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As the cost-of-living crisis bites deeper into domestic budgets, many households face tough choices. Amid fears that squeezed finances will cause thousands of people who host Ukrainian refugees to drop out, the minister in charge of the scheme has said that monthly payments should double
Lord Harrington, the refugees minister, told The Telegraph that he expects around a quarter of the 25,000 households hosting refugees to pull out when the initial six-month term is up at the end of October – meaning new homes will have to be found. 
He has asked the Treasury to double the payment of £350 a month which hosts currently receive to £700, after some families warned they can no longer afford to house refugees because of soaring energy bills. 
His demand comes ahead of tomorrow’s six-month anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Yesterday, wholesale gas prices in Europe soared to their highest on record after Moscow announced plans to close a key pipeline. 
With the new energy price cap set to be announced this week, see which of your household appliances will cost the most to run.
With predictions that the surge in energy costs means UK inflation is now likely to peak at a near 50-year high of 18 per cent next January, what will it mean for employment? 
Companies are continuing to grapple with a generation who, post-Covid, are resisting the nine to five – choosing not to work or prioritising flexibility over income and career prospects. 
Abigail Buchanan and Florence Goodhand predict that few businesses will be clutching onto the "quiet quitters", as they explain why generation "anti-ambition" faces a rude awakening.
A murder investigation is under way after a nine-year-old girl was shot dead by a gunman who opened fire inside a house in Liverpool
Police were called to a property in the Knotty Ash area of the city at around 10pm on Monday where they discovered the girl suffering from a gunshot injury to the chest. She was rushed to hospital, but medics were unable to save her. 
A man and a woman inside the house were also shot and taken to hospital for treatment. 
As police hunt for the gunman, crime correspondent Martin Evans has the latest developments.
It has long been known that an after-dinner stroll can help to aid digestion and clear the mind, but new research reveals that it can have surprising other health benefits too. 
Yet it is not the only "old-fashioned" habit that could yield surprising positive effects. 
From shopping locally to keeping a diary, Nicole Mowbray suggests eight old-school healthy living practices that it might be time to bring back.
In his latest cartoon, Matt takes a lighter look at the sewage crisis. For more insight on Matt’s work, sign up to his newsletter.
Education | GCSEs and A-levels should be scrapped because they leave children "poorly prepared for work", Sir Tony Blair says today. Writing in The Telegraph, the former prime minister argues that the qualifications "do far too little" to meet the needs of the modern world of work and that employers are "increasingly disgruntled by what they are seeing". He is backing a plan to replace the current examination system in England.
A mother serving in the Ukrainian army slipped into Moscow to assassinate a pro-war journalist before escaping to Estonia in a Mini Cooper, Russia’s FSB security service has claimed. Russian officials said Natalya Vovk brought her 12-year-old daughter to the capital to help her stake out Daria Dugina, 29, who was killed by a bomb planted under the seat of her car. In this analysis, Mark Galeotti says that a paranoid Vladimir Putin is losing the battle of wills against the Ukrainians.
Manchester United arrived fearing the fighting spirit of their disenfranchised fans but left having shown a transformative abundance of that quality themselves on the pitch as they claimed a famous and ferocious 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Read Jason Burt‘s match report from Old Trafford, where Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag dropped an F-bomb on live television. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has revealed he is taking medication for anxiety due to his ongoing mental health issues as he continues to struggle to cope with the death of his father.
British Airways has admitted that travel chaos will last until March as it axed another 10,000 flights in a blow to winter holiday passengers. The national flag carrier announced flight cuts impacting up to a million customers in autumn and winter as it continues to struggle with industry-wide staff shortages. Meanwhile, Telegraph analysis reveals that Cineworld has paid out more than $100m (£85m) in fees to bankers and lawyers over the past two years in an ill-fated battle for survival.
Roasted root vegetable salad with goat’s cheese dressing | The dressing for this dish is a spin on the infamous "green goddess", but with umami-rich miso and live yoghurt.
It is no longer just the newly retired or just-hitched who opt for holidays at sea. Ships can now be a proverbial melting pot of nationalities, ages and personalities. And while traditionalists may still fly the flag for classic cruising, there is a new generation rising up the ranks. So whether you want to join enthusiasts to delve into the intricacies of Greek mythology or rock the boat – quite literally – on a party cruise, Sara Macefield has our guide to who you can expect to meet on board.
Anxiety supplements | With the pandemic exacerbating a rise in mental-health conditions, many vulnerable people are turning to "natural" remedies for help. But are they a miracle cure for symptoms or an opportunistic scam? Marianne Power investigates.
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