Sunday morning UK news briefing: today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

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Welcome to your morning news briefing from The Telegraph – an overview of the key stories we cover today. To receive email briefings twice a day, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Only my growth plan can reverse Britain’s controlled decline, says Liz Truss

Liz Truss has stated that only her plan to transform Britain into a low-tax, high-growth economy will reverse the “current trajectory of controlled decline”.

In her first newspaper interview since becoming prime minister, Ms Truss said “tough decisions” are needed to boost growth and increase wages, investment and employment. Read the full story.

2. War on motorists based on ‘false’ government data as calls to scrap LTNs mount

Traffic figures used to justify controversial low-traffic neighborhoods (LTNs) were inaccurate, the Department of Transport (DfT) has admitted.

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A series of new LTNs, limiting driving on residential streets, were introduced in 2020 with £225 million in emergency funding allocated by the government to municipalities to encourage walking and cycling. Read the full story.

3. Revealed: The Beatles’ first-ever color photograph taken by Paul McCartney’s brother

When The Beatles recruited Ringo Starr as their new drummer, they joked that he wasn’t even the best in the band – let alone in Liverpool.

Now it has been revealed that Paul McCartney’s younger brother Mike also harbored ambitions to fill the hot seat behind the drums. Read the full story.

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4. Knife crime hits record: one in six cases solved in London

Only one in six crimes involving a knife, including murders, rapes and grievous bodily harm, are solved by the police as crime rates reach record highs in parts of England and Wales.

Analysis of police data by The Telegraph revealed that seven police forces – a quarter of the total in England and Wales – saw a record increase in the year ending March 2022. Read the full story.

5. King Charles and Queen Consort First Pictured with Prince and Princess of Wales

King Charles III and his family were photographed the day before Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and the last farewell to Britain’s longest serving monarch.

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The King was photographed at Buckingham Palace with Camilla, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales ahead of a reception for heads of state on September 18. Read the full story.

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