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Rishi Sunak will use tomorrow’s Autumn Statement to “kickstart a Thatcherite tax-cutting drive”, says The Daily Telegraph. The PM is considering plans to raise the 40% income tax threshold, cut rates for National Insurance, and reduce inheritance tax and business taxes. An Italian court has convicted more than 200 mafiosi in one of the country’s largest organised crime trials in decades. Law enforcement officials and high-ranking politicians were among those found guilty of working with the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate, which controls more than 80% of Europe’s cocaine trade. A tool bag dropped in space by butterfingered Nasa astronauts earlier this month (pictured) will be visible in British skies this evening, says the Evening Standard. Stargazers in the south should be able to spot the surprisingly shiny DIY debris with a telescope or binoculars between 6.24pm and 6.34pm.