Why Ice Bucket cause is close to Charlotte's heart

MND is a condition that has had huge public attention following the Ice Bucket Challenge. Today the charity behind it announces how much they've made exclusively on GMB - £6.8 million!

Meanwhile, Charlotte Hawkins shares her personal experience of MDN - her elderly father is fighting the life-changing disease.

We also meet 29-year-old Charlie Fletcher, who was diagnosed at the unusually young age of 26.

What will election day bring?

It's Election Day for the Scottish Referendum today, with voting across the region starting at 7am and closing at 10pm, when counting begins at 32 regional centres.

The eyes of the world will be on her but you probably don't know who she is - Sue Jameson meets Mary Pitcaithly, the woman who will announce to the world whether Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom on Friday morning.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. DNA tests have not been connected to any suspects in the brutal murders of two backpackers in Ko Tao, Thailand

  2. A former NHS nurse has become the first British person to be given the experimental Ebola vaccine

  3. The MND charity behind the Ice Bucket Challenge will today reveal on Good Morning Britain exactly how much money has been raised

  4. Next month's ending of the need to display a car tax disc could lead to tax evasion costing the economy £167 million a year, according to the RAC

  5. Decision day has arrived for Scotland, with voters north of the border going to the polls today to determine if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not

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Are hospital cafes too unhealthy?

One of Britain's leading weight loss surgeons has hit out at coffee shop chains that are filling NHS hospital patients full of unhealthy snacks and drinks while they're being treated.

We'll be speaking to Dr Sally Norton, a leading surgeon from Bristol, who says it's madness to fill hospitals with cafes selling cakes, biscuits and fattening fizzy drinks when we're fighting an obesity epidemic.

Do you agree with Dr Sally? Should hospitals be serving up healthier options?

Get in touch before 8am on Thursday 18 September, via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing gmb@itv.com and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, terms at itv.com/terms.

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Charity's big reveal on Thursday's show

One of our discussions today will be about the dangers of being distracted by your phone

Today the MND charity behind the Ice Bucket Challenge reveals exclusively how much money has been raised on Good Morning Britain and we'll be learning more about the illness. We'll also be looking at Scotland's big vote and will be discussing the dangers of being distracted by your mobile phone and why a leading surgeon has hit out at hospital snack shops.

Also, Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle will join us to talk about flying over from her US home to take part in Michael Flatley's Riverdance Tour.

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British aid worker has first Ebola vaccine

Ruth Atkins has the first Ebola vaccine called Chimp Adenovirus type 3.

A former NHS nurse has become the first British person to be given the experimental Ebola vaccine.

Ruth Atkins was given the jab, which has so far only been tested on primates, in Oxford yesterday.

She said she volunteered after hearing about the trials on the radio.

Ms Atkins, an NHS communications manager from Marcham in Oxfordshire, explained her decision to have the jab:

I feel absolutely fine, it felt no different to being vaccinated before going on holiday.
The situation in West Africa is so tragic. I thought being part of this vaccination process was something small I could do to hopefully make a huge impact.

– Ruth Atkins

DNA tests clear Thailand murder suspects

DNA samples have failed to match any suspects , including two British men who were connected with the brutal murders of two backpackers in Ko Tao.

The bodies of David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach on the idyllic Thai island on Monday.

Brothers Christopher and James Ware have been asked to stay in Thailand to help with the murder inquiry.