Queen’s cause of death revealed as extract of certificate published | UK News

An extract has been released of the Queen’s death certificate that reveals her cause of death was old age. The document, released by National Records of Scotland, also notes Britain’s longest-serving monarch died at 3.10pm on Thursday 8 September. When paying tribute to her mother, Princess Anne revealed she was with the head of state … Read more

London: Missing schoolgirls located after police search

Layla, Tiffany and Paige (l-r) went missing and were believed to have travelled to London (Picture: Thames Valley Police) Three school girls who went missing overnight have been found. The children, aged between 12 and 14, are believed to have travelled into central London. Police said they were ‘increasingly concerned’ about their safety but have … Read more

Barristers in England and Wales to vote on ending strike after new pay offer | Barristers

Criminal barristers in England and Wales will vote on whether to end their indefinite strike action after the government proposed a new package of reforms and legal aid fees. A further investment of £54m has been proposed after discussions between the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Industrial action began in … Read more

‘It sounds like you don’t know’: Liz Truss falters on fracking consent question | Fracking

Liz Truss has refused to give details of how local consent would be given for fracking in a particular area, amid growing evidence that it will be pushed through as a national infrastructure project. In an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, the prime minister said she was not familiar with the Preston New Road site … Read more

The Iron Lady had strategy – Kwarteng, stupidity

Tim Congdon, the noted economist who worked with Thatcher and sat on the Treasury panel of “wise men” that advised the Conservative government on economic policy between 1993 and 1997, believes the not-so-mini-Budget was “the exact opposite” of the 1981 Budget “in both content and form”. He argues that borrowing in order to cut taxes, … Read more

‘A reverse Robin Hood’: Liz Truss faces local radio interviews amid market turmoil | Liz Truss

After days of market turmoil and currency volatility since the “fiscal event” of the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, last week, Liz Truss has run the gauntlet of local radio with a series of back-to-back morning interviews with stations from Bristol to Teesside, Norfolk to Lancashire. Below is a selection of the prime minister’s most difficult exchanges. … Read more

UK economy latest news: Tory MPs round on Truss after media interviews

A military court in Myanmar has sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her economic adviser, an Australian academic, to three years in prison. A closed court in the capital Naypyidaw on Thursday convicted the Nobel Peace Prize laureate alongside Sean Turnell, an honorary professor of economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, of violating … Read more

Mental health policies for drug users not being followed in Scotland, say experts | Mental health

Scotland’s health services are failing to tackle a mental health crisis affecting thousands of people with drug or alcohol problems because the right policies are not being followed, an expert body has found. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, a statutory body founded to protect the human rights of people with mental illness, said only … Read more