What now in Alice Gross case?

The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated by police as a murder inquiry after a body was found in a west London river.

Detectives say significant efforts were made to conceal the body, which was discovered on Tuesday night.

We're joined by child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas who tells us what the police will be doing now and more that could emerge about the case.

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Hundreds of GP surgeries could close

Up to 543 GP practices in England - potentially rising to nearly 600 across the UK - could be forced to close within the next year because of a deepening crisis in GP recruitment and retention, which is leaving many practices unable to replace family doctors who are retiring from the profession.

New figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners show that over 90% of the GPs working in these practices are now aged over 60.

We find out more from GP Helen Pearson in Cheshire.

Read more: GP hiring crisis 'could leave thousands without a doctor'

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East End bad boys and Corrie killers scrub up

Coming up today, we go behind the scenes as East End bad boys and Corrie killers scrub up for a night on the tiles at this year's Inside Soap Awards.

And talking about parties, there'll be a few sore heads this morning after Lorraine Kelly's 30 years of broadcasting bash - Richard snuck in and he's got all the details for us

Plus it's good news for dads who want to get more involved in their partner's pregnancy, Martin Lewis has half-term fun for all the family and we'll have the latest news that you're waking up to this morning.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

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Time off for men to make ante-natal trips

Partners will be be able to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to ante-natal appointments from the start of October.

New Government regulations come into force to allow men to be more involved in their partner's pregnancy. It comes after one in three men in the UK have said they feel left out of pregnancy and sidelined at the birth.

Do you want your partner at ante-natal appts?

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Do you want your partner at ante-natal appts?

As new rules allow dads to take unpaid time off work to go to antenatal appointments, we want to know what you think. Dads - are you happy with the changes? Mums - would you want your partner at appointments?

Get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or by emailinggmb@itv.com, before 8am on Thursday 2 October 2014. You must be 18 and over, terms at itv.com/terms.

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China warns Hong Kong over 'illegal' protests

China's foreign minister has issued a stern warning over the growing number of "illegal" pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in Hong Kong.

Wang Yi issued the warning while visiting Washington, and said the protests were an "internal affair".

Secretary of state John Kerry urged Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint when dealing with protesters of the so-called "umbrella revolution".

Pro-democracy protests, made up of mostly students and the Occupy movement, began last week when Beijing announced it would be vetting all candidates for the 2017 chief executive of Hong Kong elections.

More and more people have joined the protests and numbers swelled yesterday, which was a national holiday. Protesters are calling for the chief executive Leung Chun-ying to step down.

Alice Gross' parents: 'We are completely devastated'

The family of murdered teenager Alice Gross have said they are "completely devastated" by the loss of their youngest daughter.

Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss thanked the community for their support and urged any members of the public to contact the police if they had information which would help catch their daughter's killer.

In a statement released via the Metropolitan police, the family, who live in west London, said they were "struggling to come terms" with why anyone would want to hurt 14-year-old Alice.

We have been left completely devastated by the recent developments and it is difficult to comprehend that our sweet and beautiful daughter was the victim of a terrible crime. Why anyone would want to hurt her is something that we are struggling to come to terms with.

Alice was a loving and much loved daughter and sister, a quirky live spark of a girl, beautiful inside and out. She was a funny companion, a loyal friend, both passionate and compassionate, and so talented with a bright future ahead of her. She brought so much joy to our family and those who knew her.

We still don't know who is responsible for this crime and we ask that people continue to help the police by giving them information that could help bring the perpetrator to justice.

We would like to thank all those that have supported us in our efforts to find Alice, especially the local community; it is comforting to know that so many people care.

– Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss