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Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. The Supreme Court will deliver its landmark ruling today on who has the power to formally trigger Brexit. The decision of 11 judges will determine whether Prime Minister Theresa May can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty herself, or if she needs the permission of Parliament to do so.

  2. Drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences are set to face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines for magistrates. Fines for motorists caught going well above the speed limit will start from 150% of their weekly income rather than the existing level of 100%.

  3. As many as 5.5 million adults in England with undiagnosed high blood pressure are risking heart attack, stroke or even vascular dementia by not knowing their blood pressure numbers. With only half the adult population knowing their blood pressure and more than a quarter of British adults having high blood pressure, Public Health England (PHE) encourages all adults over the age of 40 to get tested as part of the NHS Health Check, a simple measure that could save their life.

  4. With more fog covering the areas, all London airports at risk. The first "very high" pollution alert has been issued for London by mayor Sadiq Khan, under a new system for warning people about poor air quality.

  5. Today marks 100 days since the offensive in Mosul against ISIS began. According to UNICEF, approximately 160, 000 people - 88,000 of them children - are currently displaced as a result of conflict in Mosul that began on 17 October 2016. The majority of displaced people have taken refuge in camps for displaced people. On the show this morning we have an exclusive interview with the new U.S Commanding General in Iraq - Major General Joseph Martin US Army.

Should sex and relationship education be compulsory in primary schools?

Listen to the cry for help from children

– Maria Miller speaks on children's desire to learn about sex and relationship education

More than eight in 10 Britons think sex and relationship education should be compulsory in schools, according to new research. The finding comes as the Government faces increasing calls for the classes to be mandatory amid growing evidence young people are facing widespread sexual harassment and abuse.

Former minister for women and equalities Maria Miller will call for compulsory sex education in primary and secondary schools and to not allow parents to withdraw.

Maria told us: "By the time children have reached 10 or 11 they would have seen pornography online for the first time, and one in five would have been subject to cyber bullying."

Sitting Squat Challenge: Hollyoaks' McQueen brothers

The latest stars to give our Sitting Squat Challenge a whirl are Theo Graham and Malique Thompson, AKA The McQueen brothers from Hollyoaks!

One lasted three seconds longer than the other... can you guess who?

Think you can do better? Tweet or Instagram us a picture or video of you doing your Sitting Squad Challenge including your time - or email it to us at gmb@itvcom.

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Could burnt food increase the risk of cancer?

Over cooking is harmful

– Dr Hilary

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a public warning over the risks of acrylamide - a chemical compound that forms in some foods when they are cooked at high temperatures (above 120C).

We were joined by Dr Hilary who told us the FSA can't tell exactly how much exposure is needed to get cancer, but he did leave us with advice to reduce the risk:

  • Cut down exposure by not overcooking
  • Store raw potatoes in cool dark places, not the fridge
  • Follow the instructions on packaged food, it is designed to minimise exposure

Jon Culshaw comes up Trumps with his impressions...

You are such a star-struck little punk, I love you for that

– Jon gives Piers his best Donald Trump

Jon Culshaw brushed up on his interrupting skills this morning when he put on Piers Morgan's shoes to join Susanna Reid in the GMB sofa.

The impressionist also showed us his exemplary President Trump impersonation plus Nigel Farage made an appearance!

Jon will be hitting venues across the UK this year with his unscripted tour The Great British Take Off.

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