Friday's top stories

A round up of the news in the ITV News Meridian region with Amanda Piper.

Amanda's news headlines

If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this Friday, catch up now as Amanda Piper brings you a full round up of the stories making the news today. Simon Parkin looks ahead to what the weather has in store for us.

The Headlines Today:- Do Not Touch - People are being urged not to touch birds covered in a greasy film and found on a Dorset beach. It's not known what the substance is. More than a hundred birds have been discovered that are affected, some have died.

Tributes Paid - A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body of a young woman found in a pool in a French ski resort. It's thought Lucy Sallis may have become trapped under a pool cover at Alpe d'Huez.

The Adventure Begins! Two Sussex adventurers are about to begin a journey from Cape Town to London - driving ten thousand miles in ten days and travelling in a Fiat Panda! Philip Young and Paul Brace will cross deserts and jungles and aim to cover one thousand miles a day.