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Airport booze ban?

For many of us a pre-flight pint, or glass of wine, or cocktail, is all part of going on holiday, but that could all soon change.

The government is looking to crack down on drinking at airports following a spate of incidents on planes involving drunk passengers.

We speak to Travel Editor of the Independent , Simon Calder.

Should Ben keep his beard?

Ben has grown a rather impressive beard whilst undertaking his amazing ultra triathlon challenge. Should it stay or go? Vote now on Twitter.

The rugged look seems to be getting plenty of positive feedback from our viewers. Although Ranvir describes it as a national health hazard.

Ben's mum wants it gone. But it's you who have the power to decide... so it's to beard or not to beard! You can vote on Twitter until 06:15 on Saturday 30 July.


Top five headlines you’re waking up to

Hillary Clinton formally accepts US presidential nomination with pledge to be a leader for all

  1. Hillary Clinton has officially accepted the nomination for president of the United States, pledging to be a leader for all Americans. The Democratic presidential nominee pledged to lead a country where "love trumps hate", and foster an inclusive and unifying society.

  2. Theresa May has delayed a decision on whether the UK's first new nuclear power station in a generation should be built. Energy giant EDF earlier approved the deal for the £18 billion Hinkley Point power station but our Business Editor Joel Hills learnt late on Thursday that it was "not all systems go".

  3. Patients battling cancer could miss out on new, life-saving treatments under changes being brought in today. That's the fear of pharmaceutical companies and charities who are worried that changes to the way new drugs are funded could cost patients dear. Laura Makin-Isherwood has this report.

  4. At the moment, critics estimate that only around a third of people get the best deal available when they buy tickets. The Department of Transport is meeting the companies to work out whether regulations need to be changed before they can go-ahead with the overhaul.

  5. The government is looking at cracking down on drinking at airports following a spate of incidents on planes involving drunk passengers. We speak to Travel Editor of the Independent , Simon Calder.

Jack's set to be the golfing star of the future

This morning we had a mini-champion in the GMB studio in the form of Jack Dirkin, who is Britain's current under-six golfing champion and is heading to the US over summer to compete against some of the world's best junior players.

Hitting golf balls before he could even talk, he's set to be the huge golfing star of the future and it's his dream to win the Masters!

We invited him to our studio green (erm, ok make that an orange) to show us what he's made of!

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Breaking news: Lloyds bank plans to cut 3000 jobs and shut 200 branches

Lloyds Bank plans to cut 3000 jobs and close 200 branches post Brexit. The bank is preparing to cut interest rates following Britain's decision to quit the European Union.

The news follows an announcement by the lender in April that it planned to axe hundreds of jobs and close 21 branches during July.

Given the uncertainty, it is too early to determine the impact on our formal longer term guidance at this stage.

However, while the business will remain highly capital generative, it is possible that this capital generation may be somewhat lower in future years than previously guided.


Reunited with the man who found her in a phone box as a newborn

It was one of the happiest days of my life and I never stopped looking for her

– Joe Campbell

In April 1994 Joe Campbell discovered a newborn baby in a telephone box in Forest Gate. He thought the baby was an empty chip wrapper but after closer inspection found that it was a tiny Kiran Sheikh, just two hours old with her umbilical chord still attached.

After countless attempts to adopt her Joe was turned away by social services. But last week 22-year-old Kiran put a call out in the press to track down the kind man who rescued her on that April day, and Joe responded.