The dangers of social media FOMO whilst driving

If you don't expect to get caught then however big the penalties are then you don't respond to them

– David Bizley

Social media and the fear of missing out could be putting road users at risk, experts are warning drivers. The dangers of 'FOMO' are very real. Aviva Survey reveals that 42% admit to using their phone while driving. 20 people die each year from car accidents involving the use of mobile phones.

'Clearly they do help people identify traffic hotspots and find alternatives routes but actually you can be really severely distracted using your phone to find out that information.' says David Bizley of the RAC.

The urgent call to ban Microbeads

Cosmetic companies should be banned from using plastic microbeads in bathroom products - like exfoliating scrubs, toothpaste and shaving gel - because of the marine pollution they are causing, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has demanded.

Thousands of tonnes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife - a single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.

Campaigners say the sealife we eat including mussels, clams and oysters all filter the microbeads, meaning humans inevitably end up digesting them. A plate of six oysters can contain up to 50 particles of plastic.

In light of this, the Committee is calling for a national ban on microbeads by the end of 2017.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Detectives leading a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster have appealed for 19 people seen in CCTV footage at the stadium to come forward. New images showing the potential witnesses at the Leppings Lane end of the football ground in Sheffield have been released by Operation Resolve.

  2. Cosmetic companies are being called to be made to stop using dangerous plastic microbeads in bathroom products - a single shower using the harmful products can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.

  3. The average commuter adds 800 calories to their diet a week as a result of their journeys to and from work, says a new report from the Royal Society for Public Health.

  4. Social media and the fear of missing out could be putting road users at risk. The dangers of 'FOMO' are very real.

  5. Today we're Olympic-tastic as we welcome three Olympians into the Good Morning Britain studio!

The loneliest Sunday

Esther Rantzen's Silver Line Helpline has received one million calls from people over the age of 65 in the past two and a half years since it started. This year they think they will receive 125,000 more calls than Childline. Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, 90% of callers say they live alone and around 5% report present or historic abuse. Around two-thirds of calls are at nights and weekends.

People have lost their loved ones, their health or even their mobility

– Silver Line

HRT dangers underestimated

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Women taking combined HRT are more likely to develop the disease, with risk increasing the longer it is used, the study found.

‘It’s about perspective … it depends how you see how big that risk is’ says Dr Hilary on new HRT cancer risk. He points out that the risks of smoking and being overweight can have a greater effect on cancer.

Team GB make a triumphant return

Team GB are just hours from home as they make a triumphant return to the UK. The athletes will be flying home on a plane named 'victoRIOus' after being voted on in a Twitter poll. The flight is named 'BA2016' is decorated with a gold nose. They're expected to land around 09:55 and hundreds are expected to meet them at the airport,

Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes share what their lives have been like since their own return to UK soil. Ed says: 'It’s nice just catching up with friends and families and people you’ve neglected.'

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny tell us what it's like to win at the Olympic games as an engaged couple.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. The final Team GB athletes will arrive back in London today following the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The athletes will be flying home on a plane decorated with a gold nose named 'victoRIOus' after being voted on in a Twitter poll.

  2. The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated.Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found.

  3. As Esther Rantzen's Silver Line Helpline to combat loneliness logs its one million call from people over the age of 65 in the past two and a half years, a sunny Sunday proved more lonely than New Year's Day. This year they think they will receive 125,000 more calls than Childline. Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, 90% of callers say they live alone and around 5% report present or historic abuse.

  4. Craig cha-cha-ing in to talk about his new touring production of Sister Act and dream Strictly judge to replace Len - a royal!

  5. Richard joins Jenna Coleman, who plays the young Queen Victoria, and the cast on the set of ITVs major new drama, which hits our screens this weekend.

Could 'facebragging' ruin your marriage?

Now people are using Facebook and Instagram to covet their neighbours wife while she is wearing her gym gear.

– Sophia Cannon

'Facebragging' is an expression used to describe someone who is constantly bragging about their life on social media. Recent remarks by divorce lawyers say that this digital version of Keeping up with Joneses is ruining relationships and worse still, can even lead to divorce. Ben and Kate chat to family law barrister Sophia Cannon about this digital dilemma.