First migrants leave Jungle camp in Calais

Six and a half thousand residents of the Calais migrant camp begin leaving in convoys of buses this morning.

The camp, which has been in Calais for 14 years, includes many vulnerable children who have been travelling on their own.

There are still many inside the jungle who say they are refusing to leave. A number of clashes with French police took place overnight and tear gas was fired.

Night flames lit up the sky for a second night running as tensions boiled over among residents angry at plans to demolish the camp and forcibly remove its residents on Monday.

The camp's closure has been described as "total chaos" by British and French authorities and there are worries that vulnerable families will face further danger.

Schools and facilities run by charities in the camp have already been shut.

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  1. Work to clear the Jungle migrant camp in Calais begins this morning. Officials at France's interior ministry have insisted all the almost 6,500 migrants they have counted in the camp will be offered relocation in reception centres in France or other countries. Police have fired tear gas on migrants in the notorious camp as clashes broke out on its final night before France moved in to disperse the thousands living there.

  2. Theresa May is to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Brexit process.
    The prime minister will offer the devolved nations a "direct line" to Brexit Secretary David Davis. Monday will see the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) meet for the first time since Britain voted to leave the EU.

  3. The UK faces a "full-blown constitutional crisis" unless all nations of the UK agree on the Government's approach to Brexit, a leading think tank has warned.
    In a message to Theresa May as she hosts the leaders of the devolved administrations for talks, the Institute for Government (IfG) said the four governments should agree the "core planks" of the UK's negotiating position before the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, formally starting the Brexit process.

  4. The United Nations has said it is is "gravely worried" that ISIS has taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and is using them as human shields. ISIS have also launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk

  5. Tributes have been paid to Jimmy Perry, one of the creators of comedy classics including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!, who has has died aged 93. Perry, along with co-writer David Croft, was responsible for many of the most successful sitcoms on TV between the 1960s and 1990s.

Finn's Law campaign aims to protect police dogs

Police dog Finn was stabbed on duty earlier this month, and had to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the Finn's Law campaign is now calling for offenders who attack police animals to face charges similar to those for attacking a person.

Today we spoke to Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner who is backing the campaign. Handler Mark Tasker was joined by his retired German Shepherd dog Bear on set to discuss the petition, which already has over 80,000 signatures.

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'The screams got less and less as time went by': Last child to be pulled alive from Aberfan speaks out

The last survivor taken from the Aberfan tragedy 50 years ago today has spoken to Good Morning Britain.

Jeff Edwards was sitting in his classroom when tragedy struck and when he regained consciousness, there was a dead classmate on his shoulder.

"One minute we were in a lesson and the next minute we were covered with this material," he said. "The screams got less and less as time went by."

A minute's silence will be observed at 9.15am this morning, to remember the victims of the South Wales disaster.

144 people were killed including 116 young children, when a coal waste tip collapsed and slid down a hillside - engulfing houses and the local school. The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will lay a wreath in the village later.

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The carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

  1. Prime Minister Theresa May has told European leaders they must act to stop Russia's involvement in the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, two British warships are shadowing an aircraft carrier and other Russian naval ships as they pass the UK on their way to Syria. The carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its task force are on a course to sail through the North Sea and English Channel. It comes amid heightened tension between Russia and Nato.

  2. A minute's silence will be held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy. It's fifty years today since Aberfan, one of the biggest disasters in the UK's history. A total of 144 people, 116 children and 28 adults. were killed when a vast coal slag heap collpased on Pantglas Primary School in the South Wales village.

  3. Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin has won the seat for Labour, with a majority of more than 16 thousand. It was held by the Labour MP Jo Cox before she was killed.

  4. An investigation into potentially misleading online gambling promotions has been launched by the Competition and Markets Authority. It will also look into allegations that unfair terms and conditions have been used to cancel winning bets, or deny pay-outs to players.

  5. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head at annual fundraiser dinner last night. It is tradition for candidates to roast one another at the Al Smith dinner. Trump was met with both laughing and heckling, insulting Clinton on her "anti-Catholic views" and being "corrupt". Hillary returned Donald's insults suggesting he is a puppet for Russia

The armed robber turned athlete

If I did not engage in sport I would have ended up dead

– John McAvoy

A former convict who spent almost ten years behind bars with dangerous criminals like hate preacher Abu Hamza has turned his life around to become one of the UK's top ultra-athletes.

John McAvoy grew up around crime and was an armed robber - but after training for hours a day in prison became the world's best long-distance triathlete.

He joined us this morning to discuss how the death of his best friend made him decide to turn his life around and why he wants to encourage others to do the same with his autobiography Redemption.

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