Are babysitters getting a bad deal?

A mother has sparked a heated online debate after admitting that she begrudges paying her babysitter the minimum wage.

The woman - who goes by the alias Niloufes on parenting site Mumsnet - said her babysitter had requested a pay rise from £6 an hour to £7.20, in line with the minimum wage. The mother went on to say she felt £7.20 was a bit steep for 'just sitting and watching TV'.

Do you think baby sitters should be paid the minimum wage? Perhaps you think they should be paid even more? Or do you agree with this lady that £7.20 is a bit much? We'd love to hear from you!

Get in touch via our Facebook page, tweet us or send us an email to by 8am on Friday 27 May.

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Travellers told to prepare for standstill in France

British holidaymakers are braced for half-term misery as fuel strikers threaten to bring French roads to a standstill - while the country's striking air traffic controllers cause havoc for Brits trying to fly to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.

Ninety flights cancelled so far and French protesters have clashed with police in several cities. Bridges and motorways have been blockaded and power cuts are threatened as widespread civil unrest grips the country.

Flights to and from Paris, Nantes and Toulouse have been affected, and a rolling strike by train drivers has brought further disruption to regional and commuter rail services.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Thousands of travellers are bracing themselves for the worst as they're being warned to take precautions as protests by striking workers in France are causing blockades at oil refineries to leave 12,500 fuel pumps running towards empty

  2. A step closer to having Donald Trump as president: The controversial politician has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination

  3. Mobile phone users can send a simple, free text message to opt out of unwanted sales calls from today. The text-to-register service, launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Ofcom, allows you to add their number to the UK's official "do not call" database.

  4. The name's Bond... JANE Bond. Middle-age women are being targeted by MI6 recruitment chiefs to become a new generation of mid-career women to their ranks. Poll: Should the next Bond film star be female?

  5. DRUNK ON PLANES: Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures have revealed. At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016.

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Bus driver wins £6 million, goes to work the next day

I know there are quite a few shift workers that use that route and rely on the service

– Bus driver Kevin explains why he returned to work

If you won £6.1 million would you turn up for work the next day?

Well bus driver Kevin Jones did just that! He joined us on the phone this morning to explain exactly why he thought it was his "duty" to provide a bus service that morning.

Kevin, you put the 'great' in Great Britain!

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Good Morning Spain!

Is the sun about to set on Britain's love affair with Spain?

Kate joins us live from the European Union's fifth largest economy, Spain, where she's talking to some of the one million British expats who relocate there every year.

They all agree that the Spanish sunshine is great, but now they face fear, confusion and uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum. David Cameron has said holidays to Europe could cost £230 more on average if we leave the EU because of a weaker pound, increased air fairs and higher phone bills

The expats Kate spoke to are split on a Brexit decision - some are proud to be EU citizens and others believe Britain could survive solo once more. However, concerns around healthcare and pensions remain pertinent.

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