Government borrowing hit 10-year low last month

Chancellor Philip Hammond remained on track to hit his fiscal targets after rising tax receipts helped Government borrowing hit its lowest level for a decade in August.

Police outside a property in Thornton Heath, south London, after a teenager was arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack (Catherine Wylie/PA)

Police make sixth arrest in Parsons Green bombing probe

A teenager has been arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack, bringing the number of people being held to six.

Co-operative Food store

Co-op Group profits fall as final Co-op Bank stake sale revealed

The Co-operative Group has revealed it sold off its final 1% stake in the troubled Co-op Bank as it posted a sharp fall in profits after bumper payouts to members.

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Where’s the emergency Brexit! PM and Boris share plane home from UN gathering

Theresa May will have the opportunity for an extended discussion with Boris Johnson about his views on Brexit when the pair share a seven-hour flight back to Britain from New York.

Former Conservative MP Sir Teddy Taylor, who has died (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Former Tory MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor dies aged 80

The former Conservative MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died, his family said. He was 80.

Taha Hussain during a demo outside London Central Mosque (Thames Valley Police/PA)

Islamic State fanatic jailed for spreading terrorist propaganda

A teenage Islamic State fanatic who spread terrorist propaganda which said politicians, police and soldiers were the “best of all people to kill” has been jailed.

Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters (Jason DeCrow/AP)

Theresa May briefs ministers on Brexit plan in marathon Cabinet meeting

Theresa May has briefed ministers on her plan to break the stalemate in the Brexit negotiations in a marathon session of the Cabinet.

Spending has been impacted by soaring inflation in response to the Brexit-hit pound (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Household finances stay strained as consumer credit sees slow growth

Consumer credit grew at its slowest pace for more than a year last month as household finances remain under pressure, according to figures from the Bank of England.

Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston, outside Portcullis House in London after a meeting with transport minister Jesse Norman (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Widower of woman killed by bike courier welcomes plans for new cycling offence

The widower of a mother-of-two who was knocked over and killed by a bicycle courier has “fully welcomed” the announcement ministers are considering a new offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.

Police at the scene in Jeffrey Street in Newport, after a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

Newport arrests bring total held over Parsons Green bombing to five

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said.

Using e-cigarettes is "definitely less harmful" than smoking tobacco, health experts have declared (YAnthony Devlin/PA)

E-cigarettes less harmful than smoking tobacco, health experts say

Using e-cigarettes is “definitely less harmful” than smoking tobacco, health experts have declared.

UK Aid building materials being unloaded from a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules aircraft on Grand Turk, to replenish British troops supplies ahead of Hurricane Maria's imminent arrival (Georgina Stubbs/PA)

Final aid drop lands on Turks and Caicos as Hurricane Maria approaches

A final aid drop has landed on a British overseas territory ahead of Hurricane Maria’s arrival, as residents stress a second storm is the last thing they need.

Alexander Kirk hopes the jug - which has a red flag as its handle - will turn a profit (Alexander Kirk/PA)

Labour-supporting student hopes to get ahead with Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug sale

A Labour-supporting university student has launched a Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug – securing 50 orders within 24 hours.

Police shut the A19 before finding the object was a fake severed hand (Joe Giddens/PA)

Fake severed hand in central reservation leads to A19 closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

Moors Murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to his court appearance for the Moors Murders (PA)

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (Carl Court/PA)

Liam Fox hails EU-Canada free trade deal as ‘important blueprint’

Liam Fox has praised the EU-Canada free trade deal (Ceta) which his fellow Leave-backing Cabinet ministers are said to favour as a model for Britain’s relationship with Europe after Brexit.

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. (Nick Ansell/PA)

Britain First leaders charged with religiously aggravated harassment

The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.

Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Millions still using mobile phones while driving, research suggests

Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled, research suggests.

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots' block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline's chief executive has said (Niall Carson/PA)

Ryanair plans to take back pilots’ holidays to prevent more cancellations

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots’ block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline’s chief executive has said.

The new Clydesdale Bank Scottish £10 polymer note (Owen Clachers/PA)

New polymer £10 note enters circulation in Scotland

Clydesdale Bank has released the first Scottish £10 polymer note into circulation.

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