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Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award 2018

As the Pride of Britain Awards return, we are looking for an individual aged 15 or under who has an inspirational story of their fundraising, and deserves to have their achievement acknowledged by winning the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award.

Please note that nominees must be 15 or under as of 4 June 2018.

Please seek permission from your nominee’s parent or guardian first, and if you are under 18 please get permission from your parent or guardian before you nominate.

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

Full terms and conditions apply. Please note that the winner and nominee may be required for filming for use on Good Morning Britain.

To make a nomination, please click here to go to the Pride of Britain website.

Love Island's Sophie Gradon has died aged 32

Former Miss Great Britain and Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon has passed away at the age of 32.

The sad news was confirmed by Sophie’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, on social media with the message: 'I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.'

Sophie was found dead at an address in Ponteland, Northumberland on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.”

The reality star, from Newcastle, was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009 and appeared on Love Island in 2016.

At least 450 lives shortened by ‘medically unjustified’ opioid administration at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

An "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification at Gosport War Memorial Hospital shortened the lives of at least 450 people between 1989 to 2000, an independent panel has found.

At least 200 more patients were "probably" also affected when taking into account missing records.

The Gosport Independent Panel was led by the former bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, who previously chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

Presenting the findings of its £13 million investigation, which was first launched in 2014, the report shows hospital management, health organisations, Hampshire Police, local politicians, the coronial system, the Crown Prosecution Service, the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council "all failed to act in ways that would have better protected patients and relatives".

US to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

The United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, the US ambassador to the world body said, calling it “an organisation that is not worthy of its name”.

Ms Haley is President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations.

She said a year ago she made clear the US would stay in the council only if “essential reforms were achieved”.

Baby girl for Zara and Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall with their daughter Mia Grace

Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl weighing 9lbs 3oz, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Queen’s granddaughter gave birth to her second child at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire on Monday.

The new arrival is 19th in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s seventh great-grandchild.

Buckingham Palace said that the baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.