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Police are searching Richmond Park in south-west London, with the manhunt for escaped prisoner Daniel Khalife now in its third day. The Met’s counter-terrorism commander Dominic Murphy, who is leading the hunt, says the 21-year-old terror suspect will draw on his military experience to evade capture. “He was a trained soldier, so ultimately he has skills that perhaps some sections of the public don’t have.” In a blow to the government’s renewable energy strategy, an annual auction for new offshore wind projects didn’t yield a single bid. Energy providers say the price set for electricity generated was too low to make them viable. London band Ezra Collective has become the first jazz act to win the Mercury Prize. “I need to thank God,” said drummer and band leader Femi Koleoso, “cos if a jazz band winning the Mercury Prize doesn’t make you believe in God, then what will?” Listen to the album, Where I’m Meant to Be, here.