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Rishi Sunak has reversed one of Liz Truss’s key policies by committing his government to the fracking ban. The new prime minister told the Commons he “stands by the manifesto” which pledged to ban fracking until science proves it is safe. Truss was toppled after trying to whip Tory MPs into lifting the moratorium on drilling for shale gas – a...

 ‘Enough is enough’ – 50 UK protests against cost of living

Enough is Enough protests against the spiralling cost of living crisis will be held in 50 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns tomorrow (October 1) – the same day the new energy bill price cap begins. The campaign group’s...

Ten days of mourning and ceremony for death of Queen at 96

Ninety-six-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral Castle, two days after appointing the 15th prime minister of her 70-year reign. Buckingham Palace officially announced the monarch’s death at 6.30pm...

Liz Truss wins No 10, Priti Patel quits as home secretary

Priti Patel has stepped down as home secretary following the triumph of Liz Truss in the race to become the UK’s prime minister. Patel’s exit after three controversial years in...

Priti Patel uses Commonwealth Games to expand Rwanda deportation policy

Home secretary Priti Patel will use the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham “as diplomatic cover” in her attempts to reach Rwanda-style deals with more African countries. A Home Office source said...

Queen’s speech shows government’s ‘time has passed,’ says Starmer

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris Johnson effused about the need...

Tories blame Boris Johnson for ‘catastrophic’ local election results

Conservative MPs, peers and councillors are blaming Boris Johnson for the party’s “catastrophic”  local election results. Simon Bosher, the leader of Portsmouth city council’s Tory group said Johnson needs to “take a good, strong...

Sunak’s tax-cutting claims debunked by OBR

Rishi Sunak’s claims to be a tax-cutting Tory chancellor have been debunked by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Sunak’s Spring Statement turned out to be a mini-budget and featured headline grabbing measures such as...
Roman Abramovich pictured with a trophy won by his football team.

Abramovich puts Chelsea up for sale after being named in PMQs

Russian oligarch billionaire Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea FC up for sale and written off £1.5 billion in loans to the club after being named by Sir Keir Starmer during Wednesday’s (March 2) PMQs. In...
oday (February 3) has been dubbed Black Thursday after record energy price hikes and an interest rate rise were confirmed by Ofgem and the Bank of England. Photo from Pxhere

‘Black Thursday’ – living standards will plummet as energy costs surge

UK families will be hit with a record rise in energy costs leading to the biggest fall in living standards since records began, the Bank of England (BoE) said on what has been dubbed...