Russian forces on brink of encirclement in Donetsk town

Russian forces in the Donetsk region town of Lyman are on the brink of encirclement following Ukrainian gains to their north and east, pro-Russian military bloggers have said. The claims could not be immediately verified, but the reported Ukrainian gains appeared to match images and videos released on social media by Ukrainian soldiers. The fall … Read more

Toppling Edward Colston’s statue not protected by human rights, judges rule

Lord Burnett said: “Although this case did not involve the destruction of the statue, the damage that was caused was clearly significant. Pulling this heavy bronze statue to the ground required it to be climbed, ropes attached to it and then the use of a good deal of force to bring it crashing to the … Read more

David Moyes risks fight for his job if West Ham result do not improve

David Moyes is under pressure to quickly turnaround West Ham United’s poor start to the season and avoid a fight to save his job. Moyes has done an outstanding job since returning to West Ham for his second spell in charge, leading the club into Europe in two successive seasons. But this campaign has not … 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

Ministers told to make savings as Tory anger over markets chaos grows

Mr Philp’s letter will insist that departments find savings where possible and live within existing budgets. The aim is to reduce the level of government borrowing needed in a bid to calm the markets. Whitehall budgets were already under pressure because of high inflation, but the new instruction from the Treasury will make things worse. … Read more

Bank of England forced to intervene over ‘material risk’ to UK economy

Good morning. The pound has sunk back into the red after two major interventions last night reignited investor concerns about the UK’s tax-cutting Budget. In an extraordinary development, the IMF urged Prime Minister Liz Truss to reverse her economic policies – pointing particularly to the decision to scrap the higher rate of income tax. Ratings … Read more

Treasury plans to help renters get mortgages as interest rates set to soar

On Tuesday Huw Pill, the Bank’s chief economist, said a “significant policy response” to the tax cuts announced in last week’s mini-Budget could be expected at the next rates meeting on Nov 3. Rates of six per cent would trigger a fall in house prices of between 10 and 15 per cent, according to new … Read more

Chest binding could be child abuse, say police amid ‘mounting horror’ at Mermaids trans charity

Chest binding is potential child abuse, the Metropolitan Police has said, as concerns are raised over the actions of a trans charity. Scotland Yard has said that if police receive reports of a child using a breast binder, which is used to flatten the chest, officers will investigate it along with social services. It comes … Read more

EU splashes taxpayer cash ‘on lipstick lessons and lacy lingerie for men’

The European Union spent almost €1 million funding drag queen shows and other diversity projects aimed at “blurring” traditional gender roles, The Telegraph can disclose. The bloc’s taxpayers’ stumped up some €892,050 to help finance the schemes, which promised to tackle issues such as “toxic masculinity” and to establish LGBT-friendly schools across the Continent. The … Read more

Remainers are to blame for the run on the pound, claims hedge fund tycoon Crispin Odey

The prominent hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has defended his bets against the pound, arguing that the historic rout in the wake of Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax cuts was triggered by Remainers in the City who “hate” the Government. Mr Odey, arguably Britain’s best known hedge fund chief, told The Telegraph: “I never felt the kind … Read more