Meet the real-life mermaids

Ever wondered if life really would be better under the sea? Well these women stopped wondering and took action - as they became real-life mermaids! By day they walk among us on land, but in their free-time they strip off their jeans, slip on silicone tails and transform into their magical mer alter-egos.

The mermaids have spent the last few weeks swimming across the ocean to join us live on the banks of the Thames, just outside our studio.

Piggybank warning - your £1 coins will soon be unspendable

£1 coin warning, don’t forget to book your travel insurance, free coke zero and ‘free’ Chessington tickets. 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 monogamy unnatural?

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson caused a stir this week after she revealed she doesn’t think it’s 'natural' to be monogamous, amid reports she has split with her second husband Romain Dauriac. So is she right? Or is it perfectly possible to spend your whole life with one person?

Journalist Helen Croydon thinks staying with someone forever is a 'fairytale ideal', while columnist Rebecca Reid insists monogamy brings true happiness.

Let us know what you think by voting our the poll below.

We found love in our seventies - just like Tom and Priscilla

After Tom Jones and Priscilla Presley set tongues wagging when they were spotted out on a string of dates together, today we meet the couple who agree that you really can find love at any age.

They play bowls, table tennis and have just come back off safari together - Babs and Vic Howlett, tell us the heartwarming story of how they met later in life, why they feel younger than ever before - and say there’s no stopping them now.

'I was groomed' The true story behind Corrie's shocking storyline

Today the government is announcing a package of measures to tackle child abuse - it follows news last week from the Office for National Statistics that sex crimes in Britain have soared by 20 per cent. Now, Coronation Street is tackling child grooming with a shocking storyline about a manipulative paedophile who lures 16-year-old Bethany Platt into his bed.

The soap worked closely with the NSPCC and a former victim, 'Lucie'. Groomed online when she was just ten years old, and abused until she was 16, Lucie joins us today to tell her story. She reveals how she hopes that meeting with the Corrie cast will raise awareness, and how she hopes it will be a warning to both parents and young people alike. We’re also joined on the sofa by Emily Cherry from the NSPCC.

My OCD made me think I would kill my wife

Obsessive compulsive disorder is considered to be the fourth most common mental illness in the UK, with 12 in every 1,000 people diagnosed.

Dad of five Adam Shaw knows all too well about the condition and the dangerous side effects. Having suffered from OCD since he was five years old, his condition became so bad he thought he would kill his wife and even contemplated suicide.

Now, four years after being diagnosed, Adam has written a book about his experience and how he conquered his dark thoughts. He joins us on the sofa to tell his story about coping with OCD, alongside Dr Zoe.

Hammond's Helping Hand


Are you, or is someone you know stressed about a big purchase blowing the budget? Maybe your washing machine is washed up and you can’t afford to repair it? Perhaps your friend’s cooker has gone kaput and they don’t have the cash to replace it?

Whatever the problem, we want to hear about it, as Alison Hammond may be able to give you a helping hand!

UNSOLVED: Where is Claudia Lawrence?

This case is solvable. I think there are two individuals involved in this case… people known to Claudia.

– Mark Williams-Thomas

This Morning has been given exclusive access to the home Claudia Lawrence left behind when she vanished in 2009 and for the first time anyone other than the police or family have been inside.

Former policeman Mark Williams-Thomas shows our cameras where Claudia’s clothes still hang in her wardrobe and the dusty shelves which remain untouched. Claudia's mum and dad both speak to us about how they feel about their daughter's disappearance and Mark reveals what he thinks really happened to Claudia.

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