Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts. Emile Cilliers, 37, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, denied throughout a seven-week trial at Winchester Crown Court two charges of attempted murder and a third count of damaging a gas fitting.

  2. Workers are facing two 'lost decades' without earnings growth, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned. The respected economic think-tank said by 2021 average earnings look set to be nearly £1,400 lower than forecast in March 2016. This would be lower in real terms than at the time of the 2008 financial crash.

  3. Experts are to begin exploring whether playing football increases the risk of dementia, in "one of the most comprehensive studies ever commissioned" on the subject. The study, which starts in January, will explore whether dementia is more common in ex-professional footballers than in the normal population.

  4. Argentina's navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing. The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board. The operation is entering a 'critical phase' because the crew's oxygen supply could be running low.

  5. Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey has been arrested over claims he sent malicious tweets. The 43-year-old singer, who made his name in the 90s boy band, is being questioned by police in north London.

Should vaping be banned in public spaces?

It is a toxic, addictive drug, you are still smoking

– Nilufer Atik on why she thinks the UK should follow New York's example and ban vaping

As of yesterday vaping and the use of e-cigarettes was officially banned from workplaces and outdoor areas in New York - with many residents we asked reacting positively to the decision.

So, should the same ban be implemented over here in the UK?

Simon Clark, who's director of pro-smoking organisation Forest doesn't think so, telling us where people have been anti-vaping in America 'for some time', people in the UK feel more 'liberated' by it and find it a good way to give up smoking.

However ex smoker Nilufer Atik doesn't trust that vaping isn't as harmful as smoking and doesn't like people using e-cigarettes around her child.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. The Treasury has defended Philip Hammond's abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers after the Office for Budget Responsibility warned the move could result in a hike in house prices. The chancellor cut duty on homes sold up to £300,000 in his Wednesday Budget, a boon to young people hoping to get onto the property ladder. However, the OBR responded by predicting the move would increase house by around 0.3%, hindering first-time buyers while helping people that already owned a property. We'll be joined by Hammond on today's show.

  2. Travel disruption is expected as strong winds and heavy rain cause flooding in areas of the UK, with gusts of up to 85mph hitting some areas. Scotland and Wales have been particularly affected, with vehicles left stranded in Cumbria. A warning for snow is also in place in Scotland, with travellers advised to leave extra time for their journeys.

  3. Drinking a few cups of coffee a day reduces health risks, experts have claimed. Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh reviewed more than 200 studies examining the effects of coffee consumption on health, concluding that taken "within usual patterns of consumption" the drink is safe, except in pregnancy. The studies even showed a link to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.

  4. New York has officially banned vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces and other indoor areas. The state Health Department announced Wednesday that a law signed by Gov. Cuomo in October placing new restrictions on the indoor use of e-cigarettes is now in effect.

  5. US actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by three women, including his Transparent co-star and former assistant Trace Lysette and a makeup artist who claims he forcibly kissed her on set of a film in 2001. The 73-year-old actor, who says he has no recollection of the latest allegation and says he he now considering quitting the Amazon hit show.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately and an extra £2.8 billion pledged to the NHS in England, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget speech. He also revealed that the outlook for productivity growth, business investment and GDP growth has been downgraded.

  2. Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is understood to be being investigated by British police over a second alleged sexual assault. It is understood officers from the Metropolitan Police's child abuse and sexual offences command are looking into claims the House of Cards actor sexually assaulted a man in Lambeth in 2005.

  3. The former Scottish Labour leader, who is heading into the Australian jungle for I'm A Celebrity, has defended her decision to enter the TV reality show. Kezia Dugdale today said that she will be donating the three-week salary, £2,500, to charity.

  4. The UK's data watchdog says it has "huge concerns" over Uber's secret payment of $100,000 to hackers who stole users' information. The Information Commissioner's Office says the revelation that 57 million customers' and drivers' data was stolen by hackers and covered up by Uber raises questions about the company's ethics.

  5. Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president has returned to be sworn in as the country's new leader after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation during impeachment proceedings. Hundreds of people have gathered in expectation of a speech by Zimbabwe's incoming leader outside the ruling party headquarters where Mr Mnangagwa is being briefed.

Should teachers refrain from calling pupils 'girls'?

Teachers shouldn't call pupils 'girls' or 'ladies' because it reinforces gender stereotypes and could upset transgender students, according to mental health campaigner Natasha Devon.

Piers Morgan was so vocal about his opposition to the idea, we invited Girls' Schools Association President Charlotte Avery to call in to explain the reasoning behind Natasha's thinking.

'I remember everything': Six months on from tragic Manchester bombing

I can still smell the smell of the night. I just knew I was dying.

– Survivor Martin Hibbert

It's six months today since the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 and injured 500 at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Meanwhile, the Government has faced criticism because it still hasn't contributed towards the £17million bill incurred by Manchester authorities in the aftermath of the attack.

This morning we were joined by Charlotte Campbell and her fiance Paul Hodgson, who lost their daughter Olivia on that fateful day. Charlotte appeared on Good Morning Britain the morning after the attack, begging for information before she knew Olivia had been killed. Ahead of getting married in an emotional ceremony this weekend - and Olivia's 16th birthday next week - the couple joined us to talk about how they've coped over the last six months.

Dating guru: Men should avoid 'overweight' and 'entitled' British women

Men looking for a girlfriend should not date British women, according to controversial dating guru, Richard La Ruina. He says British women are 'overweight' and 'entitled' and Eastern European girls are more feminine, well-mannered and better looking.

Richard, 37, from Cambridge has published two bestselling-books on seduction and has been named 'one of the country's top pick-up artists' in the past. Before becoming one of Britain's most famed pick-up artists, he had been unsuccessful with the opposite sex - and didn't even share a kiss with a woman until he was 21.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. David Cassidy, 70s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, has died aged 67 after a battle with dementia. "On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” a statement read."David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance of love and support you have shown him these many years."

  2. The personal information of more than 57 million Uber users and drivers was stolen by hackers last year, the company has revealed. In a statement, recently appointed Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the breach was made by two individuals outside the company, who accessed data in 2016. The information, which was stored in a third-party cloud-based service, included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, as well as the names and number plates of some 600,000 drivers in the United States.

  3. Chancellor Philip Hammond will today declare he will publish a Budget which will set the country on a path to a 'more prosperous tomorrow'. He faces pressure to loosen the purse strings with more money for the NHS and nurses' pay, but his room for manoeuvre has been limited by surprise figures yesterday showing the UK's borrowing jumped to £8 billion last month, above predictions.

  4. Takeaway boxes and bubble wrap are set to be taxed in an attempt to tackle the mounting problem of single-use plastics. Philip Hammond's expected announcement will call for evidence in the Budget on taxing and charging everyday plastics. The move forms part of the Government's 25-year environment strategy and comes after the plastic carrier bag levy and a ban on microbeads.

  5. The actor Rodney Bewes, best known for his role in sitcom The Likely Lads, has died aged 79. His agent confirmed the news in a Twitter post that paid tribute to Mr Bewes as "a true one off", adding: "We will miss his charm and ready wit."