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Thomas Cook collapse puts 22,000 jobs at risk

Thomas Cook has collapsed putting 22,000 jobs at risk, leaving 150,000 holidaymakers stranded abroad.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority made the announcement at 2am this morning after the company failed to secure the extra £200 million it needed to survive. The firm will now cease trading with immediate effect.

The Chief Executive of Thomas Cook, Peter Fankhauser, said: “Despite huge efforts over a number of months - and further intense negotiations in recent days, we have not been able to secure a deal to save our business.”

He went on to say: “I know this outcome will be devastating to many people and will cause a lot of anxiety and disruption.”

Laura challenges Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng over his description of the 'climate emergency'

Millions of people are set to take to the streets all over the world today in what could be the largest climate protest in history.

Britons joining the climate strikes can expect a day of unseasonably warm weather on Friday as they call on businesses and politicians to cut emissions.

Children and young people are preparing to walk out of lessons and lectures, with hundreds of thousands of workers expected to join them.

The protests are part of a snowballing movement sparked by teenage activist Greta Thunberg's school strikes outside the Swedish parliament.

It comes ahead of a climate action summit in New York convened by UN secretary general Antonio Guterres to urge countries to up their climate efforts.

Much steeper measures are needed across the globe to prevent temperature rises of more than 1.5C (2.7F) or 2C (3.6F) to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Despite this, on today’s show, Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng MP clashed with Laura over whether we are indeed facing a climate emergency.

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Wife who killed abusive husband recalls horrific ordeal following prison release

Sally Challen, who was jailed for murdering her husband with a hammer, saw her offences quashed after suffering years of mental abuse and hopes her story will raise awareness.

A wife who bludgeoned her husband to death has spoken about her ordeal for the first time since becoming a free woman.

Sally Challen was able to be reunited with her kids after nine years in prison when her murder charge was quashed on the grounds of ‘diminished responsibility’ after suffering mental abuse at the hands of her controlling husband.

Speaking exclusively to Good Morning Britain, Mrs Challen said she met her future husband when she was just 15 and described him as "very charismatic" in the beginning but he slowly became more controlling and she even handed over her salary.

Sally said she didn't realise she was being controlled or abused until she went to prison.

"When I was on remand, I did a programme called the freedom programme and it talked about physical abuse and mental abuse. I found it very difficult to sit through and I would often leave the class in tears because it was resonating."

Michael Owen told 'don't bother' contacting Alan Shearer over autobiography

Michael Owen discusses his relationship with Alan Shearer.

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The former footballer told Good Morning Britain he was advised not to reach out to Alan Shearer after releasing his book.

Michael Owen has said he was told 'don't bother' reaching out to Alan Shearer after the former Newcastle manager was left angered by his new book.

Owen described playing for Newcastle as one of his 'biggest regrets' of his career in a controversial new autobiography.

His comments in the tell-all book reportedly angered former teammate and Magpies hero Shearer, who was also said to have questioned Owen's commitment when he was a manager there.

Owen revealed he has not spoken to Shearer since the book was published and admitted he had no expectations for them to contact each other.

"I’ve got no problems with Alan Shearer, not at all.

"He thinks that I didn’t put it in for him in the final game. He’s disappointed with me.

“We were big mates. We used to play golf all the time. I stayed in his house.

“I’m disappointed at it myself. I didn’t even know until a year or so after I left Newcastle.

"A mutual friend said to me, when I said I need to give him a call, ‘don’t bother – he’s not your mate’.”

In his book, 'Reboot - My Life', Owen said the pair were once "very good mates" but their relationship deteriorated when Shearer was given a management role.

In the book, he writes of his final game against Aston Villa in which Shearer questioned his professionalism to keep Newcastle in the league and avoid relegation.

He said: "I told him that I wasn’t fully fit but was prepared to play.

"As I left his office that day, he made an insinuation that led me to believe he thought I had half an eye on my next contract. I’m not stupid – we both knew I was out of contract in a few weeks.

