Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 14 May 2017

1. Expert predicts a new cyber-attack tomorrow

Security experts have warned that another major cyber-attack could be imminent after the global assault infected more than 125,000 computer systems. A UK security researcher, who helped limit Friday's ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming... quite likely on Monday". Meanwhile, it has emerged that Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, was warned last summer that NHS systems needed to be strengthened "as a matter of urgency".

2. Brexit bankroller targets 140 Remain MPs

The multimillionaire who funded the Brexit campaign has pledged to fund a drive to oust almost 140 pro-Remain MPs. In a bid to prevent "backsliding on Brexit" after the election, City asset manager Jeremy Hosking, who donated more than £1.5m to Vote Leave, said he wanted to gift Theresa May "an army" of pro-Brexit MPs that was "fully equipped and as big as possible".

3. South Korea condemns the North's latest missile test

The new president of South Korea has protested after North Korea carried out another ballistic missile test just days after he took office. President Moon Jae-in, who has promised better engagement with the North, condemned the latest launch as a "provocation". His spokesman said that dialogue with North Korea is only possible when the North shows a "change in attitude." The missile landed in the Sea of Japan.

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4. Jeremy Corbyn pledges 'Robin Hood' tax on the City

Labour will impose a "Robin Hood Tax" on the City to fund the £60bn the party has committed to public services in its manifesto. The levy on financial transactions would raise around £5bn to allow greater funding for the NHS and social care, and the abolition of tuition fees. Labour also wants a tax avoidance crackdown and would require those earning more than £1m to publish their tax records.

5. Conservatives in social housing campaign promise

The Tories say a "new generation" of social housing will be built if they win the general election. Theresa May’s party has pledged to make it easier for councils to purchase derelict land for rented housing projects, and to offer "fixed term" council houses to be sold off after 15 years, with any proceeds reinvested in social housing. Labour poured scorn on the plans, saying they were "political spin, with no substance".

6. Nearly 50% of British people are not religious

A new poll has found that 48.6% of Brits are not religious. Anglicans make up 17.1%, Catholics 8.7%, other Christian denominations 17.2% and non-Christian faiths 8.4%. The study found that inner London is the most religious area of Britain, largely because of its Muslim and migrant communities. The least religious areas are the south-east of England, Scotland and Wales.

7. UK flops as Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal has won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. After Salvador Sobral finished top of the pile, he said: "This is a victory for music... music isn't fireworks, music is feeling." Bulgaria came second with Moldova behind them in third. Lucie Jones, representing the UK, finished far behind in 15th place. Jones made light of her position, tweeting: "I wonnnnnnn!!! Oh no wait..."

8. Experts say laptop ban will spark airport 'chaos'

The proposed laptop ban will "cause chaos" at airports, says The Sunday Times. After America shared alleged "concrete intelligence" warning that jihadists living in Britain could make bombs from electronic devices, Downing Street is overseeing plans to ban laptops and similar devices in hand luggage on flights to the US. Security experts have warned that the new measures would come at an "enormous cost".

9. Four dead as train crashes through house in Greece

Four people were killed when an intercity train derailed and crashed through a house in northern Greece. Five people were seriously injured, including the driver, the state railway said in a statement this morning. "I saw a flash and immediately heard a terrible explosion," said an eyewitness. "Then I saw the train enter [a nearby] house and heard the two Albanians who live there scream for help."

10. Harry Styles says Brexit is the wrong direction

Pop star Harry Styles has spoken out against Brexit. As he launches his solo career, the former One Direction singer tells The Sunday Times: "I think the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that." Asked who he will vote for at the general election, he said: "whoever is against Brexit".

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