Chris Kaba was not being chased by police before he was shot dead, inquest hears

On the evening of September 5, Armed officers in an unmarked police car spotted the Audi parked in the Camberwell Green area of south London and started to follow it. Mr Brown explained: “The officers did not activate their lights or sirens while following the vehicle. The intention was to use an ‘enforced stop extraction’ … Read more

British botanists beaten to death and fed to crocodiles, court hears

A pair of respected British botanists was murdered by a South African kidnap gang and their bodies thrown in a river to be eaten by crocodiles, a court has heard. Rod Saunders, 74 and his wife Rachel, 63, were attacked four years ago as they searched for wild seeds in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province for … Read more

Suella Braverman’s modern slavery ‘abuse’ claims questioned by former watchdog

The home secretary’s claims that modern slavery laws are being abused to the extent that they are “derailing the UK’s policy on illegal migration” have been challenged by a watchdog. In her Conservative Party conference speech, Suella Braverman said that some Albanian migrants crossing the English Channel were claiming protection but “their claims of being … Read more

Five ways Kwarteng can reduce UK debt

Kwasi Kwarteng is drawing up a debt reduction plan to reassure febrile financial markets that Liz Truss’s government can be trusted with the UK’s public finances. Scheduled for November 23, the chancellor wants to bring it forward to this month if possible, according to his aides. The chancellor’s tax-cutting “mini” Budget left investors demanding higher … Read more

Over 330,000 excess deaths in Great Britain linked to austerity, finds study | Austerity

More than 330,000 excess deaths in Great Britain in recent years can be attributed to spending cuts to public services and benefits introduced by a UK government pursuing austerity policies, according to an academic study. The authors of the study suggest additional deaths between 2012 and 2019 – prior to the Covid pandemic – reflect … Read more

‘You see the lack of compassion’: anger at Tories in fuel-poor Wolverhampton | Conservative conference 2022

“Never in my career did I expect to be creating warm banks,” said Ian Brookfield, the Labour leader of Wolverhampton council. “I’m embarrassed that in this country we’re having to do this.” Just 15 miles from where the Conservative party has gathered for its annual conference, people in Wolverhampton are facing the highest rates of … Read more

Liz Truss news latest: PM will admit plan to boost economy will cause ‘disruption’

Liz Truss reveals she’s spoken with former PM since taking office Liz Truss will admit that her economic plans, which she claims will boost Britain’s growth, will cause “disruption”. On Wednesday, in her first Conservative Party conference speech as leader of the party, the prime minister will insist that there can be no more “drift … Read more