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'My abusive girlfriend threatened to kill me'

I was just waiting to die

– Alex Skeel says he doesn't want others to suffer as he did

Alex Skeel was repeatedly hit with weapons including hammers and screwdrivers, had boiling water poured over him and has scars from where he was stabbed with a bread knife.

All of this happened at the hands of his ex-girlfriend Jordan Worth, the mother of his two children, in what a police officer described as the worst case of domestic abuse he had seen.

In April last year, Jordan became became the first female in the UK to be convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour and was jailed for two consecutive seven-year sentences.

For more information and advice for victims of domestic abuse, ManKind Initiative, the charity for victims of male domestic abuse, have a helpline number: 0182 333 4244.

You can also contact Victim Support for free on 0808 168 9111.

Golden 15: Joe Swash joins the panel

Richard Madeley, Kate Garraway, Sean Fletcher, and Joe Swash sat down to discuss the days trending topics:
- Karl Lagerfeld's leaves £96 million to his cat.
- NBC correspondent's close shave with a hockey puck.
- Joe Swash and Richard Madeley's 'I'm a Celebrity' experience.
- France's new Star Wars themed fencing.

Meet the boy with 'no brain' who defied medical expectations

It’s a very emotive subject - some people say you can’t grown a brain, some say his brain was there, all squashed up, so when he’s had his shunt fitted, it’s gone back to where it should be - but if his brain was so squashed up, he should have been so severely mentally disabled

– Noah's dad Rob

Six-year-old Noah Wall has continued to baffle medical experts after being born with spina bifida and just two per cent of his brain.

Despite his parents being told there was little chance of survival, Noah has defied expectations - and even shown signs of brain growth.

Noah's parents Shelly and Rob have devoted themselves to his development, travelling to Australia for treatment at NeuroPhysics Therapy.

It’s this unique treatment that has helped Noah sit up unaided, kneel on all fours and even attempt to stand.

Hunted star Julie Clegg: 'I was sexually assaulted as a young adult'

When I was 17, it was a family friend that sexually assaulted me. It was a serious sexual assault, in fact I almost died. It was at my home address, round about Christmas time. It was someone who was known to the family, completely unexpected

– TV personality and investigator Julie Clegg

Julie Clegg is used to tracking down criminals and being the top investigator in the hit surveillance TV show 'Hunted'.

In her role as ambassador for Embrace CVOC, today she spoke out for the first time about her own experience as a young victim of a horrific and serious crime, in the hope it will encourage others to do the same.

Use the helplines below to find more information and advice for people affected by rape and sexual abuse.

Police chief speaks of her stalker fears

When the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall found herself being emotionally and physically abused by her boyfriend, she kept it to herself for months - now she's urging other victims not to make the same mistake she did.

Alison Hernandez was assaulted then stalked by her ex-partner when she ended their relationship last year. She said her role made her reluctant to report his abusive behaviour: "My job is to protect the vulnerable, so to present myself as vulnerable to the police was a difficult thing to do."

She also spoke of the impact stalking has on victims: "It does affect you - it affects your everyday life and it affects you psychologically, I think that’s the bit that’s really challenging around stalking as it’s really hard to prove that in a court."

Finally, she advised anyone concerned about stalking to keep a diary and speak out: "It’s really important to keep a diary log - I pretty much handed that over to the police, so it meant they could arrest him quite quickly."

Vince Cable admits he’s been in discussion with Labour leavers for six months

I don’t think we are talking about a joint party but an alliance of some kind

– Leader of the Liberal Democrat party Vince Cable

Vince Cable told Good Morning Britain how he has been talking to some of the Labour MPs who quit for six months, adding they would form an alliance but not a formal party.

He said: “Over the last six months we’ve been talking to some of this group. There is a very clear understanding of the way British politics works. They have had to make a statement about the nature of the Labour party and Corbyn’s leadership. We fully understand that. If there is any sense and I’m sure there will be there is a recognition that we have troops on the ground, we have the best part of 200 councillors, we have 1000,000 member, we have an infrastructure.

“I don’t think we are talking about a joint party but an alliance of some kind working in Parliament and outside."