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Should NHS staff pay for parking?

I fear I owe over £12,000 at the moment. I get at least two fines a week

– Nurse Doris

The controversy surrounding hospital parking charges has been the hot topic of conversation after the Cardiff hospital workers, who lost their court appeal, racked up almost £70,000 worth of parking fines and now fear they may lose their homes or go file for bankruptcy.

This morning we were joined by six brave nurses who shared their frustrations after being hit with high hospital parking fines.

Should the NHS staff be ordered to pay their parking fines? Watch the full discussion above.

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Young entrepreneur fined £150 for selling lemonade

A five-year-old girl who was fined £150 after setting up a lemonade stall outside her house has received a flood of job offers!

Council officials shut down the stand and issued the little entrepreneur with a £150 fine for selling refreshments to visitors of a nearby festival without a trading licence.

The council has since revoked the fine and apologised.

The little girl, who was selling home-made lemonade at 50p per cup, has since been inundated with offers to set up the stall at other events.

Borough Market tweeted her parents, saying: ''In all seriousness, would your daughter like to sell some lemonade at Borough Market? We'd love to make that happen.''

The girl's father Andre Spicer joined Piers and Susanna on the sofa this morning. Watch the full interview above.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. A judge at the High Court will consider new medical evidence today for the case of Charlie Gard. The judge will hear from the American doctor who Charlie's parents believe can offer the US treatment.

  2. Another hospital trust is to issue its staff with tough parking penalties. Staff at Nottingham's two main hospitals say there's not enough parking spaces for staff and visitors and will be fined £50 if they park in the wrong place.

  3. Today marks the 26th anniversary since Ben Needham disappeared on the Greek island of Kos. Last year investigators recovered Ben's toy and a piece of his leather sandal. Now new evidence has emerged finding traces of "human decomposition" on both items.

  4. Prince William revealed he talks about his mother constantly to his children. Diana would have been 56 this summer if she wasn't killed in a car crash in Paris. In the released clips from the ITV documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy Prince William talks about what "Granny Diana" would have been like.

  5. A 20-year-old man has been named as Rashan Jermaine Charles, who died after being stopped by a police officer in an east London shop. He took ill after trying to swallow an object and was pronounced dead in hospital.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Police have found “no trace” of missing Corrie McKeague following extensive searches at the landfill site. The 23-year-old RAF man hasn’t been seen since his night out in Bury St Edmunds in September. In a press conference this afternoon the police detective said: “Having been through all of the possibilities in detail, there is nothing to support any theory other than that Corrie was in the bin.”

  2. The police shut down a five-year-old’s lemonade stand and issued a £150 on-the-spot fine. The young girl was selling lemonade for 50p on her road, not too far away from the Lovebox Festival, and was left in tears after she was fined. Since the incident the Tower Hamlets Council has cancelled the fine and apologised to the family.

  3. It looks like Justin Bieber can cross China off his tour calendar after it’s been revealed that the singer has been banned over his ‘bad behaviour’ and his previous appearances in China. The Chinese ministry said: “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer.We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”

  4. Are you one of the lucky ones jetting off for the summer today? Well, the answer's 'probably not' because you’re reading this article. According to the National Air Traffic Service company, today is set to be the busiest ever day in the air where a record 8800 planes are set to swarm the British skies over the next 12 hours.

  5. It seems like even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge suffer from Game of Thrones (GOT) fever. The royal pair tried to snatch some spoilers from two of the show's actors while travelling aboard. During William and Kate’s visit to Germany, they met the GOT actors, Tom Wlaschiha and Jaqen H'ghar, and asked them to reveal the show's secrets! Thankfully the actors didn’t succumb to the royal pressure and remained tight-lipped.