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Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Charlie Gard's parents are back in court to seek permission to take their son home to die. Lawyers for Charlie's parents have accused Great Ormond Street Hospital of putting 'obstacles' in the couple's way of bringing Charlie home.

  2. Prince Philip's final public engagement as a royal before he retires will take place in early August, it has been announced. The Duke of Edinburgh, who hangs up his professional gloves at the age of 96, will bow out from official royal duties following a Royal Marines' charity parade.

  3. The number of vacant job posts in the NHS rose to 86,000 in 2017 as the Government insisted staffing is a 'priority'. Between January 2017 and March 2017, the number of vacancies rose by 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016.

  4. A stepfather has been jailed for life after being found guilty of battering a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer. Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend's son Alex Malcolm to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford.

  5. Breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been struck off after he left hundreds of patients scarred and disfigured by carrying out needless operations for more than a decade. The 59-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison in May after he was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against 10 patients.

Rear of the Year: Harmless fun or outdated and irrelevant?

For more than 40 years the British public has been cherry picking their favourite Rears of the Year and this year is no different.

Idris Elba bumped both Prince Harry and Harry Styles off the top spot to be named the best male, while Countdown's Rachel Riley took the crown for the best female.

But are the awards behind the times or is it just a cheeky bit of fun?

This morning we were joined by journalist Alix O'Neill, who says the awards are outdated and irrelevant, and actress and former glamour model Linda Lusardi, who supports the competition as light-hearted fun.

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Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off

One of our favourite impressionists joined us this morning to talk about his forthcoming tour, The Great British Take Off.

The comedian also took the time out to do some Love Island narrating in his well-loved Donald Trump and David Attenborough voices.

Watch the incredibly funny interview above.

Did Jeremy Corbyn promise to write off student debt?

Jeremy Corbyn has come under heavy criticism from some members of the public after he was accused of going back on his pledge to write off student debt.

However, the Labour leader insisted he had not made a commitment during the election campaign, but would look at ways of "reducing that debt burden".

Earlier we were joined by Shadow Secretary for Education, Angela Rayner, who defended Corbyn's comments and insisted that Labour "did not commit to removing all of the debt".

After the interview we unearthed a tweet by Labour MP Sharon Hodgson, implying that Labour could write off all student debt. Take a look at her tweet below:

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their legal fight for treatment for their terminally ill baby and are spending their "last precious moments" with him. Reading a statement, Connie Yates, Charlie's mother, told the court room: "This is one of the hardest things that we will ever have to say and we are about to do the hardest thing that we'll ever have to do, which is to let our beautiful little Charlie go."

  2. Police in London are now being equipped with acid crime kits following the rise in acid attacks in the capital. Patrol cars are being supplied with five litres of water bottles to supply to potential victims.

  3. Half of children helped by foodbanks over summer holiday months are primary school students according to new data. The Trussell Trust reveals that last summer 47% of children who received support from foodbanks in its network were just 5-11 years old.

  4. Donald Trump's son-in-law has denied colluding with Russia during President Trump's electoral campaign. In a public statement, the 36-year-old said: "The records and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper, and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign."

  5. The winners of Rear of the year will be revealed later on today. Barbara Windsor won the first award in 1976, presented as a one-off accolade. But is it sexist and outdated or just a bit of light-hearted fun? We'll be discussing this more during the show.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. The parents of Charlie Gard will spend the 'last precious moments' with their terminally-ill son after ending a five-month legal fight to take him to the US for experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates said letting Charlie go is the 'hardest thing they will ever have to do' as they paid an emotional tribute to their 'warrior' son.

  2. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviserJared Kushner has denied that he or anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during the US election and the following transition period.

  3. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences at Stansted Airport in Essex. The teenager, from Kent, was held by counter-terrorism officers as he prepared to board an international flight.

  4. A manhunt is underway after at least five people were injured, two seriously, in a chainsaw attack in Switzerland. The incident is not believed to be terror-related.

  5. Millions of Love Island fans are expected to tune into the grand final tonight where the last remaining couples will battle it out to win the hit reality series and scoop £50,000 in prize money.

Charlie Gard's parents end legal battle: 'We are sorry we could not save you'

We are sorry we could not save you

– Charlie Gard's parents abandon legal fight to take their terminally-ill son to the US for experimental treatment

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal battle over treatment for their terminally-ill son, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."

Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced their decision as a High Court judge was preparing to oversee the latest round of a five-month legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment.

Should NHS staff pay for parking?

I fear I owe over £12,000 at the moment. I get at least two fines a week

– Nurse Doris

The controversy surrounding hospital parking charges has been the hot topic of conversation after the Cardiff hospital workers, who lost their court appeal, racked up almost £70,000 worth of parking fines.

Some nurses now fear they may lose their homes or even file for bankruptcy.

This morning we were joined by six brave nurses who shared their frustrations after being hit with high hospital parking fines.

Should the NHS staff be ordered to pay their parking fines? Watch the full discussion above.

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