• Trump backs Sunak on net zero

    Donald Trump has backed Rishi Sunak over his decision to scale back net zero commitments, congratulating the Prime Minister for being “smart” in taking on “climate alarmists”.

  • Letters: There are better ways to level-up Britain than wasting billions on HS2

    SIR – Those who think that HS2 was about levelling-up are sadly deluded (“Axe looms over HS2 as costs set to soar by £8bn”, report, September 24). If this were the case, why were all the lines going to London? Most major cities already have a reasonable connection to the capital but appalling connections to each other. Consider Northallerton to London: 233 miles in two hours and 19 minutes. But Hull to Liverpool – only 144 miles – takes two hours and 36 minutes. Were passengers from Leeds to Man

  • NHS strikes cancelled more than one million appointments, figures expected to show

    NHS strikes have led to the cancellation of more than one million hospital appointments, figures are expected to show on Monday.

  • New Scottish Galleries: a redevelopment that puts aesthetics ahead of socio-political matters

    Inside a double-height gallery newly excavated beneath Edinburgh’s Mound, a Dandie Dinmont terrier, depicted, with an upright tail, in a late-19th-century oil painting, is facing down The Monarch of the Glen (c. 1851), Edwin Landseer’s famous (and famously ripped-off) canvas of a stag stalking the Scottish Highlands. You’d never call it a fair fight, in part because the former is such a hideous picture, at least according to John Leighton, the outgoing director-general of the National Galleries

  • Eddie Jones threatens to storm out of press conference after record Wales defeat

    Eddie Jones’ future as Australia head coach is in serious doubt with his side on the brink of a first-ever exit from the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup after a record defeat to Wales and explosive revelations linking Jones with becoming Japan’s next coach.

  • Missing children found as mother is arrested over suspected abduction

    A woman has been arrested after two children reported missing in north-west London were found in Essex.