How safe are your kitchen appliances?

As police reveal the Grenfell Tower fire started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer which wasn't subject to a safety recall but is now at the centre of a government investigation, we ask: how safe is your fridge?

The London Fire Brigade has long been calling for plastic-backed models to be banned in the UK, releasing shocking video footage to emphasise how quickly a blaze can take hold. And what about your other kitchen appliances? Do they also pose a fire risk?

Consumer editor Alice Beer is here to talk through the potential dangers - and what can be done to lessen them, alongside Dave Sibert, a former fire fighter who is now the National Fire Safety Advisor to the Fire Brigades Union.


Consumers who believe they may have a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) should call our freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit so that we can register their details and contact them with further information.

Meet the mum who's spent £100,000 to look like Barbie - all because of bullying

I wanted to change my look completely, I didn't like myself as Kerry at all so I went for the plunge and just went quite extreme.

– Kerry on her brand new Barbie look

She's often perceived as the perfect woman, with her long blonde hair, tiny waist and big bust. But would you want to look like Barbie?

Kerry Miles has spent £100,000 transforming herself into a human version of the doll - and even comes with her own box.

Kerry even says that she would divorce her husband - who isn’t a fan of her plastic looks - if he forced her to forget her Barbie ways.

Bargain holiday car hire, cheaper water bills and free burgers!

Know your tap water rights, sort your summer care hire now, water-saving FREEBIES and FREE £10ish burger. 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.

Firefighter Lucy Masoud says her colleagues are 'heartbroken' by Grenfell Tower fire

My colleagues are heartbroken, devastated and frustrated that they couldn't save more people

– Firefighter Lucy Masoud says her colleagues are struggling to cope with the events at Grenfell Tower

The public applauded the work of the fire service for their bravery and heroism whilst attending the devastating Grenfell Tower Fire.

But for those hundreds of firefighters at the scene, many don't see themselves as heroes and will never forget the lives they could not save.

Firefighter Lucy Masoud was off duty when the blaze broke out but attended the following afternoon. She's since witnessed many of her colleagues struggle to cope with what they saw that day.

Our Be Kind campaign goes into schools

The students have made the school an incredible community that they feel is their home

– Lucy Alexander praises the incredible work of Levenshulme High School

Once a failing school where pupils feared for their safety in the corridors, Levenshulme High in Manchester has turned its fortunes around and is now advising the government on how to clamp down on bullying.

So what is their secret to success? Lucy Alexander, whose son was driven to suicide after being bullied, visited the school to find out.

BE KIND! Pledge to support our anti-bullying campaign now

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 at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

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 23:59 on Friday 25 August 2017.

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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

Piers Morgan: 'I can easily see a situation where Donald Trump gets re-elected'

We have to work out what we think a monster actually is in this country. Is it a rough and tumble New York tycoon, who managed to win the Presidential election by just being very different to normal politicians?

– Piers talks Trump

With a second series of ITV series Killer Women with Piers Morgan starting tomorrow at 9pm, Piers joined Phillip and Holly in the This Morning studio.

As talk turned to the political situation over in America, GMB presenter Piers opened up about Trump and the way he feels Britain looks at the President of the United States.