‘Spooky’ contact lenses warning to Halloween revellers

Halloween revellers are being warned about the dangers of “spooky” contact lenses.

National calculated that the UK's potholes have a total depth of more than 24 miles (Ben Birchall/PA)

More than one million potholes reported to councils last year, survey shows

More than one million potholes were reported to councils last year, according to new research.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating (Dave Thompson/PA)

Police appeal for witnesses as Kyron, 15, fights for life after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital after a “horrific” knife attack has been named by police.

What the papers say - October 19

What the papers say – October 19

Thursday’s papers are as mixed as the weather on an autumn day, with Brexit, free speech at universities and blackmail accusations against the FA’s chief executive featuring on the front pages.

Macsween of Edinburgh will start selling haggis in Canada (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Haggis to be sold in Canada for the first time since the 1970s

Haggis is to be exported to Canada for the first time in almost half a century.

The flagship Brexit legislation had been widely expected to return to the Commons next week (Yui Mok/PA)

‘Concrete proposals from May’ required for Brexit breakthrough

The Government’s plans for Brexit are “in paralysis”, Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.

The Government is seeking to cut levels of violence and self-harm in prisons (Peter Macdiarmid/PA)

Prison officer recruitment drive just over half way towards staffing target

A staffing boost launched to help tackle the jail safety crisis is just over half way towards its target, according to new figures.

EU leaders are set to reject British demands to move forward to the second stage of negotiations (Yui Mok/PA)

Theresa May ‘can do better’ on Brexit pledges, says EU nationals campaign group

European Union nationals living in Britain said Theresa May “can do better” than her letter promising the Government will make it as easy as possible for them to stay after Brexit.

Laura Shann is believed to be one of Britain's shortest servicewomen (Royal Navy/MoD Crown Copyright/PA)

Royal Navy job no tall order for 4ft 11in servicewoman

A 24-year-old believed to be one of Britain’s shortest servicewomen is training for one of the Royal Navy’s most dangerous jobs.

Terry Butcher won 77 caps for England and appeared at three World Cups during his playing career (Graham Stuart/PA)

Terry Butcher and his family ‘devastated’ by loss of his son

Former England football captain Terry Butcher has said he is “devastated” after the death of his son Christopher aged 35.

Three people died when the ex-tropical storm battered the country on Monday (David Young/PA)

Most insurance policies valid for Ophelia damage, says Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the vast majority of insurance policies are valid for damage from Storm Ophelia.

Members of the GMB at Sellafield will walk out for 12 hours (Peter Byrne/PA)

Sellafield firefighters to stage fresh strike over pay and conditions

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site will stage a fresh strike on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Theresa May said the Government and Brussels are "in touching distance" of a deal on citizens' rights (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Agreement on EU citizens in UK ‘within touching distance’, Theresa May says

Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a direct message to three million EU citizens living in Britain, promising she will make it as easy as possible for them to stay after Brexit.

Britain braced for another battering in the wake of Ophelia (Niall Carson/PA)

Britain braced for another battering in the wake of Ophelia

Strong winds and big waves will batter Britain’s coast just days after Storm Ophelia wreaked destruction.

Labour called on ministers to "pause and fix" the flagship benefit reform (John Stillwell/PA)

Theresa May refuses to halt Universal Credit roll-out despite MPs’ pause vote

Theresa May will not delay the roll-out of Universal Credit despite Labour winning a House of Commons vote calling for a pause in the introduction of the flagship benefit reform.

Estate agent

Millenials face crushing decade in post-Brexit Britain, says IPPR

Post-Brexit Britain is risking a “lost decade” as rising wealth inequality, soaring debt and sky-high house prices leave the country’s youth behind, a new report warns.

The comments came after a BBC survey found targets for cancer care, A&E treatment, and planned operations were being routinely missed (Chris Radburn/PA)

NHS will struggle to meet targets without more money, health chief says

The health service will find it difficult to meet treatment targets without increased funding, an NHS executive has said.

LSE boss standing down

Rolet to step down as boss of London Stock Exchange by end of 2018

London Stock Exchange boss Xavier Rolet is to stand down by the end of 2018 after nearly a decade at the helm.

'Being trans is not an illness,' Theresa May says as she vows reform (Pink News/PA)

‘Being trans is not an illness,’ Theresa May says as she vows reform

Theresa May has said the Government will seek to “streamline and de-medicalise” the process of changing gender to reflect that “being trans is not an illness”.

The exhibition at Stonehenge allows visitors to find out about the diet and lifestyle of people who built and used it (Clare Kendall/PA)

Stonehenge builders’ diet habits revealed at exhibition

The builders of Stonehenge feasted on pigs and cattle transported from as far away as north-east Scotland, a new exhibition at the Neolithic site shows.

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