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The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 January 13

Lisa Marie Presley – pictured right with her mother and Elvis actor Austin Butler earlier this week
Danny Boyle By Danny Boyle
Amid ongoing debate over Britain’s net zero target, an official review has suggested that new gas boilers be banned earlier than planned. Our environment editor examines the cost to householders. In breaking news, Lisa Marie Presley – pictured above with her mother and Elvis actor Austin Butler earlier this week – has died at 54.

Net zero plan to ban new gas boilers within a decade

Britain’s transition to green energy could cost households up to £6,000 each. That is according to a government review of net zero policy, which recommends new gas boilers should be banned within a decade. It also calls for an “onshore wind revolution” and a five-fold increase in solar panels, amid efforts to boost the UK’s energy independence after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The review says net zero represents “a new era of opportunity”, but – as environment editor Emma Gatten reports – it accepts that the transition, including replacing boilers and buying electric cars, will cost households thousands each by 2040, with savings possible only after that. The review was conducted by Tory MP Chris Skidmore, who writes for us that “we have reached a tipping point”.

Hopes raised as rail strikes pay deal is ‘close’

Could this be the light at the end of the tunnel? A deal to end much of England’s rail strike misery is “within touching distance”, as ministers scaled back their demands for driver-only operated trains. Whitehall insiders told The Telegraph there was fresh hope in the dispute with the RMT union that has lasted half a year. The proposed deal is a 9 per cent pay increase split across two years, with 4 per cent one year and 5 per cent the next. To convince union bosses, ministers are understood to have softened their insistence that train guards be phased out – plans that would leave drivers to run the vehicles alone. Downing Street hopes the RMT will agree to the deal at a meeting of union executives next week. But, as Ben Riley-Smith reports, it would not end all train strikes.

Meanwhile, the first teaching union to announce ballot results on strike action failed to secure enough support to walk out. Separately, last night the University and College Union said 70,000 staff at 150 universities would strike for 18 days between February and March in a dispute over pay and conditions. And, after it was announced that 100,000 civil servants will walk out next month in a worsening dispute over jobs, Jacob Rees-Mogg asks: Will anyone notice the Civil Service strike?

Lisa Marie Presley, only child of Elvis, dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, the singer-songwriter and only child of Elvis Presley, has died overnight at the age of 54. In a statement, the Presley family said they were “shocked and devastated” by the news. The US star had been rushed to hospital earlier yesterday after a suspected cardiac arrest. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known,” said her mother Priscilla Presley. As the news rippled through Hollywood, stars and friends expressed their heartache and memories.

Also in the news this Friday

Deadly dog attack | A woman in her 20s has died and another is in hospital after a dog attacked members of the public. Surrey Police officers were called to Gravelly Hill in Caterham yesterday afternoon. Armed officers rushed to the scene and, as Will Bolton reports, they seized seven dogs in total, which all remain in police care.

Around the world: Russian occupiers boiled hands

Ukrainians held prisoner in Kherson had their hands submerged in boiling water, fingernails pulled out and genitals electrocuted, according to new accounts of systematic torture during the Russian occupation. Yuriy Belousov, Kyiv’s top war crimes prosecutor, said of the more than 50,000 reports of war crimes registered with the Ukrainian authorities, some 7,700 had come from Kherson – where investigators have discovered 10 sites used to unlawfully detain and torture Ukrainians.
Oksana Minenko was one of those subjected to brutal interrogations.

Oksana Minenko was one of those subjected to brutal interrogations. Credit: Reuters

Comment and analysis

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Business briefing: Economy unexpectedly grows

First-time buyers are facing an affordability crisis not seen since the financial crash, with new homeowners forced to spend almost 40pc of their salary on mortgage payments. Rachel Mortimer reports how months of interest rate rises have resulted in higher mortgage costs for borrowers. Figures released at 7am show the economy unexpectedly grew in November – boosting hopes Britain may yet avoid a recession.

Here is a selection of articles we think you’ll be interested in today.
Judge lets violent road rage attacker roam free because ‘prisons are full’
Blue star Lee Ryan told black flight attendant ‘I want your chocolate children’ before assaulting her
Woman fined £400 for fly-tipping after picking up rubbish strewn on street
This is how often and how long you should walk for healthy blood pressure
Woman in her twenties killed and another injured in dog attack
The meaning behind Iron Maiden’s stamps: ‘It feels like the establishment is finally accepting them’
Jeff Beck’s strangest album – made with Jimmy Page and Screaming Lord Sutch
Break Point, Netflix, review: tennis head or not, you’ll be riveted
Jeff Beck’s 10 best songs
Edward Stourton on incurable cancer: ‘I likely won’t see my 80th birthday’

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