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50,000 children living in toxic households

It has emerged that around 50,000 young children are living in toxic households.

Described as a “toxic trio” of domestic abuse, drug or alcohol addiction, and mental health problems. 15,800 babies are also considered by local authorities to be vulnerable or highly vulnerable, and at risk of harm.

The report from the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned thousands of these vulnerable youngsters could be unknown to social services. Services for high-risk children are under threat, due to council budget cuts which could create a “dangerous shortfall”, they predict.

Piers is PIED by Harry Hill over 'Papoose-Gate'

The Piers Morgan 'papoose-gate' reached a rather messy ending on today's Good Morning Britain. Harry Hill decided it was about time to slam Piers in the face with a custard pie in defence of all the proud papoose wearing dads out there.

Piers then chose to throw a pie in Susanna's face, but we're not so sure why.

Our Good Morning Britain host stirred-up a bit of a Twitter storm earlier in the week when he labelled the papoose (also commonly known-as a baby carrier) emasculating. He even went as far to say that Daniel Craig was an 'emasculated Bond' after the 007 star was seen carrying his baby daughter in a papoose.

Kay Burley: 'I never get upset on telly'

Sky News presenter Kay Burley spoke about the very personal reasons she is taking on her latest charity challenge for Stand Up for Cancer.

Kay, who has reportedly hosted more hours of live television than any other presenter started her career at ITV's TV-AM, explained: “My mum died when she was my age and my little boy was eight months old. I remember her saying to me at the time, ‘I’m going to die’ and I said, ‘I can’t live without you’. And she said, ‘you are going to have to darling and look after your daddy’.

Welling up, she apologised, and said: “I never get upset on the telly.”

Watch the full interview above.

Petition to feature Margaret Thatcher on new £50 note faces opposition

A petition that is calling on Margaret Thatcher to be the face of the new £50 note has received over 8,000 signatures. But as news spreads of the campaign, opinions are split, with some critics going as far to say they won’t use the banknote if Thatcher is on it.

The campaign was launched in response to an announcement from The Bank of England. They’re offering the public the opportunity to nominate British figures to appear on the new £50 note ahead of its redesign in plastic.

Meanwhile, the petition titled: "Margaret Thatcher for the Face of the New £50 Note" is calling for the former PM to be featured, it says, "in the interest of gender equality".

Marks & Spencer slammed for selling hijabs aimed at primary school children

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has come under fire for selling hijabs in their school uniform section, aimed at girls as young as nine.

Critics have accused the store of “oppressing young girls” and are calling for the items to be taken off sale. But Marks & Spencer has said they’re just responding to demand from some schools.

On today’s Good Morning Britain, Dr Amra Bone rejects the backlash and believes that “people should be able to wear what they want in a diverse society.” But Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood says: “M&S should apologise and withdraw the hijab from sale.”

Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child

Kensington Palace has this morning announced that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Meghan and Harry are expecting a baby in Spring 2019.

A statement from the palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."