New King Charles III 50p coin unveiled by Royal Mint

The first portrait of King Charles III to appear on currency was unveiled on Friday as the Royal Mint marks the end of one era and the start of another with its first “double monarch” coin. The new King’s image, designed to look “more human” than previous official portraits of sovereigns, will appear on commemorative … Read more

First-time buyer met with gasps by Question Time audience

She continued: “They are saying ‘you need to immediately look at putting your application through because if you don’t the lenders may even pull these offers’.” At this, Lord Karan Bilimoria, who was a member of Thursday’s Question Time panel, shook his head with a look of solemn incredulity. The audience member added: “For me … Read more

Michael Gove’s Tory conference speaking spree a headache for Liz Truss

The following day, the former levelling up secretary will take part in a Bright Blue debate on “greater and greener” homes and join a Tony Blair Institute panel. He is then booked to appear at four fringe events on Tuesday – a second panel hosted by Onward about healthcare and the economy, a live event … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II died while close family were en route to Balmoral, death certificate confirms

Using her full name, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the certificate lists the late Queen as widowed following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April last year. Her occupation was simply: “Her Majesty the Queen.” Her “usual address” was listed as Windsor Castle, to which she moved during the Covid pandemic and which she … Read more

Anyone over 55 who has ever smoked to be offered lung cancer checks

Anyone over the age of 55 who has ever smoked will be offered lung cancer screening, under recommendations from government advisers.  The proposals from the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) call for the mass rollout of checks, in order to tackle the most common cause of cancer deaths. The committee said all former and current … Read more

Tory rebels threaten to block scrapping of 45p tax rate

But this did little to quell a growing Tory revolt, spearheaded by backers of Rishi Sunak who believe their warnings about the economy have been ignored. On Thursday night Julian Smith, a the former chief whip, became the latest MP to publicly call for the 45p tax rate cut to be shelved, saying the Government … Read more

Benefits hit as Liz Truss tries to stem the mini-Budget bleeding

Ms Truss repeatedly defended last Friday’s announcements during her local media round, telling BBC Radio Norfolk: “This is the right plan that we have set out.”  She pointed to turmoil on financial markets across the world and gave no indication that any element of the mini-Budget would be reversed despite the financial fallout. On Thursday … Read more

Common antidepressants may increase the risk of heart disease and early death

Common antidepressants may raise the risk of heart disease and an early death, a study suggests.  Almost a quarter of a million Britons were followed for over a decade and a link was found between people on the medication and heart disease.  For people on the common antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) … Read more

Police force ‘that prioritised trans paedophile’s feelings’ enforces gender-neutral warrant cards

The police force that warned social media users against making “hateful” comments towards a convicted, transgender paedophile is at the forefront of “woke” policies such as gender-neutral warrant cards. Sussex Police scrapped warrant cards that identified male officers with the letters A or C and female officers with B or D in November last year. … Read more

UK economy is ‘strong’ and heading for ‘radical change’

She is also expected to say that the UK-US trading relationship must act as a counter to protectionism and authoritarian regimes. “The UK-US economic partnership is the clearest possible example of why free trade and free markets are not just integral to our growth but to the freedoms we share,” she is expected to say. … Read more