Games can be launchpad

Congleton Guardian: Dame Kelly Holmes is predicting a lot of success for British athletes in Glasgow

7:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dame Kelly Holmes believes the Commonwealth Games is an important platform for athletes who are targeting Olympic success at Rio and has backed up-and-coming British talents to break through in Glasgow.

Screen veteran Dora Bryan dies

Congleton Guardian: Bryan was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey

6:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Actress Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey, has died at the age of 91.

Supermarkets check chicken supplies

Congleton Guardian: Tesco, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer confirmed they had launched investigations into their chicken sources

6:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Three of the UK's major supermarkets have launched investigations into their chicken supplies after an investigation uncovered alleged hygiene failings at factories.

Report critical of undercover units

Congleton Guardian: Attempts were made to smear relatives of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, it has been claimed

5:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Undercover police units will come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing crime".

Ruling on boy's care arrangements

Congleton Guardian: Neon Roberts' mother objected to him receiving radiotherapy treatment

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A family court judge has made decisions about care arrangements for a boy whose estranged parents became embroiled in a legal dispute over how his cancerous brain tumour should be treated.

Steward 'knew it wasn't invasion'

Congleton Guardian: The memorial outside Hillsborough Stadium

4:52pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Canadian in velodrome crash drama

Congleton Guardian: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Canada's Nic Hamilton has been forced out of the Commonwealth Games track cycling events after crashing into an official in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Majka takes second stage win

Congleton Guardian: Rafal Majka shows his elation after coming home first (AP)

4:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Poland's Rafal Majka claimed his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France on stage 17 as Vincenzo Nibali further enhanced his hold on the race leader's yellow jersey.

Housing squeeze worsens for young

Congleton Guardian: On average, people who own their own home spend 20% of their income on their mortgage

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The proportion of young people who have been squeezed out of the housing market in England has grown since the financial crisis, new figures indicate.

Varnish: Much more depth now

Congleton Guardian: Jessica Varnish believes elite-level cycling in Britain has changed in recent years

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jessica Varnish has warned there will be no 'face' of British cycling emerging from the Commonwealth Games, with the overall standard too high for one or two superstars to dominate.

Allergy blamed for pupil's death

Congleton Guardian: The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British citizen has died in Tanzania

3:36pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A school pupil has died while on a trip to Tanzania after suffering a "severe allergic reaction".

Claudia police drill inside pub

Congleton Guardian: Police search The Acomb pub in York

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police investigating the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence have been drilling inside a pub they have sealed off as part of a search operation.

US authors make Booker longlist

Congleton Guardian: Howard Jacobson who won the 2010 Man Booker Prize has been nominated again

3:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

David Mitchell, David Nicholls and past winner Howard Jacobson are in the running for this year's Man Booker Prize, as its new global embrace gives fewer than half the places on the longlist to Brits.

Ex-Ukip MEP faces misconduct charge

Congleton Guardian: Former Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office

2:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Tulisa aide sorry for Cowell remark

Congleton Guardian: Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has apologised for comments made when he was 'drunk'

2:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant has apologised for making claims about Simon Cowell's private life which were heard in court prior to the collapse of the singer's trial, and said he had been "drunk" at the time.

Prisoner 'gouges out own eyes'

Congleton Guardian: The incident happened at HMP Nottingham

2:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his eyes out in his cell.

Fiesta is Britain's top selling car

Congleton Guardian: The Ford Fiesta has led the small-car sector in  the UK for 27 of the 37 years its been in existance

2:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Ford Fiesta has become Britain's all-time top selling car.

Tulisa aide sorry for Cowell remark

Congleton Guardian: Gareth Varey pictured with Tulisa Contostavlos during their trial

2:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos's personal assistant has apologised for making claims about Simon Cowell's private life which were heard in court prior to the collapse of the singer's trial, and said he had been "drunk" at the time.

MP apologises for Gaza rocket tweet

Congleton Guardian: An MP tweeted about the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel

2:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has issued what the party described as a "categorical apology", after posting a tweet suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaza into Israel.

I'm racing to win again - Jonny

Congleton Guardian: The Brownlee brothers are expected to go head to head for gold once again

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Freed from the pressure of maintaining a remarkable podium streak, Jonny Brownlee has vowed to take the race to brother Alistair in Thursday's Commonwealth Games triathlon.

Paedophile Watkins refused appeal

Congleton Guardian: Ian Watkins has had his appeal bid against his sentence turned down

1:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Paedophile and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been told he cannot appeal against the length of his 29-year jail term imposed for a string of child sex offences.

Takeaway tour guests announced

Congleton Guardian: Ant and Dec are taking Saturday Night Takeaway on tour

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Mel C, Keith Lemon, Joey Essex and Peter Andre are among the stars joining Ant and Dec on their Saturday Night Takeaway tour.

U2 to release new album in November

Congleton Guardian: U2 are working on their 13th album

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

U2's new album - their 13th - is reportedly set to be released in November.

