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Hello. I'm Jenny Kirk.
More than 100 people have been taking part in the second
privately-funded search for missing airman Corrie McKeague.
40 members of the public volunteered to help search and rescue teams
They also used drones and a team of dogs specially trained
On one of the coldest mornings this year, search teams were out
The area is where his phone pinged off a mast a couple of days
If he was to try and get back to Honington, as the crow
flies, he's got to walk directly behind you.
He does know this area because this is where the RAF do
This is the second time Suffolk lowland search and rescue have
teamed up with the public to look for Corrie.
They are covering 4-5 square miles
And you can see the terrain they are having to deal with.
I have some power around about 60 trained search technicians,
I think we have 14 4x4s out who will ferry the teams around.
We have five cadaver dogs coming from all over the country.
They will go out with team leaders and be given their own search areas.
The 23-year-old airman who is based at RAF Honington was last seen
in the early hours of Saturday 24 September in Bury.
He'd been enjoying an evening out with friends.
But nearly four months on, the search team manager says it
The search we are conducting now is for body recovery.
There is no feasible way that if Corrie has been missing
for the length of time that he has, and he is out in the
Corrie's mother still has hope of finding her son alive,
but understands that might not be the case.
She says having the public supporting the search
Basildon Council says it has finally finished clearing
the former travellers site at Dale Farm in Essex.
Travellers were removed from an illegal part of the site
Officials say it has been returned to a condition
They have cleared more than 180 tonnes of rubbish.
The head of one of the region's leading universities says students
from low-income families shouldn't be put off by the
From this year, the Government has removed non-repayable maintenance
Alexei is in his second year studying politics and sociology
He receives around ?3,500 a year from the Government
in maintenance grants, money to help with the living costs
of being at university, that doesn't have to be paid back.
My sister and I are both at university now.
And even the maintenance loan and grant together,
there is a shortfall in terms of how much you actually need for living,
particularly now that my sister doesn't have a maintenance grant
I would say to anyone with the potential to benefit
It's the best investment that you will ever make.
But there are mixed signals from the Government.
On the one hand urging universities to recruit more students
from poorer backgrounds, which is the right thing to do,
but at the same time abolishing non-repayable grants.
But it's not just so-called elite universities that
are trying to make sure that they have diverse students.
Anglia Ruskin has an outreach programme that includes speaking
to sixth formers and their parents about the new student
For a normal boy like Alexei, going to Kings College Cambridge
And his hope for the future is that other students will be able
And there was more on student grants on this week's Sunday Politics East.
You can watch it on the the BBC iPlayer.
Now with the weather. Here's Elizabeth Rizzini.
It was a very chilly start to the day today.
Some of our more rural spots got down as low as minus eight Celsius.
There will be another widespread sharp frost forming
Also patches of freezing fog around as well.
We have a Met Office warning out for this fog.
It could be very dense, very slow to lift and clear.
It will be mostly towards southern parts of our region, parts of Essex
Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire also seeing some fog
tomorrow morning. Very slow to lift and clear.
Poor visibility on the roads, maybe leading to some travel issues.
Keep up-to-date on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning.
Some brightness as we head into the afternoon.
Top temperatures only up to three or 4 degrees.
More fog problems possibly on Tuesday morning.
It will stay largely dry and cold for the rest of the week.
Look East is back with bulletins throughout BBC Breakfast
Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the
morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of
nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but
tricky out there on the roads. Disruption possible. Check out your
BBC local radio station, go online for the latest updates where you
are. The fog thickening up as I subpoenaing, particularly across
southern parts of the UK. There are warnings in force with some patches
of fog elsewhere, too. A cold one, needless to say. Some places already
well below freezing. Where you have cloud cover, hovering