The fact that the Tory Party conference is happening only five miles away in Birmingham may have escaped many of the shoppers in West Bromwich, but they all had an opinion on Liz Truss and her first few weeks in office. Jessica O'Leary, 27, likes what Ms Truss has done with energy bills, and would vote Conservative in a general election. Ms Ball, 51, voted Conservative at the last general election, but does not know if she would next time.
The owner of Manchester City Football Club could face a Foreign Office investigation for allegedly helping Roman Abramovich and other high-profile Russians evade sanctions.
Ralph Rimmer said he ‘had no intention to malign’ Fiji as the RFL confirmed it was ‘following procedure’ after a complaint was made about his remarks
The Conservative mayor of the West Midlands has hit back at a fellow Tory who described Birmingham as a "dump". Daniel Grainger, the chairman of Young Conservative Network (YCN), was told to leave and "take anyone with the same views with you" by Andy Street after sharing the remark on Twitter. After deleting the post which read "Birmingham is a dump", Mr Grainger apologised and claimed it "was not about the city" and that he had been the victim of a mugging attempt earlier on Saturday.
Ukrainian soldiers have closed in around Russian troops in a key Russian-controlled Donetsk town, according to Kyiv officials. Footage reportedly shows Ukrainian soldiers raising the country's flag at the entrance of Lyman, a town that was captured by Russia back in May. After Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of the Donetsk region, Zelensky’s troops have made gains on the town, considered as being strategically important to Russia.
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Troops raise Ukrainian flag in city hours after Putin said area was Russia’s ‘for ever’, with Moscow admitting its forces have retreated
The comment comes at a time when some MPs have said they will not attend the Tory Party’s annual conference this week
Climate protesters say they have "occupied" major bridges in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. Dozens of people sat in the road and blocked Westminster Bridge near parliament as they chanted slogans about the climate crisis. Several people played instruments decorated with the logo of climate activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR).
Reports had claimed author Russell Edwards located a human skull on Saddleworth Moor in the search for the Moors Murderers’ victim.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte suggested referees and VAR officials are letting the Premier League down and said England could follow Italy’s example to improve standards after his side’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal. Conte was speaking after seeing Emerson Royal shown a straight red card by Anthony Taylor in the second half for a tackle on Gabriel Martinelli.
When I met him, he was unrecognisable from the photos I'd seen of the well-built fighter in Mariupol, Ukraine. "At Azovstal we thought it was the end." Mikhailo was taken following weeks under siege in Mariupol defending the steel works.
Daniel Grainger, the chairman of Young Conservative Network, was told to leave Birmingham by the Tory mayor after making the post.
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Ukrainian forces estimated up to 5,000 Russian troops had been surrounded in the immediate area
Crowds gather at King’s Cross Station in central London to protest against spiralling energy costs. One organisation called ‘Don’t Pay UK’ is calling on a million people to withhold payments to their energy companies, as the price cap rises today, despite intervention by the government.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has embraced the extra pressure he is under at his new club after his first Premier League game in charge of the Blues ended in a late 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. The game looked to be heading for a draw before second-half substitute and former Palace loanee Conor Gallagher scored a 90th-minute winner. Some might have seen sending on the England midfielder as an inspired decision, but the former Brighton boss seemed more relieved to get the win.