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1. Average workers need urgent help to survive energy crisis, Chancellor warns
Middle-income earners on salaries of £45,000 will need government help to pay their energy bills, the chancellor warned on Friday.
In an interview with the Telegraph 11 days before the new prime minister took office, Nadhim Zahawi said support cannot be limited to families on benefits, adding that gas prices could remain very high for two years . In a break with cabinet colleagues, he also urged households to cut energy consumption. Read the whole story.
2. Prince Harry takes a private jet for a one-day polo match and has his gear transported in a separate car
The Duke of Sussex flew in a private jet for a one-day polo tournament 1,000 miles from his Californian home, with his equipment transported in a separate car.
The Duke, who played to raise money for his HIV charity Sentebale, was pictured arriving in an electric car to board a Bombardier Challenger 600 near his home in Santa Barbara. Read the whole story.
3. Priti Patel will be exiled to the backbenches as Liz Truss plans the slaughter of big beasts
Priti Patel will be the most high-profile victim in a slaughter of Tory “big beasts” in the cabinet if Liz Truss becomes prime minister.
The Home Secretary is not currently in Ms Truss’s government plans, along with nine other senior figures in the Conservative Party. Read the whole story.
4. The conman who inspired the Netflix documentary mowed down the police and went on the run
A notorious British fraudster who was the subject of a recent Netflix documentary is wanted by French police for injuring two officers while fleeing an identity check, local authorities said Friday.
Martine Laporte, the mayor of Vidaillat in the sparsely populated Creuse region, said con artist Robert Hendy-Freegard had been living in the village since 2015. Read the whole story.
5. Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Second man arrested on suspicion of murder after shooting of nine-year-old boy
A 33-year-old man from Dovecot has become the second person to be arrested on suspicion of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel after he was arrested by armed officers on Friday, Merseyside Police said.
It came after detectives said on Friday they were continuing to question the first man, 36, who was arrested by armed police in Liverpool. Read the whole story.
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