Our producer reflects on how Machynlleth came together to look for April, and has kept hope alive in the months since.
Our presenter remembers a week at the start of October when the world's media descended on the small town of Machynlleth.
Prisoners in HMP Shewsbury have donated a bench in memory of missing five-year-old April Jones.
Specialist officers from Dyfed-Powys Police, along with others from other forces, have been searching the area in and around Machynlleth since the beginning of October.
The force says the search areas identified during the course of the investigation were completed on Friday.
47-year-old Mark Bridger has been charged with murder, abduction and intending to pervert the course of justice.
He denies all the charges.
Dyfed-Powys Police says the search for missing Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones has finished.
Last month, the force said that searches of specific areas of land it identified would soon completed, with a reactive team in place available to respond to any new information.
The Machynlleth community has turned out to celebrate and remember April Jones on her sixth birthday.
Reverend Kathleen Rogers told ITV Cymru Wales: "April's parents want this to be a celebration of her birthday. She's not here with us - but it is a celebration."
April's mother Coral has adorned the Bryn-y-Gog estate with pink bows and banners - April's favourite colour - for her daughter's special day.
Tonight balloons will be released into the sky with messages for April - as our correspondent Carole Green reports.
The family of April Jones have paid tribute to her on her sixth birthday with a host of pink ribbons and banners - April's favourite colour.
Later this evening they will release balloons into the sky from Machynlleth and have invited well-wishers across Wales to do the same.
The trial of Mark Bridger, who is accused of murdering missing schoolgirl April Jones, is due to begin on 29 April.
Mr Bridger, 47, denies murder as well as charges of abduction and intending to pervert the course of justice.
The search for missing Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones is due to come to an end this month.
Dyfed-Powys Police said last week that searches of specific areas of land it has identified should be completed by the end of April.
A reactive team of specialist officers will stay in the town to respond to any new information that is received.
Friends and family of April Jones will gather today to mark her sixth birthday.
The Machynlleth schoolgirl went missing in October last year.
Balloons will be released this evening on Bryn-y-Gog Green.
Her family are asking people to put a tag on their balloons saying where they are from and sending a message to April.
A fund set up to support the search for missing Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones has reached almost £61,000 so far.
Nine trustees have been appointed to administer the fund.
The five-year-old hasn't been seen since October 1.
Figures released today show lifeboat crews across Wales spent 10,993 hours at sea in 2012.
The busiest lifeboat station in Wales in 2012 was Trearddur Bay with 65 launches, compared with 55 in 2011.
The volunteer RNLI crew at Rhyl rescued the most people in Wales (80 people), with the inshore lifeboat rescuing 62 people and the all-weather RNLI lifeboat rescuing 18 people.
The expertise of Welsh crews was also called upon during the June floods in West Wales, as well as around St Asaph in November.
The RNLI crew at Borth spent more time at sea than any other station in North Wales, with a total of 765 hours at sea in 2012. Aberdovey's crew spent 353 hours in action - both stations participating in the search for missing schoolgirl April Jones.