Teenager dies in freak fairground accident in Ohio

We heard a loud sort of metal cracking sound. Next thing we knew, the car had disengaged from the ride and was headed towards the ground.

– Eyewitness Bruce Lamm

A teenager has been killed and several other people seriously injured after a fairground ride dismantled in America, throwing riders to the ground.

Onlookers were left shocked at Ohio State Fair after they saw people thrown from the Fire Ball ride which seriously malfunctioned, despite passing inspections.

Footage was caught of the accident, in which an 18-year-old man was killed - but is too graphic for Good Morning Britain to show in full.

Teen and pensioner share their different experiences of coming out, 50 years after gay sex is decriminalised

It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me.

– Louis

A 13-year-old boy and 78-year-old man have sat down to talk about their very different experiences of coming out as homosexual - 50 years after gay sex was decriminalised.

Teenager Louis Packham, whose sexuality was immediately accepted by his parents, said he was shocked to learn from pensioner Percy Steven that it used to be illegal to be in a relationship with another man.

"It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me," he told Good Morning Britain.

"Now I've learned from Percy how it was back then, I know that I'm a very lucky person, to be living now. Because if I lived when Percy lived, I don't reckon I'd be able to express myself at all and I'd find it very, very hard."

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  1. Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 12,000 people, including British holidaymakers. Hundreds of firefighters were deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country's Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Meanwhile, more than 3,000 people, including tourists, were forced to take shelter at a beach near the popular south coast resort of Saint-Tropez after a campsite was cleared overnight.

  2. Four in 10 Britons believe that gay sex is unnatural, according to a new survey. Fifty years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised in the UK, a poll carried out for PinkNews found that, of those who have an opinion, 42% of people agreed that personally speaking, gay sex is not natural.

  3. Donald Trump has announced transgender people will not be accepted or allowed in the US military "in any capacity". In a series of tweets, the US president said that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption". The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military.

  4. The Duke of Cambridge will today begin his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before moving on to life as a full-time member of the royal family, carrying out more public engagements and charity work. Prince William announced in January he would be ending his career with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Next week his grandad, the Duke of Edinburgh, completes his last official engagement for the Royal Family.

  5. And finally; would you let your company implant a microchip between your fingers if it meant you could log into your computer, open doors and even buy snacks and more with just the wave of your hand? One company is offering the procedure to employees and some are taking them up on it. Last year, a report found that a third of Brits say they would be microchipped at work if their privacy was 100 per cent guaranteed.

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‌• Donald Trump has announced transgender people are not allowed to serve in the US military. In a number of tweets posted this afternoon, he said his decision was made after consulting his “generals and military experts".

Here’s how Trump banned transgender’s from the military in three tweets:

New petrol and diesel cars banned in UK from 2040

Air pollution is having a huge impact on our health

– Simon Alcock from Client Earth

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars is to be banned in the UK as part of the government's new cleaner air strategy. The ban, which includes vans and hybrid vehicles, will come into place from 2040.

More immediately, the government says it plans to invest three billion pounds into schemes to improve cycle lanes, ease congestion on our roads and retrofit busses and taxis to make them greener.

This morning we were joined by motoring journalist Quentin Willson, Mike Hawes from the The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders alongside Simon Alcock from ClientEarth who took the Government to court over their plans.

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Meet the Bridlington grandfather who won £2m in a world poker contest

I've had a ball - I'm blown away by the whole thing

– John says his huge win was unexpected, but very welcome

A grandfather from Bridlington who pocketed £2 million for finishing fourth in the world's most prestigious poker tournament has returned to Yorkshire.

John Hesp arrived home from Las Vegas, where he competed in the game's World Series, earlier this week.

The grandfather of seven said playing in Vegas was on his bucket list - and that it makes a change from playing in his local casino in Hull.

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  1. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution. The measures are set to be included in a court-mandated clean air strategy the Government is due to publish.

  2. A High Court judge will decide today whether Charlie Gard will be able to leave Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend his final days at home. Doctors treating him believe a hospice would be more practical.

  3. Two men have been taken to hospital after a "suspected acid attack" in east London. The pair were treated after an unknown liquid was thrown at them in Bethnal Green.

  4. Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London have challenged the judge in charge of the public inquiry in an angry meeting. Shouting broke out several times as Sir Martin Moore-Bick took questions from residents. Some criticised the lack of diversity on the panel and complained it was taking too long to take action.

  5. A funeral for the youngest victim of theManchester bombing will take place at the city's cathedral later. Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos was among 22 people killed when a homemade device was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in May.

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  1. Charlie Gard's parents are back in court to seek permission to take their son home to die. Lawyers for Charlie's parents have accused Great Ormond Street Hospital of putting 'obstacles' in the couple's way of bringing Charlie home.

  2. Prince Philip's final public engagement as a royal before he retires will take place in early August, it has been announced. The Duke of Edinburgh, who hangs up his professional gloves at the age of 96, will bow out from official royal duties following a Royal Marines' charity parade.

  3. The number of vacant job posts in the NHS rose to 86,000 in 2017 as the Government insisted staffing is a 'priority'. Between January 2017 and March 2017, the number of vacancies rose by 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016.

  4. A stepfather has been jailed for life after being found guilty of battering a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer. Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend's son Alex Malcolm to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford.

  5. Breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been struck off after he left hundreds of patients scarred and disfigured by carrying out needless operations for more than a decade. The 59-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison in May after he was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against 10 patients.