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Five-year-old who lost limbs to meningitis finishes marathon for charity

Five-year-old Harmonie-Rose Allen has inspired people all over the UK by completing a 13.1 mile half-marathon - all on her prosthetic limbs.

As a baby, Harmonie-Rose contracted meningococcal septicaemia in 2014 and was given a 10 per cent chance of survival. She had to have both legs and arms amputated. Despite doctor's advice to turn off her life support machine, Harmonie-Rose survived the odds.

Tony Blair: Theresa May should ask Europe for more Brexit time

The Prime Minister will hold a cabinet meeting to work out what she’s going to do next after Brexit. This comes after the Commons speaker John Bercow said she can not hold a third vote on her Brexit deal unless there are substantial changes made to her motion.

Bercow’s decision to block the meaningful vote could result in May having to ask the EU for a ‘long delay’ to Brexit, according to Good Morning Britain’s political Editor Ranvir Singh.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair joined us in the morning and said that Theresa May should ask Europe for more time to put options before parliament said a decision on the type of Brexit needs to be made.

49 confirmed dead after mosque shootings in New Zealand

It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack.

– New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

At least 49 people have been killed and scores injured after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A man has been charged with murder after three were arrested - one reportedly strapped with explosives.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern has called it one of the country's "darkest days."

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Police Federation chief labels Theresa May's stance on knife crime 'delusional'

For the Prime Minister to stand in front of the British public, as children are dying on our streets, and say there is no correlation [between police cuts and the rise in violent crime], is an absolute disgrace

– John Apter, Chairman of Police Federation of England and Wales

One of Britain's top police chiefs told Good Morning Britain Prime Minister Theresa May is 'delusional' for dismissing the suggestion there is a link between police cuts and the rise in violent crime in the UK.

John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said the loss of almost 22,000 officers in the last ten years, through cuts backed by May when she was Home Secretary, has severely hampered efforts to control Britain's knife crime epidemic.

New cervical screening campaign

A new campaign is aiming to reserve a 20 year low in the number of women going for cervical screenings.

Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England, but it's estimated that if everyone attended their routine test, 83% of cases could be prevented.

For more information about screenings please contact Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

Helpline number: 0808 802 8000

Should children convicted of heinous crimes have their identities protected?

Calls from James Bulger's father to reveal the identities of his son's killers has sparked debate on whether children who have committed serious crimes should be afforded lifetime anonymity.

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson - two 10-year-olds responsible for the horrific murder of the toddler - were released after spending eight years in prison. They assumed new identities, but Venables eventually returned to jail after being found to be in possession of child pornography.

In a heated debate on Good Morning Britain, former lawyer Lindsey Kushner and former Detective Constable Peter Bleksley argued whether protecting the identities of child killers was a risk to the community, or if it could help lessen the chances of re-offending.