Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 8 May 2016

1. Sadiq Khan comments hint at Corbyn rift

Rumours are growing that there is a rift between Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan. “We will never be trusted to govern unless we reach out and engage with all voters,” said the newly elected London mayor in what is seen as a dig at the party leader. "Labour has to be a big tent that appeals to everyone - not just its own activists,” he added, in an interview with The Observer.

2. Prince Harry slams 'incessant' press intrusions

Prince Harry has spoken out over what he has describes as "incessant" intrusions into his private life. In an interview with the BBC, he said: "Everyone has a right to privacy. Sadly that line between public and private life is almost non-existent any more. We will continue to do our best to ensure that there is the line."

3. Afghan death toll 'could be much higher than thought'

The civilian death toll from the Afghanistan war could be higher than the official estimate. Fresh analysis suggests that there could be hundreds of uncounted victims of the war, because government estimates of the toll from a bombing in 2011, and wider cases of children casualties, were incorrect. In the early years of the war, no group was systematically tracking deaths.

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4. Farmers speak out as fruit and vegetable sales drop

Fruit sales have dropped 14% and sales of fresh vegetables are down 5%, reports the Sunday People. The National Farmers Union says the supermarket giants are not doing enough to promote greens, despite a "moral responsibility" to boost healthy food sales and fight the obesity crisis. Farmers say a government effort to boost greens could help to combat Britain’s obesity crisis.

5. Corbyn's 'Jexit' set to spark fresh criticism

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to face fresh criticism of his leadership by taking a holiday at the end of the month. Corbyn is scheduled to take almost a week off work at the end of this month, during the closing stages of the EU referendum campaign. His decision is expected to infuriate Labour MPs who are strongly committed to remaining in the European Union and campaigning hard against Brexit.

6. Ex-minister says cannabis legalisation is 'inevitable'

The British public wants cannabis to be legalised and such a move is inevitable, claims an ex-minister. The Liberal Democrat’s Norman Lamb is urging MPs to pass a bill to create a regulated market for the drug. “Change will happen, it’s just inevitable,” he told The Observer. “We will come back in years to come and see this was the start of the change.”

7. Brexit campaign prepares to 'unleash' Boris

Boris Johnson will be "unleashed” this week on a nationwide bus tour to "debunk and destroy the myth that the EU single market has ever done anything useful", says The Sunday Times. As focus returns to the referendum debate, the Mail On Sunday says former PM Gordon Brown will be deployed to "regain the initiative after two polls last week gave the 'Out' campaign a narrow advantage".

8. Barbecue Britain basks in early heatwave

Britain will be hotter today than Ibiza, Athens and Rome, predicts the Mail On Sunday, with temperatures in parts of the country tipped to exceed 27C (80F). As Brits bask and barbeque in the early heatwave, Tesco expects to sell 1.5m packs of sausages this weekend, while Sainsbury's anticipates a 140% increase in sun cream sales.

9. John McDonnell to back proportional representation

Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell is calling on the party to back proportional representation. He said the current voting system is allowing the Tories to force “extreme” measures on the country despite only winning 36.9% of the vote. “The stark reality is that most voters explicitly rejected the Conservative manifesto last year,” he said.

10. Leicester party as they lift the Premier League trophy

Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy yesterday as they celebrated a the first title in their 132-year history with victory over Everton. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, blind since the age of 12, fulfilled his promise to perform at the King Power Stadium if Leicester became champions. Meanwhile, Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three beating Chelsea

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