Do we need minimum unit pricing for alcohol?

Introducing minimum unit pricing in England would be up to 50 times more effective than the Government's recent ban on below cost selling, as a way of tackling problems caused by cheap alcohol, researchers from the University of Sheffield say.

The ban on below cost selling has a small effect on population health, saving an estimated 14 deaths and 500 admissions to hospital per year. In contrast, a 45p minimum unit price is estimated to save 624 deaths and 23,700 hospital admissions. Vanessa Francis reports.

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Adrian and Neil are on Neville's Island

[The set] is magical, there's proper pine trees and a lake!

– Adrian Edmondson on the play's set

Stars of The Young Ones and Men Behaving Badly Adrian Edmondson and Neil Morrissey join Good Morning Britain ahead of the first night of their new play Neville's Island on 10 October.

The story follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on team-building exercise and shipwrecked in the Lake District.

Caroline Quentin and Neil Morrissey reunite for Noel Coward play

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'I felt so strongly about this campaign'

It's incredible what these women go through, they walk for hours [to get vaccinations].

– Emma Bunton on her trip to Madagascar

Ex-Spice Girl and radio DJ Emma Bunton joins us to chat about her recent whirl-wind trip to Mexico to assist her friend Mel B at the judges' house stage of this year's X Factor competition and why she'd like another baby at 40.

She took the view after her trip to Madagascar with the World Health Organisation - where she learnt how a vaccination programme has wiped out a form of tetanus among mums and babies in the country.

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William Hague: 'This is about hard working people'

This is about hard working people being able to get on in life.

– William Hague

Leader of the Commons William Hague joined us this morning from the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

He said: ''This is about hard working people being able to get on in life and have access to good services like the national health service and its really getting people into work that helps to make sure poverty is reduced and that the prospects of the whole country are improved''.

What is Ebola?

  • The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Africa, one in the Sudan and the other in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Believed to be transported by fruit bats, the virus transmits through close contact with a hosts' bodily fluids.
  • Incubation period is usually 2-21 days. Humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms.
  • The first symptoms are the sudden onset of fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.
  • This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
  • Experiments on an Ebola vaccine are underway and the World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering rushing into the field without the usual tests.

Dr Fox bailed over sex assault allegations

Radio DJ Dr Fox has been bailed over allegations of sexual assault after he was arrested at Magic Radio, police have confirmed.

The breakfast show DJ was questioned in connection with three historical allegations and one from earlier this year, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.

The 53-year-old will not host his radio show this morning after Bauer confirmed he had been taken off air so he can "devote his full attention" to police matters.

A spokesman for Metropolitan police said Dr Fox would be expected to return "on a date in early December".