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10m Russian troops withdraw from key city as shelling kills at least 20
14m ‘We will not tolerate protests which cause disorder’, says Met Police
4h Devolved nations demand meeting amid fears of new era of austerity
5h Russia’s missile stock ‘likely limited’ amid ‘munitions shortages’
2h Rail network crippled as unions join forces for 24-hour walkout
7h Soldier involved in Queen’s funeral procession found dead at barracks

Tory mayor slams young Conservative who labelled city ‘a dump’

The comment comes at a time when some MPs have said they will not attend the Tory Party’s annual conference this week


Tory mayor rebukes fellow Conservative for ‘Birmingham is a dump’

Daniel Grainger, the chairman of Young Conservative Network, was told to leave Birmingham by the Tory mayor after making the post.

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.

Nord Stream pipeline blasts ‘clearly an act of sabotage’, says Truss

The PM was updated on the latest situation in the Baltic by her Danish counterpart Mette Fredriksen


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.

Devolved nations demand meeting amid fears of new era of austerity

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


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.

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’.

Russian ambassador summoned as Britain imposes new sanctions on Moscow

Liz Truss said the UK will never accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions.

Truss made clear her intention to cut taxes during leadership bid, says minister

The UK Government has spent this week grappling with the economic and political fallout from announcements in the mini-budget.

Poll finds there is a growing anticipation of Sir Keir Starmer becoming PM

Half the public now believe Sir Keir will lead Labour into government, according to the latest Ipsos poll.

Thousands face £10k mortgage blow in London

Warning as Prime Minister and Kwasi Kwarteng held OBR talks


Labour enjoys highest opinion poll ratings for more than 20 years

The party has now been ahead of the Tories for nine months.

Truss condemns Putin’s ‘illegal’ plans to annex Ukrainian regions

The Russian leader is preparing to annex four Ukrainian regions into Russia, amid international outcry.

When is the Tory party conference 2022 and what is the schedule?

The Conservative Party Conference is set to be impacted by rail strikes in October


Truss and Kwarteng promise to work ‘closely’ with OBR after meeting

The Prime Minister and Chancellor will “work closely” with the Office for Budget Responsibility in the coming weeks, the Treasury said


OBR to deliver forecast in coming weeks after meeting with PM and Chancellor

The unusual meeting between Liz Truss, Kwasi Kwarteng and the spending watchdog came amid market turmoil following last week’s mini-budget.

Sturgeon: It’s only right to listen to young people’s climate change views

The First Minister said young people ‘deserve a more equal, just and fair future that leaves no one behind’.

Transport Secretary offers to ‘work as a family’ to end rail strikes

Exclusive: Anne-Marie Trevelyan moves away from her predecessors’ more confrontational approach


EU Commissioner says UK should find ways to resolve protocol impasse

Margrethe Vestager said European Union has tabled ‘many pragmatic solutions’ to the issues raised by the UK.

Cleverly and Sefcovic to talk amid row over Northern Ireland Protocol

The European Commission vice president has led talks between the EU and the UK over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Why is Parliament in recess and when will it return?

Sir Keir Starmer has called for Parliament to be recalled, to overturn Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng‘s mini-budget


Victims’ Bill will have ‘limited effect’ without proper funding – report

The group of MPs found ‘flaws’ in the way victims were defined in the draft Bill.

Fears migrant children could be mistakenly sent to Rwanda

The Refugee Council raised concerns over Home Office ‘errors’ in assessing the age of asylum seekers.

Chancellor appeals for Tory unity as poll gives Labour 33-point lead

Worries among Tory MPs that the fallout from the mini-Budget could hurt them at the ballot box were dramatically underlined by the YouGov poll


‘Devastating’ if Tories break promise to uprate benefits in line with inflation

Treasury minister Chris Philp told ITV that the Treasury would not commit to an expected uprating of benefits in line with inflation.

New poll gives Labour 33-point lead as Kwarteng calls for Tory unity

In a message to Tory MPs, the Chancellor wrote: ‘I understand your concern. We are one team and need to remain focused.’


Labour surges to 33-point lead against Tories after days of turmoil

Liz Truss’s Government has been engulfed in a political and economic crisis since Friday’s mini-budget.

Truss: I want to work with Nicola Sturgeon

The Prime Minister stood by her economic plans despite a tumultuous week for the UK economy.

Liz Truss: I will not allow impasse over Northern Ireland Protocol to drift

The Prime Minister stressed that she would act unilaterally to address problems with the protocol if a deal with Brussels proved elusive.

Market sell off has ‘UK-specific component’, Bank’s chief economist says

It comes after Liz Truss on Thursday seemed to blame the market sell-off on Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.

Truss urged to ‘publicly correct’ £2,500 energy bill ‘cap’ comment

The Government’s plan only caps the cost per unit that households pay, with actual bills still determined by how much energy is consumed


Tory Party conference 2022: When is Prime Minister Liz Truss’ speech?

The Conservative Party Conference will also feature speeches from newly appointed Cabinet members


Unions demand ‘cast iron guarantee’ of no more cuts to services

Liz Truss has signalled that Whitehall departments will have to find ‘efficiency’ savings as the Treasury says there will be no more cash.

Channel crossings resume following five-day hiatus

More than 32,000 people have made the crossing so far this year.