The Labour Party has urged rebel MPs in the ruling Conservatives to help block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down prime minister Boris Johnson’s administration and allowing its leader Jeremy Corbyn to form a caretaker government.

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Shares in Sports Direct have tumbled to their lowest level since 2011 after its auditor Grant Thornton quit, leaving the retailer with less than a month to find a replacement.

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The number of investment frauds reported in the first six months of this year hit 8,153, almost double that during the same period last year, according to the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.