Why Ice Bucket cause is close to Charlotte's heart

MND is a condition that has had huge public attention following the Ice Bucket Challenge. Today the charity behind it announces how much they've made exclusively on GMB - £6.8 million!

Meanwhile, Charlotte Hawkins shares her personal experience of MDN - her elderly father is fighting the life-changing disease.

Laura Tobin takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ben and Susanna take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch our pick of the best celeb Ice Bucket Challenges

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Two British men are having their DNA tested in connection with the brutal murders of two backpackers in Ko Tao, Thailand

  2. A former NHS nurse has become the first British person to be given the experimental Ebola vaccine

  3. The MND charity behind the Ice Bucket Challenge will today reveal on Good Morning Britain exactly how much money has been raised

  4. Next month's ending of the need to display a car tax disc could lead to tax evasion costing the economy £167 million a year, according to the RAC

  5. Decision day has arrived for Scotland, with voters north of the border going to the polls today to determine if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not

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Are hospital cafes too unhealthy?

One of Britain's leading weight loss surgeons has hit out at coffee shop chains that are filling NHS hospital patients full of unhealthy snacks and drinks while they're being treated.

We'll be speaking to Dr Sally Norton, a leading surgeon from Bristol, who says it's madness to fill hospitals with cafes selling cakes, biscuits and fattening fizzy drinks when we're fighting an obesity epidemic.

Do you agree with Dr Sally? Should hospitals be serving up healthier options?

Get in touch before 8am on Thursday 18 September, via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing gmb@itv.com and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, terms at itv.com/terms.

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Mobile phone mishaps

Have you ever had a mishap because you were so distracted by your mobile phone? Whether it was walking into a lamp post, tripping over your dog or spilling coffee down yourself before a big date, we want to know how your phone has gotten you into trouble!

Get in touch before 8am on Thursday 18 September, via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing gmb@itv.com and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, terms at itv.com/terms.

Charity's big reveal on Thursday's show

One of our discussions today will be about the dangers of being distracted by your phone

Today the MND charity behind the Ice Bucket Challenge reveals exclusively how much money has been raised on Good Morning Britain and we'll be learning more about the illness. We'll also be looking at Scotland's big vote and will be discussing the dangers of being distracted by your mobile phone and why a leading surgeon has hit out at hospital snack shops.

Also, Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle will join us to talk about flying over from her US home to take part in Michael Flatley's Riverdance Tour.

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British aid worker has first Ebola vaccine

Ruth Atkins has the first Ebola vaccine called Chimp Adenovirus type 3.

A former NHS nurse has become the first British person to be given the experimental Ebola vaccine.

Ruth Atkins was given the jab, which has so far only been tested on primates, in Oxford yesterday.

She said she volunteered after hearing about the trials on the radio.

Ms Atkins, an NHS communications manager from Marcham in Oxfordshire, explained her decision to have the jab:

I feel absolutely fine, it felt no different to being vaccinated before going on holiday.
The situation in West Africa is so tragic. I thought being part of this vaccination process was something small I could do to hopefully make a huge impact.

– Ruth Atkins

Two British men have DNA tests in Thai murder hunt

Victims David Miller (left) and Heather Witheridge

DNA samples have failed to match any suspects , including two British men who were connected with the brutal murders of two backpackers in Ko Tao.

The bodies of David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach on the idyllic Thai island on Monday.

Brothers Christopher and James Ware have been asked to stay in Thailand to help with the murder inquiry.

Olivia is Good Morning Britain's Young Hero

Back in May we launched the search for Good Morning Britain's Young Hero, the award will be made at Prince Harry's WellChild Awards.

The winner has been chosen and Dr Hilary is live in Southport to surprise our winner a Ruston.

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