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The News Matrix: Monday 11 June 2012

Poll of polls gives Labour a big lead

A new poll commissioned by i has put the Labour party at its highest level of support since Ed Miliband became leader in September 2010. The findings make grim reading for the Liberal Democrats who have slipped to their lowest level since the Coalition's creation. MORE

Lib Dem says Hunt should have quit

An ex-member of the government, Lord Oakeshott, has criticised Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt for not resigning over his handling of News Corp's bid for BSkyB. The criticism comes with Chancellor George Osborne due to appear at the Leveson Inquiry today. MORE

Mubarak 'in and out of consciousness'

Hosni Mubarak is slipping in and out of consciousness eight days after the ousted Egyptian leader was sent to prison to begin a life sentence. An official said the former president is living on liquids and yoghurt. MORE

Left set for slim win in national election

The moderate Left looked set for a narrow victory in parliamentary elections last night, giving President François Hollande a chance to carry out his growth with fiscal discipline plan. Early estimates suggested a slim centre-left majority after next weekend's second round. MORE

Assault renewed as Israel calls for action

Syrian government forces resumed their lethal assault on the province of Homs yesterday, activists said, as Israel launched its strongest verbal attack yet on Bashar al-Assad's regime with an explicit call for military action against its neighbour. MORE

Osborne to launch protection plans

George Osborne is expected to reveal controversial proposals giving savers extra protection from bank collapses later this week. In a speech at Mansion House on Thursday the Chancellor is set to confirm plans for depositors to get their money back ahead of bondholders and other creditors if a bank collapses despite fears the measures will push borrowing costs up for households.

Police warning on dangerous drug

Police are concerned about a designer drug known as Benzo Fury after a teenager died and two other people were taken to hospital from the RockNess Festival near Inverness over the weekend. A police statement said the drug can "be very dangerous, particularly if consumed with other substances". MORE

Girl, 4, fractures skull in fall at theme park

A four-year-old girl from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, has been left in a critical condition after falling from a bridge at the Chessington World of Adventures theme park in Surrey. Jessica Blake suffered a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain and broken ribs when she fell around 14ft from the queue of the Tomb Blaster ride.

Glasgow flats now flat as pancakes

Thousands of people have witnessed the demolition of a local landmark. One of the towering blocks of the Red Road flats in Glasgow was brought down in a cloud of dust. It took 275 kilos of explosives to reduce the steel-framed block to rubble.

Poultry reward for capture of Obama

A Somali Islamist militant group is offering chickens and camels in exchange for information on the whereabouts of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, mocking the millions of dollars the US has offered for leaders of the al-Qai'da affiliate.

Auction of Les Paul guitars raises £3.2m

An auction of guitars and memorabilia owned by the late Les Paul, known as the godfather of the electric guitar, has raised nearly $5m (£3.2m) for music education and innovation. 

A Jubilee double for Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band hit the top of the singles chart yesterday with their Jubilee anthem, "Sing". Their album is also at No 1.

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