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Good evening. A woman from Luton has returned home
after spending the last few weeks in Nepal searching for her missing son.
Margaret Finlay has been working with search and rescue teams in the
Himalayan mountains looking for Matthew Allpress, who was last seen
trekking near the village of Sikles at the beginning of November.
This was to be Matthew Allpress's final expedition before returning
home. He was heading to a remote mountain lake but it is built on his
way be weather took a turn for the worse. He was trekking up to a pass
which was 5600 metres and the experts estimate that when he got
there, it would have been around about the eighth or 9th of December
and they had about eight feet of snow fall over those two days. What
happened after the snow fell is still a mystery. Margaret throughout
to Nepal to help with the search but it was a search that found nothing.
How did you feel having reached the end of the search and having to come
back to England? Devastated. To be honest, I am glad that I flew out at
night so that I could not see the Himalayas out of the window because
it was too traumatic. But despite being back home in Luton,
Margaret's search continues via the Internet where the search for
Matthew has gone viral. I know in my heart that he is still alive. He
will be found and I will not leave any stone unturned until I find him.
One of the region's busiest train stations has been closed today but
not because of the weather. The station at Peterborough has shut
down for major renovation work. The project is costing ?43 million.
And ?40 million project that has been months in the making. To many
platforms, a free clip and new signalling. It is about allowing the
trains, making it easier for customers to get onto the trains and
also in times of trouble, having greater capacity than incidents. It
is thought the ?43 million project will help to cater for a growing
number of commuters and obesity's economy. We are seeing more money
come this way and it is very important to us. We need the best
possible service into London and also into places like Leeds, York
and Newcastle. Peter Barron needs to play an important part along that
line. Network rail says the work will improve journeys for belief in
a million passengers here. `` 44 million passengers here.
In football, the manager of Norwich City is in a bullish mood ahead of
this weekend's game at home to Man United. But Chris Houghton admitted
today that the team's playing is rather inconsistent.
His Christmas list must have had three points against Fulham on it
but unfortunately did not work out that way for him. He admits his team
are inconsistent. I'm tall yesterday, we were on a brand. We
had not been beaten for three games. It is my responsibility and the
team's responsibility to get back to a level of consistency that we were
at before yesterday's game. Yesterday, Manchester United gave
Howell a 2`goal head start and still won. So, any special plans for Wayne
Rooney? We will play against him like we play against anybody else.
There was no difference. Of course, he is a really good player, a star
player, but we have played against lots of very good players. In Gary
Hooper, the Canaries also have a player in strong form but they know
they will have to be at their very best to get anything tomorrow.
The all`important weather now. We have been largely OK.
There are still a fuchsia was around and it is quite blustery, but the
showers are becoming much more infrequent and as the wind stopped
as well, we should see lower temperatures but dry weather. A dry
and bright start tomorrow, with a bit of patchy cloud in the
afternoon. Possibly some isolated showers across southern parts of the
region. Feeling a little bit chilly but the wind is much lighter man
today. A light to moderate south`westerly. Dry and bright for
the afternoon. Looking ahead to Sunday, it will be a cold start
because the temperatures overnight on Saturday are likely to drop
further. Maybe more of a widespread ground frost. The sunshine should
make you feel comfortable on Sunday and then on Monday, another weather
system working its way in. We start the week worked and windy again.
That's it. I'm back with the Look East late news at 10.10pm. Bye for
now. Good evening. What a week it has
been, a stormy start, a law through Christmas, then a wild end to the
week, had to keep up, isn't it? This was a vicious area of low pressure
last night, but today the winds have been strongest across northern
areas, where it is still blowing a gale. That will gradually subside as
we go through the night, although a windy night across Scotland with