Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 25 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... EMERGENCY LANDING FOR BOMB THREAT PLANEA Boeing 777 carrying 273 people from Canada to Pakistan made an emergency landing at Sweden's Arlanda airport in Stockholm this morning after a bomb threat. It was met by Swedish explosives experts and passengers were evacuated, but no suspect items were found. A man who authorities had been warned was carrying a bomb was arrested. US court gives Pakistani mother 86 years for terror MILIBAND EDGES AHEAD OF MILIBANDBookies have shifted the odds on the Labour leadership contest, making younger brother Ed Miliband the favourite for the first time, hours before the result is announced today at 4.45pm. Many pundits - and senior Labour figure Alan Johnson - say the race is too close to call. There is speculation that David Miliband will stay on as Foreign Secretary if Ed Miliband wins. Ed Miliband left-wing? They're having a laugh LOHAN BOUNCES OUT OF JAILTroubled actress Lindsay Lohan (above) performed a surprising jailbreak yesterday, leaving prison (legally) just 15 hours after she was denied bail and given a 30-day sentence. A different judge overturned part of yesterday’s ruling, set Lohan’s bail at $300,000 and imposed strict conditions, including a ban on entering bars. Awaiting jail, Lohan wins ‘milkaholic’ lawsuit MI6 MAN ‘WAS LOCKED INTO BAG’Police now say they are certain that the MI6 worker whose decomposing body was found zipped inside a holdall in his flat did not die alone, but was padlocked into the large bag by somebody else. The latest police thinking supports The First Post's contention that the idea Gareth Williams locked himself into his holdall is preposterous. ABBA BROKEN HEARTED OVER FAR-RIGHT PARTYSongwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of Abba have reacted angrily to news that the far-right Danish People’s Party used their song Mamma Mia at rallies. They said they never allowed their music to be used politically and threatened legal action. However, record label Universal said later the party had agreed to stop using the music. ALL NATIONS TO ATTEND DELHI GAMESCommonwealth Games president Michael Fennell says all 71 nations will compete in Delhi, after concern that some would not attend due to fears over health and safety in the much-criticised, unfinished athlete’s village. However, Fennell said more work is still to be done and even admitted work would carry on “throughout the Games”. In pictures: Inside the athletes' village Deep in the Delhi doodoo, Dikshit prays for games MAN ARRESTED FOR DRINKING GOLDFISHAfter outrage over a woman who dumped a cat in a wheelie bin and last week’s jail sentence for a man who microwaved a hamster, comes the news police have arrested a man who bought a goldfish in a pet shop, had staff put it in a glass and then drank the contents in one gulp. Chris Caswell was arrested at his County Durham home. PETER CROUCH TO MARRY ABBEY CLANCYEngland football star Peter Crouch is to marry his girlfriend, Abbey Clancy, next year at an exclusive private island hotel in Lake Garda in Italy. The 29-year-old Spurs striker will wed the 24-year-old model in front of 120 guests including Wayne Rooney. Clancy has presumably forgiven Crouch for sleeping with a prostitute in July. 'SUBSTANTIAL' THREAT FROM IRISH TERRORISTSThe threat level to Great Britain from Irish-related terrorism is now judged by security services to be "substantial", Home Secretary Theresa May said last night, with a terror attack a "strong possibility". She said the threat level was being made public for the first time "in the interests of transparency and to encourage people to remain vigilant". ART AND LIFE MIX AS COLBERT ADDRESSES CONGRESSTV satirist Stephen Colbert, who started his career on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, yesterday addressed a US congress subcommittee on illegal immigration – in character, as a foaming right-winger. "America's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labour to pick our fruits and vegetables," he said. "The obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. And if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see that many Americans have already started."

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