Children return to school - with armed guards

Schools and the Metro in Brussels will be reopening today, following the lockdown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

The city does however remain on its highest level of alert.

Hate crimes against British Muslims soar

It's been 12 days since the atrocities in Paris - and while many people have been left shocked and even worried about safety since those attacks, Britain's Muslim community seem to be paying the price for the actions of a small minority.

The number of hate crimes against British Muslims has soared by almost 300 per cent since the Paris attacks.

In the first week after the attacks, 115 anti-Muslim hate incidents were recorded compared to just 42 in the same period last year.

Most of the incidents involved street abuse with the majority of victims being Muslim women aged 14 to 45 years old.

About a third of cases took place on buses, trains and on the London Underground.

Ruhi Rehman who was racially abused on a train in Newcastle, just one week after the Paris attacks, but in a show of community spirit, other commuters on the train rushed to her defense and managed to force the man off the train.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Balancing the books - George Osborne will reveal today where he plans to make billions of pounds of cuts to public services

  2. World on the brink - global leaders call for calm after Turkey shoots down a Russian jet and Vladimir Putin warns of "serious consequences"

  3. Fighting back against hatred - a Muslim woman thanks the "Geordie Angels" who came to her rescue when she was abused on a train

  4. As President Hollande prepares to meet German chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris today, the manhunt continues for two suspects from the terrorist attacks

  5. Schools and the Metro in Brussels will reopen today following a lockdown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. The city does however remain on its highest level of alert.

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Piers gets pickpocketed!

A shiny new smartphone, fancy purse or new watch may well be on your discount wish list at the Black Friday sales this week, but thieves are also on the prowl looking for their own unbeatable deals.

Showing just how easy it is, Piers Morgan had his phone unknowingly taken from his pocket by stage pickpocket Lee Thompson whilst filming Good Morning Britain this morning.

Later on he said: “I had absolutely no idea. I had actually suggested to him why don’t you try and pickpocket my phone live on air? And he had already done it.”

Piers later discovered that in place of his mobile, Lee had managed to put a picture of Susanna in his pocket, again without Piers knowing a thing.

Kevin Pietersen to become a dad for second time

One of the most talented and controversial cricketers of his generation Kevin Pietersen has announced exclusively on Good Morning Britain that he is to become a dad for a second time!

The former England batsman revealed he and wife, former Liberty X singerJessica Taylor, are expecting their second child next month as he joined us on the sofa to talk about his new project working with underprivileged children.

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