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Case of missing bomb disposal expert 'a mystery'

Police searching for a former bomb disposal expert who has been missing for a year, say there are currently no suspects.

54-year-old Mark Manning from Lancing was reported missing in April 2014 from his home in King's Court.

Detectives think he may have been murdered and divers have spent the day searching Brooklands Park for his body. Andy Dickenson reports:

UKIP: What does the South think of the 'marmite' party?

UKIP has been described as the 'marmite party' - even the party's leader Nigel Farage has said you either love him, or hate him.

In the South that division is as strong as anywhere. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby has been looking at what people across the ITV Meridian region make of UKIP:


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Candlelit vigil held for Nepal dead

Hundreds of people in Kent have been remembering the victims of the earthquake in Nepal with a candlelit vigil. A two minutes silence has also been held at Cheriton near Folkestone where the community came together as a mark of respect. Tom Savvides has been speaking to the locals and to Dipak Kaucha from the Folkestone Gurkha Community:


Troops join aid effort to help earthquake hit Nepal

Troops and fire crews from the region have flown out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire as part of the relief effort in Nepal.

The death toll from the devastating earthquake there could rise to 10,000 over the coming days.

Further aid is being collected here, ready for transfer to the troubled zone. Divya Kohli reports:

Police divers search for body of missing man

Police divers search for body Credit: ITV Meridian

Police have spent the morning searching Brooklands park and a boating lake in Worthing for the body of a man who disappeared a year ago.

Former bomb disposal expert, Mark Manning from Sussex was last seen in April 2014. Now detectives investigating his murder have issued a fresh appeal for information:

Candle lit vigil as some still wait for news from relatives

Nepal's Prime Minister says the death toll from a devastating earthquake could rise to 10,000.

In Kent, hundreds turned out for a candle lit vigil at Cheriton near Folkestone in memory of those who've died. Some are still waiting to find out whether their loved ones are safe.

The local community, including Gurkha soldiers, came together as a mark of respect. Tom Savvides reports:

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