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Love Island's Sophie Gradon has died aged 32

Former Miss Great Britain and Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon has passed away at the age of 32.

The sad news was confirmed by Sophie’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, on Facebook with the message: 'I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.'

The former reality star, from Newcastle, was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009 and appeared on Love Island in 2016.

The cause of death has not been announced.

Sophie appeared on Love Island in 2016

At least 450 lives shortened by ‘medically unjustified’ opioid administration at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

An "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification at Gosport War Memorial Hospital shortened the lives of at least 450 people between 1989 to 2000, an independent panel has found.

At least 200 more patients were "probably" also affected when taking into account missing records.

The Gosport Independent Panel was led by the former bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, who previously chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

Presenting the findings of its £13 million investigation, which was first launched in 2014, the report shows hospital management, health organisations, Hampshire Police, local politicians, the coronial system, the Crown Prosecution Service, the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council "all failed to act in ways that would have better protected patients and relatives".

US to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

The United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, the US ambassador to the world body said, calling it “an organisation that is not worthy of its name”.

Ms Haley is President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations.

She said a year ago she made clear the US would stay in the council only if “essential reforms were achieved”.

Baby girl for Zara and Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall with their daughter Mia Grace

Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl weighing 9lbs 3oz, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Queen’s granddaughter gave birth to her second child at Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire on Monday.

The new arrival is 19th in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s seventh great-grandchild.

Buckingham Palace said that the baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.

Lord William Hague calls for the Government to legalise cannabis

Former Conservative leader Lord William Hague has called for the law on cannabis to be relaxed. Lord Hague thinks the Government should consider following Canada’s approach and legalise it for recreational use.

He said it’s time for politicians to realise that the battle is ‘irreversibly lost’ and the idea that drugs can be driven off the street by the state "is nothing short of deluded".

Get the latest from Good Morning Britain reporter Ranvir Singh.

Thomas Markle speaks for first time in tell-all interview

In a world exclusive interview, Thomas Markle, the father of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has spoken to Good Morning about his relationship with the royal family, missing his daughter's wedding and what it's like having a Prince as a son-in-law.

Thomas Markle and his daughter Meghan spending time together.

Credit: Good Morning Britain

Discussing first time he spoke to his daughter about her new boyfriend, he said: "The first phone calls were 'dad I have a new boyfriend'.

And I said that's really nice and she said 'He's British' and I said 'That's really nice,' and eventually the third time around was like 'He's a Prince.'"

He continued: "And at that point, she said 'it's Harry' and I said 'oh, Harry okay!'"

Thomas Markle told Good Morning Britain that his daughter went on to say she had to call Prince Harry 'H' "so that nobody knows" she was dating him before their relationship was made official.

Leslie Grantham dies aged 71

Actor Leslie Grantham known for playing 'Dirty Den' in Eastenders has died aged 71.

A statement from his representative said: “We formally announce the loss of Leslie Grantham, who passed away at 10.20am on the morning of Friday 15 June 2018.

“His ex-wife and sons have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time."