So what's been making the headlines today? Here's a recap of the stories that are being talked about.
- MEP Diane James succeeds Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, winning the five-way contest for the party leadership with 8,451 votes. Her nearest rival, Lisa Duffy, received 4,591
- In her acceptance speech at the party's autumn conference, Ms James says UKIP aspires to be "an opposition in waiting"
- Nigel Farage bows out as UKIP leader, saying he has put "all of me" into the party over the past two decades - but now wants "his life back"
- George Osborne says he will stay in the Commons to "fight for the things I care about" as he launches a think tank to promote his Northern Powerhouse plan
- He says the new agreement over the Hinkley nuclear plant is "pretty much" unchanged from a deal struck when he was chancellor.
- German chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is in a "critical situation", as leaders meet in Slovakia to discuss ways to regain trust after the UK's vote to leave the bloc