Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 27 Jun 2011

Michael Gove

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. GADDAFI: ARREST WARRANT ISSUED The International Criminal Court today issued an arrest warrant for Libyan ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who – along with his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi – is sought for crimes against humanity. And rebel forces announced today they had launched a new push towards Tripoli, with heavy fighting in Bir-al-Ghanam. Gaddafi is wanted alive, not dead MURRAY THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINALS British tennis hope Andy Murray is throught to the Wimbledon quarter-finals after comfortably defeating Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-2, watched from the royal box by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a scorching hot day. Both Williams sisters went out, though. Serena lost to Marion Bartoli, Venus to Tsvetana Pironkova. GOVE URGES PARENTS TO BREAK TEACHERS’ STRIKE Education secretary Michael Gove (above) has angered teachers by suggesting parents might volunteer to keep schools open during the teaching union's planned strike this Thursday. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, he also accused the union of risking member’s reputations. GLASTONBURY CLOSES WITH RAVE FOR BEYONCE The Glastonbury festival closed last night to rave reviews for Beyonce, who made a "gobsmacking" entrance (the Guardian) and never let up. Festival regular Kate Moss was stopped, unrecognised, at the performers' entrance by bouncers as she arrived to see Pulp. In pictures: The best of Glastonbury 2011 TOP BRASS TO MERGE INTO NEW JOINT COMMAND Defence secretary Liam Fox will today announce a revolutionary new joint command for the Navy, Army and Air Force as part of reforms designed to reduce inter-service infighting and Ministry of Defence waste. The heads of the three services will lose their seats on the Defence Board. CAMERON'S PARTY CHIEF ‘HAD MASSIVE HEART ATTACK' Christopher Shale, 59, the chairman of David Cameron's constituency party found dead at Glastonbury, suffered a "massive heart attack", according to friends, who dismissed earlier reports that he may have committed suicide after a document he wrote critical of local Tories was leaked to the Mail on Sunday. Cameron constituency chief found dead at Glastonbury SHOCK POLL PLACES TEA PARTY'S BACHMANN SECOND A shock poll in Iowa, where presidential election primaries always begin, yesterday placed Congressional Tea Party leader Michelle Bachmann just one point behind the favourite, Mitt Romney, at 22 to 23, with a host of rivals failing to reach 10 per cent. The result eclipses Sarah Palin. MILLY DOWLER: EX-DPP SUPPORTS DEFENCE RIGHTSDefendants must be able to put their case before a court, however distressing it may be for relatives of the victims of crime, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Lord Macdonald, said yesterday. He was responding to anger at the treatment of murder victim Milly Dowler's family. Milly Dowler's family were treated shamefully THREE BRITONS CARRYING RANSOM FREED BY SOMALIAThree Britons sentenced to 10 years in prison for carrying £2.2m in pirate ransom cash into Somalia were freed by presidential pardon yesterday. Former special forces officers, they led a six-man team, caught transferring the cash onto a light plane in Mogadishu. The Somali government kept the cash. SIXTH GRAND PRIX FOR SEBASTIAN VETTEL Sebastian Vettel collected his sixth win of the season for Red Bull at the European Grand Prix yesterday, stretching his championship lead to 77 points. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso came second, with Red Bull's mark Webber third. Lewis Hamilton with McLaren managed fourth.

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