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How to live: A father's guide

Celebrate the joy of living, rather than wasting your life cursing its frustrations.

– Peter Johns wrote his daughter a book called 'How to live'

Peter Johns was told his daughter Meg would never make it to her 18th birthday after she was diagnosed with a rare cancer aged just nine.

But despite what the doctors warned - she beat the disease.

To mark her milestone birthday, Peter decided to pass on all the lessons he'd learnt in life by writing his daughter a book - a father's advice on how to live.

Is your home at risk of fire because of faulty appliances?

An independent review of unsafe products is demanding that the government takes urgent action to ensure consumers know enough about the risks.

So far 3.6 million people have been contacted because of a design flaw in Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit tumble dryers.

Pressure to overhaul the recall system comes a week after a faulty Indesit tumble dryer was to blame for a fire at a block of flats in Shephards Bush in London.

Lynn Faulds Wood, who chaired a Government commissioned Independent Review of the recall system, joined us on the show this morning.

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Online Xtras: James Wilson

Absolutely terrifying - but I loved it.

– James Wilson on his first audition

The X Factor has returned to our screens - and so has Louis, Sharon, Simon and Nicole for what's set to be another roller-coaster series.

One man who impressed the judges at the weekend was 34 year old joiner James Wilson.

Read his backstage Q&A with us...

1) Who is your favourite judge?

2) What song would you like to perform next?
Anything by Chris Stapleton

3) What would be your dream duet?
With Chris Stapleton

4) Have you got any backstage gossip?
Not yet - watch this space!

5) Who your favourite ever X Factor winner?
James Arthur

Nigel Farage on why he's backing Trump in the race for the White House

I made it clear I couldn't support Hillary Clinton - because she belongs to that group of people, rather like Bob Geldof, who can't accept the Brexit result.

– Nigel Farage is backing Trump in the battle for the White House

He might have said he wanted his life back after the EU referendum, but Nigel Farage seems to have been non-stop ever since.

As Theresa May begins her Brexit action plan, Nigel has turned his attention from Europe to the States, by backing a certain Mr Trump in the US elections.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Theresa May has called a special meeting of her Cabinet to hear their action plans for leaving the European Union.

  2. Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green is facing growing pressure to dip into his personal fortune to help plug a massive 600 million pound black hole in the company's pension scheme. It comes after the last 22 high street stores closed.

  3. A Mediterranean-style diet packed with vegetables, nuts, fish and oils is even better at treating heart disease than the cholesterol-lowering drug Statins, according to new research.

  4. Some payday lenders are still trapping people with loans they can't afford. A report by Citizens Advice says finance companies should to be forced to check that borrowers can actually afford to repay the money they're lent.

  5. The number of nurseries going bust has almost doubled in the last year. Accountants say the soaring cost of childcare is to blame and warn that high staff-to-child ratios and rising administration costs could force more nurseries to either close of raise their fees to parents.

Ben Shephard: GB hockey triumph was my highlight of the Olympics

Around 9 million people across the UK tuned in to watch Team GB beat the Netherlands in the women's hockey final in Rio. One of the golden girls, Sam Quek, joined us today to recount the amazing achievement to claim Olympic gold in a nail-biting match which our Ben describes as his highlight of the Games.

The final was decided in a tense penalty shoot-out, which Kate Garraway describes as almost unbearable to watch. Looking back at that match, Sam says it was "one of the most surreal moments... and so special"