Friday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph

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Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Benefits hit as Liz Truss tries to stem the mini-Budget bleeding

Benefits payments are set to fall in real terms under government plans to reassure the City that it will control spending.

Efforts to calm the markets in the wake of the mini-Budget came as a new poll showed Labour had a 33-point lead over the Conservatives – believed to be the biggest for any party since the late 1990s. Read the full story.

2. Tory rebels threaten to block scrapping of 45p tax rate

Tory MPs are threatening to block the abolition of the 45p tax rate as Liz Truss faces a rebellion over the mini-Budget.

Some Conservative backbenchers are furious about the measure, arguing that it is “toxic” and has come at “a high political cost for very little benefit”. Read the full story.

3. Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Olivia Pratt-Korbel

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel.

Nine-year-old Olivia was shot in the chest at her home in Dovecot, Liverpool, on August 22. Read the full story.

4. Princess of Wales welcomes Navy sailors as she hosts at Windsor Castle for the first time

The Princess of Wales has been photographed hosting at Windsor Castle for the first time in her new official duties, as she welcomed sailors from the Royal Navy into the grandeur of the semi-State rooms.

The Princess, who has moved onto the Windsor estate with her husband and three children, held an audience in the Green Drawing Room, used regularly by Queen Elizabeth II for receptions and portraits. Read the full story.

5. Anyone over 55 who has ever smoked to be offered lung cancer checks

Anyone over the age of 55 who has ever smoked will be offered lung cancer screening, under recommendations from government advisers.

The proposals from the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) call for the mass rollout of checks, in order to tackle the most common cause of cancer deaths. Read the full story.

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