Mum's sepsis bid to Hunt after family tragedy

Losing 44,000 people annually to something that can be treated reasonably easy if caught in time, is not acceptable.

– Melissa Mead

A mother whose 12-month-old son died of blood poisoning after a string of medical blunders has won her campaign for all parents to be warned.

Melissa Mead emerged from an emotional meeting with Jeremy Hunt with a promise for a major information campaign - the the Health Secretary even telling her he will check his own family is safe from the killer disease.

The grieving mum told us in January about how little William died in December 2014 after a series of mistakes by medics. The case put the NHS's 111 service under the spotlight.

Richard's Absolutely Fabulous movie role!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the new film everyone's talking about and our darling Richard Arnold has got a role in it (as well as every other celebrity in the country, it seems!).

Yes, Eddie and Patsy are back and it looks like they're in a spot of trouble after they might have killed a certain globally famous supermodel...

Richard, sweetie - we love your work!

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. A group of Britain's top doctors say that smokers should be actively encouraged to use e-cigarettes because they're far less harmful than cigarettes. In a landmark 200 page report, the Royal College of Physicians says it can lay to rest all the arguments about why e-cigs might be dangerous such as normalising smoking or acting as a gateway to smoking.

  2. The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said he "had been left with no choice" other than to suspend "with immediate effect" chief constable David Crompton following the run-up to and delivery of the Hillsborough verdicts

  3. One in four people with allergies have suffered a reaction while eating out at a restaurant despite new laws around labelling, research by Allergy UK and the Food Standards Agency has found. Complaints from sufferers include staff not understanding how dangerous the allergy could be; staff not knowing what's on the menu or confusing eggs with dairy.

  4. Millions of British holidaymakers heading to the Mediterranean's most popular islands this summer face having to stump up for a new tourist tax - which they'll have to pay on top of the existing cost of their holidays. It could add almost £50 a week for a family of four.

  5. A mum whose young son died of sepsis after a catalogue of mistakes by doctors and an NHS 111 call handler has urged Jeremy Hunt to make sure parents know about the condition- which kills 20 times as many children as meningitis

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Good Morning Britain's Young Hero Award

Today we launch our Good Morning Britain, Young Hero Award, in conjunction with the charity WellChild.

We're joined today by last year's recipient Dylan Bleach who was surprised by Dr Hilary in his school last year - and went on to meet Prince Harry and Pharrell Williams, who gave him his hat!

Now we are looking to find that special inspirational young person who goes beyond what is expected of them for this year's award.

To nominate someone for the 2016 WellChild Awards, email by midday on Friday 6 May 2016.

It's important you read the full terms and conditions making your nomination!

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Could you be hit by new tourism tax?

People heading for holidays in Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Malta could be hit with a new 'tourist tax'.

Families could face a bill of up to £70 after the government of the Balearic Islands introduce the new eco-tax which will fund the protection of the islands.

Holidaymakers are accusing the islands of cashing in following terror attacks in Egypt and Tunisia last year.

Do you feel this tax is valid? Will this affect your choice on where to go for your holiday this year?

Let us know your thoughts in time for our discussion on this subject on Thursday's show. Comment on our Facebook page, tweet us or send us an email to by 6am on Thursday 28 April.

Terms and conditions

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Chloe Madeley slams online body shamers

I'm obviously a fan of how I look, physically

– Chloe Madeley

Chloe Madeley joins GMB today to talk about how she hit back at an online body shamer who branded her six-pack "disgusting" and "unfeminine".

The daughter of TV's Richard and Judy was angered by a comments on a recent Instagram post, which saw her showing off her toned physique in two shots - one airbrushed, and the other untouched.

A female poster said: "Disgusting... theres nothing feminine about that!!!"

An angered Chloe replied to her at length, saying: "Whats disgusting is your ego, for presuming that you know what feminine is".

The qualified fitness trainer tells us about the abuse she gets online and why she continues to post pictures of herself scantily clad despite the haters.

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Orphaned puppy joins family of cats

Now here's a story to make you go "ahhh".

Little Bobby the puppy was left all alone just days after he was born when his mum was fatally hit by a car. Staff at the home he was taken to decided to see how a cat would feel about him joining her litter... and so far, so good!

The story led Piers to compare himself to Bobby when he first joined GMB. A puppy amongst kittens? More like a cat amongst pigeons, Piers...

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