Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 10 Jul 2017

1. May appeals to 'other parties' for ideas

Theresa May will say today that she is still committed to building a "fairer Britain", in a speech opponents see as an attempt to shore up a faltering leadership. The Prime Minister is to invite "other parties" to "come forward with your own views and ideas" about how to tackle the problems facing the UK.

Is Theresa May's cross-party strategy weak or wily?

2. May's Brexit offer 'is a damp squib'

Europe's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has called Theresa May's offer to EU citizens living in the UK a "damp squib", in a letter also signed by the leaders of four groups representing about two-thirds of MEPs. It says the Prime Minister's plans "fall short" because they take away existing rights and create red tape and uncertainty.

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Brexit: Theresa May says ‘trust me’ to deliver

3. Iraqi PM celebrates IS defeat in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has visited Mosul to congratulate the army on having "liberated" the city from Islamic State, following almost nine months of conflict. In a statement, he said government troops had secured "victory", with "just one or two pockets" of resistance left. IS seized the city in June 2014.

Mosul liberated after nine-month battle with Islamic State

4. Trump Jr met Russian to discuss Clinton

Donald Trump Jr has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer during the US presidential campaign last year. He told the FBI Natalia Veselnitskaya had promised to supply information on his father's Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, but had provided "no meaningful information". Veselnitskaya is alleged to have links with the Kremlin.

Donald Trump Jr confirms meeting Russian lawyer

5. Charlie Gard case returns to court

The High Court is to hear new evidence about terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard today after Great Ormond Street Hospital referred his case back to the judges. His parents are fighting the hospital's decision to withdraw his life support and have called for him to be allowed to travel to the US for experimental treatment.

6. Report calls for 'gig economy' minimum wage

A government review of the so-called "gig economy" is to urge the employment law be overhauled to give guaranteed minimum wage, sick pay and holidays. It will also suggest creating a new category called the "dependent contractor" to cover the likes of Deliveroo and Uber drivers.

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7. Huge fire destroys part of Camden Lock Market

A huge fire has destroyed part of London's historic Camden Lock Market. More than 70 firefighters were called out around midnight to tackle the blaze. The fire was under control by 3.20am but "damping down" continues. Witnesses said they could see smoke from several miles away.

8. Lake District named World Heritage Site

The Lake District has been named a Unesco World Heritage Site, the first time an entire UK national park has been added to the list. The committee praised the area's beauty and farming heritage, together with the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers There are now 31 World Heritage Sites in the UK.

10 photos to make you want to drop everything and move to the Lake District

9. US intervenes in Qatar crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to mediate in the escalating crisis in Qatar, home to the region's largest US military base. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar last month, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Doha denies the claims and rejected a 13-point ultimatum as an affront to its sovereignty.

Saudi video shows plane firing at Qatari passenger jet

10. Briefing 100 years of women at war

Events have been held across the UK to mark the centenary of the founding of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, which allowed women to join the British Armed Forces for the first time.

Since the establishment of the Corps, female soldiers have served alongside men in nearly 50 wars and conflicts, including both World Wars, the Falklands, Bosnia and Iraq.

"It is right that we take a moment to pause, reflect and celebrate their contribution," said Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

100 years of women at war

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