Ad featuring topless male model BANNED from public transport

An advert for a dating app was pulled from London tube stations after it was deemed inappropriate by Transport for London’s advertising agency.

The image featured 58-year-old actor and model Paul Orchard dressed as a ‘sexy Santa’, wearing nothing but bright red trousers and suspenders. Orchard is holding a phone alongside a caption ‘Pull a cracker this Christmas’.

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Golden 15: Vegan protests in Waitrose; Topless ad banned from tube

Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins and Richard Arnold run through what's trending today:
- Vegan protestors stormed a Brighton Waitrose and formed a barricade around the meat aisle to prevent customers from purchasing produce.
- An advert featuring a topless male model has been banned from London tube stations due to 'sexual objectification'.

Brit jailed in Dubai for 'being a spy' shares harrowing story of 'torture' during imprisonment

British academic Matthew Hedges was researching for his PhD at Durham University when he was arrested by authorities in the United Arab Emirates.

He was accused of being a British spy and kept imprisoned in the UAE for six months before a high profile campaign involving the Foreign Office led to his pardoning and homecoming.

In his first television interview since being released, Hedges and his wife have spoken about their ordeal. Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the pair discussed how they worried that Matthew, 31, would never be released after being served a life sentence by a court in the UAE.

Meghan Markle's father feels he's been 'ghosted' by his daughter

In a world exclusive Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas Markle told today’s Good Morning Britain that he’s “hopeful” he’ll meet his grandchild and wants The Queen to help heal the rift that has left him “shunned” and “ghosted”.

Speaking of their ongoing rift he said: “I’m very disappointed by it. I’m not sure why it’s happening and I’m waiting, I’m reaching out. I’ve been trying to reach out to her for several weeks. Every day I try to text her. I just haven’t received any comment back.”

He added: “I just keep asking her to respond back to me. I haven’t got any response back. I’ve sent a letter as well.”

Theresa May rejects second referendum

Prime Minister Theresa May warns that a new Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to the integrity of British politics.

It comes after growing calls for MPs to be given a free vote on the different options available for leaving the EU.

The Prime Minister will address the Commons this week and will say: "Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum."

"Another vote which would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics, because it would say to millions who trusted in democracy, that our democracy does not deliver."

Inspiring football team backs GMB’s 1 Million Minutes campaign

Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign helps people who are lonely over Christmas - and so far more than 50 million minutes have been pledged!

For people who have lost a loved one the festive period is especially difficult. A GMB and OnePoll survey said a quarter of people felt lonely at Christmas - and one in 20 said that they have cancelled Christmas after the death of a loved one.

Sands United are supporting GMB’s 1 Million Minutes campaign to speak about loneliness and how they started a football team to help combat the grief.

Dad reveals heartwarming way he helped son after mum's tragic death

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has opened up about how he helped his son, Ethan, cope with the tragic death of his wife and mother of his son.

Gemma was admitted to hospital in November 2017 after complaining of headaches for three weeks. She'd been to the doctors three times in six days - but the source of the issue had not been diagnosed.

After being rushed to A&E, medics at the Royal Berks Hospital diagnosed Gemma with acute myeloid leukaemia - a rare and devastating strain of blood cancer. She was put on an intense course of chemotherapy but passed away days later.

Tory MPs to vote on PM's future as 48 letters of no confidence

Tory rebels have gathered enough support to call a vote of no-confidence against Theresa May, in the hopes to oust her as Prime Minister.

This morning, chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady announced they reached the threshold of 48 letters of no-confidence against Theresa May, thus triggering a leadership contest.

The Prime Minister responded with a powerful statement which sent one message: she won't back down.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, she said she would tackle the no-confidence vote “with everything I’ve got”.

"A change in leadership in the Conservative Party now will put our country's future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it.”