Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 26 Sep 2010


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... ED MILIBAND BECOMES LABOUR LEADEREd Miliband last night pulled off an amazing last-minute turnaround to become the new Labour leader, leaving his once-odds-on-favourite brother David in second place. Union support was pivotal for Ed Miliband, seen as more left-wing than his older sibling. Ed told David from the podium: "I love you so much as a brother." Ed Miliband needs to lose the ‘Red Ed’ tag fast Ed Miliband’s leadership win: What they’re saying TUITION FEES MAY HIT £10,000Universities may be allowed to charge as much as £10,000 in tuition fees under proposals by Lord Browne to be announced in a fortnight. The changes could come into effect as early as 2012. State funding for universities is likely to reduce by 37 per cent overall and all funding may be withdrawn from the arts and humanities. LINDSAY LOHAN: ‘HEROIN’ PICTURESNew photos appear to show Lindsay Lohan about to inject herself with a needle, a tourniquet tight around her arm, raising fears the troubled actress may have dabbled in harder drugs than the cocaine she is known to use. The pictures, apparently taken at a party in 2007, also show the Mean Girls star French-kissing Paris Hilton. Awaiting jail, Lohan wins ‘milkaholic’ lawsuit RESCUE CAPSULE ARRIVES AT CHILE MINEA specially built rescue capsule has arrived at the San Jose mine in Chile where 33 miners have been trapped deep underground since August 5. The 'Phoenix' rescue pod was displayed at the mine-head and relatives of the trapped men were allowed to step inside. From November, miners will be winched to the surface one-by-one in it. X FACTOR CHLOE FILMED ON COKEX Factor’s Chloe Mafia – real name Chloe Heald – was filmed snorting cocaine with friends last week, just days before her most recent appearance on the show. Heald, who has been arrested 140 times and admitted to undercover reporters she is a prostitute, got high while a friend looked after her two-year-old, says the Sunday Mirror. Will Americans get The Cheryl Cole Factor? UN TO APPOINT WOMAN TO TALK TO ALIENSThe United Nations is about to appoint an official spokesperson for the planet in the event of contact with alien life-forms. Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman, who heads its little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs will take on the responsibility. Othman believes the discovery of more earth-like planets makes contact more likely. MICK JAGGER IS 'DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATOR'A new book by Texan model Jerry Hall describes her ex-husband, Mick Jagger, as a "dangerous sexual predator". She says she helped the Rolling Stones front-man beat his addiction to heroin only for it to be replaced by compulsive womanising. On their wedding night, she was forced to stifle fears he was having an affair with Carla Bruni. BECKHAM SEEKING $25M FROM HOOKERTwo off-duty New York cops were last night staking out a hotel where they believe Bosnian-born prostitute Irma Nici (real name Nezirovic) is in hiding to serve her with a $25m writ on behalf of David Beckham for "intentionally causing emotional distress". And the LA Galaxy striker was filmed on Friday night angrily challenging a heckler who shouted "stop with the prostitutes". Hooker slur: ‘Say it to my face,’ asks Beckham MAN CITY GIVE CHELSEA THE BLUESChelsea’s unbeaten start to the premier league season ended last night when a patient, well-organised Manchester City beat them 1-0 at Eastlands. City boss Roberto Mancini said: "I think our guys today played a strong, strong match. I think we closed all the space for [Chelsea] and when we had the chance we played football always." Premier League review: Chelsea lose their unbeaten record while Arsenal go down to WBA SUGABABE ARRESTED FOR DRINK DRIVINGSugababes singer Amelle Berrabah (above, left) was arrested in the small hours of Friday morning for drink driving, it has emerged. The 26-year-old was pulled over at the wheel of her Mercedes in north London. She has been released on bail. Berrabah has been in trouble before, arrested in 2007 and 2008 for an alleged assault and damage to a car.

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is a London-based freelance journalist who has also worked in marketing. His interests include archaeology and opera.