Police quiz suspected hostage-taker after bowling alley gun siege

Detectives are questioning a suspected hostage-taker as they try to establish why two men were held at gun point in a four-hour bowling alley siege.


Storm Brian causes flooding on south-west coast of Ireland

Storm Brian has caused flooding in some coastal areas on Ireland’s south-west coast.

What the papers say - October 23

What the papers say – October 23

Speculation over Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget, Brexit and gender identity issues provide fodder for Monday’s papers.

Labour to work with Tory rebels in bid to get Commons vote on final Brexit deal (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour to work with Tory rebels in bid to get Commons vote on final Brexit deal

Labour will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Workers in the public sector were paid on average 0.6% less than their private sector counterparts (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Public sector pay below private sector for first time since before 2008 crisis

Public sector wages have dipped below those in the private sector for the first time since before the financial crisis, new Treasury figures reveal.

Police at the scene at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton (Aaron Chown/PA)

Police arrest gunman who held two members of staff hostage at bowling alley

A gunman who held two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley in Warwickshire has been arrested.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team and fire service water rescue units were called after the group became stuck (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Man and two children rescued from Outlander TV series gorge

A man and two children have been rescued from a gorge made popular by the television series Outlander.

The incident happened at Newcastle House in Bradford (Danny Lawson/PA)

Resident tells of desperate bid to save toddler in sixth-floor window fall

A traumatised resident in a block of flats where a toddler fell on to cobbles from a sixth-floor window has spoken of the desperate attempts to save him.

Waves crash into the seafront in Porthlevenin Cornwall. (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Storm Brian brings gusts almost 80mph as yellow weather warning remains in place

High winds and heavy rain caused disruption as Storm Brian battered parts of Britain with gusts of almost 80mph.

(Yui Mok/PA)

Man charged with murdering woman, 80, at her Merseyside home

A man has been charged with the murder of an 80-year-old woman at her home on Merseyside.

Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. (Joe Giddens/PA)

EU will complicate trade talks if it aims to punish UK for leaving, says Fox

Brexit talks on a future trade relationship will only be complicated if the European Union decides to “punish Britain for having the audacity” to leave, Liam Fox has said.

There was some localised flooding following Storm Brian but there was only limited damage from the Atlantic weather system (PA)

6,000 homes, companies and farms still lack power after storms

About 6,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power, energy chiefs have said.

Business leaders are calling for a Brexit transition deal to be agreed 'as soon as possible' (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Brexit transition deal needed as soon as possible, business leaders urge

Business leaders are calling for a Brexit transition deal to be agreed “as soon as possible” as firms are preparing to make “serious decisions” with consequences for jobs and investment early next year.

Jamie Harron was told he could have faced up to three years in jail(Andrew Parsons/PA)

Electrician sentenced to jail in Dubai for touching man’s hip, say campaigners

A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man’s hip in a bar, according to campaigners.

(Gareth Fuller/PA)

Regulators ask online gambling sites to remove ads likely to appeal to children

Online gambling sites have been urged to remove “unacceptable” adverts likely to appeal to children.

(Lauren Hurley/PA)

Expats ‘could continue living in Spain after no deal Brexit’

Expats will be allowed to continue living in Spain even if Britain leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal, the country’s foreign minister has said.


Liam Fox ‘would decline desert island company of politicians’

Liam Fox has said he would rather swim away than be stuck on a desert island with a politician despite Theresa May putting him at the top of the list of potential companions if she were ever stranded.

Theresa May pledged to "dedicate" her premiership to fixing Britain's housing crisis earlier this month (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Communities Secretary calls for borrowing to invest in building new homes

A senior Cabinet minister has said the Government should borrow money to invest in hundreds of thousands of new homes in what appears to be a significant shift in Conservative thinking.

The protesters got into the site in the early hours of Saturday (Yorkshire's Fracking Frontline/PA)

Fracking protesters brought to ground after climbing 60ft up rig

The operators of a controversial fracking site have rescued two protesters who broke in and climbed 60ft on to a platform.

(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Tory MP Johnny Mercer ‘does not aspire to lead party’

Tory MP Johnny Mercer has suggested he does not aspire to lead the party.

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