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ITV News Meridian
Award-winning news on ITV 6pm email: itvnewsmeridian@itv.com or call 08448812000. For the Thames Valley, South & South-East with Fred Dinenage & Sangeeta Bhabra
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Grace Williams 35m
Replying to @GracieCWilliams
The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week after "months of rigorous clinical trials". A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "The NHS will...support to all those eligible for vaccination."
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Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine is approved by UK regulator
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ITV News Meridian 16h
Businesses in the hospitality and service industries are preparing to reopen tomorrow - ahead of the start of the Government's tier system. More here:
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ITV News Meridian 17h
Thousands of students at universities are heading to specially set-up Covid testing centres on campus this week as they prepare to head home for Christmas. But is calling the Christmas covid testing for students a 'recipe for chaos'. More here:
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ITV News Meridian 19h
Vets are warning against feeding pets potentially dangerous treats after a springer spaniel, Sam, trapped his jaw in a bone. More here:
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Adam Clark 20h
A man who knew he had Covid-19 has been jailed for 21 months after he spat in another man's face. Guy Nougher, 62, attacked the man in Hythe in Kent after he was asked to stop kicking a door. The victim had to self-isolate but later tested negative for Covid-19.
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Adam Clark 22h
Looking to speak to worker affected by the news that the company is going into liquidation adam.clark@itv.com
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ITV News Meridian 24h
Quick turnaround tests 'effective' insists government, despite doubts. The test was used for NHS staff and in pilots in and results showed a specificity of 100%. For more: 📸: PA
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Some of today's stories you may have missed on ITV Meridian *Covid cases rising in parts of Kent despite lockdown *Covid-19: The impact on the live music industry *Woman turns crisp packets into blankets
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Live music events in the South East generated over £553m for the economy last year but in 2020 the industry has been decimated after events were cancelled.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Parts of are among a few in the country that have recorded a rise in cases despite the lockdown. Out of the 18 local areas, six of them are in the county; Ashford, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone, Medway, and Tonbridge and Malling.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
🎵Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up everybody!🎵 He got us singing 'Welcome to the Isle of Wight' and now Derek Sandy has released a charity song! He's joining us at 6pm to tell us all about it - but for now here's a clip to get you in the festive mood 🎄
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Verbal abuse towards 999 call handlers has more than doubled during the period. Figures from South Western Ambulance Service show control room staff are dealing with aggressive and intimidating calls on a regular basis.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
An opposition group against the approval of a tunnel near , say they are going to take legal action against the decision. On Thursday 12 November the government gave the go-ahead for a £1.6bn scheme aimed at easing congestion along the A303.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
A woman from is helping people living on the streets to keep warm, by turning crisp packets into blankets. Pen Huston from uses 150 crisp packets for each blanket she makes, by ironing them together.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Replying to @Steve_Hogan_
Lovely picture Steven! May we use it on our Instagram page?
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
The first appointments for passengers who have booked express tests at Gatwick Airport are taking place today. The results for pre-departure and post-arrival tests are then available the next day.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 30
Tickets for have gone on sale, ahead of its reopening on Wednesday. The zoo has lost more than £4 million since March, describing the pandemic as the "toughest challenge in our 50 year history." For more:
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ITV News Meridian Nov 28
A wildlife charity is appealing for help after a number of swans were attacked in the Thames Valley. The charity Swan Support also recently found swans dead from starvation. WARNING: This report has distressing images.
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ITV News Meridian Nov 28
The M23 northbound at Gatwick Airport will remain closed until tomorrow evening (Sunday 29th November) while Highways England completes emergency safety barrier repairs.
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