Newlyweds surprise guests with their weight loss

Newlyweds Laura and Chris Wheal lost so much weight for their big day that some of their guests thought they were at the wrong wedding - the husband and wife lost 12 stone between them!

When Chris proposed to Laura, the couple weighed a combined 37st and Chris had a 40 inch waist. They both started dieting after Chris proposed, and lost a combined 12 stone in the 18 months leading up to the wedding. Whilst they didn't purposely keep guests in the dark, they hadn't seen many of them in a while and so they were shocked to see the transformed couple of their big day.

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How addicted to your smartphone are you?

Are we addicted to our smartphones? New research from the University of Derby says that the more narcissistic a person is, the more likely they are to be addicted to their smartphone. The studies also found we spend an average of 3.6 hours per day on the gadgets.

The research advises that prospective buyers of smartphones should be pre-warned of the potential addictive properties of new technology.

So how addicted do you think you are? Take our fun quiz to find out!

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Apprentices earn more than graduates

Apprentices earn almost £4,000 more than graduates per year in their first job. New research has uncovered the average starting salary for those entering their first job after completing university and after completing an apprenticeship. Those who undertake an apprenticeship are likely to earn, on average, £3,729 more per year than those who have attended university; in terms of their first job.

While 9 per cent of parents believe apprenticeships to be a good thing, two thirds still prefer their own child to go to university.

We look at the case of Naz Hoque, who couldn't afford uni so took an apprenticeship at a law firm. He now has a full time job with Dentons, the largest law firm in the world.

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Do you worry about the best before dates?

Supermarkets are being overly cautious in setting best before dates and could help families to avoid wasting food by adding an extra day or two to the recommended life of some products, a report has found. It revealed shoppers could save £600 million a year.

Katy Rickitt investigates, finding out what we can eat after the best before date - and also meets Sam Joseph, who lives off food from a skip and runs a cafe that sells food that is past its best before date.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

Prosecutors in new York have claimed Abid Naseer was the leader of an al-Qaeda terror cell in the North West of England.

  1. A man who was plotting to blow up the Arndale Centre in Manchester has been found guilty of terrorist offences in New York

  2. David Cameron has said he will take part in only one televised debate ahead of the general election, ruling out a head-to-head debate with Ed Miliband

  3. The stepbrother of Becky Watts Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare will appear in court today. Matthews is charged with her murder.

  4. One in eight people are addicted to their smart phones and according to experts at the University of Derby we spend an average of 3.6 hours per day on them (Are you addicted? Take our quiz)

  5. Apprentices earn almost £4,000 more than graduates per year in their first job, new research has found

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Hospital slammed for maternity deaths

A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry has ruled.

The investigation into Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust found 20 major failures in care from 2004 to 2013 at Furness General Hospital.

It called the avoidable incidents "serious and shocking".

Liza and Simon Brady and James Titcombe, both of whom lost babies at the hospital, and led the fight for justice join us on the Good Morning Britain sofa.

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Lib Dem plans to decriminalise personal drug use

We can't leave substances as dangerous as these to the underworld

– Sir Richard Branson

The Lib Dems have announced a policy to decriminalise possession of all drugs for personal use, supported by Sir Richard Branson.

In a talk at Chatham House called UK Drugs Policy: Taking the Lead Internationally, Virgin Group founder Branson and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will both argue that personal drug use should be decriminalised.

We talk to a man who ended up in a psychiatric unit after extensive cannabis use, and Sir Richard Branson.

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Bright pupils failed by secondary schools

Tens of thousands of the country's brightest pupils are still being failed by state secondary schools and denied the chance to study at top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, will say that children who do well in their SATs at 11 are not doing as well when it comes to their GCSEs, especially if they're from poorer backgrounds. This was highlighted as a problem two years ago and nothing has changed, according to Ofsted.

Good Morning Britain talks to a mum worried about her children's academic progress after changing schools and Ges Smith, headteacher of Jo Richardson Community School.

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