Lynda Bellingham loses bowel cancer battle

Loose Women panellist and actress Lynda Bellingham has passed away after fighting bowel cancer.

The OXO mum star revealed earlier this month that she had chosen to stop treatment as the disease has gotten so aggressive.

Watch Lynda in her last TV interview on This Morning

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Are we too paranoid about our children's safety?

Almost two thirds of people think it's more dangerous for children to walk to school now than it was 30 years ago, according to a poll carried out exclusively for Good Morning Britain

Fifty per cent of the 1,000 surveyed said traffic was their biggest fear, with 39 per cent citing stranger danger.

So why are parents too scared to let their children walk to school on their own? What age should we let them do it and what are the main dangers parents fear?

Enter our Christmas stocking competition!

Only a few weeks now until Christmas Day and while that gives you plenty of time to sort out the turkey, trimmings and tinsel there's one job that needs attention today - the Christmas Stocking!

This morning we're launching Good Morning Britain's Christmas Stocking competition and searching for Britain's craftiest kid who can draw the most seasonal festive stocking.

The winning design will be made into a craft kit and then sold in Hobbycraft stores nationwide with a donation (50p) from each kit bought going to ITV's Text Santa Appeal. The craft kits will go on sale throughout the country (and online!) on Monday 1st December!

All you need to do is download this form and stocking template, get drawing, and post your entires to us!

Christmas stocking entry form

Christmas stocking template

Tough laws to prevent dog attacks come into force

Police and local councils will be able to impose tough penalties on dog owners if their mutt has been aggressive under new laws which come into effect from today.

Owners face a fine of £20,000 if a member of the public complains to police that their dog has been viscous towards them.

They could also be forced to take their dog to obedience classes, wear a muzzle or be fitted with a microchip if their pet pooch continues to act up.

Meet the tiniest terrier!

A pocket-sized dog weighing just 180 grams and standing just five centimetres tall is believed to be the smallest puppy in the country. Belle, the miniature Yorkshire Terrier, who is just eight weeks old, lives in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, with her owner Karenza Cruse.

The pooch was named after the Tinkerbell fairy character from Peter Pan due to her small stature and feisty character. She was the only survivor out of a litter of four.

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British Ebola nurse: 'Easy decision' to return to Africa

The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and survived has spoken of the "easy decision" to return to west Africa to treat patients stricken with the disease.

Will Pooley was expected to have landed in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, on Sunday and will start work in an isolation unit on Monday.

Pooley, 29, was airlifted to London's Royal Free Hospital in August as the disease claimed 1,400 lives.

By mid-October the death toll stood at 4,555 and Pooley told the Guardianhe was determined to return to west Africa because he "can't see anything changing" in the West's attitude towards the region.

The Suffolk-born nurse said he could not stand "idly by" as the death toll rose even further, despite doctors warnings that he may not be immune to Ebola.

They have told me I very likely have immunity, at least for the near future, to this strain of Ebola. I have also been told it’s a possibility that I don’t, so I will just have to act as if I don’t.

– Will Pooley