Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 15 Oct 2010

Carla Bruni

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0 am, and on weekends at 11.0 am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date with the main news talking points... HILLARY CLINTON 'WORRIED' BY UK DEFENCE CUTSAmerican secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has weighed into the arguments over Government plans to cut defence spending in the UK, saying Nato "has to be maintained". Asked if the proposed cuts "worried" her on a visit to Brussels, Clinton said: "Yes... each country has to be able to make its appropriate contributions." Government spending cuts – how bad might it be? FIRST CHILE MINERS LEAVE HOSPITALThree of the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile for 69 days have now been allowed out of hospital, including Carlos Mamani, the only non-Chilean in the group. The other two have not been identified. Earlier, media-savvy president Sebastian Pinera told the 33 men he would stop “inhuman” working conditions in Chile. What they're saying about the mine rescue The mine rescue in pictures KATE MOSS MARRIES JAMIE HINCESupermodel Kate Moss married her boyfriend, Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, in August, it has been revealed. The pair tied the knot, claims the Daily Mirror, in a private ceremony in front of a few close friends in Sicily. Moss was barefoot at the bohemian do, wearing a semi- transparent white dress. Her daughter Lila Grace was ring bearer. Kate Moss’s earnings doubled after coke expose POPE TO SARKOZY: 'CARLA BRUNI NOT WELCOME'The Pope gave French president Nicolas Sarkozy a blunt message ahead of his visit to the Vatican earlier this month: Carla Bruni is not welcome. French weekly Le Canard Enchaine says the pontiff feared Italian papers would embarrass the Vatican by reprinting old pictures of her modelling underwear (above) alongside shots of the meeting. Carla Bruni 'not welcome' at the Vatican CLEGG TO ANNOUNCE £7BN 'FAIRNESS FUND'Deputy PM Nick Clegg will today announce the Government is to set aside a £7bn fund for the poorest children in the UK aged between two and 20 in an attempt to answer claims the spending review will hit the poor. And Clegg will be hoping the announcement will pacify Lib Dems worried about their U-turn on tuition fees. WAGNER AND MARY: THE X FACTOR ROMANCE?X Factor insiders say that flamboyant, balding-yet-ponytailed contestant Wagner is smitten with the Dublin Tesco checkout woman Mary. The pirate-moustachioed former conservatory salesman has reportedly asked Mary, who has had “a lifetime of romantic disappointments”, on a date, once their hectic schedule permits it. Visa problems halt Gamu’s X Factor second chance HERO'S WELCOME FOR AHMADINEJAD IN LEBANONIran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made his first official visit to Lebanon where he received a rapturous reception at an event organised by Hezbollah in Bint Jbeil, just a few miles from the border with Israel where Hezbollah destroyed Israeli tanks in 2006. The visit was described by the White House as “provocative”. Hezbollah stronger than ever CHRIS EVANS: IT'S TIME FOR MOYLES TO GOChris Evans said last night it was time Chris Moyles left Radio 1 because he has “lost perspective” and is too old. Evans was referring to a recent rant about pay by the morning show presenter which he said Moyles had no “right” to make on air. Evans, who used to present the show, said: “Chris has got to go somewhere else.” Scalp number two for Chris Evans? Moyles ‘bemused but not embarrassed’ over rant LIVERPOOL BOUGHT BY NESVNew England Sports Ventures, the owners of the Boston Red Sox, has brought Liverpool FC in a deal worth £300m. After a week of courtroom drama the takeover was announced on Friday afternoon. The club's hated former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett tried but failed to block the deal, but the two Americans say they now intend to sue the club for £1bn over what they called an "extraordinary swindle". NESV finally buys Liverpool HEALTH FEARS AS THATCHER MISSES PARTYFormer PM Margaret Thatcher last night missed her own 85th birthday party, raising fears her health is failing. The Iron Lady, who has had several strokes and is suffering from dementia, was hit by flu. She told 150 guests waiting for her at 10 Downing Street: “I have had to accept that on this occasion the Lady is not for returning.”

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