Zoo's penguin colony completely wiped out by malaria

Credit: Facebook/Exmoor Zoo

Zoo keepers have been left devastated after an outbreak of avian malaria killed an entire colony of Humboldt penguins.

Ten birds, some of which were offspring of original residents, died two weeks ago at Exmoor zoo in Devon - but staff were to upset to announce the sad news right away.

In a statement posted on Facebook last night the zoo said: “All the deaths occurred over a period of nine days and despite the best efforts of our veterinarian and the staff (some of whom have hand-reared the individuals from the day they have hatched) the outbreak could not be halted.

Is our high street wheelchair-friendly?

The reality is the attitude's still not right from an awful lot of people

– Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson

Wheelchair user Will Pike has gathered almost 47,000 signatures for better access for wheelchair users and made a film which has garnered more than one million viewers online.

Here in the UK, it seems the high street isn't quite as friendly as we might think it would be. Watch as Will makes his way around the city trying to get access to numerous establishments.

Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson joined Will on the sofa and admitted: "The attitude is still not right from an awful lot of people. It's the attitude that needs a big shift and then the physical access comes from this."

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Piers Morgan admits Hillary clinched victory in the first US presidential debate

I can be friends with lots of people and still realise when they're losing

– Piers Morgan

He's good friends with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but our Piers admitted that Hillary Clinton was the top performer at last night's presidential debate in Long Island, New York.

Piers, who got up at 2am to watch the debate even reckons Hillary may have read some of the tips he directed at her in his column yesterday...

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The top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. England football manager Sam Allardyce has been secretly filmed allegedly giving advice on how to bend FA rules. England's new coach was filmed by The Telegraph, allegedly negotiating a consultancy deal with undercover reporters purporting to represent a Far East firm.

  2. The US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head in their first election debate in front of a television audience of over 100 million overnight. The 90-minute debate came six weeks before Election Day, with polls showing an extremely tight race.

  3. Sadiq Khan is to call on Labour to unite and focus on winning power. The Mayor of London will tell the Party's annual conference in Liverpool that it is big city Mayors who will show the public that Labour is ready for Government. Mr Khan, who backed Owen Smith in the leadership contest, will congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his victory, saying the leadership of Labour has been 'decided'.

  4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue their trip to Canada today. With William and Kate departing from Victoria this morning, there is the possibility they may be seen enjoying some family time before they head off which would be a chance for the public to catch another glimpse of George and Charlotte.

  5. New research reveals that October is the peak month of the year for cyberbullying, with double the amount of searches than the average month...and eight times more than in the summer months. It is the perfect storm for cyberbullying because children have settled back into school and many have been given new tech.

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A look ahead at this evening's US Presidential debate

Ahead of tonight's eagerly anticipated debate in the US between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Good Morning Britain takes a quick look back at the hopefuls and their form thus far.

Tonight's debate will last for 90 minutes, and will be a strong indicator as to who may become the next President of the United States of America.

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Piers meets the Dalai Lama - full length interview

Last week Piers Morgan met his Holiness, the Dalai Lama - and the pair talked about everything, from Trump, to IS, to love and marriage and even celebrity culture, including Kim Kardashian and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce.

It was the interview that got the internet buzzing and now we bring you the full 40-minute, uncut version.

Watch the full, fascinating discussion above.

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John Prescott says says David Blunkett is the 'catastrophe'

Lord John Prescott got extremely animated on this morning's show while talking about the future of the Labour party.

The politician was reacting to news that former Home Secretary David Blunkett said that the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a 'catastrophe'.

Watch Lord Prescott's heated exchange with Piers Morgan above.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell: 'I will not apologise for McVey comments'

John McDonnell has distanced himself from lynching comments about Esther McVey, in an interview with Good Morning Britain.

Speaking from Liverpool where the Labour Party Conference is taking place, Mr McDonnell also refused to retract his claims the ex-Tory minister was a 'stain on humanity'.

"When I called her a 'stain on humanity' in a Parliamentary debate, I was expressing deep deep anger and anguish as I had just met families who had lost loved ones as a result of policies she had implemented."

McDonnell was further probed by Piers Morgan about repeating calls for McVey to be 'lynched' from a public meeting in the Wirral constituency in 2014.

"I reported what was said," he said. "But I'm not apologising for the words I used in the Parliamentary debate."

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