UK Saturday morning news briefing: today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

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Welcome to your morning news briefing from The Telegraph – an overview of the key stories we cover today. To receive email briefings twice a day, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Middle earners urgently need help to survive energy crisis, Chancellor warns

Middle earners on £45,000 will need government help to pay their utility bills, the chancellor warned Friday.

In an interview with the Telegraph 11 days before the new prime minister takes office, Nadhim Zahawi said aid cannot be limited to families on benefits and added that gas prices could remain criminally high for two years. In a split with cabinet colleagues, he also called on households to reduce their energy consumption. Read the full story.

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2. Prince Harry takes private jet to one-day polo match and has equipment transported in separate car

The Duke of Sussex flew by private jet for a one-day polo tournament 1,000 miles from his California home – with his gear transported in a separate car.

The Duke, who was playing to raise money for his HIV charity Sentebale, was photographed boarding an electric car from a Bombardier Challenger 600 near his home in Santa Barbara. Read the full story.

3. Priti Patel will be relegated to the backseats while Liz Truss plots the destruction of great beasts

If Liz Truss becomes prime minister, Priti Patel will be the most high-profile victim in a cabinet cull of Tory “big beasts”.

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The Home Secretary is currently not included in Mrs Truss’ government plans, along with another nine of the Conservative Party’s leading figures. Read the full story.

4. Scam who inspired Netflix documentary mows down police and goes on the run

A notorious British con man who was the subject of a recent Netflix documentary is wanted by French police for wounding two officers while they were fleeing an identity check, local officials said Friday.

Martine Laporte, the mayor of Vidaillat in the sparsely populated Creuse region, said con man Robert Hendy-Freegard had lived in the village since 2015. Read the full story.

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5. Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Second man arrested on suspicion of murder after nine-year gunshot

A 33-year-old man from Dovecot is the second person arrested on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel after he was detained 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 had been arrested by armed police in Liverpool. Read the full story.

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