I have an app on my phone and I get push alerts when she uses my credit cards and it'll be Harrods £50,000, £20,000 somewhere else
Millionaires Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow made history in 1999 when they became the first gay couple to father children - twins Saffron and Aspen - by a surrogate mother.
Eighteen years later, business is booming for the Drewitt-Barlows and it’s the children who seem to be benefitting, particularly the only girl in the family, Saffron!
Saffron gets £5,000 pocket money each month, owns Kardashian-worthy million-pound wardrobes and drives luxurious cars. She also has unlimited use of Dad and Daddy’s Amex cards, and racks up a credit card bill that would cause most people major heart-palpitations!
Taking us for a tour of her 1000 square foot wing of the Drewitt-Barlow’s Tampa house in Florida, Saffron joins us alongside her dads.
The world of banking is being shaken up. There’s a price war with providers willing to pay you up to £200 free cash to switch. And on Saturday a hidden revolution launched means you own your own financial data. Our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is here to take advantage. Let’s start with the ‘revolution’ - what is it?
It is not an overreaction when it comes to racism. I know what racism is. I have been at the front. I have had racist remarks to me first hand. I have been called a monkey on a cruise ship.
It’s the picture that has sparked global controversy - an image of five-year-old black model Liam Mango modelling a hooded jumper for clothing giant H&M emblazoned with the slogan ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.’
As the internet went into meltdown about the racist connotations of the slogan, other protesters took to the streets - with an H&M store in South Africa being ransacked and its windows smashed.
While the image has obviously stirred up exceptionally strong feelings, there’s one woman who wants to remind the world that at the heart of all of this, there’s just a little boy who innocently posed for a photo. That woman is Terry Mango, Liam’s mother, who now fears for her own family’s safety after being hounded and trolled online about comments she made telling people to ‘get over it’.
She joins us now alongside her husband Frank - and at the end of the chat, we’ll be meeting the man himself, little Liam.
Are we on the verge of a killer flu epidemic? Across the country, rates of flu have close to doubled in the last week. With the the death toll now standing at 93, GP consultations about flu have also more than doubled in a fortnight and almost 2,000 patients have been hospitalised with flu so far this winter.
If the trends continue, the country is on course to reach epidemic levels within a month. So just how worried should we be? And, most importantly, what can we do to protect ourselves?
Leading influenza expert Professor John Oxford explains more, and we go live to GP Dr Sara Kayat in her surgery to hear about life on the frontline of the flu crisis.
A recent survey has found that women do not wear 55% of the clothes in their wardrobe, with the most commonly unworn items being evening dresses, skinny jeans and tops. In fact it’s been estimated that us Brits are hoarding £10-BILLION worth of clothes we never wear (some of which even have the tags still on).
With the start of a new year, there’s no better time for a clear out and with the help of our wardrobe warrior Vicky Silverthorn and her masterclass, we’re arming you with some nifty tips and tricks, which Vicky says ‘will give your bedroom a new lease of life’ - and create some much-needed extra space!
£5 or less National Express tickets, prescription prepay season ticket, travel insurance and January restaurant deals. 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.
I'm very proud of Charlie. He's been through so much. He knows he's done a lot of bad things and there's no hiding from that. But he's my dad, he's done a lot of good stuff for people. Since he's changed his name, he's reinvented himself, he's not been in trouble.
Revelations don’t come much bigger than this. Newspaper photographer George Bamby believed he'd never know the true identity of his biological father. But all that changed following a chance encounter.
After appearing in a television documentary, George received a call inviting him to meet a man who claimed he was his father. That man resides in one of Britain's most notorious prisons where he's been for over 40 years. His name is Charles Bronson - Britain’s most violent prisoner.
George joins Eamonn and Ruth to tell us his incredible story and explain why he believes it’s time his newly discovered father was released.
As Prime Minister Theresa May reveals her plans to tackle the mountains of plastic waste which are choking our oceans in a special environment speech, we ask what can we all do about the rubbish suffocating our seas? From supermarket carrier bags to food packaging to plastic bottles, we’re all guilty of contributing to the world’s plastic warzone.
Alice Beer joins us in the studio to discuss Mrs May’s speech and how we, as consumers, can change our ways. We’re also live from Swanage Pier to speak to the heroic diver who rescued a turtle unable to eat because of a plastic bag lodged down her throat. Plus we chat to the Surfers Against Sewage who are performing their own clean-up campaign from the Cornish coast.