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Beneath the headline “Gas price clash over bailout for factories” the i reports that factories could close in days as energy prices soar, risking “permanent damage” to the steel industry. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng failed to guarantee enough energy to heat homes this winter, the paper notes, quoting sources who say officials’ “blood ran cold” when they were faced with the scale of the problem. The paper adds that supermarkets are encouraging people to start their Christmas shopping now as some products may be rationed to stop panic buying.