Today’s news summary – Paper Talk 

Today’s news summary - Paper Talk 

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk  There’s a variety of stories leading Thursday’s papers. Several papers report on the Supreme Court’s decision that the Scottish government cannot hold another independence referendum without the consent of Westminster – a setback for Nicola Sturgeon’s campaign for Scottish independence.  Elsewhere: 30,000 drivers are hit with parking tickets every […]

Metro – Grin and bear it 

Metro – Grin and bear it Summary of the front page The “toughest Budget for decades,” is how the Metro describes the Chancellor’s expected statement on Thursday. It is expected to be “a double dose of painful tax rises and big public spending cuts in Britain’s toughest budget for decades”. Jeremy Hunt needs to plug a […]

US midterm elections – Trump slams Republican rival Ron DeSantis 

US midterm elections 2022 – Trump slams Republican rival Ron DeSantis  The former US president Donald Trump has slammed fellow Republican, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, as the rivalry between the two top Republicans becomes clearer.  Trump attacked DeSantis as an “average” governor, saying he lacks “loyalty.” DeSantis, 44, had the best night for Republicans on […]

EasyJet forecasts good demand for its low fares despite cost of living crisis

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Chief executive says squeezed household incomes will push customers towards ‘value’ operators EasyJet has said it wants more “certainty” and “stability” in the UK, but expects demand for its lower-cost fares to hold up despite the cost of living crisis. Johan Lundgren, the airline’s chief executive, said consumers “would continue to protect their holidays where” […]

‘Pig’s ear’: Tory press raises doubts about Liz Truss’s future

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Once-loyal papers such as the Sun and Daily Mail start to turn on PM amid financial turmoil Today’s political news –updates Conservative commentators are beginning to turn against Liz Truss, with rightwing newspapers such as the Sun and Daily Mail rounding on her for making a “pig’s ear” of the mini-budget, while other observers suggest […]

Minister warns Tory MPs against removing Liz Truss as pressure grows on PM – UK politics live

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Foreign secretary James Cleverly tells colleagues removing the prime minister would be a ‘disastrously bad idea’ ConservativeHome editor and former Tory MP, Paul Goodman, has said some Conservative backbenchers are considering pushing for Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt to replace Liz Truss as prime minister. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Goodman said: All […]

M&S to close one in four bigger stores selling clothing and homeware

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Retailer to open 104 Simply Food outlets as high street chain speeds up turnaround plan amid rising costs Marks & Spencer is planning to close 25% of its bigger stores selling clothing and homeware while opening more than 100 new Simply Food outlets, as it speeds up its turnaround plan in the face of a […]

UK petrol prices rise after Opec decides to cut oil production

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Fuel price increase is blow to drivers amid soaring domestic energy costs and other inflation Petrol prices are climbing again for the first time in three months, after the controversial decision by the Opec oil cartel and its allies to cut oil production, putting more pressure on drivers during the cost of living crisis. Forecourt […]

Twitch streamer gets evicted from home while broadcasting live  

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Seum had to cut her stream short (pic: Twitch) Life tends to catch streamers off-guard sometimes, with Twitch streamer Seum and her family getting evicted while she was playing Dreamlight Valley.  Seum, or simply Sam, has managed to hit over 80 thousand followers on her Twitch channel, where she usually streams games like Dreamlight Valley […]

Girl, 3, found next to mum’s body when she missed the school run

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Nicole Barnes, 29, was found dead next to her daughter, 3 (Picture: Liverpool Echo) A mother was found dead on the sofa next to her three-year-old daughter after teachers reported her missing from the school run. Nicole Barnes, 29, never showed to pick up her other three kids, prompting the school to call her partner […]