Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate

Fallen Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius will find out whether he is to spend the next 15 years of his life behind bars for killing of his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The South African athlete was found guilty of manslaughter (or culpable homicide as it is called in South Africa) last month and could be behind bars until his 40s.

Culpable homicide has a wide sentencing scope in South Africa. He could walk away with a fine and community service or spend up to 15 years in prison.

Pistorius' defence are asking for a three-year community service sentence because:

Fashion superstar Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82, ABC News has reported.

One of the biggest names in American fashion for over 40 years, Oscar made his name dressing first Lady Jackie Kennedy before launching her own line in the mid-1960s.

He worked for renowned fashion houses Balmain and Lanvin and was a favourite among the A list as well as American first ladies.

His last high profile dress was Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

Duchess to return to public life after illness

The Duchess of Cambridge is set for her first public engagement after she was taken ill with acute morning sickness, Clarence House has said.

The Queen along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to formally welcome the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam as he begins a historic state visit.

He is the first Singaporean head of state to make a state trip to Britain and will spend four days conducting a busy round of meetings, visits and hold talks with the Prime Minister.

This will be the first time the Duchess has been seen in public since her second pregnancy was announced on September 8.

She stepped out of the limelight to rest as she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which plagued her during her first pregnancy.

Clarence House said her condition was "steadily improving".

Ad warns claimers of the perils of benefit fraud

A tough advertising campaign targeting benefitting claimants will remind them the face jail time if they fail to notify the government of any changes in their circumstances, it has emerged.

The ads are part of a campaign to highlight the types of fraud which cost the taxpayer £1.1 billion every year, authorities have said.

Benefit claimants who fail to declare that a partner has moved in, or increase their cash flow and do not tell the government.

Work and pensions minister Mark Harper said the government would "use everything in our power" to put a stop to benefit fraudsters:

We are giving benefit claimants every opportunity to tell us if their circumstances have changed, as the majority do.

But those who cheat the system need to know we will use everything in our power to stop them stealing money from hardworking taxpayers, and that they could land themselves in jail when they're caught.

– Mark Harper

Lynda Bellingham loses bowel cancer battle

Loose Women panellist and actress Lynda Bellingham has passed away after fighting bowel cancer.

The OXO mum star revealed earlier this month that she had chosen to stop treatment as the disease has gotten so aggressive.

Watch Lynda in her last TV interview on This Morning

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Are we too paranoid about our children's safety?

Almost two thirds of people think it's more dangerous for children to walk to school now than it was 30 years ago, according to a poll carried out exclusively for Good Morning Britain

Fifty per cent of the 1,000 surveyed said traffic was their biggest fear, with 39 per cent citing stranger danger.

So why are parents too scared to let their children walk to school on their own? What age should we let them do it and what are the main dangers parents fear?