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Rishi Sunak plans to soften some of the government’s net zero targets, including delaying a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035, and slowing the phasing-out of gas boilers. The decision has divided opinion among Tory MPs, while the carmaker Ford has complained that it sends mixed messages to businesses. Britain’s inflation rate fell to 6.7% in August, the lowest level since February 2022. The unexpected drop means the Bank of England is less likely to raise interest rates at its next scheduled meeting tomorrow. The two “alien” bodies recently presented to Mexico’s congress have intact skeletons and were not assembled from other bones, according to doctors who scanned the remains. TV professor Brian Cox thinks samples should be sent to 23andMe, the DNA testing company, to prove they’re not human.