Inflation in the UK is at its highest since April 2012 at 3 percent, figures released by the Office for National Statistics have revealed, with wages only growing by 2.1 percent in the last year on average. It comes as families already face rising airfares, electricity and fuel prices. The rise in inflation may also put pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates in November. The rise is being blamed on rising food prices and transport costs.
A key economic survey has said today that reversing Brexit would have a 'significant' positive impact on the UK’s economic growth. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also warned that a 'no deal', would see investment seize up, the pound hit new lows and the UK’s credit rating cut. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the UK would consider the report and see how it could act.
IS has been defeated in Raqqa by a US-backed coalition made up of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters. Raqqa was regarded by the extremist group as their 'capital' of their 'caliphate', imposing their idea of strict Islamic law and carrying out their most radical behaviour, including beheadings, crucifixions and torture to terrorise residents who opposed its rule. A statement declaring victory is expected to be made soon as the clear up operation begins.
Ex-hurricane Ophelia has brought more disruption to the UK as winds of up to 77 miles per hour were recorded today. The storm has killed three people in the Republic of Ireland as it ripped off roofs, tore down trees and whipped up waves in the country. More than 200,000 people remain without power in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland today. Scotland, Wales and parts of England are also braced for disruption.
The Duchess of Cambridge (above) is expected to give birth to the in April, it was announced today by Kensington Palace. The child will be a younger brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte with the couple saying they’re 'delighted'. The new baby will be fifth in line for the throne.
O.M.G. Richard talks about THAT dramatic final episode of Liar and brings us news of a second series... plus, which long-running BBC programme is facing the axe?
Samantha Geimer was assaulted by director Roman Polanski in 1977, when she was aged just 13 and this morning told Good Morning Britain she forgave Polanski "many, many years ago".
Samantha said: “Forgiveness doesn’t come hard to me. I was having so much other trouble in life due to the court and the media that that really overtook and overwhelmed my whole family.”
Am I coming back next year? Am I not?
Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole two-stepped his way into the Good Morning Britain studio today with his new dance partner - Charlotte Hawkins' adorable daughter Ella Rose!
Brendan, who paired up with Charlotte on Strictly, not only gave his former dance partner a bigger bouquet of flowers than Piers Morgan but he also cleared up the rumours about him leaving the dance show...
Watch the full interview above
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Eighties superstar Terence Trent D’Arby, now Sananda Maitreya, told Good Morning Britain why, in 2001, he legally changed his identity to save his life.
Speaking from Italy the singer said: “I have succeeded in the world that I have established for myself, away from all the madness. You have to understand that almost all of my close peers, almost all of them, are dead."
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Do you ever wonder where you come from? Forget straight family trees - in a modern twist millions of people around the world have undergone DNA tests to find out more.
Not only did we find out the ethnic makeup of our presenters, but this morning Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid met their matches, literally.
Piers discovered he's a descendent of Robert the Bruce, who was the King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. He also found out his genetic makeup consists of 91 percent Irish/ Scottish/ Welsh, 6.5 percent Eastern European, 1.6 percent West Asian and 0.8 percent Middle Eastern.
Tuesday 17 October: Charlotte Hawkins is wearing a Diva Catwalk red dress and Office shoes
Tuesday 17th October: Susanna Reid is wearing a Fenn Wright & Manson blouse, a Luke Lovely faux leather skirt and Office suede shoes