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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.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Detectives leading a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster have appealed for 19 people seen in CCTV footage at the stadium to come forward. New images showing the potential witnesses at the Leppings Lane end of the football ground in Sheffield have been released by Operation Resolve.

  2. Cosmetic companies are being called to be made to stop using dangerous plastic microbeads in bathroom products - a single shower using the harmful products can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.

  3. The average commuter adds 800 calories to their diet a week as a result of their journeys to and from work, says a new report from the Royal Society for Public Health.

  4. Social media and the fear of missing out could be putting road users at risk. The dangers of 'FOMO' are very real.

  5. Today we're Olympic-tastic as we welcome three Olympians into the Good Morning Britain studio!

Would you swap your day job for the thin blue line?

Would you give up your job to walk the thin blue line? Seven ordinary people - from a dance teacher to a phlebotomist - are about to make a life changing decision...they're taking on the frontline and becoming police officers.

ITV has exclusive access to Surrey Police, revealing what it is like to be on the front line without any experience. They come face to face with violent criminals and learn to deal with abusive members of the public who do not respect the police.

PC Ryan Soper quit his job in IT to become a police office. Talking about facing people twice the size of you, it's daunting and you need to be both mentally and physically prepared. 'Your body's dumped with adrenaline and after a while you get used to the adrenaline and learn to channel it,' adding 'it's about learning how to play people, so that they can play to your advantage.' He says officers are proud to patrol unarmed.

The loneliest Sunday

Esther Rantzen's Silver Line Helpline has received one million calls from people over the age of 65 in the past two and a half years since it started. This year they think they will receive 125,000 more calls than Childline. Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, 90% of callers say they live alone and around 5% report present or historic abuse. Around two-thirds of calls are at nights and weekends.

People have lost their loved ones, their health or even their mobility

– Silver Line

HRT dangers underestimated

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Women taking combined HRT are more likely to develop the disease, with risk increasing the longer it is used, the study found.

‘It’s about perspective … it depends how you see how big that risk is’ says Dr Hilary on new HRT cancer risk. He points out that the risks of smoking and being overweight can have a greater effect on cancer.