Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 15 Jun 2016

1. Osborne warns of Brexit taxes and cuts

Chancellor George Osborne will today warn that a post-Brexit UK will face £15bn in tax increases and £15bn of cuts to the NHS, schools and defence. The Guardian says the strategy is a sign of "panic gripping the Remain campaign" after polling suggested a majority would in favour of leaving the EU.

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2. France police-killer had 'hit list'

Larossi Abballa, who stabbed to death a senior policeman and his partner at their home near Paris on Monday, had a "hit list" of targets including politicians, journalists and rappers, French prosecutors say. The 25-year-old recorded a Facebook video in the couple's house, in which he wonders what to do with their three-year-old son.

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3. Orlando shooter's wife may face charges

Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, may face charges after reportedly admitting to police she knew of his plans in advance and tried to talk him out of them. Mateen murdered 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, during a three-hour rampage with an assault rifle. It is the US's deadliest shooting spree in history.

4. Clement Freud accused of child abuse

An ITV documentary will tonight claim that Liberal MP Sir Clement Freud, who died in 2009, sexually abused two girls between the late 1940s and the 1970s. His widow, Jill, says she is "deeply saddened and profoundly sorry for what has happened to these women".

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5. Philip Green 'unaware' of BHS pension deficit

Sir Philip Green has told MPs he was not aware of the scale of the pension deficit at retailer BHS when he was in charge of the business. He apologised for the collapse of BHS, which he sold for just £1 in 2015, and said his advisers were working on a solution for 20,000 members of the BHS pension scheme, which has a £571m deficit.

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6. England and Russia fans arrive in Lille

Lille in France will be in lockdown this week over fears of further clashes between Russian and English football fans. Both teams are in action in the area for Euro 2016. Shops and supermarkets have been banned from selling alcohol and bars will close at midnight. Some 4,000 police and emergency services will take to the streets.

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7. Clinton meets Sanders after DC win

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met rival Bernie Sanders for talks last night. Clinton yesterday won the Washington DC primary, although the victory has more symbolic than real value. Sanders is to hold a live video stream on Thursday, in which he is expected to quit the race.

8. Half of children 'have viewed porn'

A half of British 16-year-olds have viewed porn on the internet, says a new report, as have one in four 11-year-olds. A third of 13 to 14-year-old boys said they want to copy what they have seen. The Children's Commissioner said many children are "disturbed" by pornography while a senior barrister said they were "desensitised".

9. Buggy v wheelchair case in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will today hear the case of a wheelchair user prevented from getting on a bus to Leeds in 2012 after a mother with a pushchair refused to move from the disabled area. Doug Paulley says it was discriminatory of FirstGroup not to require the woman to move.

10. Briefing: The next Brexit debates

With just over a week to go until Britain votes in the EU referendum,

broadcasters are lining up some of the biggest names from the Leave

and Remain camps to debate live on television. This evening the BBC

will put on a Question Time special called The Case for Leave, in

which David Dimbleby will moderate as pro-Brexit Justice Secretary

Michael Gove takes questions from a studio audience in Nottingham.

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