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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. New measures to tackle the gender pay gap come into force today. For the first time the difference between men and women's salaries will be published online. It's hoped that the move will shine a light on workplace practices that could be preventing women from reaching the top of their organisations.

  2. Almost 19 thousand children were admitted to hospital in England and Wales over the last year as a result of self harming. That's according to figures obtained by the NSPCC which show a 14 percent rise since 2013.

  3. The conservatives have held the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat overnight. Their candidate Caroline Johnson won by a clear majority taking 17,570 votes to beat UKIP's Victoria Ayling, who had 4,426. Labour slipped from second place in the 2015 general election to fourth. The by election was prompted by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Philips who disagreed with the government over brexit.

  4. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be bracing himself today for a potentially testing tour of the Middle East after accusing British ally Saudi Arabia of being behind "proxy wars".

  5. The profit produced from council parking charges has reached a record high of three quarters of a billion pounds, a nine percent leap on last year. The figures, from the RAC Foundation, relate to on and off street parking, and penalty notices in England.

Junk food advertising ban across children's media

We’re poisoning our children

– Emma Kenny

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity. The new rules will ban the advertising of food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar across all non-broadcast media targeted at under-16s from July next year.

Child Psychologist Emma Kenny and Tim Rycroft from the Food and Drink Federation joined us to discuss their opposing views on the advertising ban.

While Tim believes the industry is taking strides to deal with the obesity crisis, Emma states the media ban isn't good enough to change the way we deal with food.

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What a giraffe!

After news today that giraffes are in danger of extinction, Kate told fellow presenters of her own up close and personal encounter with a giraffe. A bemused Susanna and Ben watched old footage of Kate feeding a giraffe from her own mouth!

Giraffes have now been classed as vulnerable to extinction with numbers down 40 per cent in the last three decades.

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Cheap flights, travel insurance and West End tickets

Today’s the cheapest day to book Easyjet, Nationwide travel insurance, Soap & Glory, £10 West End theatre tickets and last chance free santa letters. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Deals of the Week.

Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. A report has revealed that hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime. Watchdogs laid bare the scale of the issue - which they have described as the most serious form of corruption. An investigation was launched earlier this year to look into the the extent of the problem.

  2. Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity. The new rules will ban the advertising of food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar across all non-broadcast media targeted at under-16s from July next year.

  3. A committee of MPs are launching an inquiry into the subject of immigration today. The Home Affairs Select Committee will be holding events around the UK to find out what people want when it comes to immigration. In a speech to launch her first major inquiry as Chair of the Housing Allocations Service Centre , Yvette Cooper will say that while people want change, the polls don't tell us what kind of reforms or controls they're looking for.

  4. Parents are being urged to agree social media rules with children ahead of what experts are calling the "most shared Christmas ever" online. Web safety group Internet Matters has issued a "12 shares of Christmas" list of tips for parents to help protect children from over-sharing on social media. This includes guidance on reducing the amount of personal information children share when posting content on social networks.

  5. Local authorities spend less than 1% of their public health budget on mental health, and the figure is shrinking year on year, according to new data from Mind.

Roxy's happy ending!

Roxy the French Bulldog won over the hearts of everybody at GMB when she visited this morning.

Beautiful Roxy, who was smuggled into the country, has been adopted by a loving family since authorities discovered her and a number of other illegally smuggled puppies.

Roxy was illegally imported from Lithuania and seized at Dover, then quarantined by the Dogs Trust.

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Brendan Cole: Alive and Kicking

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole joined us this morning to confirm he is very much alive and kicking. Rumours of his death had previously circulated in the media, which Brendan said made him feel "awkward and uncomfortable".

When asked, Brendan said he would "love" to take the role of a judge on Strictly Come Dancing when Len Goodman leaves at the end of this series. He added: "I find it very easy to be honest, and I know what I'm talking about."

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