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Back to the floor: Cathedral tile project to start

Peterborough Cathedral Credit: ITV Anglia

Peterborough Cathedral will carry out urgent repairs to parts of the building's 19th century floor thanks to a £200,000 grant.

The funding has come from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. Specialists will work to restore around 21,000 small tiles in the Cathedral.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.


Meeting over jailed former priest

Father Anthony McSweeney Credit: PA Images

A meeting will be held today to investigate the way the catholic church dealt with concerns about a former priest in Norfolk who's been jailed for child abuse.

Father Anthony McSweeney was sentenced on Friday for abusing a boy at a care home in London.

The church will meet police and other local authorities to look into why McSweeney was moved from a parish in Essex to one in Norwich in 1999 after his cleaner found indecent videos of teenage boys at his home.


Torrential downpours hit the Anglia region bringing down trees and causing flooding

A band of torrential rain and strong winds has swept across the Anglia region bringing down trees and causing localised flooding.

The video below shows the rain blowing horizontally across the street in Norwich city centre at 3pm.

Northamptonshire Police have reported very windy conditions across Daventry and South Northants with four reports of fallen trees.

Norfolk Police have issued warnings to drivers via Twitter:

The pink colours on the radar indicate rainfall rates of 8-32 mm per hour. Credit: Met Office

The chart below shows where lightning has struck in the Anglia region in the hour to 1520 hrs.

Lightning strikes in the Anglia region between 2.20 and 3.20 pm on Sunday 30 March 2015 Credit: Met Office
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