Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 31 Jan 2011

Crawley Town

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.00 am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. EGYPT: tens of thousands defy curfew to protestEgypt has seen a seventh day of anti-government protests as tens of thousands crowded Tahrir Square in central Cairo in defiance of a curfew. Demonstrators are calling for the end of the 30-year rule of President Mubarak, who today made some changes to his Cabinet, including the removal of widely despised business tycoons. Protesters are not impressed, however, and hope to muster a million people in yet another demonstration tomorrow. In pictures: Egypt protests Israelis fear post-Mubarak vacuum in Egypt Tabak remanded in custody ahead of Yeates Trial Vincent Tabak has appeared in court via video link accused of the murder of landscape architect Jo Yeates in December. Tabak, who lived in a flat in the same block as Yeates in Clifton, Bristol, made no application for bail. He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Bristol Crown Court on May 4. FA CUP: MAN UTD FACE NON-LEAGUE CRAWLEY TOWN A last-minute penalty by Cesc Fabregas against Huddersfield helped keep Arsenal in the FA Cup. They now take on Leyton Orient. Chelsea and Everton face a replay after drawing 1-1. Manchester United (just) beat Southampton 2-1 and will now host Crawley Town - the first non-league side to make it to the fifth round in 17 years after beating Torquay 1-0. OSBORNE TELLS BUSINESS TO SPLASH OUTBig business must stop holding on to its profits and instead spend, spend, spend if Britain is to climb out of recession, Chancellor George Osborne told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Saturday. "My frustration is that British companies are sitting on cash equivalent to five per cent of GDP," he said. "I have to persuade them to invest that cash." ANDY MURRAY THRASHED BY DJOKOVIC IN MELBOURNE Andy Murray was comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Australian Open yesterday, despite having beaten the Serbian player on the last three occasions they met. Tennis fans had been hoping Murray might give Britain its first Grand Slam title since Fred Perry won the US Open in 1936. Does Andy Murray still have the will to win? MANDELSON HELPED PREP BARCLAYS BOSSLord Mandelson, who as Business Secretary in the last Labour government called Barclays CEO Bob Diamond "the unacceptable face of banking", has changed his tune. Having relaunched himself as a consultant, Mandy is reported to have helped prep Diamond for a grilling by the Commons Treasury Selection Committee when he faced questions over bonuses, offshore accounts and the bank's role in the financial crisis. KING'S SPEECH DIRECTOR WINS DGA AWARDOscar hopes for The King's Speech have been boosted after the Directors Guild of America gave its top honour - for outstanding directorial achievement - to director Tom Hooper on Saturday. The winner of the DGA award has gone on to win the best director Oscar on all but six occasions since 1948. Award for The King's Speech raises Oscar hopes PHONE HACKERS FACE ARRESTSenior newspaper journalists who have sanctioned the voicemail hacking of MPs could be hauled before Parliament and made to apologise under threat of imprisonment, according to the Sunday Times. The Commons standards and priviliges committee has the power to arrest hackers for being in contempt of parliament and, in theory, commit them to custody. GROOMING TREND 'FUELLED BY UNHAPPY MARRIAGES'British men of Pakistani origin have been driven to prey on young white girls because so many of them are forced into unhappy marriages to their first cousins. That is the theory of Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, Britain's first Muslim peer. Studies show that 55 per cent of British Pakistanis marry their first cousins. MAD MEN STAR 'STARTED BREAST ENHANCEMENT BOOM'The number of women seeking breast enhancement has risen by 10 per cent in a year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and according to the Sunday Telegraph it's the "gorgeous" Mad Men star Christina Hendricks who is responsible. "The hourglass figure is definitely back in fashion," said a source at BAAPS.

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is a London-based freelance journalist who has also worked in marketing. His interests include archaeology and opera.