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Local Hero Pride of Britain Winner Alice reflects on her year

She won Good Morning Britain's Local Hero Award at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2015, and Alice Burke returned to the show this morning to discuss how life is one year on.

But the first thing on Alice's mind was the whereabouts of our Ben Shephard as she asked "there's no Ben today?"

Alice was thrilled that Ben recored a special message for her and revealed she's still working in her local community where she mainly works caring for the elderly at a local luncheon club.

She also called on people to vote for their local heroes in the upcoming 2016 awards.

Are councils coming down too hard on dog owners?

I almost feel like I'm being asked to apologise for owning a dog in the UK

– Ryan O'Meara

A kennel club is claiming an increasing number of councils are using ASBO-style orders to ban and restrict dog owners from walking their pets in parks and public open spaces.

We sent Katy Rickitt to Daventry where she spoke to a professional dog walker who thinks the restrictions are a bit too much, as well as a member of the District Council who insists the rules needed to be brought in due to a small number of people who won't clear up after their dogs.

In the studio editor of K9 magazine Ryan O'Meara told us he feels the councils are using bans and restrictions when less extreme measures could be used.

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Ben Affleck: 'I would never miss Halloween with my kids'

Actor Ben Affleck has revealed that Halloween is one of his favourite times with his three children.

Ben, who is currently starring in The Accountant alongside Anna Kendrick, told Richard Arnold that he never misses Halloween festivities with his three kids with Jennifer Garner - Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.

But he stressed that he doesn't dress up as Batman for the occasion.

"Privately I take a break from my costumes," the Batman star admitted.
"I always try to make sure I'm home for things like Halloween. Those are things you can't replicate and if you do it's a killer."

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The top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. A third runway at Heathrow airport is expected to be the choice when the Government announces its long-awaited decision on which airport scheme should get the go-ahead later on today.

  2. Thousands of migrants have been moved from the Calais 'Jungle' camp ahead of its demolition later. Around 2,000 residents, including around 300 minors, are thought to have passed through the registration centre on the edge of the camp.

  3. Tributes have been paid to singer Pete Burns who died from a cardiac arrest at the age of 57. The statement, signed by his manager Steve Coy and including his civil partner Michael Simpson and ex-wife Lynne Corlett, said he died on Sunday.
    It added: "All of his friends and family are devastated by the loss of our special star.

  4. The militant group known as Islamic State has released a new propaganda video falsely claiming that a series of suicide attacks in the battle for Mosul have been a success.
    The footage shows attacks on a convoy of Iraq's elite troops last week on the approach to the IS-held city. However, IITV News' Senior International Correspondent John Irvine confirmed at least one suicide attack IS claimed to have succeeded did not.

  5. At least 40 people have been killed after gunmen stormed a police training centre in Pakistan. Up to six militants attacked the centre in the Baluchistan province opening fire and detonating explosive vests. Baluchistan's top health official, Noor Haq Baloch, said at least 106 people were wounded.

Café owner asks parents to take children having tantrums outside

Have you ever been stuck struggling with an irate toddler? Well one coffee shop owner wants you to take them outside if they kick off.

Time Coffee Lounge owner Shaun Donohoe believes it is parent's responsibility to control misbehaving children in restaurants. He thinks it's important that parents take their children out if they are misbehaving as otherwise they disrupt other customers.

Four of Diamonds: 'There's no room for another Little Mix'

They just about escaped getting the boot from The X Factor last night after finding themselves in the bottom two and Four of Diamonds were feeling relieved this morning.

The girlband joined us on the sofa and revealed they have hedged all their bets on the reality show when they quit their jobs before Judges houses, only to get new ones and then having to quit again when they got called back.

Lauren revealed: "We are doing the show now but before, I worked in Sainsbury's..."
The girls want people to know them for their harmonising and edgy sound and shrugged off comparisons with Little Mix, saying: "There's not room for another Little Mix, so we have to be different"

Next week's show will be Halloween themed.

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Daughter of footballer Jeff Astle: 'Headers gave my dad brain damage'

We thought Dad had alzheimer's. He didn't.

– Dawn Astle

Dawn Astle joined us this morning to discuss the dangers of headers in football.

Her father - star footballer Jeff Astle - was known for his incredible headers in the 1960s and 1970s. Jeff went on to suffer from Chroncic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a progressive degenerative brain disease that his family believe stemmed from his career.

Jeff once told his family heading the old leather ball was like "heading a bag of bricks".

Exclusive: Mads Mikkelsen on his upcoming role in Star Wars

He's not a bad guy

– Mads Mikkelsen on Galen Erso

Actor Mads Mikkelsen has spoken out about his new role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and revealed that his new character is a good guy.

The actor plays Galen Erso, the father of lead character Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in the new release which comes out in December.

Mikkelsen, known for playing baddies, said: "I think this guy is also a misunderstood hero. He is not a bad guy. He is the father of Felicity Jones' character. He is a scientist."

Mads is currently starring in Dr Strange alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

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