Risking her life to free girls enslaved by so-called Islamic State

I have a bit of a slogan that if someone's hungry, I feed them. I don't care if they're Arab, Kurd, Yazidi, if they're hungry I feed them.

– Mother-of-three Rachel Miller

We meet the mum of three who's raised thousands of pounds and entered into dangerous territory to negotiate the release of young Yazidi victims.

Rachel Miller from Nottingham has dedicated her life to helping refugees - especially vulnerable women and girls who've been captured by so-called Islamic State.

She's funded the release of nine captive Yazidi women and helped countless more.

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Josie Gibson on how young girls are striving for 'fake perfection'

When you're constantly being put down you want to do something about it

– Josie Gibson

Former Big Brother winner and fitness entrepreneur Josie Gibson joined Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield on the GMB sofa to discuss the worrying effect social media is having on young girls. She said many are striving for a "fake perfection" that is unachievable in real life and that there is "so much pressure" to look good.

One in seven girls aged 10-15 are unhappy with their lives

A report from the Children's Society reveals that a third of young girls in the UK are anxious about their appearance and more than a quarter of a million girls in Britain are unhappy with their lives. Ranvir and Charlotte quiz the Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield about the worrying results.

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Maternity discrimination on the rise

It shouldn't have any place in the 21st century where women are frightened to tell their employer they're pregnant for fear of losing their jobs

– Angela Rayner MP - Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

In the last ten years the number of women forced to leave their job due to pregnancy discrimination has more than doubled. The Women and Equalities Committee is now calling for employers to be banned from making women redundant during and after pregnancy. They also are asking to reduce the amount it costs (£1,200) for employment tribunal fees.

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Twins conjoined at birth prepare to start school

It was a very hard time for us. Every milestone is special.

– Mum Angela Formosa says their survival still makes her emotional

Conjoined twins are incredibly rare - occurring once in every 200,000 births.

Twins Ruby and Rosie Formosa had complex separation surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, just a day after they were born conjoined in July 2012. Four years later, the girls will join the thousands of children from across the UK who are going to school for the very first time this September.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is travelling to Paris to fight off proposals to let thousands of migrants claim asylum in the UK while still on French soil.

  2. Comedy legend Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. The movie star earned fame through roles in hits Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

  3. The British backpacker described as a hero for his attempts to save a fellow traveller from being stabbed to death has died from his wounds. Tom Jackson fought to save Mia Ayliffe-Chung from an attack at a hostel in Queensland in Australia a week ago

  4. Women suffering from heart attacks are 50 per cent more likely to be wrongly diagnosed. A new study found that doctors often dismiss their symptoms as indigestion or mild chest or neck pain.

  5. About 6,500 migrants, including children and mothers with babies, have been rescued off the coast of Libya in one of the biggest operations of its kind. Dozens of old boats packed with families had set off along a 12 mile stretch of the African coast to try and reach Europe.

Is your home at risk of fire because of faulty appliances?

An independent review of unsafe products is demanding that the government takes urgent action to ensure consumers know enough about the risks.

So far 3.6 million people have been contacted because of a design flaw in Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit tumble dryers.

Pressure to overhaul the recall system comes a week after a faulty Indesit tumble dryer was to blame for a fire at a block of flats in Shephards Bush in London.

Lynn Faulds Wood, who chaired a Government commissioned Independent Review of the recall system, joined us on the show this morning.

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