Why Putin would be a fool to go nuclear in Ukraine

With freedom to operate above Ukraine, Western air forces could do the same thing to the Russian army that they did to the Iraqi and Libyan armies: destroy pretty much every tank, armoured vehicle or artillery piece that dared show itself. This work, once the airspace was opened up by the various standoff cruise weapons, … Read more

Fraudster jailed for £200m Ponzi scheme that funded his luxury lifestyle

There, Ames took deposits for 1,900 properties but only 195 were ever built. Investors were told that for a £1,000 reservation fee and a 30pc deposit – which they could borrow – they could secure themselves one of the luxury homes. Only 15pc went towards construction, with the rest going to sales commissions and other … Read more

War on motorists based on ‘false’ government data as calls to scrap LTNs grow

Across Britain, miles driven on minor roads rose by just less than 10 per cent, rather than the 26 per cent originally suggested. The original data suggested a rise from 108 billion vehicle miles in 2009 to almost 136 billion in 2019. This has been revised to 107 billion in 2009 and less than 118 … Read more

Only my growth plan will reverse Britain’s managed decline, says Liz Truss

On Sunday, Michael Gove, who backed Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership contest, is expected to join those demanding a change in course. Ms Truss said her planned combination of tax cuts and supply-side reforms is part of a “reset” to “get the economy going” and drive growth. She said: “That’s what people need to … Read more

Ukraine calls for support as Russia escalates use of Iranian ‘kamikaze’ drones

Israel has come under pressure to share its expertise on drone warfare with Ukrainian forces as Kyiv faces a new threat from Iranian drones sold to Russia. Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel complained this week that it “has not done enough” to provide air support, echoing a similar warning from President Volodymyr Zelensky.  Several letters to … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng lines up Antonia Romeo to become the Treasury’s top civil servant

Kwasi Kwarteng is preparing to announce his new top civil servant this week, with a mandarin who worked alongside Liz Truss understood to be his favoured candidate. Antonia Romeo, who is said to have outshone competition from rivals from across Whitehall, would be the first female permanent secretary at the Treasury. The planned announcement comes … Read more

Unleash nuclear weapons on Ukraine in wake of defeat in Lyman, Chechen warlord tells Putin

Senior Conservative MPs said the threat should be taken seriously.  Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader who is a candidate to be the next chair of the foreign affairs select committee, told The Telegraph: “He wouldn’t be saying this if he hadn’t been authorised by Putin.” He said that Russian military tactics had … Read more

‘My life was turned upside down during a routine check-up when I was 31’

My mother was understandably very anxious about me getting into scrapes as a child. I can remember not being allowed to go on a lot of the rides at Oakwood Theme Park in Wales. The same happened at Disneyland in Paris, to which myself and three of my sisters won a trip through a raffle … Read more

Russia kidnaps head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

The head of Ukraine’s occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station has been kidnapped by Russian forces, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday. Ihor Murashov was abducted on his way from Europe’s largest nuclear plant to the town of Enerhodar on Friday afternoon, the head of Energoatom Petro Kotin said in a … Read more

Granit Xhaka shines as Arsenal overpower 10-man Spurs to go four points clear – latest reaction

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the north London derby at the Emirates, a top of the table clash with just one point separating Arsenal in first and Tottenham in third. The Premier League reopens for business after a two-week international break, and we’ll have eight rounds of matches between now and … Read more