Michael Gove: 'I haven't spoken to David Cameron in a while'

Former Education and Justice Secretary Michael Gove has given his first television interview since the Brexit referendum.

Gove, who had a long-standing friendship with former Prime Minister David Cameron revealed that he hasn't spoken to him since the vote.

"It's a while since I've spoken to him, but we disagreed on a fundamental question," he admitted.

Gove was accused of treachery and stabbing Vote Leave ally Boris Johnson in the back when he stood against him for the Conservative Leadership back in June. However, he stressed today that he has no regrets about the matter as he launched Change Britain's immigration commission which focusses on how to make immigration work for working class people.

He added that he thought thought PM was doing a "good job" as PM, saying: "I think Theresa May is handling Brexit well. You must not reveal too much."

The top five headlines you're waking up to

- Global wildlife populations are set to have fallen by more than two thirds on 1970 levels by the end of the decade, conservationists warn. By 2020, populations of vertebrate species could have fallen by 67% over a 50-year period unless actions are taken to reverse the damaging impact of human activity.

- France declared the operation to clear the 'Jungle' camp over - but it is feared many children may be left without a bed for the night overnight. Charities warned unaccompanied minors had nowhere to go. A Calais Action spokeswoman said: "It's not safe here."

- Emotional reunions of families separated during so-called Islamic State's occupation of villages on the outskirts of Mosul have begun. Thousands of families were torn apart in June 2014 when IS took over the city in Northern Iraq and the surrounding area - with little or no contact since. Their reunions are not complete, however, as barbed wire continues to separate many of them.

- Today marks the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal and the British Legion are calling for us to 'Rethink Remembrance'. They are urging the public to also remember the service and sacrifice of all generations of the Armed Forces and those currently serving.

- Candice Brown has been crowned winner of the last series of The Great British Bake Off to air on the BBC. The PE teacher, 31, took the title ahead of rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth and said it was the biggest moment of her life so far.

Are theme parks really safe?

Four people have died at Australia's Dreamworld theme park after a ride malfunctioned yesterday.

Mum Kate Goodchild, 32, her brother Luke Dorsett, his partner Roozi Araghi and a 42-year-old woman all lost their lives, with Ms Goodchild's daughter believed to have also been injured on the ride.

Meanwhile, nearly 500 visitors reported injuries at amusement parks and funfairs in the UK over a 12 month period in 2014 and 2015 - a rise of 100 reports on the previous year.

So, are theme parks rides really safe? We spoke to rollercoaster enthusiast Paul Burton who is Chair of the European Coaster Club and says the chances of such accidents happening are less likely than being injured walking to the theme park.

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Study shows early intervention can reduce symptoms of autism

I think it's about learning to read your children

– Carrie Grant

Early intervention CAN reduce the severity of autism in children according to a breakthrough study led by the University of Manchester.

It's the first to identify the long term effects of early therapy in helping parents to communicate with their child with authors saying the reduction of severity continued for six years after the end of treatment finished.

We spoke to a mum who saw the results for herself as well as Carrie Grant, who has two autistic daughters and Dr Hilary Jones.

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Top headlines you're waking up to

  1. Theresa May warned companies would leave the UK if the country voted for Brexit a month before the referendum, it is claimed. Secret recordings obtained by The Guardian are said to reveal the prime minister's fears about leaving the EU just weeks before the June 23 vote.

  2. Meanwhile there's more strife for May as MP Zac Goldsmith quits over the Government's decision to give Heathrow Airport a new runway. The environmentalist called the move "catastrophic" and announced he will now stand as an independent in protest - triggering a by-election in his Richmond Park constituency. However, the Conservative Party said they would not put forward another candidate.

  3. There was tragedy at an Australian theme park yesterday, as four adults died after a 'Thunder River Rapids' ride malfunctioned. As thousands head to theme parks this half term we ask how safe are Britain's theme parks? In August, Jim Shannon MP revealed that 500 visitors reported injuries at amusements parks and funfairs in the UK over a 12 month period - a rise of 100 reports on the previous year.

  4. Early intervention CAN reduce the severity of autism in children according to a study in the Lancet. The study, led by the University of Manchester, is the first to identify the long term effects of early intervention in helping parents to communicate with their child. The authors say the reduction of severity continued for six years after the end of treatment finished.

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We're pleased to announce that Good Morning Britain's been shortlisted for a PinkNews Award in the Broadcast category!

The PinkNews Awards will celebrate the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT equality in the UK and around the world.

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Pride of Britain Winner Alice reflects on her year

She won Good Morning Britain's Local Hero Award at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2015, and Alice Burke returned to the show this morning to discuss how life is one year on.

But the first thing on Alice's mind was the whereabouts of our Ben Shephard as she asked "there's no Ben today?"

Alice was thrilled that Ben recored a special message for her and revealed she's still working in her local community where she mainly works caring for the elderly at a local luncheon club.

She also called on people to vote for their local heroes in the upcoming 2016 awards.

Are councils coming down too hard on dog owners?

I almost feel like I'm being asked to apologise for owning a dog in the UK

– Ryan O'Meara

A kennel club is claiming an increasing number of councils are using ASBO-style orders to ban and restrict dog owners from walking their pets in parks and public open spaces.

We sent Katy Rickitt to Daventry where she spoke to a professional dog walker who thinks the restrictions are a bit too much, as well as a member of the District Council who insists the rules needed to be brought in due to a small number of people who won't clear up after their dogs.

In the studio editor of K9 magazine Ryan O'Meara told us he feels the councils are using bans and restrictions when less extreme measures could be used.

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