NHS staff in fresh strike over pay

Surrey Comet: Health workers are planning to strike again over pay

3:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The Government is facing a fresh strike by health workers including nurses, midwives, domestic staff and radiographers in the bitter row over pay.

Nato notes spike in Russian flights

Surrey Comet: A Russian Bear H aircraft as photographed from an intercepting RAF quick-reaction Typhoon near to UK airspace (MoD/PA Wire)

2:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Nato has reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights in European airspace after RAF fighters were scrambled to intercept a pair of Russian long-range bombers over the North Sea.

Libya rendition case can be heard

Surrey Comet: Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who claims that British intelligence was responsible for providing information that facilitated his rendition (Cori Crider/ Reprieve/PA)

10:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

The case of Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar who allege the UK participated in their rendition to Tripoli can be heard in the English courts.

Warmest Halloween ever predicted

Surrey Comet: So far, 2014 is the warmest year on record, following consistently mild temperatures which have continued into autumn

10:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tomorrow will be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a "remarkable year" of high temperatures, weather experts have said.

Tributes for Sarah Payne's father

Surrey Comet: Michael Payne arriving at Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing after he admitted glassing his brother

3:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tributes have been paid to the father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne after he was found dead at his home.

Drugs policy is working - Cameron

Surrey Comet: David Cameron has defended the Government's stance on criminalising cannabis

12:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

David Cameron has insisted the Government's drugs policy is working as a long-awaited Home Office report on substance abuse triggered a furious coalition row between between Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Poll predicts Labour seats crash

Surrey Comet: Jim Murphy MP is running for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party

3:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

Labour would be left with just four seats in Scotland if a general election was held tomorrow, according to a poll.

Apple boss Cook 'proud to be gay'

Surrey Comet: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay (AP)

1:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Apple boss Tim Cook has revealed he is "proud to be gay" and hopes that in publicly coming out he can help others come to terms with their sexuality.

Aid ship arrives for Ebola mission

Surrey Comet: The Argus is loaded with UK-funded pick-up trucks to help tackle the Ebola crisis

2:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A British ship carrying aid, supplies and vehicles has arrived in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

Woolf role under renewed scrutiny

Surrey Comet: Fiona Woolf (left) at a social function with Lady Brittan (right)

4:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Fiona Woolf faced fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse after the chairman of an influential group of MPs said her attempt to detail her contact with former home secretary Lord Brittan tried to play down her links with the former cabinet minister and his wife.

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