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
A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend was violent and paranoid. Colin Dymond strangled and stabbed Sarah Pollock in her Bournemouth flat.
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Friday night's forecast for the east of the region