City sealed off in roof man hunt

Surrey Comet: Edinburgh has been sealed off amid reports of a shooting

12:43am Sunday 26th October 2014

Parts of Edinburgh city centre are on lockdown as police hunt a man reported to be on a roof.

IS hostages 'face waterboarding'

Surrey Comet: John Cantlie has appeared in the fifth episode of IS propaganda films entitled Lend Me Your Ears

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Islamic State (IS) hostage John Cantlie has told how prisoners have been waterboarded for trying to escape in the latest video released by the terror group.

Tories reel in Labour's poll lead

Surrey Comet: The Tories under David Cameron have chipped away at Labour's poll lead so that they are now neck and neck

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

The Tories have reeled in Labour's advantage according to two new polls.

Comic Brand 'wants Bo-Jo's job'

Surrey Comet: Comedian Russell Brand is reportedly considering a bid to become the next London mayor

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Comedian Russell Brand has refused to comment on suggestions he could mount a bid to become Mayor of London.

WW1 coverage 'uniting Britain'

Surrey Comet: Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the day of his assassination, the event that triggered the First World War

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

The commemoration of the First World War has increased the public's knowledge of the conflict and brought people in Britain together, according to research.

Profit warnings reach six-year high

Surrey Comet: Tesco is one of six retailers which issued profit warnings over the summer

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms have risen to their highest summer level in six years as more businesses are squeezed by competitive price pressures.

Troops to quit Helmand in days

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Camp Bastion, which will soon be taken over by the Afghans

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

British troops are to leave Helmand province in the coming days, bringing a key chapter in the 13-year Afghanistan campaign to an end.

Commons tours 'big security risk'

Surrey Comet: More than a million members of the public enter the Westminster estate every year

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

An MP has warned that tours of Parliament represent a "big risk" amid reports that Islamic extremists have used them to "scope out" the building.

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel are at odds over the free movement of workers in the EU

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

David Cameron's hopes of clawing back control over Britain's borders from the EU have suffered a blow after Angela Merkel spelled out her opposition to fundamental change.

Salmond attacks Labour 'meltdown'

Surrey Comet: Alex Salmond said "Labour's meltdown in Scotland has been created by Labour in London"

12:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has accused Ed Miliband of being responsible for the "meltdown" of the Scottish Labour Party after the resignation of its leader Johann Lamont.






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