Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign helps people who are lonely over Christmas - and so far more than 50 million minutes have been pledged!
For people who have lost a loved one the festive period is especially difficult. A GMB and OnePoll survey said a quarter of people felt lonely at Christmas - and one in 20 said that they have cancelled Christmas after the death of a loved one.
Sands United are supporting GMB’s 1 Million Minutes campaign to speak about loneliness and how they started a football team to help combat the grief.
A survey by Good Morning Britain has found that more than half of Brits felt lonely after losing someone they were close to, a third said such a loss had had a detrimental effect on their mental health - we want to change that.
Good Morning Britain is encouraging everyone to get involved in our 1 Million Minutes campaign to help lonely people in the UK. We want the nation to pledge time to help people who have lost a loved one and reach out in support of those who are lonely.
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has opened up about how he helped his son, Ethan, cope with the tragic death of his wife and mother of his son.
Gemma was admitted to hospital in November 2017 after complaining of headaches for three weeks. She'd been to the doctors three times in six days - but the source of the issue had not been diagnosed.
After being rushed to A&E, medics at the Royal Berks Hospital diagnosed Gemma with acute myeloid leukaemia - a rare and devastating strain of blood cancer. She was put on an intense course of chemotherapy but passed away days later.
1 in 20 Brits won't celebrate Christmas this year after the death of someone they were close to.
Research by Good Morning Britain has found that for 5% of the population, there will be no Christmas tree, no presents exchanged, no turkey dinner.
A further 1 in 6 said they had or would be having a low key Christmas following the death of a loved one.
Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins and Richard Arnold run through what's trending today:
- Theresa May is on the brink of losing the top job after 48 letters of no-confidence triggered a leadership challenge.
- Piers has applied to be Donald Trump's chief of staff - and the White House has responded.
Tory rebels have gathered enough support to call a vote of no-confidence against Theresa May, in the hopes to oust her as Prime Minister.
This morning, chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady announced they reached the threshold of 48 letters of no-confidence against Theresa May, thus triggering a leadership contest.
The Prime Minister responded with a powerful statement which sent one message: she won't back down.
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, she said she would tackle the no-confidence vote “with everything I’ve got”.
"A change in leadership in the Conservative Party now will put our country's future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it.”
Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil hit out at plans to have her hologram performing on stage saying: “The idea that it’s anything remotely like Amy to me is completely misleading."
The Amy Winehouse tour is expected to commence in 2019 to celebrate the singer who died seven years ago. Her father Mitch Winehouse, who is involved in setting up the event, said his daughter's image will appear in a number of countries supported by a live band and backing singers.
On Good Morning Britain, her ex-husband slammed her father's plans: “It’s old footage, it can’t be anything new. It can’t have the same interaction to Amy, it can’t be the same… I’m a bit concerned... there would be no human element to it."