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British government invests £26m in fighting illegal wildlife trade

Prince William will today give a keynote speech to world leaders and international anti-hunting charities in a bid to stop the global trade of wild animals.

The speech comes as the British government pledges £26million to fight the illegal trade - one which makes the world's criminal gangs in excess of £15billion a year, according to an estimate from WWF UK - a leading conservation charity.

Piers Morgan asks Ann Widdecombe if she ever crossed the line with Anton du Beke

Former MP Ann Widdecombe blasted Strictly contestants Seann Walsh and Katya Jones saying she wouldn’t let the pair dance this weekend, if she was Katya’s husband.

The Strictly pair, Seann and Katya, have dominated the papers this week after they were caught cheating on their partners with each other.

Troublesome Piers Morgan kicked off the interview by comically asking if Ann 'ever got jiggy with Anton du Beke' during her time on the show.

Well, his question didn't go down well...

Cricket legend Shane Warne on his love for Liz Hurley

Shane Warne spoke about his love for actress Liz Hurley on Good Morning Britain today, telling Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid their relationship “just fizzled out”.

He revealed: “Every relationship is different and it’s whatever works for you two, is the right relationship. For us, we were great and it was the happiest time in my life, I was madly in love with Elizabeth."

The cricket legend went on to say:“Unfortunately, it just fizzled out. It wasn’t anything I did wrong or she did wrong. It was just one of those things, it all got a bit too difficult.”

Viral man-spreading attack video was used as 'Russian propaganda'

A video showing a woman spraying bleach onto seemingly innocent bystanders was fake - and used as anti-Western interest propaganda by a Kremlin-backed social media site - according to an independent Russian publication.

The video, which went viral last month, picked up more than six million views through social media channel In The Now. The channel is an arm of Moscow's state broadcaster Russia Today, as known as RT, although its links to the channel are less than transparent.

Nicola Sturgeon: 'People have a right to change their mind'

First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon told today’s Good Morning Britain that people “have a right to change their mind” about Scottish independence. It comes as she says Scotland has been “dismissed by the Westminster system” during Brexit negotiations.

On whether there should be a second vote for Scottish independence Nicola said: “Democracy’s not a fixed point in time. Circumstances change and people have a right to change their mind."

Soap favourite Barbara Windsor speaks out for first time about living with dementia

She's famous for playing some of the most memorable roles in British television - from her appearances in the Carry On films to being Albert Square's most famous battleaxe.

Barbara Windsor has now spoken out for the first time about her demenia diagnosis - sharing a strong message urging people to support researching into finding a cure for the disease.

The 81-year-old was diagnosed with dementia four years ago - but hid the diagnosis until May 2018. Her partner has previously said it has been a "very difficult time" for the couple.

Nearly a million reported crimes are being dropped every year

Nearly a million of reported crimes are being dropped with little or no investigation every year. That's according to official police figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request.

More than a third of burgularies are screened out - and in some areas, almost half of all offences are filed and not allocated to an officer.

The Home Office said they expect the police to take all reports of crime seriously, but members of the police force responded and said resources are too stretched to meet their demands.

Watch the full report from Katy Ricketts above.