Parents urged to vaccinate toddlers against flu

Children under five need to have a flu jab to protect them from severe illness this winter, the government's Chief Medical Officer has warned.

The benefits of vaccinating a toddler from the flu are twofold, according to Dame Sally Davies, as it protected their health and stopped them from spreading the disease. Children aged two, three and four are known as superspreaders because they are more likely to infect lots of people.

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, expressed concern that fewer parents were using a nasal spray, which offers the same protection as the jab, compared to this time last year.

Benefits for migrants 'blocked for first four years'

EU migrants who come to the UK looking for work will not be able to claim any benefits for their first four years in Britain, even if they have a job, David Cameron is expected to say.

The Prime Minister will insist he rules "nothing out" if British demands for reform to EU membership are not met in a major speech on immigration later today. Changing the rules about when and who can claim benefits will be top of his list of demands.

He will also pledge:

  • Unemployed Europeans heading to Britain to find work will have six months to find a job or they will be kicked out, he will say in a keynote speech on immigration.
  • Those with jobs will only receive in-work benefits, such as tax credits, and social housing once they have been in the UK for four years.
  • No child benefits or tax credits for children living elsewhere in Europe will be paid out, regardless of how long an EU migrant has paid into UK coffers under the plans.

Sarah Harding's celebrity collect-a-thon

Good Morning Britain's Meal Appeal is a nationwide campaign to fight Britain's hidden hunger. We're supporting Trussell Trust - the UKs largest food bank network - and FareShare - an organisation that feed more than 82,000 people daily through charities such as drop in centres and homeless hostels.

We are asking our audience to support the campaign by donating food at any Tesco stores across the country. Sarah Harding is live this morning from the X Factor house - she's joined by band Stereo Kicks.

Find out more about Good Morning Britain's Meal Appeal

Take a look at Sarah's celebrity collect-a-thon so far!

Laura Tobin Vs Alison Hammon in the trolley dash challenge

I Am Ali: The life of Muhammad Ali

Everyday is a struggle but he's not in any physical pain.

– The family of Muhammed Ali

Daughters of boxing champion Muhammad Ali, join us in the studio to talk about the documentary film about their father's life, I Am Ali.

From British director Clare Lewins the film is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of audio journals combined with interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community.

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies

The Australian batsman Phil Hughes has died at the age of 25, Cricket Australia has announced on its official Twitter account.

In a statement, Cricket Australia said the batsman "never regained consciousness" after he was hit in the head by a cricket ball during a match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon.

Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner said:

It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.

As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.

– Dr Peter Brukner

Heroes honoured for bravery at Dogs Home

Three heroes who risked their lives to run into a huge fire at Manchester Dogs Home and rescue 20 dogs have picked up a top award recognising their bravery.

Jason Dyer, 41, his nephew Dean Rostock, 25 and stepson Danny Vere jumped over a fence and kicked open kennel doors after hearing dogs barking in panic. Last night they were honoured at the Animal Hero Awards in London.

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Father spearheads campaign to stop drug smuggling

The dad of British drugs mule Melissa Reid is spearheading a campaign to try to stop other kids finding themselves banged up in a foreign jail trying to make a quick buck smuggling drugs.

Melissa Reid from Glasgow and Michaela McCollum from Northern Ireland are both serving seven year terms in a Peruvian prison. The advert made by the Foreign Office and Prisoners Abroad warns would be smugglers about the consequences of getting caught abroad.

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