Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Apr 2011
Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points.Phone hacking: Police arrest third journalistPolice have arrested the News of the World assistant news editor James Weatherup in connection with the ongoing investigation into phone hacking at the tabloid, according to the Guardian. Weatherup was the third most senior journalist under then-editor Andy Coulson between 2004 and 06. His detention comes a week after the arrests of two other News of the World journalists, Neville Thurlbeck and Ian Edmondson.
CAMERON DEFENDS SPEECH AFTER CABLE ATTACKDavid Cameron has hit back at criticism from Vince Cable over a speech about the impact of immigration and his promise to cut the number of people coming into the counrtry by "tens of thousands". The business secretary called the speech "very unwise" and said the target was Conservative, not a coalition, policy. He warned that the prime minister "risked inflaming extremism", but Cameron insisted his words had been "measured".
PM’s immigration speech ‘unwise’ says Vince CableCATHERINE ZETA-JONES SUFFERS BIPOLAR DISORDERActress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 41, has been suffering from Bipolar II disorder, manic depression with the emphasis on depression. She was discharged from the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut on Monday after five days, saying her illness had been brought on by the stress of dealing with husband Michael Douglas's battle with cancer last year.
Catherine Zeta-Jones admits depression (sort of)GIRL IN ACTOR'S GAG ORDER IS ROONEY PROSTITUTEThe call girl who had sex with a "world-famous celebrity" actor who cannot be identified under a gagging order is one of the prostitutes involved with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Helen Wood, 23, was named in the High Court as Justice King extended the order, but said that she could tell her story in a newspaper as long as her client's identity remained secret.
OBAMA PLEDGES TO RAISE TAXES ON THE RICHPresident Obama threw down the gauntlet to the Republicans by promising to raise taxes on the rich as well as cut spending in his plan to balance America's budget. Republicans say raising taxes is a "non-starter" as they prepare for the next round of a budget battle in Congress. Obama offered $4 trillion in cuts; the Republicans demand $7 trillion.
MUBARAK IMPRISONED IN HOSPITAL, SONS IN CAIRO JAILOusted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak is being held under a 15-day detention order in the hospital where he is recovering from a heart attack, waiting for questioning over abuse of power and corruption. His sons Gamal and Alaa were taken to a Cairo jail, with jubilant crowds pelting their police van with shoes, an Islamic insult.
KATE MIDDLETON CONFIRMED INTO QUEEN'S CHURCHKate Middleton was confirmed in the Church of England at a private ceremony in March, a nod to tradition before she marries the man who will one day follow in the Queen's footsteps, and those of Henry VIII, as the Head of the Established Church. Kate had been christened as a child, but not confirmed. A palace spokesman said it was "part of her marriage preparations".
LANSLEY 'SORRY' FOR ROW OVER NHS PLANHealth Secretary Andrew Lansley said "sorry" to nurses after their conference in London passed a vote of no confidence in him over his NHS reform plans. He was "sorry" if his goal for the NHS "hadn't communicated itself", and added that he would vote against himself if his intent truly was to "undermine the NHS".
BRITON 'BEATEN TO DEATH' IN DUBAIThe Foreign Office has called for a "full investigation" after a 39-year-old British holidaymaker died in police custody in Dubai. It has been claimed that Lee Bradley Brown was beaten to death by officers after being arrested for swearing. Other inmates at the police station told his family that they saw the Briton being attacked before he was dragged into another cell. He died three days later.
Briton dies in Dubai police cell from ‘bad beating’QATAR SENDS ARMS TO LIBYAN REBELSRebel forces in Libya have been using weapons supplied by Qatar it has been confirmed. Officials in Doha said missiles had been shipped to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Meanwhile, David Cameron and President Sarkozy have agreed to increase "military pressure" on Libya's Col Gaddafi. Cameron told Sky News that he "would leave no stone unturned" to enforce the UN mandate to protect civilians.
Alexander Cockburn: 'Friendly fire' is war's dirty little secretMORRISSEY TO PLAY GLASTONBURYThe full line-up for this year's Glastonbury festival has been announced. This year's headliners, U2, Coldplay and Beyonce, had already been confirmed but it has been revealed that 27 years after he first performed there with The Smiths, Morrissey will return as support for U2 on the opening night. Acts including Elbow and Tinie Tempah will play the main stage on Saturday. Paul Simon is on the bill on Sunday.