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Summary

  1. Theresa May speech to Tory conference
  2. Prankster 'Lee Nelson' interrupts her
  3. PM struggles to finish as voice goes
  4. In speech she apologises for the election
  5. Unveils new council housing plans
  6. And confirms plans for energy price cap

Live Reporting

By Aiden James, Kristiina Cooper and Jackie Storer

All times stated are UK

  1. How Theresa May's bracelet got tongues wagging

    sporting a bracelet featuring images of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo

    It's fair to say there was plenty going on in the conference hall during Theresa May's speech earlier.

    One thing that did not go unnoticed on social media, although it was not widely commented upon at the time amid the wider fallout from the speech, was the PM's unusual choice of accessory.

    She was wearing a bracelet featuring a huge picture of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo as well as other images associated with the celebrated artist.

    Kahlo, whose extraordinary life was the subject of a 2002 Hollywood biopic starring Salma Hayek, was a member of the Mexican Communist Party, and had an affair with Leon Trotsky.

    Kahlo recovered from a near fatal accident aged 18 to become one of the most influential female painters of the 20th Century and a feminist icon.

    A footnote, perhaps, on a remarkable day but a statement all the same?

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  2. Singer hits out at use of music by Tories

    Florence Welch performing at Glastonbury in 2015

    Pop star Florence Welch has told the Conservatives to stop using her music after her version of You Got The Love was played at the party's conference in Manchester.

    The lead singer of Florence And The Machine tweeted that she did not approve the use of the song and would not have permitted it if asked.

    The song is a cover of a 1986 single by Candi Staton.

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  3. Recap: Theresa May's Conservative conference speech

    It's been an eventful final day at the Conservative conference...

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    Video caption: Theresa May speech: Five things that weren't expected

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    Video caption: A protester interrupted Prime Minister Theresa May as she spoke at conference.

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    Video caption: In full: Theresa May's Conservative conference speech 2017

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    Video caption: Conservative conference: Theresa May coughs through speech

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    Video caption: Home Secretary says government 'carefully' looking at stunt during Prime Minister's speech
  4. McDonnell: The Tory magical money tree returns

    John McDonnell

    "The Tory magical money tree returns," is shadow chancellor John McDonnell's take on Theresa May's speech.

    “By the time the current leader of the Conservative Party eventually finished speaking, she had a total of £15 billion in spending commitments just in this Parliament without a single reference to how the money will be found to pay for them," he said.

    Labour have arrived at that figure by adding together this week's promises of £2bn for affordable housing and £10bn for Help to Buy to the £1bn of funding for Northern Ireland that accompanied the Tories' deal with the DUP - and "£2.06bn for reversing the planned increase in Class 4 National Insurance contributions from the Budget 2017".

  5. Watch again: PM pledges £2bn to fix 'broken housing market'

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    Video caption: Conservative conference: Theresa May on building homes

    Theresa May announces an additional £2bn for affordable homes, taking the budget to £9bn.

  6. Watch again: End 'rip-off energy prices once and for all'

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    Video caption: Conservative conference: Theresa May on energy price cap

    The government will publish a bill next week to cap energy prices in Britain, the prime minister has announced.

  7. 'Ministers blast shocking security breach'

    The Sun

    Theresa May

    According to The Sun, ministers blasted the shocking security lapse which allowed a prankster to stay next to Theresa May for a full minute as he gatecrashed her party conference speech.

    An urgent review into how comedian Simon Brodkin was able to get past the super-tight security and hand her a mock P45 is already underway after the incident in Manchester this morning, the paper reports.

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  8. Health Secretary: PM has great 'sense of duty'

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    Video caption: Jeremy Hunt praises Theresa May for battling through conference speech despite her cough

    The Health Secretary has praised the prime minister for continuing with her conference speech, despite having a really bad cough and almost losing her voice.

    Jeremy Hunt, Conservative MP for Surrey South West, told the World at One that he hoped the public would now see Theresa May's "tremendous sense of duty" which she portrayed by continuing with her speech.

    He added "to have a cough and cold is one thing, but to do it with the eyes of the nation on you, that was something else".

  9. Watch: Theresa May's full speech to conference

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    Video caption: In full: Theresa May's Conservative conference speech 2017
  10. Speech shows May is 'not always too scripted' - Tory MP

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    Commenting on Theresa May's speech, Conservative MP John Penrose says: "At least it shows that she's not always too scripted, doesn't it?"

    The former minister also thinks today's experience shows "she's made of pretty tough stuff".