Wednesday morning news briefing: Inflation accelerates to double digits – The Telegraph

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A fresh rebellion on the Conservative benches is brewing. After Liz Truss reneged on her commitment to the triple lock, meaning pensions could rise in line with earnings instead of inflation next year, MPs launched a swift backlash. 
Jeremy Hunt will decide whether the triple lock – which states that state pensions will rise by the highest of inflation, average earnings or 2.5 per cent – will be kept later this month. 
Millions of pensioners will be out of pocket from next April if pensions rise just by earnings, with experts saying many will be £430 a year worse off. 
Political editor Ben Riley-Smith reports how Tory MPs were already voicing their opposition and vowed to vote down the change to the manifesto commitment in the Commons. 
Figures released at 7am show that inflation reached 10.1pc in September after food prices soared.
Today, Ms Truss will try to reassert her authority in Prime Minister’s Questions, speaking in the Commons for the first time since Mr Hunt ripped up much of her mini-Budget. Jack Maidment has our live coverage
It came as it emerged that rebel Tories have been asking Labour MPs to help them overthrow Ms Truss
Michael Gove joked he knew why she was nicknamed the "human hand grenade", adding it was a matter of when, not if, she was toppled. Read his series of scathing remarks
And columnist Philip Johnston describes the secret conversations in Westminster about an alternative to Ms Truss.

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Ben Wallace has flown to Washington for an urgent meeting with his US counterpart to discuss Russia’s use of drones to attack Kyiv. 
Ukraine has called for the West to provide it with better defences to stop it being "terrorised" by strikes on civilians using kamikaze drones and missiles. 
The summit was described by one source as a "planning meeting" as they prepared to respond to Russian aggression.
 Meanwhile, the commander of the Field Army’s biggest wargaming exercise in Europe for a decade has revealed the "proliferation" of drones means the West can no longer count on controlling the skies in war. Read his interview with defence editor Danielle Sheridan in Germany. 
As Russia evacuates civilians from a key southern Ukrainian city, follow the latest in our live blog.
Spending hours in a traffic jam on the M62 would make even the dingiest of service stations seem like an oasis. 
But Hartshead Moor East services may actually be so bad that even the most caffeine-deprived of drivers would risk holding on for a while. 
The West Yorkshire services have been declared Britain’s worst by industry watchdog Transport Focus. Max Stephens reports on the best (and worst) rated service stations.
In his latest cartoon, Matt sees the funny side of attempts to oust the Prime Minister from office. For exclusive insight, try his weekly newsletter.
NHS maternity blunders | The NHS faces a potential £90 billion compensation bill for maternity failings, The Telegraph can reveal ahead of a "harrowing" report into mistakes at East Kent Hospitals Trust. Health editor Laura Donnelly reports that official figures – described by campaigners as "staggering" – show the number of claims has risen by almost a quarter in just two years following a series of scandals.
Joe Biden vowed that the first thing he would do if Democrats kept control of Congress in the midterm elections would be to sign a law guaranteeing the nationwide right to abortion. By making the pledge, Mr Biden sought to make the issue a key one in the midterms, in an attempt to rally Democrat voters, given that his party was falling further behind in polls. US editor Nick Allen has our report from Washington.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is taking legal action after being accused of xenophobia against Man City’s owners in the toxic aftermath of his side’s 1-0 win over the Premier League champions at Anfield. Klopp made comments about the spending power of City compared to that of rival clubs, but said yesterday that his comments were "misunderstood". Crystal Palace came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory over Wolves at Selhurst Park – plunging the visitors further into relegation mire.
The abandonment of Liz Truss’s growth plans will saddle Britain with one of the least competitive tax systems in the world, economists have warned. The UK is set to tumble in the rankings from 26 to 33, its worst performance since the US-based Tax Foundation think tank began compiling an index in 2014. It comes as cash buyers are swooping in to purchase properties at knock-down prices amid chaos in the market.
One-pot chicken with preserved lemon and chorizo | This recipe is a fragrant take on a classic pollo alla cacciatore by Angela Hartnett.
Travel | Some destinations are fun. Others are relaxing, or active. Only a few are transformative. For Chris Moss, Latin America is the continent that delivers the most in terms of jaw-dropping natural wonders and well-being – a combination that can revive even the most jaded spirit. He lists 10 far-flung holidays to consider.
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