In the headlines
Susan Everard, the mother of Sarah Everard, told her daughter’s murderer at a court hearing: “Every evening at the same time she was abducted, I let out a silent scream – ‘Don’t get in the car, Sarah. Run!’” Former policeman Wayne Couzens, 48, was today jailed for the rest of his life. Labour leader Keir Starmer’s 90-minute address at the party conference polled better than Boris Johnson’s first conference speech, says Politico. But Starmer’s words will be “long forgotten by the time Johnson opens his mouth in Manchester” at next week’s Tory conference, says Aditya Chakrabortty in The Guardian. There really is a James Bond-style boffin called Director Q designing gadgets for spies at MI6’s headquarters in London, an agent called “Emma” told Radio 4 this morning.