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16m Russian troops withdraw from key city as shelling kills at least 20
44m ‘We will not tolerate protests which cause disorder’, says Met Police
4h Devolved nations demand meeting amid fears of new era of austerity
6h Russia’s missile stock ‘likely limited’ amid ‘munitions shortages’
3h Rail network crippled as unions join forces for 24-hour walkout
7h Soldier involved in Queen’s funeral procession found dead at barracks

Thousands face £10k mortgage blow in London

Warning as Prime Minister and Kwasi Kwarteng held OBR talks


West condemns Putin’s land-grab as Ukraine fast-tracks Nato bid

The Russian leader signed treaties on Friday for an illegal annexation of occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his seven-month invasion


Prince of Wales praises Molly Russell’s ‘incredible brave’ parents

William spoke out after a coroner ruled social media content contributed to the death of the 14-year-old


Protestors descend on London amid cost of living crisis

Protests will also take place in Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday


NI children could die from hypothermia amid cost-of-living crisis, rally told

Northern Ireland’s Children’s Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma issued the warning at a protest in Belfast.

Thousands protest in Glasgow over rising cost of living

Campaigners took to the Buchanan Street steps as energy bills and mortgage costs soar.

Thousands join march calling for Welsh independence

The rally was organised by All Under One Banner Cymru and Yes Cymru.

Mother ‘heartbroken’ by 13-year-old son’s offer to get a job amid mortgage rates

Lizzie Devine, from Tamworth, said her son Lewis has noticed she is ‘struggling’ as mortgage costs continue to rise.

Hundreds gather in support of rail and postal workers’ strike action

Network Rail workers who are members of RMT began the first of two 24-hour walkouts on Saturday.

Devolved administrations call for urgent talks with Chancellor

Ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland say more funding is needed from Westminster to protect vital public services.

Man arrested after musician dies two weeks after assault

Bill Witham was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition on September 12 after being found unconscious in Hullbridge, Essex.

Rain could dampen prospects for thousands of London Marathon runners

The 26.2-mile race will start at Greenwich Park on Sunday morning.

Devolved nations demand meeting amid fears of new era of austerity

The ministers warned the tax cuts were a “huge gamble” for the economy


Kwasi Kwarteng defends tax plan despite market chaos

Liz Truss has admitted the Government caused ‘disruption’ to the markets, but insisted they were right to act


Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s humanoid robot ‘Optimus’

Optimus – named after the protagonist in Hollywood franchise Transformers – was showcased at the electric vehicle maker’s “AI Day” event on Friday


Green Party calls for wealth tax to ‘create more equal society’

Co-leader Adrian Ramsay said the policy could remedy some of the ‘economic chaos’ wreaked by the Government’s mini-budget.

Fern Britton breaks silence after ex pictured kissing her best friend

The former This Morning presenter and TV chef decided to call time on their 20-year marriage in 2020


Unions apologise for strike chaos as Network Rail criticises ‘huge own goal’

24-hour strikes could cause the worst rail disruption of the year so far, with some areas of the country having no services all day.

Braille banners will offer encouragement to blind London Marathon runners

Visually impaired runners will be able to read the messages which will line miles 20 and 23 of the 26.2-mile marathon course.

Royal Mail workers continue strike over pay and conditions

Members of the Communication Workers Union walked out on a 48-hour strike on Friday.

What the papers say – October 1

Economic turmoil, the Moors Murders and a ‘pivotal moment’ in the war in Ukraine are splashed across the papers.

Train services set to be crippled by fresh strike

The Government has been urged to intervene in the bitter dispute as continuing industrial action leads to huge disruption.

Energy bills rise to record-high levels

The amount that a household pays for each kilowatt hour of electricity it uses will rise to 34p from the already record 28p that families pay today.

Natural History Museum creates gardens to study how wildlife reacts to climate

Sensors installed across the site will monitor conditions like temperature, humidity and sound.

Energy price cap comes into effect

Annual gas and electricity bills for the typical household will be held at £2,500.

Truss admits £45bn mini-budget tax cuts did cause ‘disruption’

The Prime Minister insisted Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was right to act to get the economy moving.

‘Global first’ ruling that online content contributed to Molly Russell’s death

Coroner Andrew Walker said the material viewed by the teenager should not have been available for a child to see.

Tens of thousands of letters of condolence sent to royals since Queen’s death

About 6,500 items arrived on one day alone, adding to the total of more than 50,000 letters and cards.

Lack of urgency in tackling male suicide, report claims

MPs say the current political and public policy approach to the biggest killer of men under 50 is ‘not working’.

‘Good’ call between Cleverly and Sefcovic amid ongoing protocol row

The Foreign Secretary had his first call with the European Commission vice president.

Winners of the Black British Business Awards revealed

Winners were awarded at a glitzy ceremony in central London


William: Children need more online protection after Molly’s death

Prince of Wales says ‘no parent should ever have to endure’ what her family went through


Barristers to vote next week on whether to end strike action

A ballot for Criminal Bar Association members is due to open on Tuesday and close on Sunday.

Zoo shares rare sighting of first fossa pups to be born in its 91-year history

The 12-week-old triplets were spotted for the first time by keepers as they emerged from their den at Chester Zoo.

Met officers cleared of assaulting man mistaken for robbery suspect

Sergeant Emily Joshi and Pc Ozan Yelken have been found not guilty of assaulting Emmanuel Ugborokefe by beating him


Former BBC presenter Mark Mardell reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

The broadcaster previously served as BBC News’s Europe and North America editor and hosted The World This Weekend on BBC Radio 4


Police investigate claim Stephen Lawrence killer had phone in cell

A Prison Service spokesman said: ‘We can confirm this matter has been referred to the police for investigation.’


Louis Tomlinson gives update on his and Zayn Malik’s friendship

The Just Hold On singer also gave his opinion on Malik’s recent slew of 1D covers he has been sharing to social media


John Legend says pregnant Chrissy Teigen already wants more children

The couple already have two children and recently announced that they are expecting again


Woman dies after child and man escape from Eltham house fire

Firefighters managed to drag the woman out of the burning house after she became trapped by a staircase in her home


Marathon world-record holder to honour Queen’s memory by planting a tree

More than a million trees have been planted in the Queen’s name during the October 2021 to March 2022 planting season.

Appeal to find boy, 12, missing from north London hospital

‘You are not in any trouble at all. We just want you home and safe’


Man handed indefinite hospital order for stabbing of stranger at petrol station

Paul Miller, who has paranoid schizophrenia, admitted a charge of attempted murder.

Police release footage of car in council worker murder probe

Ashley Dale, 28, was found with gunshot wounds in the back garden of her home in Old Swan, Liverpool.