Afghanistan needs help from its neighbours and the West – fast

The worst fears for the people of Afghanistan after the return of the Taliban to government have been realised, though not solely because of the new regime’s extremism. After the withdrawal of Nato troops last summer, the infrastructure and financial... Read more

Joe Biden is so bad, he’s making Donald Trump look good

If I told you the leader of the free world was sowing division and insulting reporters, you’d think I was talking about Donald Trump – but Joe Biden is in charge (technically), and last week, the 200-year-old president, who appears... Read more

Anger, scorn and support as Andrew Neil returned to TV to take on Boris Johnson

A buccaneering public figure seeks to shrug off a string of recent public embarrassments only for new humiliations to wriggle from the woodwork. Heaven knows how recently departed GB News anchor Andrew Neil was able to put himself in the... Read more

Trigger Point, episode 2 review: after that explosive start, is ITV already out of ideas?

Oh, dear. Two episodes into Trigger Point and the momentum is as dead as Joel Nutkins. Last week’s opener might have played fast and loose with some of the details of bomb disposal, but you don’t come to ITV on... Read more

Trigger Point, recap: who planted the bombs and what’s a pigstick? We decode episode 2

Was Islamist terror cell theory a set-up? Last week’s sweaty-palmed series opener was almost a two-hander between Afghan war veterans “Wash” and “Nut”. We now met the wider cast of characters at New Scotland Yard. Head of SO15 counter-terrorism branch,... Read more

Liz Truss confirms inquiry into Pen Farthing email leak implicating No 10 in Afghan pet rescue

The exchanges took place at the height of the Afghanistan evacuation when Mr Farthing, a former Royal Marine who ran the Nowzad shelter in Kabul, was leading a campaign to evacuate his animals and staff using a private charter plane.... Read more

‘Boris Boroughs’ will get fraction of cash spent on projects that inspired them, say critics

The plans received backing from Andy Street, the Tory Mayor of the West Midlands, and Labour’s Dan Jarvis, the Mayor of South Yorkshire. But they were dismissed as “very small beer” by Lisa Nandy, the Labour shadow secretary for levelling... Read more

‘Partygate’: How a suitcase of wine dates back to the days of David Cameron and Theresa May

It has become one of the defining images of the “partygate” saga – a suitcase full of wine being wheeled towards Number 10 the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. But alcohol-filled luggage was not just a feature of Boris Johnson’s... Read more

Rosie Duffield could quit Labour over ‘obsessive harassment’ by party members

Rosie Duffield has warned that she could quit Labour after accusing local party members of “obsessive harassment”. The Canterbury MP, who has revealed receiving threats and abuse over her views on transgender rights and women’s rights, said she was “considering... Read more

U-turn on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers

Responding to The Telegraph’s revelation that plans for mandatory vaccines in both the NHS and social care sector will be scrapped, Nadra Ahmed OBE, who chairs the National Care Association, said: “This decision epitomises the lack of foresight by ministers... Read more

Lord Hughes of Woodside, Scottish Labour politician and anti-apartheid activist who opposed devolution – obituary

Robert Hughes was born at Pittenweem, Fife, on January 3 1932. He began his education at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, but when he was 15 his parents emigrated to South Africa, where he attended Benoni High School and Pietermaritzburg Technical... Read more

If Tory MPs allow Boris Johnson to ride out this crisis they will only be inviting defeat

It comes to something when a police investigation into misconduct in No   10 and the danger of war in Europe are seen as helpful developments by supporters of the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson’s human shield is no longer Sue Gray,... Read more

Sue Gray report could arrive at any time – and hit Boris Johnson’s bid to put focus on policy

Downing Street officials hope the week can underscore their argument that Mr Johnson has got the “big calls” right in office and is focused on delivering for voters. But with the Tories trailing Labour by double digits in opinion polls... Read more

Liz Truss: Boris Johnson ‘absolutely’ the best person to lead Tories into next election

Liz Truss has insisted there is “no discussion” about her running to replace Boris Johnson, despite being seen as a frontrunner to succeed the Prime Minister should he be toppled over the partygate scandal. The Foreign Secretary on Sunday said... Read more

Questor: Glencore has room to run higher even after its 26pc gain since our tip

As Glencore has exposure to a wide range of commodities and geographical areas, unlike many of its pure-play rivals, it seems well placed to benefit from the ambitious net-zero targets of the world’s major economies and the population growth that... Read more

Wealthy renters forced to find guarantors as landlords cash in on market frenzy

The current extreme shortage of homes means landlords have more power over who they rent to. “Competition is very, very fierce. The last property we rented out had 10 good offers. I can pick and choose,” said Mr Townshend. In... Read more

‘I’m in hospital but Vodafone is going to cut off my data’

Sally says: As soon as I read your plea I messaged Vodafone to ask it to get in touch with you as soon as possible and help with your data “foro” – fear of running out. It was the weekend... Read more

‘I will look after your bees’: the extreme ways buyers have won a property bidding war

To what lengths would you go to secure your dream home? Would you promise to care for the owner’s beloved pets? Or let the seller live with you for a year? Almost 40pc of homes were subject to bidding wars... Read more

Martin Roberts: ‘I lost a fortune in Spanish property – now I only buy British’

What’s the worst investment you’ve made? I bought holiday lets, mostly in Spain, in the early 2000s, when it seemed like overseas investment was the way to go. I invested heavily and it was fine for a while, but like... Read more

‘I’d sell the family silver before using equity release’

These borrowers risk losing the entire value of their home to their lender thanks to the way in which interest is added to the original debt and mounts up from one year to the next. Nigel Clarke, 60, from Putney,... Read more

Ask the expert: ‘Is buying a Chinese-made MG a good idea?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling.  His knowledge of the used car market informs... Read more

What alcohol does to your body, unit by unit

Stuck at home during lockdown, we needed something to mark the passage from day to night and “locktail” hour did exactly that. Whether your chosen drink was an Old Fashioned, a glass of merlot, a beer, or a classic G&T,... Read more

Three easy ways to eat your 30 a week

We’ve long been told to eat our five a day for better health, but more recently the focus has shifted to eating an even wider variety of plant foods, not least because it’s imperative for gut health. Renowned gut experts... Read more

What switching to non-alcoholic drinks can do to your health

I only need to pick up my bottles of Seedlip, CleanCo and Pentire to see that they’re sugar-free, the latter boasting that its “distilled coastal botanicals” are free from artificial colourings and flavourings. Botivo’s sugar content, the label tells me,... Read more

Dementia villages could be the future of Alzheimer’s care

Connery is a strong advocate for dementia villages, saying that they offer dementia patients more freedom of movement, and the ability to participate in a greater number of daily activities compared with most care homes. In addition, she describes how... Read more