David Blunkett labels Jeremy Corbyn's re-election a 'catastrophe'

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a "catastrophe".

Writing in today's Daily Mail, he says the Labour party is no longer electable and will become irrelevant if it fails to change.

The criticism comes as the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell prepares to tell the party conference today that a future Labour government will intervene in the economy to bring about a "manufacturing renaissance".

The shadow chancellor has promised that a Labour government will offer an "interventionist government" which will protect key British businesses from global market pressures.

John McDonnell will use his keynote speech at the Labour party's annual conference to herald a post-Brexit

He will accuse the Conservative government of undermining the potential of UK industries by cutting scientific research spending as well as planning to reduce investment in infrastructure like housing and transport.

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1: Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a "catastrophe". He says the party is no longer electable and will become irrelevant if it fails to change. The criticism comes as the Shadow Chancellor prepares to tell the party conference today that a future Labour government will intervene in the economy to bring about a "manufacturing renaissance".

2: Police are today excavating farmland near where the toddler Ben Needham went missing amid new claims the 21 month old was crushed to death by an earth digger. His family are desperate for answers after 25 year mystery and police have told Ben's mother to "prepare for the worst".

3: Charities say around half the casualties from the bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria are children. One hospital doctor said five children died yesterday because of a lack of ventilators. Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations has accused Russia of partnering with the Syrian government to carry out war crimes.

4: The budget airline Monarch has been forced to deny rumours on social media that it was about to go bust. Responding to growing concerns from passengers, the airline Tweeted that there was "absolutely no truth" in the reports. Monarch flies from five UK airports to 40 destinations and carries more than 800 thousand passengers every year.

5: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will clash tonight in the first of three US Presidential debates. It's expected to be watched by more than a hundred million people.

Student loses limbs after meningitis struck at university

Student Charlotte Hannibal dismissed her flu-like symptoms and sore throat as 'fresher's flu' during her first week in college.

Unfortunately for Charlotte, she ended up being hospitalised for two months, before doctors decided to amputate both legs below the knee as well as half the fingers on her left hand.

She was joined by Dr Hilary on the couch this morning to talk about her journey and to advise teens to ensure that they get vaccinated.

Watch to learn about her incredible story above.

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Caroline Flint: 'Jeremy will have to inspire loyalty if re-elected'

Ahead of the Labour leadership election tomorrow, Caroline Flint MP has said that if Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected, he will need to unite party members.

Speaking on this morning's show, she said: "It does seem like he's going to win tomorrow. The important thing is that if he is re-elected that he shows he will inspire loyalty to unite our party".

She added: "All of us have it in our interests to form an effective opposition."

Flint also said that Mr. Corbyn will need to speak up for the past achievements of Labour Governments in order to bring the party together.

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Yahoo hacking scandal affects 500 million users

At least 500 million Yahoo users have had their personal details stolen by hackers. The attack happened two years ago but was only recently discovered.

The company claims it was a "state sponsored" attack.

Yahoo said account information was stolen from the network in late 2014 during a security breach which the company believes was carried out by a "state-sponsored actor".

In a statement the firm said personal information was taken including "names, email addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth".

Yahoo said it is notifying potentially affected users, and asking users who have not changed their passwords in the last two years to do so.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

1: At least 500 million Yahoo users have had their personal details stolen by hackers. It happened two years ago but was only recently discovered. The company claims it was a "state sponsored" attack

2: The FBI says it is considering whether to launch an investigation into an alleged incident on a plane carrying Brad Pitt and his children. It's reported there was an altercation between the Hollywood star and a family member. Angelie Jolie filed for divorce this week citing irreconcilable differences. She has asked for physical custody of their six children.

3: The mother of a British teenager found dead on a beach in India says she hopes to get justice today for her daughter after eight years of campaigning. A court in Goa will decide if two men are guilty of causing the death of 15 year old Scarlett Keeling

4: New reports say rebel held areas of Syria had heavy airstrikes. At least 13 people died in the airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria.Recent attack comes after an attack on an aid convoy on Monday

5: People who are tricked into transferring money to fraudsters deserve better protection, according to the consumer group Which. It says anyone falling prey to a transfer scam has no legal right to get their money back from the bank.

Piers Morgan meets the Dalai Lama

If there is one man in the world who can influence Piers Morgan, it's the Damai Lama!

And when the pair met they ended up talking about everything - from IS and Trump to love, sex and marriage ... and even Brangelina and Arsenal!

Marriage is preparation for divorce!

– The Dalai Lama certainly has no regrets about not having a wife

Dalai Lama on Brangelina and Trump

Our presenter met his Holiness, who has collaborated with the Archbishop Desmond Tutu on The Book Of Joy, taken from conversations over the course of a year that show their thoughts about the surrounding world.

Piers asks the Damai Lama to cure his flu

Too much stress - that's the source of your problem!

– The Dalai Lama

GMB Investigates: Are hackers watching you through your devices?

A Good Morning Britain investigation has discovered strangers spying on your children at their schools, in your homes and in their beds through accessible camera feeds on a scale never seen before.

Our investigation found more than 100,000 British devices are vulnerable to be accessed in this peeping tom epidemic.
Our team were able to watch families in their own homes; we viewed live footage of a pensioner sitting in her living room, the inside of a child's bedroom, footage of children playing in a primary school playground and people in a health centre waiting room. None of the people who could be seen in these live streams were aware they were being watched online.

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