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Maternity discrimination on the rise

In the last ten years the number of women forced to leave their job due to pregnancy discrimination has more than doubled. The Women and Equalities Committee is now calling for employers to be band from making women redundant during and after pregnancy. They also are asking to reduce the amount it costs (£1200) for employment tribunal fees.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Today the Prime Minister calls the Cabinet to Chequers to pitch an exit strategy from Europe. MPs are gathering at the Prime Minister's country house for what could be their most important cabinet meeting yet - as Theresa May hints towards triggering Article 50, and inevitably leaving the European Union. Over the summer ministers were asked by Mrs May to begin Britain's Brexit plans by outlining what they see as "opportunities" for their department.

  2. Singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a stand-off with police at his home in Los Angeles. The troubled former-boyfriend of Rihanna has a history violence and misdemeanours.

  3. The Government faces calls for stronger workplace protections, as new mothers say they face more injustice now than a decade ago. With record numbers of women in work, a new report says discrimination against pregnant employees is at shocking levels. The Women and Equalities Committee is demanding the government take action.

  4. A report from the Children's Society reveals that a third of young girls in the UK are anxious about their appearance and more than a quarter of a million girls in Britain are unhappy with their lives. The government is now being asked to take action to improve children's happiness as the report highlights a clear link between unhappiness and mental health problems

  5. A recent survey for the Dogs Trust found 73% of people come across dog mess in their local area at least once a week. With local council's receiving over 81,000 complaints, the Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy are set to tackle the issue with the The Big Scoop campaign that encourages dog owners to pick up after their dog.

EXCLUSIVE: Craig David performs acoustic version of new single Ain't Giving Up

Comeback kid Craig David joined us today to perform an exclusive acoustic version of current single, Ain't Giving Up, and discuss life back in the spotlight.

With his new album, Following My Intuition, due to be released on September 30th, an incredible 2016 shows no signs of slowing down for the UK garage star who burst back onto the scene when he joined Reggie 'N' Bollie in last year's X Factor final for a rendition of his classic hit Rewind.

Twins conjoined at birth prepare to start school

It was a very hard time for us. Every milestone is special.

– Mum Angela Formosa says their survival still makes her emotional

Conjoined twins are incredibly rare - occurring once in every 200,000 births.

Twins Ruby and Rosie Formosa had complex separation surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, just a day after they were born conjoined in July 2012. Four years later, the girls will join the thousands of children from across the UK who are going to school for the very first time this September.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is travelling to Paris to fight off proposals to let thousands of migrants claim asylum in the UK while still on French soil.

  2. Comedy legend Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. The movie star earned fame through roles in hits Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

  3. The British backpacker described as a hero for his attempts to save a fellow traveller from being stabbed to death has died from his wounds. Tom Jackson fought to save Mia Ayliffe-Chung from an attack at a hostel in Queensland in Australia a week ago

  4. Women suffering from heart attacks are 50 per cent more likely to be wrongly diagnosed. A new study found that doctors often dismiss their symptoms as indigestion or mild chest or neck pain.

  5. About 6,500 migrants, including children and mothers with babies, have been rescued off the coast of Libya in one of the biggest operations of its kind. Dozens of old boats packed with families had set off along a 12 mile stretch of the African coast to try and reach Europe.