Shoppers turn their backs on supermarkets

A growing number of shoppers are turning their backs on the UK's supermarkets - in favour of the German discount stores Lidl and Aldi.

A survey by Good Morning Britain has found that it's cost that is driving this change in our retail habits.

  • A OnePoll survey for Good Morning Britain has found nearly half of you (44%) say price determines where you do the weekly shop
  • More than a third (38%) of shoppers have changed supermarkets in the past year
  • And of those, almost two-thirds (61%) say they switched to take advantage of cheaper prices

Tensions in Missouri stoked by second shooting

Police stand at the ready before dispersing a crowd

Tensions in Ferguson in Missouri have been stoked by a second fatal shooting by police yesterday - this time of a man they claim was armed and attempting to rob a shop.

A grand jury in the state will consider today whether to press charges against a policeman accused of shooting dead the teenager Michael Brown.

Michael Brown's cousin says his death was a 'blatant assassination'

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Islamic State militants release a video which they say shows them beheading kidnapped American photographer James Foley

  2. Domestic abuse is not just physical, that's according to the Home Secretary who wants to jail bullying and controlling partners

  3. Tensions in Ferguson in Missouri have been stoked by a second fatal shooting by police yesterday - this time of a man they claim was armed and attempting to rob a shop

  4. A two-year-old girl and her mother are reported to have died in Gaza, as airstrikes ended a truce between Israel and Hamas overnight

  5. Breastfeeding can improve the mental health of new mums, according to new research, but it's also found that those who plan to breast feed, and then can't

Breastfeed 'to avoid postnatal depression'

New research suggests breastfeeding makes postnatal depression less likely

Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop postnatal depression, a new study has found. The survey of the mothers of almost 14,000 babies discovered that women who planned to breastfeed, and went on to, were 50% less likely to become depressed than mothers who didn't.

Women who planned to breastfeed, but couldn't, were at the highest risk of postpartum depression, according to the research published in the journal Maternal and Child Health.

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Non-violent domestic abuse may be criminalised

A new law is being looked at which could offer protection to victims of psychological abuse

Psychological abuse in relationships could become just as criminal as physical violence, under a proposed new law.

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has launched a consultation to look at strengthening the law on domestic violence by creating a new offence of domestic abuse.

It would offer victims protection from controlling and coercive behaviour such as being threatened with violence, cut off from friends and family, or denied access to money.

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US journalist 'executed by Islamic State'

An American journalist has been killed by Islamic State militants, the group claims. The White House is working to determine whether a video of the alleged execution of James Foley is authentic.

A US Government spokeswoman said:

If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist.

– US Government spokeswoman