Wage growth signal over rate rise

Congleton Guardian: Bank of England governor Mark Carney's remarks could dampen speculation about a rate hike by the end of this year

11:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise.

Mortgage approvals 'rising again'

Congleton Guardian: Mortgages worth £10 billion were given the green light last month

11:26am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Mortgage approvals increased for the first time in five months in June as stricter rules around home loan applications started to bed in, banks have reported.

Snowboarder plea over stolen photos

Congleton Guardian: Snowboard Jenny Jones won the slopestyle bronze medal at Sochi

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a public plea for help after her laptop including all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car.

High hopes for new knee operation

Congleton Guardian: It is hoped that the new technique could tackle arthritis

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Surgeons have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis and extend sporting careers.

Alert over missing boa constrictor

Congleton Guardian: A boa constrictor missing in Lancashire could pose a risk to small children as it seeks warmth, police have warned

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Small children could be at risk from a missing 8ft boa constrictor snake, police have warned.

Council workers plan second strike

Congleton Guardian: Public sector workers and members of the Unison union outside the Houses of Parliament during the last one-day walkout in a dispute over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to mount a second day of strike action later this year.

Adele's son wins privacy damages

Congleton Guardian: Singer Adele, whose young son has been awarded damages for breach of privacy by paparazzi

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The toddler son of singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".

Gout, disease of kings, on the rise

Congleton Guardian: Gout is a type of arthritis where crystals of sodium urate form around the joints

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The number of cases of gout are on the rise, new figures show, contrary to the belief that the ailment has been consigned to the history books.

Adele's son wins privacy damages

Congleton Guardian: Lawyers for Adele's two-year-old son have accepted a five-figure sum in damages at the High Court over paparazzi photos

10:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Adele's toddler son has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".

Peaches Geldof killed by heroin

Congleton Guardian: Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after losing her battle against addiction to the Class A drug, an inquest has heard.

Johnson: Fast And Furious 7 special

Congleton Guardian: Dwayne Johnson plays Luke Hobbs in the Fast And Furious films

10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that Fast And Furious 7 will be a tribute to his co-star Paul Walker.

Winslet film to close Toronto fest

Congleton Guardian: Kate Winslet will close the Toronto International Film Festival with her new film, A Little Chaos

10:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Kate Winslet's latest role in A Little Chaos is to close the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Rachel McAdams' Notebook cringe

Congleton Guardian: Rachel McAdams hadn't seen her audition tape for The Notebook

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Rachel McAdams has cringed after watching footage of her audition for a film she made 10 years ago.

Cameron Diaz cuts short interview

Congleton Guardian: Cameron Diaz has been promoting her new film Sex Tape

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Cameron Diaz has cut short an interview after the host made a quip about her best friend Drew Barrymore.

Harrison's tree killed - by beetles

Congleton Guardian: George Harrison's tree suffered an insect infestation

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pine tree planted in memory of George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.

Stone: I'm a big Colin Firth fan

Congleton Guardian: Colin Firth and Emma Stone star in Magic In The Moonlight

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Emma Stone has joked about how she "upset" Colin Firth by pestering him about his previous movies while they worked together on the new Woody Allen film.

2m Britons to join summer getaway

Congleton Guardian: More than two million Britons will head overseas this weekend, with Spain the number one destination

9:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

More than two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the summer holiday getaway gathers pace.

Williamson ban over bowling action

Congleton Guardian: Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action

8:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced.

Moores mystified by English malaise

Congleton Guardian: Stuart Broad is one of several players with a point to prove

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Peter Moores admits he has yet to figure out whether England's whitewash Ashes defeat has left him with a clutch of cricketers with their best days behind them.

Howard says let people die at home

Congleton Guardian: Lord Howard of Lympne told a newspaper that most people do not want to die in hospital

7:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hospitals are not always good at recognising or dealing with people who are terminally ill, former Conservative party leader Michael Howard said, calling for patients to be allowed to die at home or in hospices.

Hot weather but risk of downpours

Congleton Guardian: People cooling down at Cullercoats, North Tyneside as temperatures continue to climb

7:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Temperatures are set to reach sizzling highs again today as even residents in Scotland's Highlands enjoy scorching sun.

Rodriguez: Falcao would suit Real

Congleton Guardian: James Rodriguez, pictured, would gladly welcome Colombia team-mate Falcao to Real Madrid

7:51am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

James Rodriguez believes his Colombia team-mate Radamel Falcao would be a huge success if he decided to follow him to Real Madrid.

Van Gaal unhappy about US trip

Congleton Guardian: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is worried the pre-season tour of the United States could hurt his chances of making a good start at the club

7:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are putting his chances of success in jeopardy by dragging the first-team squad across the United States on their pre-season tour.

Deila: Forster vital to Celtic

Congleton Guardian: Fraser Forster had little to do as Celtic romped to victory

6:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Ronny Deila stressed his desire to keep Fraser Forster at Celtic Park after the Hoops cruised through to the Champions League third qualifying round with a 4-0 win over KR Reykjavik at the BT Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

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