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The influx of migrants meant schools ran out of places for local children in year-round groups, according to councils and deputies.

Families in Kent have been told there are no school places for 11- and 13-year-olds in Canterbury and Ashford due to the “unexpected” and “unplanned” arrival of migrant children in the two areas.

Craig Mackinlay, MP for South Thanet in Kent, who sits on the board of the Conservative MPs’ European Research Group, warned that A Nigel Farage-style party could pick up votes disillusioned Tory voters.

Landlords face a capital gains tax cut of £8,400

Meanwhile, landlords will lose thousands of pounds in sales profits as a result of the proposals, in what would be another tax blow to property investors.

Thousands of landlords have cashed in and exited the buy-to-let market this year in the face of costly energy efficiency rules, tougher eviction rules and years of punitive tax changes.

The government is now willing to take a larger portion of their profits than it has revealed Telegraph today.

Read the analysis at additional tax you might pay.

It’s no wonder some industry veterans are closing up shop, with one saying: “I’m completely done by being a landlord.”

It comes as banks on the high street lowered mortgage interest rates amid Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey’s claims that lenders are overcharging homeowners.

His predecessor Mark Carney he blamed Brexit for rising UK interest rates.

The moment Liz Truss realized her time as prime minister was over

This economic flow comes after a mini-budget that led to the resignation of Liz Truss as Prime Minister.

Now Sir Graham Brady, who usually keeps his cards close to his chest in private meetings, has given a fascinating insight into the moment Mrs Truss realized it was all over for her.

Watch him they convey what they said in the conversation.

Boris Johnson was also confirmed by the chairman of the 1922 committee had enough support to challenge Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership election before standing down.

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Around the world: Trump supporters boo Paul Pelosi

Far-right theorist and congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has gained supporters for Donald Trump to boo Paul Pelosi, the victim of a hammer attack last week, at a rally in Iowa organized by the former US president. The Georgia lawmaker, who is running for re-election, also slammed the husband of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not having a gun to shoot the suspect who attacked him after breaking into the couple’s San Francisco home. It follows live streaming of the midterms here. It came as a new documentary offered unprecedented insight into Mr Trump and his inner circle, including the former president’s unfiltered thoughts on everything from the culture of resignation to “fake Republicans” and Nato. They are here five things we learned from My Dinner with Trump.

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