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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.


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.


Tuesday's headlines

Amanda Piper has the stories making the news this Tuesday while Simon Parkin looks ahead to what we can expect from the weather - and get ready to pile on those layers!

Today's Headlines - Tributes to Reg - The lead singer of 60s rock band, The Troggs, has died at the age of 71. Reg Presley had been battling lung cancer. The Troggs had a number of hit songs including 'Wild Thing' and 'Love is all Around'.

On Trial - The ex-wife of Chris Huhne is due to stand trial over claims she took his speeding points. The former Cabinet Minister resigned as MP for Eastleigh yesterday when he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. Vicky Pryce has already pleased NOT guilty to the same charge.

Reading Rocks! Alternative rock band Biffy Clyro has joined Eminem as headliners on the main stage at this year's Reading Festival. The third headline act will be revealed later this week.

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.

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