Three more Met officers under investigation over allegations of taking or viewing dead body photos

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched a detailed probe into the allegations against Jaffer and Lewis, which in turn led them to a number of other unrelated but disturbing misconduct cases. In addition to the evidence about inappropriate photographs being taken by officers, investigators also looked at claims that some others had cheated … Read more

UK politics live: Labour criticises PM as Tories urged to vote down Paterson lobbying inquiry findings

Good morning. It is almost 30 years since the cash for questions scandal, which revealed how MPs were using their status as parliamentarians for personal gain. It led to the creation of the committee on standards in public life and a major overhaul of the rules governing what MPs are and are not allowed to … Read more

Wednesday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Wednesday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. Boris Johnson seeks to replace Commons standards watchdog amid ‘lobbying’ row Boris Johnson will attempt to reform … Read more

Royal Marines force US troops to surrender just days into training exercise

As the warfighting exercise developed, LRG (South) exploited numerous early successes and infiltrated the enemy’s rear area causing havoc by striking high value targets and command and control nodes, which paralysed any counterattack. Throughout the exercise, the commando artillery unit destroyed multiple enemy vehicle and artillery positions. The enemy were forced to avoid decisive engagement … Read more

Cop26: how three young activists are trying to change the world – podcast

Boris Johnson opened the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow with a call to act now, saying: “If we don’t get serious about climate change today it will be too late for our children to do so tomorrow.” The secretary general of the United Nations, António Guterres, said “The climate action army – led by young … Read more

Rollout of smart motorways must be stopped, say MPs amid safety fears

Huw Merriman, the chairman of the transport committee, said more evidence was needed before further smart motorways are opened “because lives have been lost and many motorists feel unsafe using them”. MPs also delivered a veiled criticism of Mr Shapps’s insistence that data shows “smart motorways are as safe as or safer than conventional ones”. … Read more

Monday evening UK news briefing: Boris Johnson warns world facing James Bond ‘doomsday’ at Cop26 in Glasgow

One person who appeared to be underwhelmed by the pleas was Joe Biden.  The US President appeared to doze during the opening speeches of the crucial summit.  The 78-year-old, who was branded “sleepy Joe” by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, seemed to nod off for more than 30 seconds before being interrupted by an … Read more

Queueing chaos outside Cop26 venue as leaders arrive – live

7.32am EDT 07:32 My colleague Jonathan Watts has written about warnings from environmentalists not to trust Brazil at the conference. Under far-right president Jair Bolsonaro deforestation has surged and protections for indigenous groups have been removed. However, things have improved slightly in the past year. At Glasgow, Brazil will show a less fractious face. This … Read more

Net Zero Strategy: The key policies in the Government’s ambitious plan

However, the Government did not provide any extra measures to help support energy efficiency measures for homeowners, after the failure of its Green Homes Grant last year.  A more cautious approach to hydrogen for home heating emerged in the strategy, though all new boilers could be required to be “hydrogen-ready” from 2026. But the Government … Read more

Monday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Monday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. EU chief accuses UK of seeking Brexit clash Brussels has warned the UK not to “embark on … Read more

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