The killing of Jo was designed to divide communities and I can think of no better way of responding to that than this huge act of unity
In his first live television interview since his wife Jo Cox's murder last year, Brendan Cox talks to Good Morning Britain about how he's teaming up with royalty to continue her legacy.
Brendan and the Duchess of Cornwall will launch The Great Get Together later today - hoped to be the biggest community event since the Jubilee. It will take place in June, a year on from when Jo was murdered, and people will be invited to come together for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions.
Labour faces a major test tomorrow as it defends two by-elections, after sitting MPs resigned. There is a serious threat from UKIP in Stoke, which came second last time, and the party is defending the Copeland seat in Cumbria on the same day too. Below are the full list of candidates and key facts you need to know about each area.
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Stoke key facts
In his first live television interview since his wife Jo Cox's murder last year, Brendan Cox talks to Good Morning Britain about how he's teaming up with royalty to continue her legacy. Brendan and the Duchess of Cornwall will launch The Great Get Together later today - hoped to be the biggest community event since the Jubilee. It will take place in June, a year on from when Jo was murdered, and people will be invited to come together for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions.
MPs are outraged this morning over why a British man, who allegedly staged a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq this week, was previously paid one million pounds compensation by the Blair government. IS says former British inmate Abu Zakariya al-Britani blew himself up yesterday as Iraqi forces approached Mosul.
A Good Morning Britain investigation has found a 61 percent rise in inappropriate contact between pupils and teachers online - prompting the NSPCC to tell us they expect schools to BAN social media communication between the two. Today we'll be discussing whether it's ever acceptable for pupils and teachers to communicate on social media and will be speaking to two schools with very different stances on the matter.
Labour faces a major test tomorrow as it defends two by-elections, after sitting MPs resigned. There is a serious threat from UKIP in Stoke, which came second last time, and the party is defending the Copeland seat in Cumbria on the same day too. Could these by-elections spell the end of Jeremy Corbyn?
Criminal justice agencies are at risk of failing children and young people who come forward to report crimes because they are not being taken seriously the Victims' Commissioner has today warned. A review warns of how it found children and teenagers were made to feel like criminals themselves, accused of wasting police time or simply not believed.
Following his appearance on Good Morning Britain about his pie-eating antics today, Sutton United substitute goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has 'resigned', the club's manager Paul Doswell has confirmed.
A betting company offered odds on the 'roly poly goalie' eating the pastry item while his side were playing against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday.
His actions are now under investigation by the Gambling Commission.
This morning Piers asked Wayne about the betting and whether his friends took advantage....
Watch the moment in the video above.
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There are strong calls for an urgent review of the Government's plans to revalue shop business rates, as hundreds of small businesses face closure.
Today we were joined by consumer expert Harry Wallop who explained that "small market towns" such as Southwold, the seaside town in Suffolk are being "hit really, really hard". Campaigners say if rates increase, independent shops will be forced to close.
NHS plans to cut the number of hospitals and hospital beds, as well as centralise services in 44 different areas of the country, must go ahead - according to the health think tank the Kings Fund - if the NHS is to survive financially. The Kings Fund has told GMB the government must earmark more money for community and social care budgets, in order for the transformation to take place, and it's essential for the longevity of the health service.
England's schools are suffering from worsening teacher shortages, particularly in key subjects such as physics and maths, MPs have warned. The Government has failed to deal with the problem, missing recruitment targets for the past five years in a row, according to the Commons Education Select Committee. In a highly critical new report, it called for urgent action, including more focus on retaining teachers once they are in the classroom, and suggesting a cap on the number of hours teachers work.
Labour is calling for an urgent review of government plans to revalue shop business rates (first time in seven years), as hundreds of small businesses face closure. On average, companies will see their tax bill increase by a staggering 177% from April. In some cases it's 400 %. Campaigners say if rates increases, independent shops will be forced to close, as it's not an affluent area and it survives on seasonal trade.
Many peers contribute "absolutely nothing" to Parliament, a former lord speaker claimed as she alleged one member kept a taxi running outside while signing in to collect the £300 daily allowance. Baroness D'Souza suggested the "sense of honour" that used to come with being a member of the House of Lords had been lost.
Specialist police officers have begun excavation work at what is believed to be the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell. The 53-year-old taxi driver, of Swindon, Wiltshire, murdered Becky Godden, 20, in January 2003 and Sian O'Callaghan, 22, in March 2011. He was handed a rare life sentence - meaning he will never be released - at Bristol Crown Court last year after being convicted of Miss Godden's murder.
I wanted to show that dementia is a dark rainbow, it's not just one thing
New documentary The Trouble With Dad sees David Baddiel tell the story of his father's dementia and it seems comedy has helped him and his family to come to terms with the disease.
He spoke to us this morning about making the decision to expose his dad and his battle with Pick's disease to the world by making the documentary with his brother - admitting he "wasn't sure about it at all".
However, he decided their father isn't "a figure of pity" and explained how dementia is far more "complicated" than we might think and how the documentary show this.
"At the end of the day we feel our dad comes across well," he told us.
Is the NHS at "breaking point"?
Hospitals have cut 15,000 beds over the last six years leading to delays and cancelled operations, the British Medical Association warned. The report found that in the first week of January this year, almost three-quarters of trusts had a bed occupancy rate of 95% on at least one day.
Today we were joined by Dr Sarah Jarvis who expressed her concern over the current state of the NHS. She revealed that the hospitals problems stem from "cutting the beds without putting the services in place in the community".
An NHS improvement spokeswoman admitted that the NHS have been "under real pressure" and they're trying to "make more efficient use of the number of beds available".
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