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How top Treasury sacking signalled trouble ahead for Kwasi Kwarteng

Inside story: Absence of senior figures meant Chancellor's tax cutting broadside caught the markets out with 'absolutely zero warning' → Read More

Pension funds crisis forces £65bn bailout by Bank

Number 10 adamant that Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will not resign → Read More

First Cabinet minister switches support from Rishi Sunak to Liz Truss

Exclusive: Read Sir Robert Buckland’s reasons for backing the Foreign Secretary in the Tory leadership race → Read More

Whitney Houston vs Heart Noughties: The music driving the two Tory campaigns

Rishi Sunak prefers modern music while Liz Truss reveals her love for classic hits - and karaoke → Read More

Advantage Liz Truss in the race to be prime minister

Foreign Secretary becomes the favourite to defeat Rishi Sunak after Tory MPs vote her into final two of leadership contest → Read More

Tackle street crime not Twitter jokes, Rishi Sunak tells police forces

Tory leadership contender also pledges ‘tougher response to child sexual exploitation’ in law and order plans → Read More

Exclusive: Liz Truss launches leadership bid with tax cut challenge to Rishi Sunak

Foreign Secretary pledges to reduce taxation 'from day one' as PM, putting her in direct contrast with former chancellor → Read More

Liz Truss attracts first backers – including Brexiteer – ahead of expected Tory leadership bid

Remain-backing Foreign Secretary expected to put her name forward for Conservative contest in next 48 hours → Read More

Chris Pincher quits as deputy chief whip after claims he drunkenly groped two men

MP for Tamworth says he owes it to the ‘people I've caused upset to’ and to Boris Johnson to stand down → Read More

Lord Geidt resigns as Boris Johnson’s ethics chief

Adviser quits a day after saying that PM’s partygate fine may represent a breach of ministerial code → Read More

Michael Gove: Cracking down on empty second homes can help communities ‘flourish’

Communities Secretary defends allowing councils to double tax on such properties → Read More

Cost of filling up average car hits £100 as petrol prices soar

Petrol jumps 2p in a single day taking the cost of a tank past significant milestone → Read More

Big public sector pay increases could fuel inflation, ministers warned

Simon Clarke, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, briefs Cabinet about dangers of decisions that could escalate situation → Read More

Keir Starmer backs calls for Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape to be named

Labour leader’s spokesman says Conservative MP in question should be stripped of party whip given gravity of allegations → Read More

Boris Johnson slaps down Jurgen Klopp for defending Liverpool fans booing national anthem

Klopp calls supporters 'wonderful people' after MPs criticised section of spectators who also appeared to jeer Duke of Cambridge at Wembley → Read More

Jacob Rees-Mogg declares war on ‘three-day week’ for the Civil Service

Working from home is being used as an excuse for long weekends, says Cabinet minister in charge of efficiency → Read More

Keir Starmer: I will step down if fined over 'beergate'

Labour leader vows to resign if Durham Police issue him with a fixed penalty notice over claims he broke Covid rules during lockdown → Read More

Boris Johnson flies to India ahead of ‘dishonesty’ vote

Downing Street sources insisted the 'partygate' row will not distract the Prime Minister from his job → Read More

Personal details of government staff appear on Russian social media sites after suspected cyber hack

It comes as Foreign Office phones were hacked using Israeli spyware even after the company claimed it blocked UK numbers → Read More

Nato-style security for Ukraine not on table for peace talks, says Dominic Raab

Rebuttal comes after Ukrainian negotiator said the West should act as the country's 'guarantor' in a deal to ward off any future attacks → Read More