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

Today's headlines: Lightning Strike - 11 year old boy is in a critical condition after he was struck by lightning at his school. Coming Home - The bodies of two soldiers are being flown home today. A private ceremony will be held at RAF Brize Norton. Unseen Correspondence - A letter written by Charles Dickens is due to be sold at auction. He wrote it to his lawyer about wanting to leave his wife because he'd fallen for a teenage actress.