Eleanor Bron joins The Archers cast

Congleton Guardian: Eleanor Bron is to join the cast of The Archers as Carol Treggoran (BBC/PA)

7:16pm Friday 25th July 2014

Veteran actress Eleanor Bron has joined the cast of radio soap The Archers - as the character of Carol Tregorran returned to the show tonight after 34 years away.

Simpson receives university award

Congleton Guardian: BBC journalist John Simpson has received a university honour

6:58pm Friday 25th July 2014

BBC journalist John Simpson and businesswoman Dame Marjorie Scardino have both received honorary awards from the University of Roehampton.

Pair wearing Goth clothes attacked

Congleton Guardian: Greater Manchester Police last year became the first to record offences committed against Goths

6:58pm Friday 25th July 2014

Two teenagers dressed in Gothic-style clothes were subjected to a violent attack at the hands of three girls, police said.

Briton killed in Algeria air crash

Congleton Guardian: At least 116 people died when the Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali

5:22pm Friday 25th July 2014

A British man was among those killed in the crash of an Air Algerie airliner in Mali, the Foreign Office has said.

Photo-ops 'diminish our politics'

Congleton Guardian: Ed Miliband is launching a summer campaign to woo the electorate

5:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

Ed Miliband has hit back at critics of his leadership insisting principles and ideas are more important in politics than style and image.

Travis slams CPS as new trial looms

Congleton Guardian: Dave Lee Travis leaves Southwark Crown Court after learning he is to face a retrial for charges of sexual assault and indecent assault

3:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis criticised the Crown Prosecution Service outside court today after learning he will face a fresh trial over historic sex abuse allegations.

Fog on the Tyne moment for Cameron

Congleton Guardian: David Cameron on a previous visit to the River Tyne - today he mistakenly referred to the river when interviewed by a BBC Tees presenter

2:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

David Cameron came a cropper when he took to the airwaves to trumpet the latest economic growth figures.

Cameron hails recovery 'milestone'

Congleton Guardian: Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014

7:21am Friday 25th July 2014

David Cameron hailed a "major milestone" in the recovery today as official figures showed Britain had finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn.

Minimum 20 years for Jayden killer

Congleton Guardian: Ben Blakeley will serve a minimum of 20 years

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A violent and controlling man has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison for murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Mother 'put boy's body in suitcase'

Congleton Guardian: Rosdeep Adekoya, the mother of Mikaeel Kular, pleaded guilty to killing her three year old son (Crown Office/PA)

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular repeatedly beat her son before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase, a court has heard.


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