Alice Gross' parents: 'We are completely devastated'

The family of murdered teenager Alice Gross have said they are "completely devastated" by the loss of their youngest daughter.

Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss thanked the community for their support and urged any members of the public to contact the police if they had information which would help catch their daughter's killer.

In a statement released via the Metropolitan police, the family, who live in west London, said they were "struggling to come terms" with why anyone would want to hurt 14-year-old Alice.

We have been left completely devastated by the recent developments and it is difficult to comprehend that our sweet and beautiful daughter was the victim of a terrible crime. Why anyone would want to hurt her is something that we are struggling to come to terms with.

Alice was a loving and much loved daughter and sister, a quirky live spark of a girl, beautiful inside and out. She was a funny companion, a loyal friend, both passionate and compassionate, and so talented with a bright future ahead of her. She brought so much joy to our family and those who knew her.

We still don't know who is responsible for this crime and we ask that people continue to help the police by giving them information that could help bring the perpetrator to justice.

We would like to thank all those that have supported us in our efforts to find Alice, especially the local community; it is comforting to know that so many people care.

– Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss

Two bombs explode in the Afghan capital of Kabul

Overnight two bombs have exploded in the Afghan capital of Kabul killing at least seven people and wounding 15.

Susanna has been travelling around the country talking to the British forces as well as the Afghans they were sent to support 13 years ago, she joined us live from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan via videolink.

First democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan

Whitey the dog is looking for a home

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Do we need minimum unit pricing for alcohol?

Introducing minimum unit pricing in England would be up to 50 times more effective than the Government's recent ban on below cost selling, as a way of tackling problems caused by cheap alcohol, researchers from the University of Sheffield say.

The ban on below cost selling has a small effect on population health, saving an estimated 14 deaths and 500 admissions to hospital per year. In contrast, a 45p minimum unit price is estimated to save 624 deaths and 23,700 hospital admissions. Vanessa Francis reports.

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Adrian and Neil are on Neville's Island

[The set] is magical, there's proper pine trees and a lake!

– Adrian Edmondson on the play's set

Stars of The Young Ones and Men Behaving Badly Adrian Edmondson and Neil Morrissey join Good Morning Britain ahead of the first night of their new play Neville's Island on 10 October.

The story follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on team-building exercise and shipwrecked in the Lake District.

Caroline Quentin and Neil Morrissey reunite for Noel Coward play

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Could Betty be a local hero?

As we countdown to next Monday night's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards we are joined by the short-listed nominees in Good Morning Britain's Local Hero award category.

Today we meet the third of our amazing finalists, Betty Lowe from Salford who is still volunteering, at the ripe old age of 106.

'I felt so strongly about this campaign'

It's incredible what these women go through, they walk for hours [to get vaccinations].

– Emma Bunton on her trip to Madagascar

Ex-Spice Girl and radio DJ Emma Bunton joins us to chat about her recent whirl-wind trip to Mexico to assist her friend Mel B at the judges' house stage of this year's X Factor competition and why she'd like another baby at 40.

She took the view after her trip to Madagascar with UNICEF - where she learnt how a vaccination programme has wiped out a form of tetanus among mums and babies in the country.

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William Hague: 'This is about hard working people'

This is about hard working people being able to get on in life.

– William Hague

Leader of the Commons William Hague joined us this morning from the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

He said: ''This is about hard working people being able to get on in life and have access to good services like the national health service and its really getting people into work that helps to make sure poverty is reduced and that the prospects of the whole country are improved''.