National News In Brief

Ed Miliband’s election as Labour leader has seen his party lead the Tories in a Guardian/ICM poll for the first time since 2007. This is due to a slump in support for the coalition’s impending cuts as opposed to an increase in Labour popularity.

BMW and Rolls-Royce are recalling over 10 000 cars due to a braking fault. The recall covers the BMW 5, 6 and 7 Series vehicles powered by V8 and V12 engines from 2002-2010 and some Rolls-Royce Phantoms from 2003-2010.

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis has died peacefully at his home aged 85. Mr Curtis, who was married to Janet Leigh, starred in over 100 movies, his most famous being his starring role with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.