Katie Piper champions the work of midwives a month after giving birth to her second child against the odds

Acid attack victim Katie Piper, 34, says her family is 'complete' after she gave birth to her second daughter, Penelope, last month - despite fears the treatment for her injuries would leave her infertile.

She was told before becoming pregnant both times that it was very unlikely she would conceive due to medication she took following the attack and the side effects of the scarring.

Now Katie is championing midwives and the work they do after they helped her to deliver her two healthy babies.

Watch the interview above

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as she unveils the Government's long-term plan for the environment later this morning. Supermarkets will be urged to introduce 'plastic-free' aisles, where shoppers can pick up products which are not packaged in plastic. The 5p charge for plastic carrier bags will be extended to all retailers in England, closing the Government's loophole excluding smaller shops, while taxes and charges on single-use items such as takeaway containers will be considered.

  2. The Prime Minister will also meet finance leaders in Downing Street today as part of efforts to keep the business community updated about the Brexit process. The Chancellor and Brexit minister Robin Walker will also be at the meeting with 'various CEOs' and 'European chiefs of financial institutions who have a presence in the UK', the Prime Minister's spokesman said. Meanwhile London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins Good Morning Britain to say half a million jobs would be lost in the UK with a hard Brexit.

  3. Axe-wielding robbers have stormed the Ritz hotel in Paris in a dramatic raid to steal an estimated £4.2 million in jewellery. Five men smashed the windows during the raid which took place around 6.30pm local time. Three of the raiders were soon arrested by police, but two of the gang escaped through a back door.

  4. The death toll of Tuesday's mudslides in California has risen to 17, while more than a dozen remain missing, officials have said. Rescue crews searched for survivors on Wednesday following the disaster that flattened homes and swept away cars.

  5. Prince Harry has not yet asked his brother to be his best man, the Duke of Cambridge disclosed as he joked that he is still working on the diary clash that sees the Royal wedding on the same day as the FA Cup Final.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Jeremy Corbyn criticised Theresa May's handling of the winter health crisis, as the the NHS dominated the first prime minister's questions of the year. The Labour leader drew attention to an ITV News report on hospitals becoming so pushed for space that nurses are having to treat patients in car parks. May apologised to patients who have had operations postponed, but stood firm on the NHS being better funded than ever before under her government.

  2. As part of an overhaul, Jo Whiley will be the first female DJ on Radio 2’s weekday daytime schedule for 20 years, with the news that she’s to co-present a new drivetime show with fellow DJ Simon Mayo. With pay equality under scrutiny, Radio 2 confirmed Mayo and Whiley will earn the same.

  3. According to the Daily Star, Love Island is set to include gay and lesbian contestants in the 2018 series. The applications are now officially open, with the show set to return this summer.

  4. Apple Europe will be paying more than £100m of extra taxes after an audit by HMRC, it has been revealed. The company said the bill of £137m, including interest on the unpaid tax, was a “corporate income tax adjustment” covering the years until September 2015 that “reflects the company’s increased activity”.

  5. Humberside Police are investigating how Laura Plummer, the British woman convicted of drug smuggling in Egypt, obtained the banned painkillers. The 33-year-old was jailed for three years after being caught with almost 300 Tramadol tablets. Det Insp Jon Cross also said they were "looking into the circumstances of how the prescription drugs came to be in her possession”.

'Miracle baby' Vanellope-Hope Wilkins one month on

One month on from the Christmas miracle of the baby who survived being born with her heart outside of her body, Vanellope-Hope Wilkins is still alive, kicking and putting a smile on everyone's face.

At two and a half months old, the little girl is the oldest and only surviving person in the UK suffering from Ectopia Cordis. Her mother Naomi joined us from Glenfield hospital on Wednesday morning to tell us about Vanellope's progress and how her condition is a living learning curve for medical professionals and mum and dad alike.

Talking about how she's been able to hold her daughter three times, Naomi said: "I got a little hold yesterday. To me, it's like you push everything aside to just get that time with her.

"We literally take every day that's given to us. Everything is so trial and error. It's down to her and what she can cope with."

EXCLUSIVE: The Markles on royal engagement plus never before seen footage of Meghan

In their first British TV interview, Meghan Markle's family have told Good Morning Britain how they are are feeling about her forthcoming wedding to Prince Harry.

Providing us with never before seen footage of Meghan sharing tender moments with her father and nephew when she was nine, Tracy Dooley, who used to be married to Meghan's half-brother Thomas Jr, told us the engagement is " a fairytale come true".

Never-before-seen footage of Meghan Markle as a nine year old

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. At least 13 people are dead and 25 left injured in Southern California after flooding and mud slides hit the area. The rain sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that ravaged the state in December.

  2. Human remains have been found at a property in Stockport after a woman walked into a police station and confessed to killing a man 'a number of years ago' before burying him in a garden. The 63 year old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

  3. Actor Michael Douglas and Marvel comics creator Stan Lee are the latest stars to be accused of past sexual harassment. Both deny the claims that have been made, with Douglas coming to the press with his side of the story before it broke. "I felt the need to get ahead of this. It pertains to me but I’m also getting a sense of how it reflects in our culture, and what is going on today. I see it as a cautionary tale," he said.

  4. Every corner shop will have to charge 5p for plastic bags under Government plans to end Britain's 'throwaway culture', Theresa May is expected to announce later this week. The Prime Minister will on Thursday announce a 25-year plan for improving the environment, which will include extending the plastic bag levy to small businesses.

  5. Value for money has not been achieved by the UK's largest rail franchise, the Government spending watchdog said. Passengers on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise have suffered the worst disruption on the network since services began in September 2014, the National Audit Office (NAO) reported. Industrial action has been a 'major contributor' to delays and cancellations but the Department for Transport (DfT) made decisions which 'have negatively impacted on passengers', it found.

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Piers Morgan meets the woman who saved his life!

Gillian, you were my saviour

– Piers Morgan

On today’s Good Morning Britain Piers Morgan met the viewer who alerted him to a potentially deadly blemish after watching him on TV.

Gillian Nuttal, founder of Melanoma UK, spotted a blemish on Piers’s chest while watching ITV’s Serial Killer with Piers Morgan earlier this year and contacted him to advise he got it checked.

Piers visited a dermatologist on her recommendation and now describes Gillian as his 'saviour'.

Piers explained: “[The dermatologist] took one look at it and he cut it out within the hour. He said, ‘Give that lady a gold star’. Because if I hadn’t done something fairly soon he was pretty certain it was going to turn cancerous."