The risks facing Afghan interpreters is "exactly the same" as the problems facing troops fighting in Afghanistan, the great-grandson of Winston Churchill has told Daybreak.
Alexander Perkins, who has served in two tours of Afghanistan, will hand in a petition calling for more to be done to protect those who translated for the British army.
Signatures to the petition have leapt to 55,000 from 27,000 since this morning.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.