Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Today sees the dissolution of Parliament and the official start of the 2015 General Election campaign, with the Lib Dems and Ukip already kicking off their campaigns

  2. Easter travel plans could be hit by the same kind of chaos that occurred at Christmas as Network Rail gears up to close multiple lines

  3. The Director-General of the BBC is being protected by an elite squad of bodyguards after receiving a death threat over the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson

  4. The body confidence of young girls deteriorates rapidly as they progress through school, according to new research

  5. Britain's most senior psychiatrist has warned airline authorities to avoid a kneejerk reaction to last week's tragedy, to avoid the panicked reaction to cases like that of Harold Shipman

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Girls suffer with poor body image at school

The body confidence of young girls deteriorates rapidly as they progress through school, according to new research.

New figures from the Government Equalities Office show that one in five primary school age girls say they have been on a diet, while 87 percent of girls aged 11-21 think that women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability.

Poor body image among girls has also been associated with low participation in sport.

The research shows that 23 percent of girls aged 7-21 don't participate in exercise because they are unhappy with their body image, and 48 percent of girls think getting sweaty from taking part in sports is unfeminine.

There is also new insight into the long-term consequences of poor body image among young girls, which is associated with lower confidence, lower aspirations and lower social participation.

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The start of the general election campaign

Monday will see the dissolution of Parliament and the official start of the election campaign. With some MPs destined never to return to the House of Commons, offices are shut down and the keys to the country are handed over to the civil service for six or so weeks.

The rise of social media has raised an interesting issue - given that from 00:01 on Monday 30 March, there are no Members of Parliament and consequently they have to give up the title Member of Parliament or MP. Nothing can convey the impression they are MPs - causing a major headache for the hundreds of members who have the initials in their Twitter name.

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Dermot O'Leary quits The X Factor

I'd like to thank ITV, Simon, The X Factor family and particularly the viewers, all of whom have been a big part of my life for so long.

– Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary has tweeted to say that after eight years he will be leaving The X Factor.

On Twitter he said: I'd like to wish the team all the best for the future, especially whoever takes over from me."

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Hugh Bonneville bids farewell to Downton

We were amazed it went beyond Series 1

– Hugh Bonneville on the end of Downton

Hugh Bonneville joins us to chat about the release of Paddington on DVD and the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey - after it was announced that the sixth series will be its last yesterday.

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