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Should cyclists face the same consequences as drivers if they injure or even kill someone on the roads?

Couple '£600 out of pocket' after Ryanair flight misery

A couple who became stranded on holiday amid the Ryanair flight 'mess' say they have been left £600 out of pocket after forking out on new return tickets, extra accommodation and suffering a loss of earnings.

Phil and Emma Hopkinson were supposed to return home to Birmingham earlier this week but their flight was among some 2000 flights cancelled by the airline because of a scheduling error with pilots' holiday. The pair booked an alternative flight but that too was rescheduled at short notice.

The extra cost of buying new flights, an extra night in a hotel and missed work commitments totalled around £600, but Ryanair says it will only reimburse them for the price of their original flight home.

In a statement, Ryanair, who holds its AGM today, says they sincerely apologise to each and everyone of their customers whose original flights have been cancelled. They have taken on extra customer service teams to deal with booking alternative flights and refund requests, and they expect to have the majority of these completed by the end of the week.

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'Silent' Lords claim millions in expenses

Don't judge participation in the House of Lords just by standing up and saying something in a debate

– Lord Digby Jones on House of Lords expenses report

More than 100 Lords claimed almost £1.3 million in expenses, despite not speaking in the House in the past year, new research reveals.

The Electoral Reform Society figures show approximately one in seven peers didn't contribute to a debate, but claimed an average of more than £11,000 each. A House of Lords spokesman said the report doesn't consider the wider contributions of many peers in holding the Government to account. It's prompted calls for a reform of the house.

Watch the full fiery debate between Lord Digby Jones and Lord Paul Tyler above.

Is the end near for the name Nigel?

Despite his political triumph with Brexit, it seems Nigel Farage didn't see a surge in support from parents choosing to name their babies after him - with not one Nigel born in 2016!

The list of the most popular baby names in England and Wales has shown that while political names weren't particularly popular, royal and celebrity names did influence the top 10.

Oliver remained the most popular boys' name for a fourth year in a row. Harry and George are also in the top 10. For girls, Olivia replaced Amelia in the top spot, with Harper seeing the biggest growth in popularity, driven by Victoria Beckham's daughter.

What have you chosen to call your children and why? Join the conversation on Twitter.

Are you petrified of spiders? We're here to help!

September is peak spider season with between 30 and 100 spiders living in your home at the moment! Yet half of women and a third of men are afraid of spiders. This week we have been helping celebrities and viewers overcome their phobia down at Chessington World of Adventures.

See how Love Island's Amber Davies and dozens of GMB viewers got on when they tackled their spider phobia ...

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Thousands of volunteers and rescue teams are working to find survivors following the worst earthquake to hit Mexico in decades. At least 230 people, including 21 schoolchildren, have been killed and thousands have been left homeless following the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Tuesday.

  2. Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a crucial Cabinet meeting this morning to unify senior ministers ahead of a major key speech she hopes will break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations with Brussels.

  3. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack. He's the sixth person to be held over last week's incident at Parsons Green tube station in South West London. A homemade bomb partially exploded on a District Line train, injuring around 30 people.

  4. Ryanair bosses and shareholders will come head-to-head on Thursday as the airline holds its AGM in the midst of warnings of a multi-million compensation bill for cancelled flights. The meeting takes place at the company's Dublin headquarters after it revealed it was shelving up to 50 flights everyday over the next six weeks. The airline said the cancellations were brought about by an administrative error and over-allocation of pilots' holidays during a relatively busy period.

  5. Hurricane Maria is heading towards the Dominican Republic amid warnings it could re-intensify after lashing Puerto Rico. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding on Wednesday.

Top five headlines you're going home to

England Women’s manager Mark Sampson has been sacked following evidence of 'inappropriate' conduct. His dismissal comes just hours after the Lionesses beat Russia 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. A statement made by the FA said: “It is our judgement that it revealed clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by a coach. It is on this basis that we have acted quickly to agree a termination of Mark's contract.”

• Hurricane Maria has crashed into Puerto Rico with winds of up to 155mph after leaving nine people dead in the Caribbean. According to forecasters, the Category four hurricane is expected to last in Puerto Rico for up to 24 hours.

• On the show this morning Pamela Anderson joined us to speak about her intriguing relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and also alluded to having another lover on the side. Watch the fascinating interview here.

• In today’s Showbuzz Richard Arnold gave us some exciting gossip from Chris and Kem’s new show, Straight Outta Love Island. Get the latest entertainment news here.

• Where does your name rank in a list of baby names? Here’s the list of the most popular baby names - did you make the top five?

Alastair Campbell: Boris is a joke!

Boris Johnson used the referendum to bring down one Prime Minister, David Cameron ... and now he's trying to do the same again

– Alastair Campbell - former Labour party spin doctor

Staunch Labour supporter and former Spin Doctor Alastair Campbell was on the show this morning to promote his latest diary which is being published this week.