Thursday morning news briefing: Return to the Tory fold, Brexit Party voters urged

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House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg at a Telegraph live Brexit event last night - Geoff Pugh

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Brexit: Rees-Mogg urges Farage supporters to return to Tories

Come back! That is the message from Jacob Rees-Mogg to Brexiteers who left the Conservatives for the Brexit Party. The Commons leader said Nigel Farage was the most important political figure outside Parliament in the past 30 yearsand that Brexiteers "owe him a great debt". But, speaking at a Telegraphsubscriber event, he explained why voting for the Brexit Party would be "a vote, effectively, for Jeremy Corbyn". Watch a video recapMatt's cartoon today also looks at Labour's complicated Brexit policy. And, at the final day of its historic hearing, the Supreme Court is to hear from a host of supporters of a legal challenge over the prorogation of Parliament - including former prime minister Sir John Major. Gordon Rayner has a reconstruction of yesterday's action.

Meanwhile, David Cameron has disclosed for the first time that he asked the Queen to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum campaign. Scottish Political Editor Simon Johnson has more on the extraordinary admission, broadcast on the BBC tonight. Political Correspondent Amy Jones has all the revelations you may have missed in the former Prime Minister's explosive memoir, For The Record. And read a review of the book by Philip Johnston.

Race row: Photo of Justin Trudeau with 'brownface' make-up

Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing "brownface" make-up at a party. A photo has emerged of the Canadian prime minister, who began his re-election campaign a week ago, at an "Arabian Nights" costume gala. He wore a turban and robes - with his face, neck and hands darkened. Click here to see the image.

End of an era: John Humphrys hangs up Radio 4 headphones

Broadcaster John Humphrys is hosting his final edition of the Today programme, as he bows out of the early-morning Radio 4 show after 32 years. Lord Hall, the BBC director-general, praises Humphrys' "heroic contribution to journalism" in an article for The Telegraph. Who has been facing the fearsome interviewer for the last time? Gareth Davies has been following everything in our liveblog. And James Naughtie has this advice for his former colleague.

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Gallery: The big picture

Late breaker | A surfer makes the most of perfect weather at sunrise off Tynemouth. The Indian summer is set to last for most of Britain until the weekend, but forecasters warn that the remnants of Hurricane Humberto could hit on Monday. Click through more striking images from around the world.

A surfer in action during sunrise at Tynemouth on the north east coat Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

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Business and money briefing

Interest rate cut | Donald Trump has attacked the Federal Reserve after its chairman cut interest rates by 0.25pc. Tim Wallace reports he was combating economic damage caused, he implied, by the president's trade war.

Sport briefing

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Manchester City 3 | Pep Guardiola's side were too strong for the Ukrainian champions as Mahrez, Gundogan and Jesus scored a goal each for City. Read Luke Edwardsmatch report from Metalist Stadium.

And finally...

Brought down to Earth | The woman who served as the inspiration for Greece's first Barbie doll has been accused of falsely claiming she is a leading scientist who has won awards for her work for Nasa. As Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou reports, her career has come under heavy scrutiny.