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Kathy Lette and son Jules on autism awareness

It's not a label, it's a compliment if you have autism

– Holby City actor Jules Robertson on living with autism

It's Autism Awareness week and alarming figures reveal that only 15 percent of people with the condition are in work.

Amanda Holden sat down with author and autism advocate Kathy Lette and her son Jules Robertson, who has Asperger's Syndrome, to talk about his personal experiences of autism, his role in BBC's Holby City as Jason Hayes, who has the disability, and why getting people on the autism spectrum into work is so important.

"I think that's often why companies don't employ people with autism because they are very frank, but I think it's wonderful to be around people who are so honest," Kathy told Amanda.

On accepting and celebrating peoples' differences, Kathy added: ''I always say to Jules there's no such thing as normal and abnormal, there's ordinary and extraordinary ... people on the spectrum are so unique and interesting."

Ambitious About Autism

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April Fool alert!

This morning Dan Wootton reported a big music exclusive - that Tom Fletcher was putting his managing hat on to form a musical supergroup, starring his very own two-year-old son Buzz on drums!

As much as this story would be amazing and admittedly, rather alarming, we have to admit it was nothing more than an April Fools' Day gag!

Did we fool you?

Marathon Man ran 370 marathons in one year!

I'm just a nutter trying to inspire that's all

– Rob Young on his epic marathon effort!

Rob Young, also known as Marathon Man, is a world record breaker running a total 370 marathons in one year, raising £80,000 for children's charities in the process.

After watching the 2014 London marathon, Rob was inspired to raise money for charity and ran his first marathon the very next day. He continued to run for 420 days completing the equivalent of 476 marathons in total and running over 12,000 miles.

Brussels attacks: Latest developments

In the wake of yesterday's horrific attacks in Brussels, Lorraine is joined by Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce with reaction and the latest developments.

Up to 34 people were killed and countless more injured in explosions targeting Brussels' international airport and metro system.

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The suicide bombers who attacked the international airport have been named as Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui and were known to police. An international manhunt is underway for a third suspect pictured with them on CCTV at the airport.

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Jayne Senior on Rotherham child abuse scandal

Children do tell fibs, but what children don't do is make up some of those stories. They were constantly accused of telling lies

– Jayne Senior on exposing the Rotherham abuse scandal

The youth worker who played a key role in exposing the Rotherham abuse scandal joins Lorraine ahead of her book release which reveals in detail for the first time how she blew the whistle and helped get the victims the justice they deserved.

At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited by gangs of men in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

Meet the cancer whisperer inspiring millions

A mother who is living with incurable cancer is inspiring millions with her unique and positive approach to the illness. Sophie Sabbage has just released a book, part memoir part self-help, to help others living with the disease and joins Lorraine to share her experience.

The writer and former psychologist was 48 and relishing the job of being a mother to her daughter, Gabriella, after years of failed IVF treatment when she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2014, following a sudden onset of back pain.

Although Sophie is living with the disease, she detests the term 'battling cancer' and has documented her own personal journey in new book, The Cancer Whisperer: How To Let Cancer Heal Your Life, encouraging others to talk about their experience while helping them to deal with their diagnosis.

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