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Liverpool shooting | A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel. The man, from the Huyton area of Liverpool, was also arrested on two counts of attempted murder after a raid involving armed officers on Thursday night.
The fact that everyone expected a huge rise in their bills does not make it easier. 
A bitter winter is coming as the cost of energy soars – on top of double-digit inflation. 
Ofgem confirmed today that the energy price cap will jump by an unprecedented 80pc to £3,549 per year in October. 
Yet that is only half the story, as the regulator has urged the Government to intervene immediately and warned the crisis for inflation-battered households "could get significantly worse through 2023". 
Economists have warned that around six million British households will have their savings wiped out completely following the increase, while forecasters fear that energy bills will almost double again to more than £6,600 per year by the spring, as Vladimir Putin chokes off Europe’s gas supplies to send prices to record highs. 
Yet what will be the real impact on your bills? 
To help you budget your way through the cost of living crisis, use our energy bill calculator to see how your payments will change.
Faced with the terrifying update of the price cap, there is every chance the Conservatives will feel they have no choice but to prepare another Covid-style multibillion-pound bailout package. 
Yet Ben Wilkinson asks if pensioners really need any more help, given the state pension triple lock already protects them from rising energy bills. 
Andrew Lilico says the next prime minister should let the energy market do its job, while Kate Andrews warns that a Liz Truss premiership is starting to get quite expensive even without Government help on energy bills.
Larger households will be disproportionately hit by the rise in the energy price cap because of a quirk in the way it is calculated, experts have warned. 
The classic 2.4 family could end up spending £2,362 more than £3,549 cap when it comes into effect in October, according to calculations by broker Interactive Investor. Here is how
Rising bills threaten to wipe out the financial wiggle room of households up and down the country and to illustrate the extraordinary explosion in global markets, look here at what would be eye-watering cost of groceries if they rose as much as the price cap. 
How are you going to manage this winter as inflation and higher energy bills bite? 
Let us know by email in a few sentences what you are planning to do, with the subject line "Front Page" and we will share some of the responses with your fellow readers.
The money-saving expert Martin Lewis has said that Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak must announce a "robust, strong policy" to help families cope with soaring energy prices amid fears lives could be lost this winter. 
He said "this is a catastrophe, plain and simple," and his reaction has been mirrored across the political spectrum
However, you will no doubt be relieved to learn that MPs will be shielded from the 80pc increase as there is no limit to what they can claim on expenses.
Some politicians have been refunded amounts far higher than the current or forecasted energy price cap. 
Here are some of those who have made claims
In the face of crippling jumps in bills, mortgage rates and food costs, read how families can act now to minimise losses and protect their money
And read on for the complete guide to cutting your energy bill this year.
A femme fatale Russian spy living undercover in Naples as a Peruvian jewellery designer lured Nato commanders into honeytraps, a new investigation has revealed. Olga Kolobova, whose 30-year-old husband had died suddenly and mysteriously in Moscow, actually sold cheap Chinese rings and bracelets bought off the internet when she spied for the Kremlin. Ms Kolobova fled to Moscow in 2018 after a decade of spying in Europe under the alias "Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera" after the Bellingcat investigations agency started revealing the network of spies run by Russia’s GRU foreign intelligence service. Read how she led a deliberately "chaotic personal lifestyle", befriending high-profile people.
‘The young can’t force their ideology on me’
Rosie Kay was forced out of her own dance company after some members disagreed with her views on gender. She talks to Claire Allfree about hitting rock bottom, and her bold next steps
Read the full interview
Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes combined in a sixth-wicket stand to build England’s lead against South Africa in the second Test. Follow the latest from day two here. It comes as Yorkshire’s former sports psychologist has hit back at claims from Azeem Rafiq that the club prioritised the mental health of white players. In football, the Europa League draw has seen Arsenal and Manchester United handed favourable opposition. Read on to find out who was quickest in practice for the Belgian Grand.
When they were first conceived, Dubai’s palm islands were almost too audacious to be real. Dredged up sand from the bottom of the sea and trucked in rock blasted for nearby mountains would be used to build a trio of islands shaped like palm trees on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Today Palm Jumeirah, one of the three islands, is the city’s playground for the ultra-wealthy. But the government’s island ambitions have not been fully realised. Two of the three islands were left unfinished after the global financial crisis. Dubai’s property prices fell by as much as 50pc in the crash and £400bn worth of construction projects were put on hold or cancelled. Yet read how the oil and gas wave is changing that.
Movie night | Idris Elba fighting a crazed lion – what’s not to like? It is true that Beast has a slightly absurd premise but this impressive creature feature from director Baltasar Kormákur has more than enough thrills to compensate. Also in cinemas from today is Official Competition, a comic gem starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz. An uproarious roasting of film-world vanity, Tim Robey reveals how it simultaneously satirises and celebrates filmmaking, and also looks amazing.
Copper calamities | The question ringing out in offices up and down the country is: "Have you been away?" Yet what is the difference between a healthy man tan and tinge of terror? Stephen Doig reveals the five types and what yours really says about you.
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