Boris Johnson in new Commons showdown over Brexit vote
It has promised to unleash "guerilla warfare". The DUP has threatened to unite with Labour to back a customs union this week, as it warned it will fight to bring down Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. In a move that could torpedo the Prime Minister's strategy for delivering Brexit by October 31, senior DUP figures have threatened to back proposals that could prevent the UK from pursuing its own trade policy. Mr Johnson will today launch a renewed attempt to push his Brexit deal through Parliament. He will demand MPs are allowed a straightforward vote on his deal that had been expected to take place in a historic weekend sitting of Parliament. But, as Deputy Political Editor Anna Mikhailovareports, Commons Speaker John Bercow may bar the knife-edge vote. And we explain the new Brexit deal in simple language - plus what it means for you.
He has been described as the "cleverest stupid person in Westminster". But it has emerged that Sir Oliver Letwin, the former Conservative minister credited with the dubious honour of derailing Brexit at the 11th hour on Saturday, is in cahoots with a leading anti-Brexit barrister. Victoria Ward explains how the brains behind Letwin's "act of sabotage" is in fact Lord Pannick - the cross-bench peer who masterminded Mr Johnson's Supreme Court humiliation.
Teenagers were 'lured' to house party and knifed to death
Two teenagers who had been best friends since school were stabbed to death after being "lured" to a suburban house party. Dominic Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, died following a violent altercation at the detached property in the Emerson Valley area of Milton Keynes. As Jamie Johnson reports, a birthday banner that had been strung across the front door at the four-bedroomed £350,000 house had been ripped down and replaced with splattered blood.
Meghan: I am struggling to survive scrutiny of being a royal
The Duchess of Sussex has spoken of the unbearable pressure of life in the spotlight as a member of the Royal family, saying it is no longer enough for her to "just survive". Meghan warned in a TV interview that simply enduring unwanted scrutiny was "not the point of life". Prince Harry also acknowledged a "rift" with his brother for the first time. Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness examines in detail the series of dramatic disclosures made in the explosive ITV documentary. And Associate Editor Camilla Tominey suggests it is starting to feel like another annus horribilis for the monarchy.
- Pollution 'emergency' | Study shows it causes heart attacks and strokes
- Sexism row | Ranking of UK's top lawyers overlooks 'brilliant' women
- Margaret Thatcher | Late PM's first great-grandchild born in America
- Rogue drones | 'Detect and destroy' unit to bring down unmanned craft
- GCHQ breaks tradition | Spies to set up shop over a Slug and Lettuce bar
Gallery: The big picture
Autumn gold | The sun rises over a pumpkin field near Christchurch, Dorset. An environmental charity has announced a campaign to persuade people to cook and eat the contents of their carved pumpkins. View today's picture gallery.
- Judith Woods | Quantum physics is a cinch compared to this farce
- Nick Timothy | Letwin-backing Tories risk becoming Labour's useful idiot
- Iain Duncan Smith | Setbacks have only made Boris Johnson stronger
- Tim Stanley | The DUP fears its power is starting to slip away
- Jane Shilling | An ominous development for makers of blue and pink tat
- The new rules of meat | William Sitwell: Where to source and best way to eat it
- Dean of Westminster| 'I'm conscious there could be a serious assault on the Abbey'
- How I made £1m | 'I grew my pension pot 11 times over - here is how I pick stocks'
Business and money briefing
No autumn bounce | A seasonal bounce in Britain's house prices failed to materialise - as "thousands of potential sellers" held off putting their homes on the market. Hannah Boland reports the average price for homes for sale rose by 0.6pc in October - the slowest rate for the month since the financial crisis.
- Purplebricks' new boss | 'We really took our eye off the ball in the UK'
- Investment tip | Americans may buy our tech but it's no profits guarantee
- Stay on top of the markets | Live stocks and shares updates 24 hours a day
Rugby World Cup | Eddie Jones has hailed New Zealand as "the greatest team there has ever been in sport" - but he has a secret plan for England to wintheir World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Saturday. Gavin Mairs outlines four reasons his side believe they can beat the All Blacks.
- Wales | Ridiculous red-card assault that elbowed France out of contest
- Manchester Utd 1 Liverpool 1 | Debate rages over video assistant referee
- Andy Murray | Player's tears after winning first singles title since surgery
Lights out | A chalky nature reserve that straddles four counties has been recognised as Britain's best stargazing spot after residents agreed to keep their lights off at night. Boasting spectacular views of the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy, Cranborne Chase has become an official dark sky reserve.