Government launches sham marriage crackdown

The Government launches a crackdown on sham marriages today after estimates suggest up to 10,000 sham marriages take place every year.

From today all couples tying the knot will face tougher rules including having to give 28 days notice before getting married and automatic referrals to the Home Office if one or both parties could gain an immigration advantage from the marriage or civil partnership.

Jonathan Swain tells us more, and reveals exclusive footage of a raid at a registry office.

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Basil Brush is a Full On Fox!

Telly's foxiest puppet graces Good Morning Britain with a visit to talk about his Full On Fox tour and new TV show Basil Brush Official, which sees him and his trusty sidekick Mr Stephen take part in many adventures, including impersonating Elvis, jet skiing and going on safari!

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'I don't think I'd be very good' at being Prime Minister

I don't think that's my role in life, I don't think I'd be very good at it either.

– Nigel Farage on whether he thinks he'd make a good Prime Minister

In the first in our series of interviews with party leaders in the run up to the 2015 general election we speak to Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

In a frank interview with Kate Garraway the party leader opens up about the failure of his first marriage as he confesses if he'd listened to his current wife more he'd have saved himself a "bit of heartache". Farage also admits his family probably wishes he never entered politics and that he doesn't think being Prime Minister is his role in life.

Speaking about the other party leaders he said if they were a flavour they'd be 'vanilla', when asked what flavour he would be he suggested, 'how about marmite... some people love it'.

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What's your favourite children's book?

Ahead of World Book Day on Thursday, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has topped a kids' favourite book list. We'd like to know what book would you put at the top of a list of books which children should enjoy.

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