Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Relatives of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster will find out this morning whether certain individuals, organisations and police officers will face criminal charges. An inquest last year decided victims were unlawfully killed, police were negligent and supporters were not to blame. The Crown Prosecution Service will reveal the decision in a closed meeting in Warrington at 11am.

  2. The chairman in charge of the new fire expert panel set up after the Grenfell Tower disaster has revealed he was advised against retrofitting sprinklers in high-rise buildings. Two weeks since we woke to the horror of Grenfell Tower tragedy, Theresa May has said there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country over a period of decades.

  3. Theresa May and the Conservatives will today be challenged by Jeremy Corbyn to show they are committed to ending "austerity" in the police and fire services by backing a Labour amendment to the Queen's Speech. Corbyn said the first Commons vote of the new Parliament will be a test case for MPs' approach to austerity, amid signals from senior Tories that the Government is set to boost public spending.

  4. An 11-year-old boy has died after he sustained serious electrical burns at a rail depot near Daventry in Northamptonshire. His death is being treated as unexplained whilst British Transport Police are "fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries."

  5. A man has miraculously escaped serious injury after being hit by a bus on a street in Reading. Simon Smith was knocked to the ground by the vehicle as he was walking along Gun Street - but he got back on to his feet and walked into a bar. No arrests have been made and Reading Buses are investigating.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. A convenience store owner has got his own back after being threatened by a major supermarket over his shop's name - by being allowed to name his business after another big-name chain, instead. Jel Singh Nagra had to take down his original 'Singhsburys' sign after Sainsbury's threatened legal action - but has now put up a new one saying 'Morrisinghs'. A spokesperson for Morrisons said: "Mr Nagra and his customers obviously have good taste so we wish him well."

  2. Plans for a second Scottish Independence referendum have been put on hold until the terms of Brexit are clearer, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. This comes after she said in March that she wanted to give Scots a second chance to vote on leaving the UK, some time between the autumn of 2018 and spring 2019.

  3. Carol Vorderman has opened up about the recent death of her mother for the first time on television on Good Morning Britain. The TV presenter, who joined Piers and Susanna to talk about Pride of Britain, said: "She’s worked with me since I was 25 and lived with me, so I miss her terribly."

  4. Google has been fined a record €2.42 bn (£2.1bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine by illegally favouring its own shopping service. The tech giant breached antitrust rules with its online shopping service, the European Commission said.

  5. Theresa May has said there needs to be "a major national investigation" into the use of flammable cladding on high rise blocks. The Prime Minister said the probe should encompass all cladding used across the country over the past few decades.

Carol Vorderman opens up about the death of her mother

I miss her terribly

– Carol

Good Morning Britain are searching across the nation for the Young Fundraiser of the Year for The Mirror's Pride of Britain awards and this morning we were joined by Carol Vorderman to talk about it.

In her first television interview since the death of her mother from cancer, Carol also opened up about her recent loss, and praised her mum for always supporting her throughout her career.

"She was an amazing lady and was always with me," she said. "She’s worked with me since I was 25 and lived with me, so I miss her terribly.

Henry Blofeld talks retirement and the Grenfell charity cricket match

Commentator Henry Blofeld is to retire after 45 years and admits he’s been “amazed” by the reaction to his decision to hang up his microphone.

Henry, 77, told today’s Good Morning Britain: “I’m absolutely amazed [by the reaction]. I didn’t think anything like this would happen – it never occurred to me. How do I feel? Well, I decided some time ago that the time had come. I’ve been doing it for nearly 50 years, I don’t find it quite as easy as I used to."

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Theresa May has faced criticism for the £1.5 billion deal she has struck with the Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority Tory government

  2. The latest figures show that 75 high-rise buildings in 26 local authorities failed fire safety tests. Sajid Javid MP has said he wants all public and private sector buildings to check their cladding, and has urged local authorities to send their cladding samples in for immediate testing.

  3. The US claims Syria is preparing a chemical weapons attack and has warned President Assad that he and his military will pay a "heavy price" if they carry out another mass murder of civilians

  4. Mental health patients are being sent over 100s of miles away from their friends and family to receive care, according to the British Medical Association. The union has found that one patient had to travel as far as 600 miles to attend their care facility.

  5. The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens on six mainly Muslim countries. A final decision on the ban will be made in October.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. The Democratic Unionist Party has signed a deal at Downing Street to support a minority Conservative government after several weeks of post-election negotiations. DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was "delighted" at an arrangement that she said secures £1.5bn in new spending power in return for support in the House of Commons.

  2. Housing Minister Alok Sharma has refused to confirm whether the cladding used on the Grenfell Tower was illegal or banned, despite being asked at least five times on this morning's Good Morning Britain. Meanwhile, the US firm that supplied the cladding thought to have been used on the tower has announced it has ended global sales for use in high-rise blocks.

  3. Part of Donald Trump's controversial travel ban has been given the go-ahead before a final decision is made on it later this year. The court overturned lower court orders blocking the ban - which imposes a 90-day suspension on travellers from six mostly-Muslim countries - but left one class of applicant protected.

  4. A 14-year-old girl who fell out an amusement park ride in New York was saved after rescuers caught her. The teenager was left dangling about 25ft off the ground as her eight-year-old brother cried hysterically saying he couldn't hold on to her. A man injured his back catching her, with the tense moment caught on film.

  5. A dad who paid an emotional visit to the young man whose life was saved when he was given his dead daughter's heart has told Good Morning Britain that he feels she is "still alive". Bill Connor told Piers and Susanna: "I was there spending Father's Day with my daughter" and described it as "the second best thing" to her still being alive.

Was the cladding used on Grenfell Tower illegal?

The Government revealed that 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have failed the fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The death toll currently stands at 79, although many people in the local community suspect the number is a lot higher.

This morning we were joined by the Housing Minister Alok Sharma, who was asked about the Grenfell Tower death toll, the failed safety tests and the use of cladding in the building.

Was the cladding used in the Grenfell Tower illegal? Watch the full interview here.

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