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  1. Rescuers have worked through the night to try and free people from rubble in central Italy after an earthquake hit at 3.36am on Wednesday. 150 people are still missing and 73 dead but the death toll is expected to rise. Witnesses described the scenes as 'apocalyptic' and it's believed that 2,500 people are expected to be homeless.

  2. Police are trying to identify the bodies of five men who died in the sea at Camber Sands, East Sussex yesterday, and a search is currently underway for another missing person. This is the second serious incident at Camber Sands in recent months and the
    Coastguard is warning holidaymakers to take extra care in sea.

  3. A group of MPs claims social media giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are failing to stop their sites being used to promote terrorism. The Commons Home Affairs Committee claims it has left some parts of the internet "ungoverned, unregulated and lawless". But the companies insist they take their responsibilities to tackle online extremism very seriously.

  4. One of the biggest police forces in the country has been accused of failing victims of crime. Greater Manchester Police is "inadequate" at recording offences according to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary. It claims the force fails to record more than 38 thousand reported crimes ever year including violent offences.

  5. Hundreds of thousands of students receive their GCSE results today. GCSE pass-rates could be hit by students re-sitting English and maths for the first time. Girls are expected to maintain their dominance over boys.

Are you worried about your child's nursery school?

Last week nursery worker, Laura Houston was found guilty of assaulting three one-year-olds in her care.

Are you shocked by this case? We want to hear from you if you have experience of working in a nursery and have an opinion on this. Or perhaps you're a parent with a child attending nursery and have a story to tell.

Get in contact with us at gmbspecials@itv.com with your contact details and 'NURSERY' in the subject line.

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Meet the Great British bakers

It's that time of year where phrases like 'soggy bottom' and 'slack custard' become part of our every day vocabulary. That's right, make way for the return of The Great British Bake Off. With Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood driving the good ship Bake Off, the duo have created 30 new baking challenges guaranteed to make the amateur bakers sweat.

So who are the 12 bakers looking to take the title at this year's Bake Off.

Did Virgin trains breach Jeremy Corbyn’s privacy?

On the day that Jeremy Corbyn and his rival Owen Smith make major speeches, the story of Corbyn sitting on the floor of a Virgin Train continues to dominate headlines.

Last week Jeremy Corbyn was filmed sitting on a train floor but Virgin Trains have now released footage that shows Corbyn passing empty seats. Passengers from the train, meanwhile, suggest that the train was full on departure when Corbyn shot the video, and it was only later when the train emptied that he was able to sit down.

His campaign team are now asking whether Virgin Trains breached data protection.

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The dangers of social media FOMO whilst driving

If you don't expect to get caught then however big the penalties are then you don't respond to them

– David Bizley

Social media and the fear of missing out could be putting road users at risk, experts are warning drivers. The dangers of 'FOMO' are very real. Aviva Survey reveals that 42% admit to using their phone while driving. 20 people die each year from car accidents involving the use of mobile phones.

'Clearly they do help people identify traffic hotspots and find alternatives routes but actually you can be really severely distracted using your phone to find out that information.' says David Bizley of the RAC.

The urgent call to ban Microbeads

Cosmetic companies should be banned from using plastic microbeads in bathroom products - like exfoliating scrubs, toothpaste and shaving gel - because of the marine pollution they are causing, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has demanded.

Thousands of tonnes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife - a single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.

Campaigners say the sealife we eat including mussels, clams and oysters all filter the microbeads, meaning humans inevitably end up digesting them. A plate of six oysters can contain up to 50 particles of plastic.

In light of this, the Committee is calling for a national ban on microbeads by the end of 2017.