Brave mums honoured at RNLI event

The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Awards 2015 is taking place at The Barbican in London today.

Andrea Corrie and Victoria Milligan join Lorraine on the sofa as they discuss receiving awards for their charity and fundraising work after losing loved ones.

They encourage others to speak out about their grief and to not be afraid of speaking to a bereaved person; ask them how they are and let them know they're there.

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The youngest member of the Commons since 1667

I have a close family and they are very supportive. I think they are more excited by the fact that Scotland has a voice in Westminster!

– Mhairi Black

Of the 56 SNP MPs starting work in the House of Commons yesterday one stood out from the crowd. She's the house's youngest member since 1667.

Twenty-year-old Mhairi Black's success as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South has made headlines the world over and even landed her column inches in the esteemed New York Times.

She joins Lorraine today to discuss first-week nerves, coping with press pressures and the small matter of her yet to be completed University degreeā€¦

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Have you ever called for an SOS?

Rail passenger Steven Staples called for an SOS after he got locked in the toilets of a train between London and Kent. He tweeted the rail company and was rescued.

But have you ever made a desperate SOS call? Maybe on a first date, tricky work meeting or family gathering?

Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing us at by Tuesday 19 May at 9am. Terms and conditions at, you must be 18 and over.

Yvette Cooper enters the race for Labour leader

I think we we're just too narrow and have to reach out to far more people.

– Yvette Cooper on the direction of the Labour party

Labour shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper joins us following her announcement that she has entered the race to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader.

Yvette reportedly wavered over whether she wanted to stand for the top job, but changed her mind following the election defeat.

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Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

According to a study in today's Times - schools that banned mobiles have seen an improvement in results.

Do let us what you think, should mobile phones be banned from schools? Or do you find it reassuring that you can stay in contact with your child during the day?

Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing us at by Monday 18 May at 9am. Terms and conditions at, you must be 18 and over.

What does your ideal man look like?

Kylie's been discussing her love life or rather lack of it. She says she's giving up on good-looking men and doesn't mind if her next man has grey hair, no hair or even a paunch.

Do get in touch and let us know what features you look for in a man? Is it hair, body, or nice eyes perhaps? And what do you think your partner's best feature is and why?

Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing us at by Monday 18 May at 9am. Terms and conditions, you must be 18 and over.

The rise of the social media star

Making it big in Hollywood used to mean being a movie star but that's no longer the case. Now there's a new type of celebrity emerging - the social media star.

Ross King meets some of online's biggest movers and shakers on the internet in LA.