Thursday's Top Stories

Amanda Piper has a full round up of the news this Thursday in the ITV News Meridian region.

Amanda's news headlines

If you missed our Daybreak bulletins this Thursday morning, catch up here with Amanda Piper who has the stories making the news today. And to find out how many layers you'll need, Simon Parkin looks ahead to the weather.

Today's Top Stories:- Hotel Evacuated - Staff and guests at a hotel in Berkshire had to be brought to safety when a fire broke out early this morning. It's thought it started in the basement of the Mercure Hotel at Elcot Park.

What happened to my son - The father of a man who was found on a slip road is appealing for those responsible for his death to come forward. Police believe Marc Williams was hit by a car - but the driver left the scene before officers arrived.

Friendliest Festival Line-Up - Alice Cooper, Levellers and 10CC have all been confirmed for this year's Cropredy music festival. The three day family friendly event in Banbury is expected to attract up to twenty thousand people.