"It wasn’t until three months later, I discovered that Alan Shearer was apparently seething with me. Not only that, it transpired that he was telling anyone who’d listen what he thought of me."

David Cameron 'sorry about state of country' after referendum

David Cameron said he has no regrets about calling a referendum

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The former Prime Minister has said he is sorry for the situation Britain has found itself in after calling an EU referendum in 2016.

David Cameron has said he does not regret calling a referendum but does feel some responsibility for "the state the country has got into" since the vote.

During his first in-depth interview since his time as Prime Minister, Cameron told ITV that holding the vote was the 'right thing to do.'

He appeared to accept the suggestion that the political deadlock is a result of his decision to hold the referendum.

"Do I have regrets? Yes," he said. "Am I sorry about the state the country’s got into? Yes. Do I feel I have some responsibility for that? Yes. It was my referendum; my campaign; my decision to try and renegotiate."

"And I accept all of those things and people, including those watching this programme, will have to decide how much blame to put on me."

Speaking of Boris Johnson, he said that he advises him from 'time to time' and said he believed the parliament shutdown appeared as a "rather sharp practice of trying to restrict the debate" and was wrong.

He also said "taking the whip away from 21 incredibly hard-working, loyal Conservatives" was a "bad decision" and said if it isn’t reversed it will become a "disastrous decision".

Speaking on Boris' Brexit campaign, Cameron said he believed the Prime Minister's support of the Leave campaign was disingenuous.

"He thought that the Brexit vote would be lost but he didn’t want to give up the chance of being on the romantic, patriotic, nationalistic side," he said.

Adding: "I can only conclude that - he’d never argued for it before; he thought it was going to lose and that’s why he made the choice."

Lib Dem's Jo Swinson says she's 'determined to stop Brexit'

Jo Swinson says she will revoke Article 50 is Liberal Democrats are elected.

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said she will revoke article 50 if her party is given an elected majority in a general election.

Jo, who was live in Bournemouth, said: “We had a referendum three and a half years ago and the government has gone away and negotiated what that means for the British public.

"What is on offer today, bears no resemblance to what was said in the 2016 referendum campaign."

Susannah challenged the party leader, adding: “In that case, you may have justification for a second referendum.

“But democrat is part of your name and you said you won’t respect the democratic vote of the people. You’re just going to cancel the democratic vote.”

Jo then claimed the public has the right to change their mind, claiming the 2016 referendum, which saw 17.4 million vote to leave the European Union, was not ‘set in stone.’

She argued: “We are still campaigning for a people’s vote. A referendum is the best way to get clarity and resolution of this current gridlock. But it does look like a general election will be upon us. In that democratic process, the Lib Dems will petition to stop Brexit.”

She went on to add: “Our position on this election…We will be saying if you elect a Lib Dem, we will revoke Article 50. If the people of this country then elect to majority Lib Dem vote then we will do what we said. That’s the way democracy works.”

When asked how she would react if Boris Johnson won a general election to go ahead with a No Deal Brexit, Jo insisted she would continue to petition for Brexit to be stopped.

“I am determined to get rid of Brexit… I am sticking to that and be absolutely clear,” Jo stated.

“If I am elected as Prime Minister, don’t be surprised if I stick my by word and stop Brexit.”

She later added: “I have lived through two referendums and I do think we have a very divided country at the moment and there is a lot of us who want to come together.”

Sinéad O'Connor delivers a breathtaking performance

Global superstar Sinéad O’Connor delivered an absolutely breathtaking performance of her 90s hit Nothing Compares 2 U live on Good Morning Britain.

After a five year break from music, the 52-year-old is kicking off a global tour in December in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

But before her tour commences, the incredible singer-songwriter, who converted to Isalm last year, joined us with the awarding-winning composer Julian Joseph to deliver a spine-tingling performance.

Her wonderful voice left viewers amazed, with many describing it as "stunning", "thrilling", "beautiful" and "incredible".

Charlotte Hawkins, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid giving applauding Sinéad O'Connor's live performance