ITV News Meridian

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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Health inspectors say maternity services 'require improvement' at two east Kent hospitals where 15 baby deaths are under investigation. The QEQM at Margate and the William Harvey at Ashford said it was evidence of continuing progress. @jamesjdunham  More:

Can you help reunite Lulu and Dolly with their owners? 🐐 The friendly nanny goats, who are mother and daughter, were stolen from a barn in #Lee  near #Romsey . The pair were stolen along with another seven goats overnight on May 19th. The seven were found but not Lulu and Dolly.

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A doctor working on the coronavirus frontline at #Eastbourne  hospital is going straight from his 12-hour shifts to search for his beloved missing dog. Zeki Atseli and his wife say they're devastated after five-year-old cockapoo, Bertie, disappeared in #Telsecombe  five weeks ago.

'Extreme' risk. More than a week after firefighters started tackling a blaze affecting over 220 hectares of #Wareham  Forest, @DWFireRescue  has issued a strong warning that worse could yet happen if people ignore safety warnings. More:

“We are currently caring for more cats than any other pet throughout the Coronavirus crisis." 🐈‍⬛😿 RSPCA reveals it received 564 reports about cats in the Meridian region since lockdown. Full story:

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These burglars posed as police officers in order to gain access to a property near #Westerham . They tricked their way into a gated community of apartments in Ide Hill . They've been given jail sentences of a total of more than 12 years. Watch the video:

The world's oldest man, Bob Weighton, has died from cancer at the age of 112, his family have confirmed. The former teacher and engineer, from #Alton , #Hampshire , took up the title of the oldest man in the world in February. More:

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The UK's biggest solar farm will be built between #Faversham  and #Whitstable , after the government gave the project the go-ahead. The 900 acre site at #Graveney  will house almost 900,000 solar panels and aims to produce power for more than 90,000 homes.

***WE NEED YOU*** Tonight at 8pm, it could be our last #Clap4Carers  in the current format. Which means it's even more important you clap and send in your videos! Make sure you tweet them or email itvnewsmeridia @itv .com. They could be shown on our late programme at 10:30pm 👏

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Watch the moment Leo the cat disappears under the Dean of Canterbury's robes as he gives a sermon! Footage from Canterbury Cathedral

The next crucial #Brexit  vote takes place tomorrow (Tuesday). What is your current thinking? We have three choices for you in this ITV News Meridian poll:

A giant banner displaying the words 'We still love EU' has been unveiled on the White Cliffs of #Dover . @antonyhook  crowdfunded for the 150 square metre banner in less than 24 hours. More:

Just in. #OneDirection  fans flocked to Wiltshire today to meet @Louis_Tomlinson . He was signing copies of his debut solo album at a record shop in Marlborough.

. has launched a campaign to allow tenants to keep their cats when living in rented accommodation. It's one of the main reasons why so many cats need rehoming.

Man clings to back of bus to catch free ride home

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Singer needs double lung transplant - amazing video. Retweets appreciated. @Charles_MDuke 

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11 year-old girl racially abused in Sussex. Police say it is linked to the referendum result

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