Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 9 May 2017

1. Jeremy Corbyn 'won't quit if Labour lose'

Jeremy Corbyn says he will be "carrying on" as leader of the Labour Party regardless of the general election result. "I was elected leader of this party and I’ll stay leader of this party," he told Buzzfeed News. Corbyn will launch Labour's official election campaign today, promising a "day of reckoning for the greedy" if he wins the election.

2. Calais border rules could be up for negotiation

Britain's Le Touquet arrangement with France, under which UK border staff check passports in Calais, could be up for renegotiation, Theresa May announced yesterday. Emmanuel Macron, France's new president, has said he wants to put the deal "back on the table". Opposition parties said the Prime Minister was breaking a pledge to keep the deal as is.

Brexit: Theresa May says ‘trust me’ to deliver

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3. Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn

Barack Obama warned his successor Donald Trump not to hire Michael Flynn as his security adviser, the White House confirmed. Flynn, a retired army lieutenant general, lasted 24 days in the job earlier this year before it emerged he had misled US officials about secret communications with Russia. It was feared he might be vulnerable to blackmail.

4. British IS suspect jailed in Turkey

A British man, believed to have been part of an Islamic State cell dubbed 'The Beatles' alongside executioner Jihadi John, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years in Turkey. Aine Davis, 33, a petty criminal who once worked on the London Underground was arrested in 2015 near Istanbul. He has now been convicted of being a senior member of a terrorist organisation.

5. At least 9,000 banking jobs may be lost after Brexit

At least 9,000 jobs could be lost from the City of London after Brexit, Reuters reports, after tallying up warnings made since the UK voted to leave the EU last year. Deutsche Bank has issued the most dire warning, saying 4,000 employees – half its British workforce – may have to go, while Frankfurt and Dublin are most likely to gain from the move.

6. May sticks to 100,000 net migration pledge

Theresa May has vowed to stick by her pledge, first made seven years ago as home secretary, to reduce net migration to the UK to tens of thousands. The Prime Minister said this would be a "sustainable level". Ukip, which lost all but one councillor in last week's local elections, claime it would reduce net migration to zero.

7. Eating cheese 'does not raise heart attack risk'

Eating cheese, milk and yoghurt does not increase the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to analysis of 29 studies carried out by an international team of experts. Even full-fat versions were found not to increase the risk of cardio-vascular disease. Government experts urged caution and a balanced diet.

8. Facebook hires ex-political aides to advise parties

Facebook has recruited former campaign officials from Labour and the Tories to advise political parties on how to target voters on the site during the general elections, The Guardian reports. The two main parties are expected to spend around £1m on Facebook advertising. There are fears the social network has too much influence on voters.

9. Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun

Controversial columnist Kelvin Mackenzie is to leave The Sun after comparing Everton footballer Ross Barkley, who is mixed-race, to a gorilla. He was suspended from the tabloid last month. The tabloid retracted the column and made a formal apology, saying it was unaware Barkley has a Nigerian grandfather. Everton banned paper from press conferences after the article appeared.

Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun after 'racist' column

10. Briefing: Who are the Turner Prize nominees?

The annual race for the Turner Prize is underway - and the four nominees are older than usual.

The Tate has removed the upper age limit of 50 this year, acknowledging that artists can experience a "breakthrough" at any age.

As a result, these four artists have decades of work behind them - and this year the shortlist is less aesthetically challenging than it has been in previous years.

Who are the Turner Prize nominees?

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