Fight crime and forget ‘diversity and inclusion’ schemes, Suella Braverman tells police

“It is absolutely vital that trust is restored, and to address this we must have visible and responsive policing,” she wrote. “It must deliver the public’s priorities, and it must treat victims with the respect they deserve. “The public have a right to expect that the police get the basics right: driving down anti-social behaviour … Read more

Meghan was shocked not to be paid for royal walkabouts, new book claims

The Duchess of Sussex did not understand the point of royal walkabouts and said during a tour of Australia: “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this,” a new book claims. The Duchess was feted by cheering crowds as she and the Duke of Sussex visited the Commonwealth realm in 2018, but behind the … Read more

Strike leader appears on Have I Got News For You

Rail union leader Mick Lynch became the butt of the joke on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You when he appeared as a panellist and was mocked for bringing the country to a standstill.  The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) was on the show on Friday night, having … Read more

Royal Navy explodes warship as it fires new missiles for first time in massive joint exercise with US

Royal Navy helicopters have fired new missiles for the first time as UK and US forces target a warship in the biggest such exercise for two decades. HMS Westminster, a Wildcat helicopter and three RAF Typhoon jets put on a formidable display of firepower alongside US allies, exploding a specially prepared ex-US Navy warship in … Read more

‘Miracle’ herpes treatment eradicates tumours in terminally-ill cancer patients

“I had injections every two weeks for five weeks which completely eradicated my cancer. “I’ve been cancer-free for two years now, it’s a true miracle, there is no other word to describe it. I’ve been able to work as a builder again and spend time with my family, there’s nothing I can’t do.” Virus causes … Read more

Jack Grealish had sex with alleged rape victim at a Benjamin Mendy party, court hears

Mr Matturie then allegedly raped the 23-year-old in the car they used to go to a shop at a local petrol station before returning to the house. The 17-year-old told police: “I asked her what happened. I took her to the toilet. She’s absolutely distraught, in hysterics. “She just told me she had fallen asleep … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng announces tax cuts worth £45bn

Simon Clarke, the Levelling Up Secretary, is on the morning media round for the Government as he sets the scene ahead of Kwasi Kwarteng’s “mini-Budget”.  Mr Clarke was told during an interview on Sky News that the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank had described Liz Truss’s strategy for achieving economic growth as “a gamble … Read more

Police catch people-smuggling gang behind 50 Channel crossings

A people-smuggling gang behind 50 Channel crossings carrying 2,000 migrants has been caught by French police. Officers seized more than a dozen boats and 700 life jackets in raids that also uncovered a “factory” supplying nautical equipment. The ring, based in Lille, a northern French city about 60 miles from Calais, and run by Iraqi … Read more

White House jokes about suspending ‘special relationship’ label after Liz Truss visit

It was a phrase coined by Sir Winston Churchill and has been used by successive British prime ministers over the intervening decades to describe the UK’s strong bond with America. But after a suggestion that Liz Truss is not overly keen on the term, the White House has offered to suspend use of the “special … Read more

Angela Rayner reveals contents of note passed in Commons on day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Describing the moment she first realised the monarch’s death was imminent, she said: “I read between the lines on that, because you don’t get a note saying the Queen is unwell if she’s got a bit of a cough or a cold.” Ms Rayner said “the gravity” of the situation was underlined by the fact … Read more