Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 28 Mar 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. RIOTS: ROYAL WEDDING COULD BE NEXT TARGETThe Royal Wedding on April 29 is feared to be the next target of the anarchist groups behind the riots that marred the TUC-led London mass demonstration against spending cuts on Saturday, according to Commander Bob Broadhurst, head of public order for the Metropolitan Police. "Different tools" would be used to control any attempt at disruption, he warned. Will London police get water cannon at next riots? Anarchists in London - pictures ASSASSINATE GADdAFI, SAYS NEO-CON JOHN BOLTONAs rebel forces continue their march towards Tripoli, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, who was among president Bush's neo-con supporters, called for the assassination of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. As an enemy commander, he said, Gaddafi is a legitimate military target: " think that's your answer right there." Allied air strikes hit Gaddafi's home town of Sirte late last night. O'CALLAGHAN MURDER: DRIVER remanded in custodyTaxi driver Chris Halliwell, 47, has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 30 March, charged with the murder of Sian O'Callaghan, 22, who had been missing since leaving a nightclub. Police have also found the remains of a woman aged between 23 and 30 years old, believed to be a second victim, in a shallow grave to which he had led them. Radioactive water may have leaked at fukushima It is feared radioactive water may have seeped into the environment around Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a partial meltdown of fuel rods. The leak of highly radioactive was discovered in a tunnel near reactor 2. The power station's owner Tepco was earlier forced to correct a figure that suggested radiation levels were 10 million times higher than normal at reactor 2. The actual reading was 100,000 times higher than normal. BULGER KILLER 'HAD SEX WITH PRISON GUARD'There is new controversy over Jon Venables, one of the two child killers of toddler James Bulger, after revelations that he had had sex at 17 with a female guard at the secure children's unit, Red Bank. Authorities have admitted that the incident had been known when Venables, now 28 and back in jail, was granted parole. "It stinks", said Bulger's mother Denise Fergus, who is calling for an inquiry. ANGELA MERKEL LOSES KEY STATE IN LOCAL ELECTIONSGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have taken a drubbing in local elections, losing the key state of Baden-Wuettemberg, Germany's most affluent. The losses are blamed on her fuzzy reaction to the Libyan conflict, and reluctance to listen to public rejection of nuclear power since the Japanese crisis. The anti-nuclear Green Party was the big winner. HMS ARK ROYAL UP FOR SALE on AUCTION SITEThe aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal has been put up for sale on the Ministry of Defence auction website edisposals.com. Bidders will be able to view the ship at Portsmouth naval base in May, but must first submit a declaration of their intentions for the vessel. Among proposals for the Royal Navy's former flagship are a commercial heliport, a school and a nightclub. GORDON BROWN AND THE PREGNANT AIR PASSENGERFormer PM Gordon Brown's popularity took a new hit when British Airways moved a 7-month pregnant woman from her business class seat for the sake of his comfort. The 'Mutiny of the Brown-ty' came on a flight from Oman to London when the airline moved six passengers back to economy seats for Brown's party, and there was a confrontation with Kirsty McNeil, his aide. BA has offered the mutineers £75 in compensation. WAS GANDHI A BISEXUAL, IN LOVE WITH A MAN?A new biography of Mahatma Gandhi claims that he was a bisexual who left the marriage arranged when he was 13 for a German-Jewish body builder, Hermann Kallenbach. Joseph Lelyveld, a former editor of the New York Times, quotes from intimate letters in Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, and writes that Gandhi called himself "Upper House", and his lover "Lower House". Gandhi cast as bisexual racist in new biography 'REAL' TAKE-HOME PAY DOWN BY £1,000 A YEAR The average employee in Britain takes home £1,088 a year less in real money than they did two years ago because of stagnant wages and rising inflation, according to research by the BBC Panorama programme. That's a fall of five per cent on the average salary which stood at £20,149 this January. Inflation means average pay lower than in 2004

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