Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 23 Nov 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0 am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. Wills and Kate to marry on April 29Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Friday April 29 at Westminster Abbey, it has been announced. Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed the day will be marked by a bank holiday, saying it will be a "happy and momentous occasion". With the Monday before the wedding falling on Easter Monday, the news means millions of workers will enjoy a three-day week. Mystery as bishop avoids meeting with Queen In pictures: Wills and Kate to marry FIGHTER JETS SCRAMBLED IN KOREA BORDER CLASH South Korea has warned North Korea it will retaliate if there is any more violence, after the communist state fired around 200 artillery shells across the disputed border. In the most serious exchange of fire since the end of the Korean war more than 50 years ago, two South Korean soldiers were killed and at least 10 others injured on the island of Yeonpyeong. South Korea's political leaders met in an underground bunker and F-16 fighter jets were scrambled. North Korea aggression exposes bitter divide Irish government collapse would be 'irresponsible'The European Union has warned Ireland that a collapse of its government before the €90bn bailout agreement is finalised would be "very irresponsible". The Green party has called for an election and announced it would withdraw from the governing coalition with Taoiseach Brian Cowen's Fianna Fail party in January. A senior EU official told the Irish Times: "It would be very unpleasant if there was nobody to talk to. That would be very irresponsible." Next wikileaks release will be biggest yetThe whistleblower website WikiLeaks has announced it is to release yet another tranche of classified files, although it did not specify when. "Next release is 7x the size of [last month's] Iraq War Logs. Intense pressure over it for months," read a tweet on WikiLeaks's Twitter profile. The US fears the next leak may include cables prepared by its embassies regarding prominent foreign figures. LABOUR PULL AHEAD IN OPINION POLLA Guardian/ICM opinion poll released yesterday shows a rise in support for Labour, and a drop in the popularity of both coalition parties. If a general election were held today, Labour would get 38 per cent - up two points on the month, and the best the party has scored in over two years - while the Tories would get 36 per cent (down three points) and the Lib Dems 14 per cent (down two points). Miliband returns to Labour rebirth HUNDREDS DIE IN PHNOM PENH STAMPEDEThe death toll stood at 349 this morning after a crowd stampede across a bridge in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh resulted in deaths from asphyxiation while others drowned after jumping into the Tonlé Sap River. The crowds were celebrating the end of a local festival when panic erupted. Survivors called it the worst disaster in Cambodia since the end of the Pol Pot regime. Pictures: Stampede in Cambodia HOPES FADE FOR TRAPPED NEW ZEALAND MINERS A military robot sent into the Pike River coal mine to test for toxic gas has broken down - the latest setback in the bid to rescue 29 miners missing since an explosion four days ago. "We've had a kick in the guts," said the local district mayor while the police chief said no rescuers would be allowed to go in until he was convinced it was safe. Supt Gary Knowles admitted: "The longer it goes on, hopes fade." Have expectations been raised too high by Chile rescue? JORDAN 'ASKED TO EDIT TODAY PROGRAMME'The Radio 4 Today programme's tradition of inviting celebrities to guest-edit the show during the week between Christmas and New Year has no bounds, it seems. The Times reports that the BBC has approached the glamour model Jordan, aka Katie Price. As the paper says, most Today listeners would assume Jordan was a country ion the Middle East - not a horse-riding, massive-breasted, gossip-hungry C-list celebrity. PALIN 'MAY RUN AWAY WITH IT' SAYS RIVALIf Sarah Palin decides to run for the Republican nomination in 2012 "she may run away with it," says Mike Huckabee, a probable contender. "And that's one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for." Huckabee was speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, first stop in any presidential race, where Palin is due to visit on Saturday during her America by Heart book tour. A report in the Guardian that her team is scouting for office space in Des Moines has been discounted locally. BOOKIES CUT WAGNER'S ODDs TO 14/1The campaign by millions of X Factor viewers to keep former PE teacher Wagner Carrilho in contention - to the fury of the judges - is so successful that he is regularly in the top half of the results, according to the Daily Mail. As a result, bookmaker William Hill has cut his odds to win from 100/1 to 14/1. Widdecombe and Wagner break new ground

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Jack Bremer is a London-based reporter, attached to The Week.co.uk. He has reported regularly from the United States and France.