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5m Pound hits all-time low in backlash at Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax cuts
18m Labour urges probe into ‘leak’ of mini-Budget after Pound shorted
4m At least 13 dead after school shooting in Russia
1h Five police seriously injured as Iran protests spread across London
2h Southgate discusses ‘difficult decision’ as Alexander-Arnold left out
1h Far-Right Giorgia Meloni set to lead Italy after election triumph
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Politics
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Labour urges probe into ‘leak’ of mini-Budget after Pound shorted

Calls come amid reports hedge fund bosses made ‘small fortunes’ by betting that Sterling would fall

Crime

80-year-old man killed in hit and run outside Tesco in Barnet

A man was taken to hospital after a collision involving a van at the Coppetts Centre

World
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At least 13 dead after school shooting in Russia

Seven children are among those dead following the horrific attack in Izhevsk

UK
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National strike ballot of tens of thousands of civil servants launched

More than 200,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union will vote in coming weeks on whether to strike over pay, jobs and conditions.
UK
52m

National Gallery announces ‘pay what you wish’ scheme amid cost-of-living crisis

Visitors can pay as much or as little as they like with a £1 minimum fee for a new Lucian Freud exhibition.
Politics
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MPs dismiss claims inquiry into Boris Johnson is ‘unfair’ and ‘flawed’

The Privileges Committee rejected a legal opinion that its inquiry into the conduct of the former PM would be ruled unlawful.
Environment

EasyJet to invest in new planes and optimise descents to reach net zero

EasyJet has unveiled a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
UK

College lecturers launch unprecedented strike action in pay dispute

Around 4,000 members of the University and College Union at 31 colleges in England will take up to 10 days of strike action over the coming weeks.
Politics

John Swinney: Scottish Government to reflect fairly on UK tax cuts

The Deputy First Minister told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland the UK economy is in a ‘very dangerous place’ after the plans were announced.
UK

Labour’s Angela Rayner ‘worried’ for Holly and Phil after online abuse

The party deputy shared her concerns at fringe event at Labour conference

World

Mahsa Amini ‘tortured’ before death in police custody, says family

Mahsa Amini’s cousin spoke about police violence as hundreds protested across London

Theatre

Eureka Day at the Old Vic review: Helen Hunt is superby understated

The Oscar-winning actress has chosen a collegiate unstarry vehicle where the star is the incisive script

UK

Man dies following ‘serious fire’ at tower block in Bristol

Emergency services were called to the blaze on the top floor of Twinnell House in Easton shortly after 2.15am on Sunday.
UK

Pharmacist hopes to beat world record at London Marathon dressed as a tree

Rob Duncombe, chief pharmacist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, is to take on the running event dressed as an oak tree.
Politics

Pound sinks to record low as Chancellor hints of more tax cuts

The Chancellor has previously brushed off questions about the markets’ reaction to his mini-budget

UK

Hunted stars scale Britain’s highest peaks to raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

The money raised will fund cancer care for hunter George Rhoden’s wife Dawn, who is battling advanced pancreatic cancer.
UK

Anchor discovered during offshore wind farm work may date from Roman times

The wrought iron artefact was discovered during a seabed survey off the coast of Suffolk.
Crime

Two teens to face court charged with murder after death of 15-year-old

Khayri, who was 15, died in hospital following an attack near the entrance of North Huddersfield Trust School in Woodhouse Hill.
UK

Post Office expects rush of people handing over old £20 and £50 notes

September 30 is the last day that the Bank’s paper £20 and £50 banknotes will have legal tender status.
Politics

Food bank interest surges with 250% increase in online searches: Labour analysis

Ahead of his conference party speech, shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth visited the Big Help community group in Liverpool.
UK

What the papers say – September 26

The papers lead with strategies to stimulate the UK’s economy and the threat of nuclear war in Ukraine.
Politics

Labour to commit to tougher rules and enforcement on water companies

Jim McMahon is expected to say his plans will ‘ensure running England’s water becomes a responsibility, not a cash machine’.
Politics

Ex-England star Neville due at conference as Labour sets out investment plan

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has the main speech but Gary Neville will be the star attraction at the Liverpool conference.
UK

New method of preserving donated kidneys ‘could mean fewer organs wasted’

The technique could keep kidneys viable for longer and increase the number available for transplant.
Crime

Pre-recorded evidence rolled out at English and Welsh Crown Courts

It comes after the technology began being used in 2020.
UK

Design plans for 100% electric ‘flying’ ferry unveiled

The zero-emission vessel uses hydrofoil technology to lift it above the waves.
Politics

Gordon Brown ‘nearing completion’ on Labour’s review of UK’s future

Labour MP Ian Murray said the blueprint by the former PM would include plans that would be ‘more radical’ than Scottish independence.
UK

Ed Sheeran backs scheme to secure future of grassroots music venues

Own Our Venues was launched by the charity Music Venue Trust in June as part of a ‘radical’ move to help the sector.
UK

Protesters clash with police outside Iranian embassy in London

Angry protesters could be seen shouting and pushing against officers who had formed a line in front of the embassy.
Politics

HMS Queen Elizabeth anchors in New York as Truss plans to strengthen UK-US bond

The Royal Navy’s flagship dropped anchor within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour on Sunday.
World

Exit polls suggest victory for far right Brothers of Italy party

Giorgia Meloni could become Italy’s first female PM

Environment

Weather predicted to turn autumnal for UK in coming week

Rain, sunny spells and blustery winds are all predicted.
Politics

Rayner outlines plans to improve working conditions and overhaul procurement

Deputy leader Angela Rayner also vowed Labour would defend the right to strike.
London

Met chief ‘rejects meeting’ with National Black Police Association

Met chief Sir Mark Rowley sparked fury after reportedly turning down an invite to meet with the president of the National Black Police Association

London

Chris Kaba: Family backs calls for UN investigation

The unarmed 24-year-old was killed earlier this month following a pursuit in Streatham

Politics

National Trust: Government going in ‘opposite direction’ to protecting nature

The director general of the National Trust said that investment zones ‘represent a free-for-all for nature and heritage’.
World

Russian National Guard ‘under strain’ as it tries to quell protests

Protests have erupted after President Putin announced a ‘partial mobilisation’ to recruit up to a million men in the armed forces this week

Politics

Liz Truss facing party pressure amid fears over pound slump

The pound’s value has dropped almost eight per cent against the US dollar in the past month

Politics

Holly and Phil abuse ‘really damaging’ warns deputy Labour leader

Angela Rayner said she was worried about the scale of the attacks aimed against This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
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