Messages of support have been pouring in for former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott after his family announced today that he was admitted to hospital in Hull on Friday after suffering a stroke.
In a statement released by his family on Twitter, Lord Prescott is said to be "receiving excellent care from the NHS but would respectfully request at this time that John and our family are given the privacy we need so that he can have the time and space to make a full recovery."
The heatwave across Europe is heading to the UK's shores this week with temperatures in the south of the country expected to hit 34 degrees by Friday.
Watch Alex Beresford's forecast above.
Hours after branding rival Boris Johnson a ‘coward’, Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has called out his Tory rival for avoiding interviews.
The Tory leader contender vowed his rival is “going to lose“ when he joined Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain on Monday.
Mr Hunt also took swipes at the former Mayor of London, who has repeatedly refused to give television interviews, including multiple requests from Good Morning Britain.
He told Susanna: “You cannot become Prime Minister and not answer questions about the decisions you are going to have to make about Brexit immediately.
"The real danger we have got with Boris not coming on the show is that he is going to come to power on a very fragile coalition. People like Matt Hancock, who want No Deal taken off the table, [and] Mark Francois, who wants No Deal. Sometimes in politics, you can fudge and get away with it, but in the case of Brexit, you are going to have to make decisions immediately and that very fragile coalition will collapse immediately."
"If that happens, we won’t have another leadership contest, we will have Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 and then there won’t be any Brexit at all. One thing he won’t be able to do is to deliver Brexit.”
Mr Hunt then accused his rival of being ‘disrespectful’ as he added: “It is very disrespectful to say that you are not going to appear in any head to head debates in the two weeks that they can see you before they have actually voted.
This summer, ITV will kick-off a new and exciting behind-the-scenes guided tour around the iconic studio sets at Television Centre in London, guaranteeing a truly unique and unforgettable television experience.
With ITV Daytime’s favourite programmes such as Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women all broadcasting from the same building, the new ITV Daytime Studios Tour will immerse fans into the glamorous showbiz world.
Guests will be able to explore sets, get a sneak-peek of what lies behind and discover how the shows are brought to life and onto their screens and devices.
As one of the busiest working studios in the UK, producing over 2000 hours of much talked about TV a year, guests will have unprecedented access into production and the day-to-day operations of a live studio with stories and filming insights from the studio floors shared with them along the way.
There'll be plenty of picture and selfie opportunities on the well-loved and instantly recognisable sets, a wander down the production corridors where the green rooms, wardrobe departments, make-up areas and production offices are housed, as well as walking amongst industry producers and crew.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming viewers to our studios to get even closer to our flagship shows Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women," says Emma Gormley, MD ITV Studios Daytime.
"We’re proud to produce some of the UK’s most popular shows and their fans - our viewers - are extremely important to us, making this even more of an exciting opportunity.”
James Penfold, Controller of Partnerships for ITV added: “Being able to open our doors to the studio floors for the new ITV Daytime Studios Tour is going to take guests right to the heartbeat of such productions and promises to be a true insider experience that we’re incredibly proud to have curated.”
Sue Walton, Commercial Executive for ITV Studios Daytime said: “Every day our shows are welcomed in millions of homes around the country. The programme sets, as well as being familiar, have become iconic. We’re thrilled to turn the tables and bring viewers the chance to visit the home of our shows in what will be an unforgettable experience for fans and indeed anyone interested in television.”
The new Daytime Studios Tour is the latest addition to the portfolio of ITV live events and experiences, which includes Coronation Street The Tour, Emmerdale Village Tour, Emmerdale Studio Experience, This Morning Live and Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Parks.
ITV Daytime Studios Tour will last approximately 90 minutes and guests will have access to three of the four sets on any given tour (depending on production that day).
Tours will run on select weekday and weekend dates until the end of the year, with tickets going on general sale later this month. Register details www.daytimestudiostour.co.uk for advanced priority booking which will open for 24 hours on Friday 28th June.
Conservative MP Mark Field has been suspended as UK Foreign Office minister after video footage showed him physically removing a climate change protestor, who interrupted a speech by Chancellor Philip Hammond at Mansion House last night.
The video clip shows Mr Field stopping a female protester by pushing her against a column before forcefully walking her out of the room. Watch below.
Mark Field is facing calls to resign after the Tory MP forcefully ejected a climate change activist who interrupted a speech by Chancellor Philip Hammond at Mansion House yesterday.
The Foreign Office minister has come under fire after video footage showed him physically removing a climate change protestor from the dinner in London.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt go head to head in the race to become the UK's next prime minister after Michael Gove was eliminated from the Tory leadership contest in today's final ballot of MPs.
The results of this afternoon's ballot are as follows:
Boris Johnson - 160 votes
Jeremy Hunt - 77 votes
Michael Gove - 75 votes
The final decision as to who will be stepping into Number 10 now rests with the 160,000 Conservative Party members in a postal ballot, with the result expected in the week beginning July 22.