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Soul legend Aretha Franklin dies age 76

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 at her home in Detroit. A representative for the family reportedly said that she died on Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer.

It follows a 2010 diagnosis for the disease.

With an impressive vocal range, the star secured fame with hits such as Respect, I Say A Little Prayer and Natural Woman. Her career spanned several decades, becoming a household name after a string of hits and securing her place in music's Hall of Fame.

On social media, celebrities are posting tributes to the singer.

Apple Chief Tim Cook said: "Her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world. Our thoughts are with her family, her loved ones and fans everywhere."

Morgan Freeman tweeted US President Donald Trump asking what the death of the star means for the history of civil rights in the US. He signed off the tweet using the trending hashtag #RIPArethaFranklin.

Syrian toddler washed ashore needs to inspire more change, says aunt

The photo of a Syrian toddler’s body on a Turkish beach made international headlines three years ago. Today, young Alan’s aunt Tima Kurdi said she hopes his tragic story can inspire more change for refugees.

Tima told Good Morning Britain: “We all know back in 2015 when everybody saw that image it changed people, the way they look at the situation, they start to open [up] and want to do something. It takes only like a few months. If you ask me, going back and witnessing the refugee camp, the situation, the number of refugees is triple the number – every year it’s getting worse and worse."

Tima hopes the UK can follow Canada's lead and welcome more refugees.

She went on to say: "What kind of generation are we creating? If we’re going to look back a few years from now we’re going to feel ashamed of ourselves if we don’t do anything.”

Watch the full interview above.

Sadiq Khan: 'I’m a big advocate of part pedestrianising Parliament Square'

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today told Good Morning Britain that he believed part of Parliament Square should be shut to drivers following the recent Westminster incident.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ranvir Singh, he said: “I’m a big advocate of part pedestrianising Parliament Square. After the incident in Westminster Bridge last March, there have been temporary barriers put into place in many of the bridge across London. We are doing things like designing out the possibility of a hostile vehicle smashing into pedestrians or buildings."

The London Mayor went on to say: "There is other work taking place. City Hall, working with the Palace and local experts, we are seeing if permanent plans can be in place to part-pedestrianise that part of Parliament Square."

Watch the full interview above.

'The suspect is not cooperating' says Met Police Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the suspect arrested on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash is not cooperating with police.

At 7.30am a silver Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision in front of the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barrier.

Armed police on Victoria Embankment in Westminster.

Eyewitness shares account of moment Westminster terror attack unfolded

Central London was on lockdown this morning as the Metropolitan Police launched a counter-terror investigation into the incident.

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.37am. The suspect is believed to be in his late 20s and is being held on suspicion of terror offences.

Scotland Yard said: "There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage."

BREAKING: Man arrested by armed police on suspicion of terrorism after car crashes outside Parliament

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.30am on Tuesday 14th August.

The man arrested is believed to be in his late 20s and is being held on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Scotland Yard said: "There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage."

The force spokesman added: "At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation."

Two people were treated at the scene in Westminster for injuries that are not thought to be serious, London Ambulance Service said.

Police activity near the Houses of Parliament

Rail fare hikes are expected to cost passengers hundreds of pounds

Rail passengers are being warned to expect fares to rise by 3.5 percent next year, adding hundreds of pounds to the cost of the average season ticket.

This comes after new research suggests that punctuality and customer service has slumped.

The Government is now being urged to commit to a price freeze on fares until services improve.

Watch the latest from Good Morning Britain reporter Nick Dixon.

Domestic abuse victim tells harrowing story of how his dad killed his mother and sister

Luke Hart grew up in what he thought was a normal family.

With a large house, frequent trips out as a pack of five, Luke and his brother Ryan were two A* students. Sister, Charlotte, was a keen horse rider and best friends with mum, Claire. For a while, the family lived a self-sufficient lifestyle with little money before their mother took a job at a supermarket and they moved to a small village, along with dad Lance.

As far as everything appeared, all seemed as it should be. But it wasn't.

Luke's father, Lance Hart, had a controlling hold on Luke's mother and siblings, exercising a grip on every element of their lives. The regime of fear he maintained over the family was ruthless - there was no step he was unwilling to take to maintain his control.