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.
More top news
Russia has announced that it will expel 23 UK diplomats in a deepening rift over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.
Scores of flights were cancelled and drivers were warned to take care as the "mini beast from the east" swept in.
Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who was the target of the attack, and his daughter Yulia, remain in a critical but stable condition.