Drink driver spared electronic tag to go on stag do

David Cameron has promised action after a drink-driver who left two young women paralysed in a car crash had his electronic tag removed so he could go to a stag weekend in Portugal.

Hayley Jones was with her friend Amy Baxter when they accepted a lift from John Morton. Amy is still in hospital and hasn't seen her children in seven months as her head injuries are so horrific.

Hayley, who was left paralysed from the chest down and requires 24 hour care, will be joining us on the sofa.

the driver was given a three-year driving ban, a fine and a 20 week overnight curfew but had this lifted to attend a stag party.

MP Jake Berry has called the magistrates' decision 'crazy' and is now helping the victims' campaign to get tougher drink-driving laws.

Shadow Chancellor defends 'Red Book' stunt

The Shadow Chancellor has defended his decision to quote Communist Chinese dictator Chairman Mao during an attack on George Osborne's Autumn statement and spending review.

The Chancellor scrapped tax credit cuts and protected the police budget in a dramatic u-turn which has surprised critics and divided opinion.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, John McDonnell said, "It was a self-deprecating joke if anything. And I was trying to draw attention to the fact, with a bit of irony, that what George Osborne is actually doing is selling off British assets to the Chinese People's Republic.

He added, ''In the House of Commons people get a bit pompous and it's time to bring a bit of flamboyance and humour and into our politics."

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Sarah Brown helping refugee kids back to school

For children forced to flee war in Syria, staying alive often means leaving everything behind.

Not only do they lose their family and their homes, they also lose their education.

One person trying to change that is Sarah Brown - a passionate global advocate for both education and health issues. The wife of former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been to Lebanon where thousands of child refugees are finally returning to the classroom.

She joins us on the sofa to talk about the project which is helping more children back into school.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. George Osborne has abandoned planned cuts to tax credits in his Autumn spending review but has maintained his commitment to axe £12 billion from the welfare budget

  2. The Prime Minister will set out his strategy for new air strikes against Islamic State later today. David Cameron is hoping he'll get backing from all parties in Parliament to defeat what he calls the ''evil death cult'' of IS.

  3. Talks between junior doctors' leaders and the health secretary will begin today to ward off mass walkout planned for next week

  4. In the first interview since the Paris terror attacks, the lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal has said he wants to be the first person to play at the Bataclan Theatre when it reopens. The band was on stage when gunmen stormed the gig, killing 89 people.

  5. A newborn baby has been declared a Christmas miracle by a New York City church after he was found abandoned in the manger of its nativity scene

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Children return to school - with armed guards

Schools and the Metro in Brussels will be reopening today, following the lockdown in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

The city does however remain on its highest level of alert.