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Find out what stories is making the news in the ITV News Meridian region with Amanda Piper.

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Today's top stories

Amanda Piper has a round up of today's headlines in the ITV News Meridian region while Simon Parkin looks ahead to what we can expect from the weather this Wednesday - and be warned, you'll need those extra layers!

Today's top stories:- Search Called Off - A crewman who fell from a tug into the sea off Eastbourne is still missing. An air sea search was launched when it was reported he'd fallen overboard. But that has been called off.

Billion Dollar Deal - It's being reported Virgin Media, part owned by Oxfordshire's Sir Richard Branson, is to be sold to US tycoon John Malone's Liberty Global, The deal is said to be worth more than £12 billion. The company supplies almost five million households in the UK.

Third Time Finish! Hampshire sailor Mike Golding is about to cross the finish line of the round the world race, the Vendee Global. It will make it the third time he's completed the endurance challenge - and the only skipper in the 24 year history of the race to have done so.

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