Drinking in front of children

After a tough day at work sometimes we want to sit back, put our feet up, have a nice glass of wine and relax.

But it's believed by some that the consumption of alcohol in front of our kids could have a negative effect on them.

In an investigation, three in 10 parents admitted to being drunk around their children, while 50 percent of the adults said they had been 'tipsy' in front of their infant.

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. A Labour MP has apologised and resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after it was revealed he posted offensive comments online several years before he was elected. Jared O’Mara made inappropriate comments about Girls Aloud, X Factor winner Michelle McManus and jazz star Jamie Cullum back in 2004.

  2. Pressure is growing on the government to make more money available to schools as hundreds of parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers are holding a mass rally of Parliament today. The rally has been organised by the main teaching unions who say the government must put more money into schools.

  3. Should Brits who fight for I.S. be killed? Well, that’s what a Government minister has said. Rory Stewart MP believes the only way of dealing with British Isil fighters is to kill them in Syria “in almost every case” rather than allowing them back in the UK.

  4. Three in 10 parents admit to being drunk in front of their children, new research has found. Twenty-nine percent of parents believe it’s perfectly fine to be drunk in front of your kids, as long as it’s not done on a regular basis. Does it matter if you drink in front of your children? We’ll be discussing this topic in more detail during the show.

  5. Pop star Sam Smith has opened up about his cross-dressing past and admitted he “feels as much as a woman as a man”. He said he used to be mocked for his appearance when he was younger, but revealed some people respected him for being so open.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. There are strong calls to ban unpaid internships for more than four weeks, according to a poll run by the Social Mobility Commission. According to the results, 75 percent of people support a change in the law. Former Labour cabinet Alan Milburn: "Unpaid internships are a modern scandal which must end. Internships are the new rung on the career ladder.”

  2. The French President’s pet dog Nemo caused a stir when he casually urinated in the presidential office during Emmanuel Macron's meeting with his junior ministers. The president adopted the dog in August and he seems to have made himself very much at home at the Palace in Paris.. Watch the funny encounter here.

  3. The British man who was jailed for touching a man's hip in Dubai has now been freed, according to his representatives. Jamie Harron was sentenced to three months in prison over an incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.

  4. The mayor of London Sadiq Khan told Good Morning Britain he is determined to tackle the issue of air pollution. In the capital the bad air contributes to the premature deaths of thousands of people every year. The London mayor said: “We’re starting from today the toughest vehicle emissions surcharge in the world. Today’s politicians in parliament need to be brave aswell and pass the clean air act.”

  5. Everton has sacked their manager Ronald Koeman after their 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. This recent defeat has left the club 18th in the Premier League table.

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Samantha Markle on her sister Meghan

Meghan and Prince Harry can bring so much to their role

– Samantha Markle

Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle spoke exclusively to today’s Good Morning Britain, dismissing rumours of a rift as she discussed a potential royal wedding.

Samantha, Meghan’s half-sister from her father's first marriage, addressed reports that she had described Meghan as 'self-obsessed' and was planning to write a tell-all book called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

Speaking from Florida she confirmed the book and its title but insisted that it won't be a 'slamming tell-all' but "more of a beautiful, warm, witty story of our lives and my life".

Jamie Oliver speaks out against school bake sales

I think what he's trying to do is simplify the message to people that actually we have a crisis and no one's taking it seriously

– June O'Sullivan

Jamie Oliver has spoken out against school bake sales, saying he thinks they send out the wrong message about healthy eating.

The celebrity chef has often been a pioneer of healthy diets for the nation's youth - but has he taken it too far this time?

June O'Sullivan from the London Early Years Foundation says although the thought of banning bake sales might seem extreme, the issue Jamie is trying to address is a very serious one.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. A gunman has been arrested after holding two bowling alley workers hostage in Nuneaton on Sunday afternoon. According to witnesses, the suspect, who is said to be a former partner of an employee, entered MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park with a sawn-off shotgun at around 3pm. Police entered at 6pm and flashes and bangs were seen and heard but no one was injured.

  2. Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk, according to Public Health England who today launch a new campaign to tackle the overuse of them. It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England people become immune. The campaign urges people to follow doctors' advice and warns them that taking antibiotics when they are not needed puts them at risk of a more severe or longer infection.

  3. British movie mogul Michael Winner has been accused of sexually harassing aspiring young soap actresses with Coronation Street and EastEnders regular Debbie Arnold saying the legendary producer and director acted inappropriately during an audition and Crossroads actress Cindy Marshall-Day claims he once demanded to see her breasts. Michael's widow Geraldine says the allegations are 'untrue'.

  4. He campaigned to ban Turkey Twizzlers and chips from school dinner menus and now Jamie Oliver has trained his sights on cakes. He is calling for a ban on bake sales at schools, claiming it sends out the wrong message. With one in 10 children aged four-five considered obese, is this the answer to solving this rising issue? We'll be discussing on today's show.

  5. Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer the "baby blues" than at other times of the year, a study has shown. Having a longer pregnancy also reduced the risk of suffering from post-natal depression, doctors in the US found. But not having an epidural during delivery was found to increase the risk, according to researchers.

How old is too old to be a dad?

Billy Joel has revealed he is going to be a father for the third time, aged 68. The musician already has a two year old and a 31-year-old daughter.

This morning we debated the pros and cons of being an older dad with Peter Stringfellow, who’s had two children in his 70s and wouldn't change it for the world.

Watch the full discussion above.

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