Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 12 Sep 2015

1. Labour Party to announce new leader

The Labour Party will announce its new leader today. Following an eventful and epic three-month campaign, Jeremy Corbyn, an outsider when he first entered the race, is seen as favourite. The winner will be announced at a conference in central London at about 11:30am, with Labour's new deputy leader unveiled beforehand.

2. Over 100 die in Mecca crane tragedy

At least 107 people have died in Saudi Arabia after a crane toppled over and crashed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca. A further 238 people were injured when the crane collapsed during a violent rainstorm. Mecca is currently preparing for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. The Grand Mosque surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba.

3. Cameron: Dickie supports me over ‘hate’ remark

David Cameron claims that he has been absolved by two Yorkshire sporting legends over his comment that people from Yorkshire “all hate each other”. The PM said: “I repeated what I had said to Dickie Bird and Geoffrey Boycott and they said, ‘it’s a joke, it’s a joke, that’s absolutely fine.’” However, Sheffield MP Harry Harpham said the comments "show how out of touch the Prime Minister is”.

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4. Clinics 'exploit women over frozen eggs'

Women who freeze their eggs are being exploited by clinics which fail to tell them that the chances of pregnancy are “scarily” small, according to a leading fertility expert. Less than 2% of procedures involving frozen eggs result in a successful birth, government data reveals. Lord Winston said the clinics are “highly exploitative”.

5. MPs vote to reject right to die bill

MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales. In their first vote on the issue in almost two decades, 118 MPs were in favour and 330 against plans to allow some terminally ill adults to end their lives with medical supervision. Supporters of the bill said it would allow a "dignified and peaceful death" while opponents said the plans were "totally unacceptable".

Assisted dying bill: MPs reject 'right to die'

6. ISIS hack government ministers’ emails

Cabinet ministers’ emails have been hacked by ISIS, reveals the Daily Telegraph. Jihadists in Syria have hacked into ministerial email accounts, GCHQ has claimed. By hacking into the private offices of senior ministers, the terrorists could have discovered sensitive information, such as events that government figures and members of the Royal family were expected to attend.

7. Queen’s representative steps down over email

The Queen's representative for the West Midlands has stepped down after an email in which he makes offensive comments about Pakistanis was leaked. After appearing at the Pakistan consulate in Birmingham last month, Paul Sabapathy CBE wrote that Pakistanis need to be taught "basic common courtesy and civility". He has apologised "unreservedly” after the message was leaked.

8. Lost-property 'rip off' grows in rail and air

The Daily Telegraph exposes what it calls the “lost-property rip off”. Passengers who leave mobile phones on trains and planes are being charged up to £20 to reclaim their own possessions. Private companies charge £3 to retrieve lost keys and books and up to £20 to reclaim laptops, mobile phones and cameras. Campaigners accuse the firms of holding passengers' lost belongings to ransom.

9. Warwickshire village hosts a sex festival

A tiny village in Warwickshire is in uproar over this weekend’s annual swingers’ carnival, reports the Daily Mail. Sherbourne, which has just 200 residents, is the unwitting host for the bawdy affair which features activities including al fresco bondage and Roman orgies. Some local residents are disgusted and angry over the event, others say they find it “hilarious”.

10. Louis Van Gaal: I am not a dictator

Louis van Gaal says he is not a dictator after reports that many of his Manchester United players are unhappy. A number of newspaper reports have claimed there is unrest in the camp over training methods and the Dutchman’s public criticism of players. "Believe me, it is like that. I am not a dictator - I am a communicator,” he said, ahead of today’s clash with Liverpool.

Man Utd vs Liverpool preview: pressure builds on van Gaal

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