Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 27 Sep 2017

1. Bombardier ruling: Thousands of jobs at risk

Thousands of UK aerospace jobs, many in Northern Ireland, are at risk after the US Department of Commerce ruled against Bombardier in a dispute with Boeing. The decision says Bombardier has received unfair state subsidies in the UK and Canada, where it is headquartered, and has sold jets at less than the cost of producing them.

2. Corbyn to tell May: ‘Pull yourself together’

Jeremy Corbyn will use his closing Labour conference speech to urge Theresa May’s cabinet: “For Britain’s sake, pull yourself together or make way.” The upbeat speech later today will paint Labour as a government in waiting and say the Conservatives are failing to negotiate Brexit and should let Corbyn’s team take over.

3. Lady Lucan found dead at age of 80

The widow of Lord Lucan, the peer who disappeared in 1974 under suspicion of murdering the family nanny, has been found dead in her London home at the age of 80. Lady Lucan’s husband was declared dead in 1999, 25 years after the murder of Sandra Rivett, though there have been numerous claimed sightings all over the world.

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4. North Korea ‘systematically tortured’ Warmbier

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the US student jailed in North Korea in 2016 for stealing a poster, have given an interview in which they say he was systematically tortured in the totalitarian state. Warmbier was freed in June but died days later. A local newspaper in the US says a coroner in the US found no evidence of torture, however.

5. Saudia Arabia lifts ban on women driving

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has overturned a ban on women drivers. Women will no longer need permission from a guardian to apply for a licence and will be allowed to drive cars on their own. The Saudi ambassador to the US said that his society was “ready” and would not comment when asked if other reforms would follow.

6. Heart attack blood test ‘could save millions’

A new blood test which can speed up the diagnosis of heart attacks and is much more accurate than current methods could save the NHS millions of pounds a year, new analysis shows. The new test could be rolled out across the service in the next five years. At St Thomas’s hospital in London alone, it could save £800,000 a year.

7. Trump’s candidate defeated in Alabama

A controversial, socially conservative US Republican former judge is on course to become the senator for Alabama, despite not being the candidate favoured by US President Donald Trump. Roy Moore was removed as chief justice for Alabama after refusing to implement the Supreme Court ruling which made gay marriage legal.

8. Game of Thrones stars announce engagement

Actors Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, who met when they played lovers in the first two series of Game of Thrones, have announced their engagement in the The Times. Leslie left the successful fantasy show after 2012 but Harrington remains one of its biggest stars. Leslie is currently appearing in US TV series The Good Fight.

9. Cancer scare over toy traffic cone

A man suspected of having cancer was found to have a Playmobil toy traffic cone in his lung, which had caused worrying symptoms 40 years after he inhaled it as a seven-year-old. The Preston man was thought to have a tumour after the cone showed up as a dark mass on a scan. Half an inch long, it was removed with biopsy forceps.

10. Briefing: Turner Prize 2017

The Turner Prize 2017 shortlist exhibition, which opens in Hull today, has been praised as the most diverse, mature and accessible show of the century, though some may wonder if it's lost its edge.

For many years the shortlist was considered the domain of young mavericks and was notorious for its pickled cows by Damien Hirst and unmade beds by Tracey Emin. But the age restriction that has prevented artists over 50 from entering since 1991 was removed this year, resulting in many entries from older talent.

Turner Prize 2017: a more diverse, ‘conservative’ show

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