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Outrage as upskirting ban backed by Holly is blocked

Today we were looking forward to congratulating Gina Martin on a victory for women. A victim of upskirting, Gina had taken her campaign to put a stop to it to parliament. On Friday, it was announced it had government support and would become part of a bill to make upskirting a criminal offence. But when the bill was read out, Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope shouted ‘object’. That’s all it took to stop the campaign in its tracks. Sir Christopher's objection was met with cries of ‘shame’ and has caused national outrage, with even the PM getting involved.

Today, Gina is back to explain why he did it, and to reveal what happens next for the campaign.

Martin Lewis: Could you spot a scam?

It’s Citizen’s Advice Scam Awareness month. And the timing is crucial after it was revealed TSB’s meltdown meant 1,300 TSB customers had money stolen by fraudsters. Scammers are getting more professional, and they love to target the most vulnerable. So our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is here to explain what to look out for and how to protect yourself.

The world reacts to Thomas Markle's interview

It was his little princess. He wanted to be there and give her away. I think in the end he blames himself a little bit, he wishes he’d never done the staged photos with the paparazzi guy. That’s why it’s so important he got the chance today to really explain this stuff.

– Piers Morgan talks Thomas Markle

Meghan Markle's dad Thomas has stunned the world this morning by giving his first-ever television interview.

Joining us now is the man who was asking the questions - Piers Morgan. And what will the Palace be making of it all? We ask royal editor Camilla Tominey.

Father's Day of Dreams goes up, up and away!

This weekend is our opportunity to say thank you to our dear old dads and father figures. Alison Hammond is surprising one World War II enthusiast who’s always wanted in an authentic aircraft which trained pilots at the time.

Well today's the day, as he’s been nominated by his two children to live out his dreams.

Suffering from hay fever? Watch our expert's advice!

It’s said to be the highest pollen count in over a decade - with around 20 million of us expected to be affected by hay fever over the next few weeks. According to the Met Office, grass pollen levels are to blame - triggering reactions which include sneezing, coughing, runny or blocked noses, itchy watery eyes, headaches, earaches and tiredness. So how can we take on hay fever?

From the right amount of antihistamines to reducing the redness - to what products to buy - top Hay fever expert Dr Glenis Scadding is here with all the advice you need.

Martin Lewis' summer sales round-up

Last chance free £100 plus 2% cashback on bills, summer sale round-up, cheap Odeon tickets and 16-17 summer holiday camp. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.

Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.

Is it important for children to learn how to fail?

Back in the day, taking part in your school sports day egg and spoon race or jumping around in a sack was seen as fun, with just a touch of competitiveness, but today the races seem to mean so much more! This week, parents at one school in Cardiff have been using video evidence to dispute the final result of their children taking part, plus - last year, a survey revealed more than half of primary schools were to hold non-competitive sports days where everyone was seen as a winner.

So has it all gone too far, and is it important for children to learn how to fail?

Former Olympic hurdler and mum of three Sally Gunnell says yes - being competitive teaches children the realities of life, and losing makes them more determined to win.

However parenting blogger Harriet Shearsmith says sports day should be optional - her children go to a non-competitive school where everyone is given a certificate for competing and seen as a winner.

This Morning Emergency Services Award - nominate now!

We are looking for members of the Emergency Services who have gone beyond the call of duty, and are deserving of the This Morning Emergency Services Award.

Please note that nominees must be 16 or over, and were either working or volunteering for the Emergency Services at the time of their deserving act.

If you are under 18, please get permission from your parent or guardian before you nominate and please also get permission from the nominees parent or guardian if they are under 18.

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Friday 31st August 2018.

Full terms and conditions apply. Please note that the winner and nominee may be required for filming for use on This Morning.

Make a nomination on the Pride of Britain website