Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

1. Theresa May convenes cabinet after resignations

The Prime Minister will convene her newly reshuffled cabinet today, after the consecutive resignations of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Davis has been replaced by Dominic Raab, while Jeremy Hunt takes on Johnson’s old role. Former culture minister Matt Hancock replaces Hunt as Health Secretary.

2. Divers return to Thai cave for last four boys

Thai navy divers are once again inside the convoluted cave network where 12 boys were stranded more than two weeks ago with their football coach. They are now working to bring out the last four boys and the 25-year-old coach. The authorities say the eight boys saved so far are fit and well, although they have not been seen in public.

3. Britons give up traditional gender roles

A new survey by the National Centre for Social Research suggests Britons have abandoned traditional views on gender roles. Almost three-quarters of the public no longer believe that women should be home-makers while men earn money. As recently as 1988, a majority still said women should stay at home while men went out.

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4. Trump chooses right-winger for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has announced his pick to replace a retiring judge on the Supreme Court, the strongly conservative Brett Kavanaugh. The choice could set the overriding political direction for the US for decades, with implications for abortion, gun control and immigration. Democrats will try to block is appointment.

5. RAF centenary marked by fly-past over London

The first 100 years of the Royal Air Force are being celebrated today with a fly-past over Buckingham Palace in central London. As many as 100 aircraft will pass over the palace at 1pm, watched by the Queen and other members of the royal family. Servicemen and women will parade and there will be a service in Westminster Abbey.

6. Woman harassed for 12 years wins damages

A businesswoman who was harassed by a man she met through a newspaper dating site for 12 years has been awarded undisclosed damages by the High Court. Lindsey Goldrick Dean’s health and professional life were badly affected by the campaign of hatred carried out by Paul Curran, who created 10 websites using her name and photo.

7. Nigel Farage places high on MEP earnings list

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who is still drawing his salary as an MEP, has placed seventh on the list of outside earnings by members of the European Parliament. Farage earns more from work outside the parliament than any of Britain’s 73 MEPs. Farage has earned between €590,048 (£522,400) and €790,000 (£699,429) in four years.

8. Football fans rally to pay for vandalism

Football fans from Nottingham and London are raising money online to pay for the damage caused to an ambulance and a taxi by supporters celebrating England’s victory over Sweden on Saturday. In London, an ambulance car was parked on Borough High Street while a paramedic responded to a call. When she returned it was not driveable.

9. Justin Bieber confirms engagement to model

Canadian singer Justin Bieber has confirmed he has become engaged to his model girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old is said to have proposed marriage to Baldwin at a restaurant in the Bahamas. In a long post on Instagram, he has now described her as the “love of my life” and said that she makes him “so much better”.

10. Briefing: Who will be the next prime minister?

Theresa May’s authority is hanging in the balance following shock resignations by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Handing in his notice last night, Davis told the Prime Minister that he disagrees with her policies on exiting the European Union, which he said would leave the UK in a “weak negotiating position”.

Who will be the next UK prime minister? The odds and polls

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