UK workers are 'too busy' to go to the doctors

Millions of UK workers are risking their health by putting off medical appointments a report from the British Heart Foundation has found.

According to the organisation two fifths of UK workers have put off going to the doctors because of their job and more than 70% have gone to work despite being too unwell to do their job.

  • Almost a fifth (19%) have postponed a scheduled hospital appointment due to their work
  • Two fifths (41%) of workers feel their job has had a negative impact on their health
  • A fifth (21%) of employees fear their stress levels could lead to a heart attack

Source: British Heart Foundation

Not just toys for girls or boys!

Equalities Minister Jo Swinson writes to toy manufacturers and retailers to encourage them to market toys sensibly this Christmas.

The Minister is calling on the retail sector to do what it does best - respond to customers' demands and ensure the greatest choice by marketing toys for all children, rather than for boys or girls.

Jo joins us on today's show - let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.

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The Interview release cancelled after cyber threat

James France (left) and Seth Rogan

A comedy starring Seth Rogan and James Franco has been pulled from cinemas after hackers threatened the studio behind it with violence and the leaking of sensitive information.

Sony has decided not to release The Interview, a film which pokes fun at North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un after it was threatened by hackers, the studio announced. In a a statement they confirmed there were no further plans to release the buddy comedy.

The investigation into the hacking is now in the hands of the FBI, who have warned other businesses involved with the film, that they too could become victims of hacking. Not everyone has given up - Texas cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse said at least one of its theatres would be screening Team America: World Police, in which American agents take on North Korea's previous dictator, Kim Jong Il.

Mourners across the globe join to support Pakistan

Candlelit vigils were held across the globe to remember the 132 children and nine teachers murdered in the Taliban attack on a Peshawar School.

Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square after a group of Pakistanis studying in London decided to organise a show of support. Some people at the vigil held photographs of the victims while others simply stood in silence in the rain in an act of remembrance.

Mourners in at America's Columbia University and Washington DC also held candlelit vigils. Pakistan is in the middle of three days of mourning after the massacre which saw 141 people, mostly children, gunned down at the Army Public School in northern Pakistan on Tuesday.

Police apologise to Savile victims

North Yorkshire Police have apologised to some of Jimmy Savile's victims, admitting they missed opportunities to properly investigate the disgraced children's entertainer and one of his friends when they were alive.

Police made the apology after an investigation into the Savile and the former mayor of Scarborough, Peter Jaconelli, found there would have been enough evidence for a prosecution. The force said 35 people had come forward with allegations about the pair.

A spokesman said 32 cases related to Jaconelli, between 1958 and 1998, and included allegations of indecent assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, gross indecency and rape. In the case of Savile, there were five reported offences, from 1979 to 1988, which ranged from sexual assault to rape. Two people claimed to be victims of both men.

What's the nicest thing someone has done for you?

What is the nicest thing a good samaritan has ever done for you? Perhaps someone helped you with your shopping bags at the train station? Gave you some money for the car park when you were short of change? Whatever it was we want to know!

Get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or by emailing before Thursday 18 December at 8am. You must be 18 and over, for full terms and conditions see

What's the worst Christmas present you've had?

What is the worst Christmas present you've received from your partner? Good Morning Britain is looking to speak to people about those festive faux pas, inappropriate blenders, or last minute lazy presents that put your partner in the festive dog house!

Get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or by emailing before Thursday 18 December at 6pm. You must be 18 and over, for full terms and conditions see A member of the production team may be in touch - and your story could be featured on the programme this Friday.

Here comes the bride!

Susanna and John had a sneaky little surprise planned for correspondent Katy Fawcett this morning - a good luck message for her and future husband Adam Rickitt!

Katy's off to get married to the singer this weekend - so we couldn't send her off without sending the happy couple our love and best wishes - see you on the other side Mrs Rickitt!