Russia launches Arctic oil shipment

Congleton Guardian: Latest industrial news

7:44pm Friday 18th April 2014

The first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe has been launched, in a "defining moment" for the region, according to Greenpeace.

Boy, 7, burned in 'petrol' incident

Congleton Guardian: A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street in Aberdeen

5:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

A young boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street.

Anger as CBI backs Scots 'no' vote

Congleton Guardian: The CBI has informed the Electoral Commission of its pro-union stance in the Scottish independence referendum.

2:15pm Friday 18th April 2014

A major business lobbying organisation has registered with the Electoral Commission to formally back a "no" vote in the independence referendum, prompting some of its members to leave.

Dissident republican shot dead

Congleton Guardian: The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating after a prominent dissident republican was shot dead in West Belfast

6:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

A prominent dissident republican has been gunned down in broad daylight in Northern Ireland.

Teachers considering fresh strikes

Congleton Guardian: Teachers are considering fresh strikes

3:42pm Friday 18th April 2014

Teachers are gearing up for a fresh round of strikes this summer in a long-running bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

Syria death son is 'a martyr' - dad

Congleton Guardian: Abdullah Deghayes has been killed in Syria

8:07am Friday 18th April 2014

The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has described him as a "martyr" as he revealed he tried to convince him not to fight in the war-torn country.

Kate wigs out at Aussie Easter show

Congleton Guardian: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park

4:55am Friday 18th April 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge has suggested the perfect solution for her husband's growing bald patch - an alpaca toupee.

Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal

Congleton Guardian: Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, according to his lawyers

2:49am Friday 18th April 2014

A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute with hospital bosses.

Call on foreign doctor standards

Congleton Guardian: Research by the University College London found a "performance gap" between international medical graduates and UK graduates

6:46am Friday 18th April 2014

Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS should face tougher tests in line with the standards of UK-trained doctors, a study has said.

Bishop warning on assisted suicide

Congleton Guardian: Mark Davies, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, will address the subject of assisted suicide in his Easter homily.

2:15pm Friday 18th April 2014

A Roman Catholic bishop is to use his Easter message to attack moves to legalise "assisted dying" in the United Kingdom.

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