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If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this Friday, Amanda Piper has a full round up of the news in the ITV News Meridian region today. While Simon Parkin looks ahead to the weather and what it has in store for us.

Today's Headlines:- We're Sorry - Council chiefs have apologised after an Ofsted report slammed its child protection services. Described as inadequate, a number of failings were identified and a raft of changes at Medway Council demanded. Officials have vowed to make speedy improvements.

Found Alive - A Sussex backpacker who's been missing in the Australian outback since Tuesday has been found safe and well. Former Brighton college student Sam Woodhead was reported missing from a cattle station in Queensland.

Going, Going, Gone - Today marks the end for Bournemouth's controversial Imax building. Demolition work is starting on the outside of the site which will become an outdoor events space due to open in the Summer.


Thursday's news with Amanda

A look at what's happening in the ITV News Meridian region this Thursday the 14th February with Amanda Piper. And after snow showers and chilly nights, Simon Parkin warms things up with today's weather forecast.

The Headlines:- Victim Named - A homeless man found dead on the seafront in Hove has been named as Lee Williams from Hastings. A post mortem examination has revealed the 45 year old father had suffered severe injuries to his face and head caused by a heavy object.

Massive Savings - £60 million - that's how much Kent County Council is looking to save as it sets out its budget for the next financial year. Proposals including reducing adult social care and children's services while losing 500 council workers.

Happy Valentine! Armed Forces Love - Despite being thousands of miles from home, soldiers and sailors from the south haven't escaped the romance. The company of Portsmouth based HMS Monmouth created a giant heart on the flight deck for a bespoke card.

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