The biodegradable balloon you can swallow to lose weight

A new biodegradable balloon is offering gastric bypass patients a less invasive alternative to gastric surgery. Patients in the UK can now swallow a balloon that inflates in the stomach and suppresses hunger for four months before disintegrating and leaving the body naturally.

Dr Hilary Jones joined us this morning to tell us more.

Micro-cheating: Beware the emojis that could get you in trouble with your partner

You might not think anything of sending a friend a jokey emoji on social media but now experts are warning you should do with caution, as you could be sending out the wrong message - and end up being accused of 'micro-cheating'!

The concept stems from the modern digital age where people might like an ex's picture or send a flirty wink or kiss to someone who's not their partner.

Would you be furious with your other half if you saw them doing this? Or is it all a big fuss about nothing? Nadia Essex says she's gone as far as dumping boyfriends because of the emojis they've sent...

Watch the discussion above and let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Britain is to boost its contribution towards security at border controls in France by tens of millions of pounds. Ministers will announce the £44.5 million cash injection as Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron in a high-profile summit today (Thursday). The Government said the extra money will go towards fencing, CCTV and detection technology in Calais and other ports along the Channel.

  2. The Duke of Cambridge will today launch a nationwide programme to help military veterans, their spouses and dependants find work in the NHS. Nearly 50 health trusts have already joined the programme, which is is run by NHS Employers and supported by the Royal Foundation. It's been successfully piloted by five NHS organisations over the past two years

  3. Dylan Farrow is due to appear on television today to discuss her sexual assault allegation against her adoptive father Woody Allen. The 32-year-old is said to be 'outraged' over being ignored and will say she wants to 'bring down' the filmmaker. Allen, 82, who has always denied the allegation, was investigated over the claim that he molested Farrow in an attic in 1992 when she was seven, but he was not charged.

  4. Police officers in Tennessee have invented a new online game show on YouTube called Busted Bingo, in which they choose at random a criminal with an arrest warrant out on them. The game involves officers pulling numbers out of a bingo wheel which correlate to a wanted criminal who is then tracked down. The host of the game, Sheriff Wayne Anderson, explains the rules, before picking "one lucky winner who gets an all-inclusive stay at the Sullivan County Corrections facility".

  5. An Australian father dismissed police when they said his son had run away and hired a helicopter to trace him to the site of a car crash. Samuel Lethbridge was saved after 30 hours trapped in a car wreck when his father Tony tracked him down after searching for him on foot for 24 hours. Samuel had failed to return to the family home at Lake Macquarie on Sunday morning after a Saturday night out with friends in the nearby city of Newcastle. We'll be speaking to Tony and pilot who helped him on today's show.

Should children be made to learn the National Anthem?

It's deeply, deeply embarrassing

– Ash Sarkar

How well do you know the National Anthem?

It’s something we should all know, according to Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell, who's calling for the it to be taught in schools across the country.

Andrew wants the teaching of God Save The Queen to be a part of the curriculum.

But going head-to-head with Andrew was a senior editor from an independent media organisation, Ash Sarkar, who’s branded the idea as 'embarrassing' and dangerous.

Watch the full debate above

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Iain Duncan Smith and Chuka Umunna discuss MP Ben Bradley’s vasectomies post

If you take the comments as a whole, they are stupid and idiotic and he’s right to apologise for them

– Chuka Umunna comments on Ben Bradley's blog post

Former Work Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith MP and Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP spoke to today’s Good Morning Britain about Conservative MP Ben Bradley’s blog post apology.

Bradley has apologised following an online post he wrote in 2012 in which he claimed benefit claimants should have vasectomies.

In the piece the 28-year, who was made vice-chairman for youth in last week’s reshuffle, wrote: “If you can’t afford children, stop having them! Vasectomies are free.”

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. The government has ordered a review into Carillion’s collapse. Former directors of Carillion are to be investigated to decide whether they "caused detriment" before the construction giant's collapse. But the questions continue to mount over the governemnt’s own conduct - why did they give contracts to a company that were going through financial problems? The government handed out as many as seven contracts after the Carillion’s first profit warning in July.

  2. The French President has called for more money from the UK to deal with migrants and refugees who are still using the Calais port. Emmanuel Marcon said Britain must take in more unaccompanied children. Local charities say there are still around 1000 child and adult migrants in Calais and Dunkirk, forced to sleep rough.

  3. The police have revealed more details of the shocking incident which took place in California, where parents of a family were arrested after California police found 13 siblings held captive in a house. According to officials, the children were found chained to beds in “foul-smelling surroundings”. Thankfully, one of the children escaped and raised the alarm. When the rescuers found the 12 brothers and sisters, they said the captives looked so malnourished they thought they were all children - even though seven were adults. Police held Louise Anna Turpin, 49 and her husband David Allen Turpin, 57 on charges of child endangerment and torture and set their bail at £6.5 million each.

  4. After much speculation about Donald Trump’s mental sharpness, details of the president’s health were read out by the White House doctor. According to the test results, Trump's in "excellent" physical health and performed "exceedingly well" at a cognitive test and would likely be able to execute the remainder of his presidency.

  5. West Ham needed extra time to see off Shrewsbury in the FA Cup to progress to the fourth round. After a goalless draw last weekend, it took a winner from Reece Burke in the 112th minute of the game to end Shrewsbury's hopes of an FA Cup upset at the London Stadium.

Top headlines you're going home to

  1. An MP has been caught having a snooze in the House of Commons during a Brexit debate. Conservative Sir Desmond Swayne was seen slipping into slumber for almost a minute as his colleague Ken Clarke laid out his thoughts directly in front of him in the chamber, before snapping back to life with a rather sheepish smile. Watch the video here.

  2. Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, told today’s Good Morning Britain that the government ignored warning signs ahead of the Carillion collapse. Meanwhile, former directors of the firm look set to be investigated to decide whether they 'caused detriment' to workers and other businesses before the construction giant's collapse.

  3. A Danish inventor has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine. Prosecutors allege Peter Madsen either cut Ms Wall's throat or strangled her, describing the case as "very unusual and extremely gross". Madsen claims the journalist died accidentally inside the submarine while he was on deck during the excursion in August.

  4. Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her. Edward Vines, 47, has stalked the BBC journalist since they were both students at Cambridge University in the mid-1990s. Vines was jailed again - this time for 45 months - as he continued to breach his restraining order by writing to Ms Maitlis from prison and his bail hostel.

  5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their third child via surrogate, TMZ has confirmed. The surrogate gave birth Tuesday morning to a healthy girl. Kim and Kanye used a surrogate because she has placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition that created serious complications during the birth of her second child, Saint.

Is it time to stop 'paedophile hunters'?

The police have been told to crackdown on vigilante "paedophile hunters" who take the law into their own hands, after it was revealed that the number of groups who try to catch online abusers rose to more than 75.

Are these "paedophile hunter" groups providing a good service to society or is it time for them to be stopped?

To discuss this debate, we were joined by the Jim Gamble, the former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - and Alex, who's the leader of a hunter group.

Watch the full debate above.

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