Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 10 Jun 2016

1. Burnham: Prospect of Brexit win is 'very real'

Remain campaigner Andy Burnham has warned his side faces a "very real" prospect of defeat in the 23 June EU referendum, with Labour's campaigning on the issue being "too much Hampstead and not enough Hull". Meanwhile, in an ITV debate on the issue last night, Nicola Sturgeon accused Boris Johnson of campaigning to Leave for his own advantage.

Brexit: Theresa May says ‘trust me’ to deliver

2. France braced for the start of Euro 2016

French President Francois Hollande has warned unions not to disrupt the Euro 2016 football tournament, which starts today, amid a massive security operation. France is in the grip of industrial unrest and remains in a state of emergency after November's terror attacks. More than 90,000 security staff will be on duty during the event.

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Euro 2016: Security lockdown, but fears over bars and fan zones

3. Elizabeth Warren ready to run with Clinton

It could be an all-female Democrat team fighting to get to the White House after Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency and said she was ready to stand as her running mate. President Barack Obama has also given his support to Clinton and pledged to campaign for her.

Elizabeth Warren: From caretaker's daughter to potential vice president

4. Sian Blake: Partner pleads guilty to murder

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has admitted murdering her and their two children. Arthur Simpson-Kent pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey via a video link from Belmarsh prison. Blake disappeared in December along with sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four. Their bodies were found buried in the back garden of their home in south-east London.

Sian Blake: Boyfriend admits killing actress and 2 children

5. St Paul's service starts Queen's birthday celebrations

A service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral in London has begun three days of celebrations to mark the Queen's official birthday. The monarch, who turned 90 in April, was joined by family members including the Duke of Edinburgh, celebrating his own 95th, at the event. Dean of St Paul's David Ison paid tribute to the Queen's "faithful devotion" to the country.

Queen's 90th birthday: Five highlights from the weekend

6. Muhammad Ali laid to rest in Louisville

Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Louisville, Kentucky to pay their respects to boxer Muhammad Ali as his funeral cortege drove through the town ahead of his funeral. Ali died last Friday at the age of 74. Bill Clinton and Billy Crystal were to be among the speakers at a memorial service, with Lennox Lewis and Will Smith acting as pallbearers.

Muhammad Ali: Stars descend on Louisville for funeral service

7. Driver charged with murder after killing five cyclists

A driver has been charged with murder after he ran over and killed five cyclists and seriously injured four others in Michigan. The victims, ranging in age from 40 to 74, were on a weekly group cycle ride when they were struck from behind by the vehicle. Charles Pickett Jr is charged with five counts of second-degree murder and four counts of reckless driving.

8. Stanford assault: Biden writes to victim

US vice president Joe Biden has written an open letter to the Stanford sexual assault victim saying he was "filled with furious anger" over what happened to her and praising her "breathtaking" bravery in going public with her response. The case has transfixed the country after the woman's victim impact statement went viral.

Stanford judge blocked from presiding over separate sex case

9. Massive ancient structure discovered at Petra

Archaeologists have discovered a huge monumental structure at Petra which they believe could be 2,150 years old. The 184ft by 161ft platform is buried under the sands of the ancient city in Jordan, where the oldest structures date to 312BC. Scientists found the monument, which features columns and a staircase, after studying satellite images.

10. Briefing: How Sadiq Khan's London travel fare freeze will work

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has set out a savings programme for Transport for London to fund a fares freeze that will last until 2020. The move promises to benefit millions of Londoners who use the London Underground, TfL rail services, buses and trams - but will not include hundreds of thousands of commuters using travelcards.

How Sadiq Khan's London travel fare freeze will work

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