Should nurses set an example when it comes to obesity?

It’s one of this week’s biggest talking points. The news that a quarter of nurses are classified as obese has provoked a strong reaction from NHS staff and patients.

Today, two nurses gave us their own views. Lisa Gunn who is classified as obese said it's the nature of the job that has made her overweight, whereas nurse Megan McGee says she lost a whopping five stone in order to become a better nurse.

Poll: Is it 'lazy parenting' to pay a professional to potty train your children?

A couple has posted an advert for a professional 'potty trainer' for their three-year-old daughter ahead of the in-laws visiting at Christmas.

In an online advert, the mum explains that she and her husband have struggled to train their toddler to use the toilet due to their 'busy careers'. The advert has caused a strong reaction online with some suggesting it is 'lazy parenting' whilst others have praised the parents. What do you think?

Dosh on your Doorstep for Christmas - take part now

Christmas is round the corner but are you struggling to get the family gifts or make the house festive ? We're looking to play fairy godmother and give a Christmas bonus full of goodies to someone.

For your chance to take part, answer some questions and bag yourself some cash and goodies, send us a video of no more than a minute, explaining why you deserve a visit from our fairy godmother.

You need to be 18 and over and we need your applications in by Monday 11 December at 3pm.

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Donate a reverse advent calendar to your local food bank

For the 13 million people living in poverty in the UK, Christmas can be one of the most challenging periods of the year. In fact, across the country, food banks are bracing themselves for a surge in families in need of emergency supplies - predicting their busiest month ever. That's why some people are choosing to reverse things this advent - with a calendar that gives back.

The idea is simple - instead of opening the door to a chocolate or treat, you do the giving, putting aside a donation each day of advent, which you then take to a food bank in time for Christmas. We’re speaking to the woman who came up with the clever idea, Louise Scott, and also crossing live to one of Britain’s busiest food banks.

Martin Lewis: How to maximise every penny of your savings

A month ago the Bank of England increased interest rates for the first time in a decade. And now on the back of it savings rates are on the up. Yet before you whoop and cheer, they’re still pretty dismal. So our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is here with his masterclass to show you how to maximise every penny.

Below is a brief synopsis of how to save and the current deals, for full regularly updated help see Martin’s full ‘Savings Best Buys guide’.

Everyone's a winner - even a wrongly-dialled phone number!

Could this be the most awkward TV moment of the year?

Monday's Best Bits is that time when Phillip and Holly dialled the wrong number to speak to our competition winner.


Are you missing out on the marriage tax allowance?

Are you missing out on the marriage tax allowance? £5 Amex cashback and £12 No7 gift set trick. 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 was left with horrific burns after an acid attack - but now it's time to stop hiding'

I have my good days and I have my bad days. How can I let this break me when there are so many people wishing the best for me?

– Resham Khan

Aspiring model Resham Khan was sitting in a car when she became the victim of an unprovoked acid attack in June. A corrosive liquid was thrown through the window at her and her cousin - but it was Resham who was left with ‘life changing’ burns and in ‘unbearable pain’.

Just three months after the attack, Resham has shared a selfie of her recovery on social media, and was praised for being ‘courageous, strong and confident’. Her assailant John Tomlin has pleaded guilty to two counts of causing GBH with intent and will be sentenced in January. Resham says that her face will never look the same again, but it was time to ‘stop hiding’.

Resham joins us for her first TV interview.