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Weather warning for persistent rain on Sunday

Area covered by yellow weather warning for rain in force 3am-9pm on Sunday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for persistent rain on Sunday which could cause localised flooding of land and roads in some areas.

The warning area covers parts of Norfolk, along with Suffolk and Essex and small areas of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

The warning is in force from 3am until 9pm on Sunday 23 November 2014

The Met Office says: "Rain will be persistent and locally heavy through much of Sunday. Falling on saturated ground, it is likely to cause some surface water flooding in places before clearing eastwards. The public should be aware of this hazard."

A waving front will lie across the area for much of the day, with more than 20 mm expected in places. Given the wetter than average weather of late, these totals bring the risk of surface water.

– Met Office chief forecaster's assessment


Arc Shopping Centre re-opened after suspected gas leak

The Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police say the Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds has now re-opened.

The centre was evacuated this afternoon after a suspected gas leak.

Police say National Grid engineers have not been able to find any trace of gas and so it is now safe for people to go back into the centre.

Multiple appliances deal with fire in Lowestoft

Eight appliances were used to put out a fire in the High Street in Lowestoft on Friday night.

A flat on the first floor of the three storey property in the town centre was on fire.

Crews from Lowestoft North and South, along with appliances from Beccles and Great Yarmouth were called to the scene.

The fire was brought under control just before midnight. Nobody was hurt.


Missing Essex man found safe and well

A 57-year old man who went missing from his home in Finchingfield in Essex on Tuesday, has been found safe and well.

Michael Bell was found at a nature reserve near Colchester at 12.30pm today, Saturday and has since been reunited with his family.

Essex police would like to thank the public for their help in the search for Mr Bell.

Gas leak closes Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds

Police shut off 'Arc Shopping Centre' in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk police are asking people to stay away from Bury St Edmunds town centre after a gas leak at the Arc Shopping Centre.

A police cordon is currently in place around the entire Arc Shopping Centre and a number of surrounding streets, while engineers work to resolve the problem.

Shoppers were safely evacuated from within the cordon and police are warning people not to try to enter the area until the cordon is lifted.

Council leader: EDL protesters 'we don't want them here'

Hundreds of police officers from forces across the south east are on duty in Luton as a march by the English Defence League heads through the town.

EDL march in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to watch an interview clip with Chief Inspector Mark Upex from Bedfordshire Police:

The leader of Luton Borough Council Hazel Simmons told ITV News Anglia she didn't want the protesters in the town and that they were not welcome.

She said: "They have a democratic right to protest. Obviously it's a great cost to the public purse. We have to accommodate that and make sure the town is safe."

A counter demonstration is taking place under the banner "We Are Luton". Around 500 people are believed to be marching with the EDL.

Click below to watch an interview clip with Cllr Hazel Simmons, Leader of Luton Borough Council:

Business owners on the route of the match say road closures have affected trade and have condemned the event.

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