Amanda has today's news

A round up of what's happening in the Meridian region this Thursday with Amanda Piper.

Amanda has today's news

A first look at the news in the Meridian region with Amanda Piper. Luke Castiglione has the weather forecast.

Meridian's news and weather

Amanda Piper brings you a first look at what's happening in the Meridian region this Tuesday.

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The headlines today

If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this morning, Amanda Piper brings you a first look at what's happening in the region today. And to find out if it will rain of the sun will shine, Luke Castiglione has Monday's weather forecast.

The headlines today:- MP Trial - The former Energy Secretary and MP for Eastleigh, Chris Huhne is due in court today. He and his former wife, Vicky Pryce, are charged with perverting the course of justice over a speeding offence ten years ago. They've both pleased NOT guilty.

Steps to becoming Archbishop - The new Archbishop is set to legally take office today. Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, will take on his new role at a service at St Paul's Cathedral.

The Finish Line is in Sight - Two Sussex adventurers are nearly half way through their journey from Cape Town to London. Philip Young and Paul Brace have crossed the River Zambezi in Africa. They're driving one thousand miles a day, for ten days, in a Fiat Panda!

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Amanda has the news

A round up of the stories making the news this Friday with Amanda Piper. As the snow falls across many parts of the ITV News Meridian region, Simon Parkin has a look at what the weather has in store.

Today's Headlines:- The Snow Arrives - The region is having to cope with blizzard like conditions with the transport network severely affected. Southampton Airport suspended flights this morning and some train operators cancelled services or ran a reduced timetable.

Pupils Stay Home - Many schools took the option to shut their doors today. More than a hundred have closed in Hampshire. Schools in Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire and on the Isle of Wight are also affected.

Emergency Calls - Ambulance services and hospitals are asking people to NOT call 999 if they slip in the snow. Instead the advice is to use walk in centres and NHS Direct.

Amanda's morning news

A round up of the news in the ITV News Meridian region this Thursday with Amanda Piper. And for the latest on the icy conditions, Simon Parkin has today's weather forecast.

The headlines today:- Pilot Tributes - Peter Barnes, who was killed in the London helicopter crash, has been described as one of the most experienced in the country. The pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed into a crane. A pedestrian was also killed and twelve people injured.

Missing Charge - A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a pensioner. Patricia Goodband was last seen in December. Another man has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Ultimate Takeaway - An Indian restaurant in Rochester is flying its food thousands of miles away to soldiers in a war zone in the Congo. The chefs hope the food will help raise morale.

Today's top stories

Amanda Piper has a first look at what's happening in the ITV News Meridian region while Simon Parkin brings you up to date with what's in store with the weather today.

The Headlines Today:- Murder Questions - Police have been given more time to question two men on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a pensioner. Patricia Goodband, who's 67, was reported missing a week ago.

Thank You - The mother and friends of a teenager who was hit on the head by a cricket ball and died, is to thank staff at the hospital where he spent his final moments. They've raised £4,000 for Southampton General's paediatric intensive care ward.

Budget Time - Kent's new Police and Crime Commissioner will today announce the budget for the force for the coming financial year. Since being elected Ann Barnes has pledged to bring more officers back on the beat.

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This news this morning

If you missed any of our bulletins on Daybreak this morning, here's a chance to catch up with ITV News Meridian. And for the latest on the snow, Philippa Drew has the forecast.

Today's Headlines:- Inquest Due to End - The wife of a Royal Navy officer shot dead in Southampton should hear today the outcome of an inquest into his death. Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux was killed by a crew member on HMS Astute last year.

Rape Court - A healthcare assistant is due in court charged with raping a patient at a West Sussex hospital. The 29 year old is also charged with four counts of sexual assault.

Snow Arrives - A winter wonderland greeted many in the ITV News Meridian region this morning. The south east and north of the region were affected the most - although it didn't cause too much disruption with the travel.

Today's top stories

A first look at what's happening in the region this Friday with Amanda Piper. And as forecasters predict temperatures are due to plummet this weekend, Simon Parkin has the weather.

Today's top stories:- Protests Expected - Opponents to the High Speed Two rail link are expected to demonstrate at roadshows aimed at outlining the compensation the Government is expected to pay to those affected. Many in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire say it isn't enough.

Winter Bug Fears - The cold spell expected over the next few days has led doctors to warn we could see an increase in winter bugs. Already our region's hospitals have suffered outbreaks of the Norovirus. Now people are being asked to take precautions.

Lifeboat Future - Permission has been given to the RNLI to build inshore lifeboats in Poole. The charity hopes to develop a facility in the town, costing £11.2million which would save it nearly £4million annually.

Amanda has the news

If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this morning here's a chance to catch up with Amanda Piper who has all the day's news. Simon Parkin looks ahead to the day's weather prospects.

Today's top stories:- Spiralling Price - The cost of building two new aircraft carriers has risen again, this time by £217million. The warships will be based in Portsmouth and are the largest developed for the Royal Navy.

Flights Delayed - Thousands of passengers were stuck at Heathrow Airport last night due to technical problems with the air traffic system. Some planes were stopped from leaving meaning people having to wait around an hour more than expected.

'Fat Cats' - New figures show nearly a quarter of our feline friends are overweight. The figures from the charity, Cats Protection, also discovered nearly one in ten ate Christmas dinner while 3% were sent a Christmas card.

Today's top stories

A first look at what's happening in the Meridian region with Amanda Piper. And to find out what the weather has in store for us today, Simon Parkin has Wednesday's forecast.

The Headlines:- Bank Arrests - 8 people have been charged in connection with suspected corruption and money laundering at a Berkshire bank. Thames Valley Police are investigating alleged offences at the Halifax Bank of Scotland's Impaired Asset team in Reading.

Robbery Questions - Rail passengers are being quizzed by detectives in the hope they may have information regarding two armed robberies in the New Forest. In the first one, a man was threatened at gunpoint.

School Opens - Classes will begin again at a Dorset school which was damaged by fire. Lytchett Minster School was hit by lightning. The building has been made safe but there are fewer classes, meaning pupils won't be able to attend every day.

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