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Tuesday evening news briefing: Bodies found during search for missing teenagers

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Four bodies have been recovered from a car in Wales, after a search for missing teenagers.

Elsewhere, tomorrow’s Autumn Statement is expected to feature Jeremy Hunt introducing pension “pots for life”.

Bodies of four missing teenagers found in crashed car

Following a search for missing teenagers, four bodies have been recovered from a car which appears to have left the road.

Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson, Jevon Hirst and Hugo Morris were last seen in a Ford Fiesta on Sunday morning in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd, North Wales. They were believed to have been on a camping trip.

Jeremy Hunt to allow workers to choose their own ‘pot for life’ pension

The Chancellor is expected to introduce a pension “pot for life” in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, allowing consumers to combine their savings for later life.

Jeremy Hunt is set to unveil a number of further reforms in order to increase the amount of money in British pensions invested in the economy.

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Prof Sir Chris Whitty says Sage discussed ‘downsides’ of lockdown

Professor Sir Chris Whitty has said Sage discussed the “downsides” of lockdown after he was called a “delayer” by Sir Patrick Vallence.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Sage advisory committee, previously claimed there was “palpable tension” between Sir Chris and Sir Patrick during lockdown discussions, but Whitty snubbed these claims at the Inquiry.

Evening Briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Germany | The German government announced a near-total freeze on new spending on Tuesday, as its rivals claimed Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, had wrecked the economy and that his coalition was “finished”.

Battle Lines Podcast | Testimony of an October 7th survivor: ‘I knew at any second they might kill me’

In this bonus episode of Battle Lines, we hear from Naomi Greenaway, Deputy Editor of the Telegraph Magazine, who tells the story of Adi Efrat. Adi Efrat was taken from her home on Kibbutz Be’eri and held hostage by Hamas for over 12 hours. Naomi explains that for Adi, life will forever more be split into two periods – before and after October 7th.

Comment and analysis

World news: Inside one of the world’s deadliest forests – and the bushmeat hunters risking contagion

Ebola, Marburg and never-before-seen infections are spilling over into Guinea’s hunter communities. Scientists fear biological catastrophe.

Business news: Inheritance tax receipts on track for record high amid calls to slash rates

The Treasury is on course to secure a record inheritance tax take this year as calls grow for the Chancellor to slash rates in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.

Live business news: Eurozone property debts worse than pre-financial crisis, warn ECB - latest updates.

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Health | The reasons why GPs fail to diagnose life-threatening illnesses

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