Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 10 Apr 2016
Under-fire David Cameron reveals tax returns
David Cameron paid almost £76,000 in tax on an income of more than £200,000 in 2014-15, data released by the prime minister has revealed. Cameron earned £46,899 in rent on the London family home. The papers also show he inherited £300,000 when his father passed away, and the following year was given two payments of £100,000 by his mother to balance out the legacy.
Dozens dead in huge Indian temple blaze
More than 80 people died and 350 were injured as a massive fire tore through a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Paravoor temple in the city of Kollam was packed with thousands of devotees celebrating the Hindu new year when an explosion erupted at around 3.30am local time. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the was "shocking beyond words".
'Whitewash' claim as spies edit the Chilcot report
UK spies are about to start editing sections of the official report into the Iraq War in a move sparking fears of a “whitewash” among families of those who died in the conflict. The Sunday Telegraph says that a team of national security officials has been prepared to go to the offices of the Chilcot inquiry next week to start the national security vetting process.
Bernie Sanders takes Wyoming as New York looms
Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton in the Wyoming caucus. However, Clinton maintains a clear lead in the overall race. Sanders has only 1,061 delegates to Clinton’s 1,749. To win, a candidate needs 2,383. Both Democrat White House hopefuls are now concentrating their efforts on the key New York primary later this month.
Boris to be offered top Cabinet post as peace offer
Boris Johnson will be offered a top cabinet post in a “reconciliation reshuffle” after the European Union referendum, says The Sunday Times. The offer will be part of a crisis plan to save David Cameron’s premiership and heal Tory party wounds. Downing Street is working on a “save Dave” plan after senior aides to Cameron and Johnson met in a Westminster bar for “peace talks”.
Calls for action as motorway suicide figures released
A total of 662 people attempted suicide on Britain’s motorways last year – prompting urgent calls for greater safety measures. The majority of the incidents involved people trying to hurl themselves from bridges. Samaritans chief executive Ruth Sutherland told MPs: “These numbers cannot be ignored any longer.”
Whistleblower felt betrayed by UK anti-doping agency
The man who blew the whistle on Britain’s new doping scandal says he felt “betrayed” the UK’s anti-doping agency. Speaking publicly for the first time, he says his evidence was ignored by the body tasked with policing drugs in sport. Cyclist Dan Stevens has admitted cheating by taking a cocktail of banned performance-enhancing drugs prescribed to him by Dr Mark Bonar.
Lord Carey attacks Corbyn over Labour anti-semitism allegations
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has told Jeremy Corbyn he is unfit to govern until he eradicates anti-semitism from the Labour Party. Lord Carey said anti-Jewish hatred lingers in “dark corners” of Britain, including within Labour ranks. Corbyn is facing growing accusations from activist groups that he has failed to tackle anti-Jewish remarks made by some party members.
Support for cannabis legalisation is growing
Support for the legal sale of cannabis through licensed shops is growing, according a new poll. The study in the Independent on Sunday found that some 47 per cent of people back the idea, while 39 per cent oppose it and 14 per cent “don’t know”. The proposal has been adopted by the Liberal Democrats. The results were welcomed as a breakthrough by campaigners for drug reforms.
Schmeichel says Leicester feel no pressure
The pressure of a Premier League title race is irrelevant compared to a fight to avoid relegation, says Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel. The Foxes travel to Sunderland in today’s lunchtime kick-off, hoping to extend their seven-point lead over Spurs who host Manchester United later. Arsenal’s title challenge is effectively over after they drew 3-3 with West Ham yesterday.