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Fire engine struggles to squeeze through side street

It took the fire engine five minutes to squeeze through the street. Credit: Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service

Cambridgeshire Fire Service is asking drivers to park more considerately after a fire engine struggled to squeeze through a narrow street in Huntingdon.

The crew who were performing fire prevention work in the area had to clear several cars parked tightly on Avenue street.

The Fire Service have warned that this delay could have shaved valuable minutes off an emergency response time, had this been an 999 call.

They have asked motorists to ensure that they leave enough room for emergency vehicles when parking in busy side streets.

Met Office yellow warning for strong winds extended

The yellow weather warning for strong winds has been extended across the UK. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds has been extended until 8pm on Tuesday evening and now covers all areas of the Anglia region.

"Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday, and this update extends the warning across southern counties.

"Gusts of 40-50, locally more than 50 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas, locally higher on hills and headlands."

– Met Office


Flood warning issued for Walcott on the Norfolk coast

A Flood Warning has been issued for the Norfolk coast near Walcott. Credit: PA

The Environment Agency has issued its first Flood Warning for the Norfolk coast for the ex-Hurricane Gonzalo storm which is battering parts of the UK.

Walcott on the Norfolk coast between Cromer and Great Yarmouth has been prone to coastal flooding in the past.

The Flood Warning covers the Norfolk Coast from Keswick to Ostend including Walcott.

"We are expecting high tide levels due to a combination of a tidal surge and high winds.

"Properties are at risk on Sea View, Ann Stannard Way, Keswick Way, Walcott Road in Keswick. The Coast Road, St Helen's Road, Helena Road, Poplar Drive, Archibald Drive, Lynton Road, The Crescent and Ostend Place in Walcott. Seaview Crescent, Ostend Gap, Ostend Road and Horizon Views in Ostend."

– Environment Agency

The forecast high water is due at Cromer at 6:45pm on the 21 October 2014.

Lower level Flood Alerts have been issued for Lowestoft to Bawdsey in Suffolk, Southwold and Great Yarmouth.

High tide times around the East Anglian coast

These are the high tide times for locations around the coast of East Anglia on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

  • 5.44 pm at Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • 5.56 pm at King's Lynn, Norfolk
  • 6.09 pm at Cromer, Norfolk
  • 8.20 pm at Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier
  • 8.50 pm at Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 9.21 pm at Lowestoft, Suffolk
  • 11.17 pm at Felixstowe, Suffolk
  • 11.17 pm at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 11.28 pm at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
  • 00.08 am at Southend-on-Sea, Essex


Flood alert issued in Great Yarmouth for evening high tide

A flood alert has been issued for Great Yarmouth in Norfolk Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for the Great Yarmouth area for Tuesday evening's high tide at 9.30pm.

A Flood Alert is the lowest form of warning and means be prepared because flooding is possible.

"We are expecting high tide levels due to a combination of a tidal surge and high winds. We are expecting to issue this alert again for Wednesday morning's tide. The forecast high water is due at Great Yarmouth at 9:30pm on the 21st October 2014. The predicted astronomical tide level is 0.86 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 1.12 m. The forecast tide level is 1.98 m AODN. The forecast wind direction is West North West. The forecast wind strength is force 9.

– Environment Agency

Wind gusts in the Anglia region at 8am

Sustained wind speeds at 8am on Tuesday measured in knots (20 knots = 23 mph, 30 knots = 35 mph) Credit: Met Office
  • 39 mph at Weybourne in north Norfolk
  • 39 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 38 mph at Holbeach, Lincs
  • 32 mph at Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 32 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 31 mph at Thurleigh near Bedford
  • 31 mph at Wittering, Cambs

The summit of Cairn Gorm in Scotland saw a wind gust of 82 mph in the hour to 8am.

Shopkeeper fined for selling out-of-date food

Out-of-date food showing mould Credit: Trading Standards

A Shopkeeper from Northampton has been fined £4,500 for selling out-of-date food.

The Nisa Local shop on Birchfield Road East was investigated by Trading Standards following a complaint by a customer.

During checks, more than 100 items were found to be past their sell-by-date

The shop in Northampton facing a fine of £4,500 Credit: Trading Standards
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