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Flood warning issued for River Nene east of Peterborough

A Flood Warning has been issued for the North Bank Road by the River Nene east of Peterborough Credit: Environment Agency

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the North Bank Road alongside the River Nene, east of Peterborough and west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice.

Flooding is expected for the North Bank Road alongside the River Nene to the east of Peterborough and the West of the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice during times of tide lock.

"Heavy rain on Saturday has caused river levels to rise on the River Nene. During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road."

– Environment Agency

There are more than 20 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region.


Over 200 people evacuated from marquee at Essex stately home following fire

Over 200 people had to be evacuated from a party at a stately home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Over 200 people had to be evacuated from a party at a stately home in west Essex this afternoon.

A fire inside a marquee at the Parklands Quendon Hall near Saffron Walden meant that the party-goers had to leave the area just after noon.

One woman was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation. The blaze is now under control.

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Department for Transport: Disruption 'extremely disappointing'

Railway workers on the tracks outside King's Cross today. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Department for Transport has called today's rail disruption "extremely disappointing" and appeared to point the finger at Network Rail for failing to meet deadlines for engineering works.

A spokesman for the Government department said passengers will be "rightly annoyed" by the delays and cancellations to services including East Coast, First Hull Trains, Grand Central and Great Northern.

"This was essential work but passengers need to be able to plan and rely on Network Rail meeting its deadlines for having the network back in service.

"The department is in contact with Network Rail to understand what went wrong and if lessons can be learned for the future."

Thousands of rail passengers suffer disruption

The scene at Peterborough train station this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of rail passengers in our region faced disruption after one of the country's busiest train terminals ground to a halt.

East Coast trains which runs from King's Cross through Stevenage and Peterborough to Scotland cancelled dozens trains due to overrunning engineering works.

As King's Cross came to a standstill it led to a quieter scene at Peterborough this morning with a reduced to and from the station. Passengers were advised to delay travelling until Sunday or Monday.

Network Rail has apologised to customers for the delays.


Police appeal to find missing pensioner

John Witherley Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 68-year-old man from Leiston in Suffolk.

John Witherley was last seen at his home address in Harling Way on Wednesday 24th December at around 9:30pm and has not been seen since.

John is described as being a white male, around 5’3” tall with grey hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing a grey zip-up cardigan, blue jeans and green ‘croc’ shoes.

Anyone who has seen John or who has any information on where he may be is asked to contact Suffolk Police.

Woman dies after hit and run crash

A pedestrian has died following a hit and run collision in Essex.

The woman, a 54-year-old from the Kirby Cross area near Clacton suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision that happened in Frinton Road at around 5.20pm yesterday evening (Friday December 26th.)

She was taken to Colchester Hospital for treatment but died at the hospital this morning.

It is believed she was in collision with a small red vehicle that failed to stop at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses

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