Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

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Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. NORWAY KILLER is probably INSANEAnders Breivik, the man who admitted mass killing 76 in Norway, is probably insane according to his lawyer Geir Lippestad. In a press conference this afternoon Lippestad also revealed that Breivik was a "very cold person" and had shown no empathy for his victims. Earlier today, the Daily Telegraph said that Breivik met English Defence League leaders in March last year. What made Anders Breivik quote from the Daily Mail? In pictures: The Norway massacre and bomb attack TRINITY MIRROR TO REVIEW 'EDITORIAL PRACTICES' Trinity Mirror, the group which published the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People and Daily Record has announced it will launch a review of its editorial practices which it says was prompted by the closure of the News of the World after disclosures about phone hacking at that paper. The group has not commented on claims that phone hacking was rife there while Piers Morgan was Mirror editor. MCQUEEN LEFT £50,000 TO HIS PET DOGSDetails of Alexander McQueen's will have been disclosed, including the fact that he left a bequest of £50,000 to support his dearly-loved pet dogs. The same amount was left to each of his housekeepers but the bulk of the fashion designer's £16m estate is to be divided between his favourite charities. STARS TURN OUT FOR WINEHOUSE FUNERALProducer Mark Ronson and reality TV star Kelly Osbourne are among the mourners who are remembering the singer Amy Winehouse today. Osbourne arrived at a cremation service in North London with her hair in Winehouse's trademark beehive style. The cremation follows a small family ceremony earlier and a wake will be held later tonight. In pictures: Amy joins the 27 club UK ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWS to 0.2 per cent The Office for National Statistics has blamed one-off factors such as the extra April bank holiday and Japanese tsunami for a decline in the growth of the UK economy. GDP for April to June was 0.2 per cent, compared to 0.5 per cent in the previous three months. Nick Pearce of the Institute for Public Policy Research told the BBC: "The UK economy might as well still be in recession, even if technically it isn't." Richard Ehrman: Deadly stagflation is here OBAMA BLAMES REPUBLICAN RIGHT FOR DEADLOCKPresident Obama, in an angry broadcast from the White House, has blamed Republican conservatives for refusing a budget deal to avoid a national debt default on August 2. "The only way they'll vote to prevent America's first-ever default is if the rest of us agree to their deep, spending-cuts only approach," Obama said. 'outstanding' England beat IndiaEngland captain Andrew Strauss has hailed an "outstanding" performance from England's bowlers after his team's victory over India in the 1st Test at Lord's. The tourists were dismissed for 261 yesterday, handing England a 196-run victory. Strauss also called England's first innings total of 474 for 8 "one of the great innings". The 2nd Test starts at Trent Bridge on Friday. England on brink of being world’s best cricket team GADDAFI CAN STAY IN LIBYA, SAYS HAGUELibyan despot Col Gaddafi must relinquish power, but he may no longer have to leave Libya to get the Nato allies' approval for a deal with the rebels, foreign secretary William Hague said last night. He said he would "prefer" Gaddafi to leave, but Britain is now in tandem with France on the possibility of his staying. UN LAUNCHES AIRLIFT TO FAMINE-STRICKEN SOMALIAThe UN World Food Programme will begin airlifting food to Somalia today in the first such operation since the UN declared a famine in the Horn of Africa last week. The food will go to the capital, Mogadishu. The areas where 3.5 million face starvation are controlled by Islamists who have banned aid workers. In pictures: Famine in Horn of Africa AMANDA KNOX FORENSIC EVIDENCE 'TAINTED'Italian police allegedly used dirty gloves when they collected key evidence in the conviction of Amanda Knox for murdering her British flat-mate Meredith Kercher. Two DNA experts told a court in Perugia yesterday that the tainted evidence included DNA traces on Kercher's bra strap and the knife alleged to have been the murder weapon.

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