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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 2 Aug 2012

PUTIN VISITS UK FOR SYRIA AND JUDO Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the UK today, for the first time since the 2005 G8 summit. The judo black belt will watch his sport at the Olympic games and meet David Cameron at Downing Street to discuss the situation in Syria. His spokesman said he would not be offering any concessions on Russia's position. CYCLIST DIES AS WIGGINS IS TRIUMPHANT Bradley Wiggins, now Britain's greatest ever Olympian after taking gold in the cycling time trials, has called for bike helmets to be made compulsory after a 28-year-old cyclist was knocked off his bike and killed by an Olympic bus near the Games venue yesterday.
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