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Britain marks Battle of the Somme centenary

Britain has observed a two-minute silence to honour those who fought in the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago today.

Around one million soldiers were killed or injured, including 420,000 British casualties.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend services across the country and in France to mark the centenary.

Richard Gaisford met David, who found his grandfather's diary years after he was killed in the battle. Written in a hand different to his own on the July 1, the day of his death is simply one word: "Killed".

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Andrea Leadsom is in the race to become PM

I'm in it to be the Prime Minister and I genuinely believe it needs someone who understands Europe, which I do

– Andrea Leadsom has become the latest to announce she is running in Tory leadership contest

As Boris Johnson bows out of the bloody battle for No. 10, Prime Ministerial hopeful Andrea Leadsom joins Good Morning Britain to reveal why she thinks she is the person for the top job, her main reason being that she believes the next Prime Minister should be someone who wants to leave the EU.

She also tells us her thoughts on Cameron's resignation, Boris's decision to not try and take his place and why she thinks Britain will be fine outside of the EU. "To me the clear priority is to deliver on the referendum", she told Ben and Kate.

"We've just got to get on with it now."

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Thomas Cullen's amazing online work plea

We meet Thomas Cullen, a young man with learning disabilities, whose online appeal for employment bagged him not one, but three job offers!

Thomas, 20, who has Down's Syndrome, posted the video having failed to find a job after months of trying but is now enjoying his new job working in a pub's kitchen.

He joins us on the GMB sofa along with his mum Carolyn.

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Ceremony to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme

  1. Britain will hold a two-minute silence at 7.28am this morning to honour those who fought in the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago today. Around one million soldiers were killed or injured, including 420,000 British casualties. Ceremonies are being held across the country and in France to mark the centenary.

  2. Theresa May is reported to have built a commanding lead among MPs in the Tory leadership contest. The five candidates, including Michael Gove, will face the first ballot next Tuesday.

  3. A group of MPs says prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting. The government has promised to consider the recommendation.

  4. Scientists say the hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink as a result of a ban on some pollutants. A study found it had reduced in size by one-and-a-half million square miles since 2000 - that's an area the size of India.

  5. Wales take on Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash today. Manager Chris Coleman says it's their biggest match for nearly 60 years!

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Children's hospital 'let down parents'

Where's the accountability for our children who have sadly passed away?

– Faye Valentine's son Luke died after heart surgery at Bristol Hospital

Following the Independent Review of Children's Cardiac Services in Bristol, NHS England pledged to ensure that "a consistent level of care is available for every patient in every part of the country".

We're joined by Faye Valentine, whose son Luke passed away following a heart procedure, and Rachel Puaca, whose son Jack has been left with permanent brain damage after open heart surgery, both at Bristol Hospital.

Both mothers are demanding justice after the hospital admitted the failing was the fault of the staff, but only in private.

Shoreham Crash one year on: Victim's fiancée calls for ban

They keep asking for daddy all the time

– Giovanna says she doesn't have time to grieve

As the air show season gets under way, the fiancée of one of the Shoreham Airshow disaster victims tells us it's time that we took action and banned them.

In her first broadcast interview, Giovanna Chirico tells Ben and Susanna that she is "upset and angry" over the state of a temporary memorial area and lack of plans for a permanent tribute. An arch by the Shoreham tollbridge has been left neglected, surrounded by overgrown bushes, thistles and wrappers.