Were zoo keepers right to shoot gorilla?

Animal rights campaigners are protesting after a gorilla was shot dead at a zoo in Cincinnati when a four year old boy accidently fell into its enclosure.

Harambe, a 400lb 17-year-old gorilla was killed at Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday after he grabbed and dragged the child - but onlookers have said he appeared to be protecting him. However, zoo officials have since said the risk was too large as the animal was extremely strong in an agitated situation.

The zoo said of their primate keepers: "They made a tough choice and they made the right choice because they saved that little boy's life."

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Model Lily-Rose Depp has defended her dad Johnny Depp after claims he was violent towards his estranged wife Amber Heard. Posting a picture of them together on Instagram, she wrote: "My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same." She also posted part of a report saying police had found no proof that a crime had occurred.

  2. Road congestion is expected today as many families return from short breaks at the end of the bank holiday weekend. The RAC are expecting the busiest late spring bank holiday on the roads in three years. They expect 3.3 million journeys with the worst times to travel expected to be between 1300 and 1800. The worst areas will be M5 South, M6 North and M4.

  3. Cincinnati Zoo has faced criticism after a 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed after grabbing and dragging a four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat on Saturday afternoon. Online commenters have expressed outrage at the shooting, saying the boy's parents should have been watching him more closely.

  4. Two children were among a group of 18 Albanians and two British people rescued from the English Channel after their inflatable boat began to sink on Saturday. The UK Coastguard received a call for assistance just off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent at 11.40pm.

  5. And it's official - magician Richard Jones has triumphed at Britain's Got Talent - but what does the future hold for him and the other finalists - and can they become international stars? We're joined by Richard on today's show.

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Seven year old applies for football manager role

Football could have its youngest ever manager after a seven-year-old school boy wrote a rather adorable job application hoping to become Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C's new manager.

The young hopeful even offered to ask his headteacher to let him leave early to complete his managerial duties - as long as the players could help him with homework.

Someone give this boy a job!

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The name's Bond... JANE Bond

You don't have to have a degree but you do have to have a degree of emotional intelligence and social intelligence

– Security expert Margaret Gilmore

Spy bosses are actively trying to recruit older women in the latest drive to widen their pool of intelligence officers, the Government has said.

MI5 and MI6 are being rewarded for demonstrating inclusivity as part of the drive to recruit more women, which includes offering more flexible hours and support for those returning after having children.

The Government said yesterday in response to a report into security services recruitment, that MI6, MI6 and GCHQ were "targeting middle-age and mid-career women for recruitment".

Recruiters have even been keeping their eye on internet forums such as Mumsnet in their quest to find new female staff.

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Travellers warned to prepare for standstill in France

British holidaymakers are braced for half-term misery as fuel strikers threaten to bring French roads to a standstill - while the country's striking air traffic controllers cause havoc for Brits trying to fly to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.

Ninety flights cancelled so far and French protesters have clashed with police in several cities. Bridges and motorways have been blockaded and power cuts are threatened as widespread civil unrest grips the country.

Flights to and from Paris, Nantes and Toulouse have been affected, and a rolling strike by train drivers has brought further disruption to regional and commuter rail services.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Thousands of travellers are bracing themselves for the worst as they're being warned to take precautions as protests by striking workers in France are causing blockades at oil refineries to leave 12,500 fuel pumps running towards empty

  2. A step closer to having Donald Trump as president: The controversial politician has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination

  3. Mobile phone users can send a simple, free text message to opt out of unwanted sales calls from today. Customers are able to sign up by texting TPS followed by their email address to the short code 78070.

  4. The name's Bond... JANE Bond. Middle-age women are being targeted by MI6 recruitment chiefs to become a new generation of mid-career women to their ranks.

  5. DRUNK ON PLANES: Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures have revealed. At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016.

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Bus driver wins £6 million, goes to work the next day

I know there are quite a few shift workers that use that route and rely on the service

– Bus driver Kevin explains why he returned to work

If you won £6.1 million would you turn up for work the next day?

Well bus driver Kevin Jones did just that! He joined us on the phone this morning to explain exactly why he thought it was his "duty" to provide a bus service that morning.

Kevin, you put the 'great' in Great Britain!

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