Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 10 Jan 2016

1. Cameron: all parents should attend discipline classes

David Cameron will suggest that all parents should attend classes on how to discipline their children. Risking the wrath of those Tories fearful of a “nanny state”, the PM will say that it should be standard practice for parents to receive instruction on how to behave around their offspring. “Of course [children] don’t come with a manual, but is it right that all of us get so little guidance?” he will ask.

2. Flood chief on the brink after Barbados story unravels further

Environment Agency chairman Sir Philip Dilley is under renewed pressure after it was revealed that his wife is not from Barbados — destroying the excuse given for his holiday on the sun-drenched island while floods swamped Britain. Sources have told The Sunday Times that June - who has refused to discuss her background, furiously attacking a reporter as “vermin” – is from Jamaica.

3. Corbyn: my reshuffle has made Labour 'stronger'

Jeremy Corbyn says his controversial frontbench reshuffle has made Labour “stronger, more diverse and more coherent”, insisting again that he can lead the party to general election victory. Writing in The Observer, Corbyn says his election as leader in September reflected a “deep-seated desire for change and a new direction in our politics”.

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4. Cheryl 'to divorce' after 19 months of second marriage

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will divorce her French restaurateur husband after just 19 months of marriage, claim reports this morning. The pop star and X-Factor judge has begun formal legal proceedings by filing paperwork which cites "unreasonable behaviour" between her and second husband Jean-Bernard, according to the Sun On Sunday.

5. Police use water cannons on Cologne demonstrators

Police have used water cannons and pepper spray to push back more than a thousand anti-immigration protesters in Cologne. The angry demonstration followed sex attacks on New Year’s Eve. Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West is demanding Germany closes its border for refugees after women were assaulted by crowds of men including asylum seekers.

6. World Bank warns Saudis amid fear of global currency war

The World Bank says Saudi Arabia should use its vast foreign exchange reserves to defend the riyal, amid fears the world is descending into a new phase of global currency wars. The kingdom’s shaky currency peg with the dollar has come under unprecedented pressure this week as the price of oil has plummeted to near 12-year lows at $32-a-barrel.

7. Two lucky ticket holders to share record Lotto jackpot

A record £66m National Lottery jackpot will be shared between two ticket holders who each matched the six winning numbers, Camelot has announced. On a weekend when Brits stampeded to buy tickets, the winning numbers were 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58. The bonus number was 48. National Lottery organisers Camelot said its website had struggled following "unprecedented" demand.

8. Heseltine to head up sink estate regeneration

The government will regenerate 100 rundown estates which are "brutal high-rise towers and dark alleyways" and "a gift to criminals", says David Cameron. A new £140m fund will be set up to transform derelict council homes - and some will be knocked down and replaced. The project will be headed by Lord Heseltine, who oversaw regeneration in Liverpool and London in the 1980s.

9. Health fears as supermarket cola is cheaper than water

Supermarket brand cola is now cheaper than some bottled water, despite the mounting concern over its link to childhood obesity and diabetes. A fierce price battle has led to a serving containing a child’s recommended daily sugar intake becoming available for less than 5p. Tesco and Morrisons have promoted a special offer of two bottles — containing four litres of cola — for 90p

10. Scholes: Man Utd players looked 'bored'

Manchester United's players and manager Louis van Gaal "look bored" and are "going through the motions", says former Old Trafford star Paul Scholes. He was speaking after United’s dour 1-0 FA Cup third-round win over Sheffield United. Over in Spain, Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick to help Zinedine Zidane begin his Real Madrid reign with victory over Deportivo La Coruna.

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