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Tracking the storm across the Atlantic towards Britain

The Met Office computer animation shows a satellite sequence of the storm, which contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo, crossing the Atlantic and heading towards Britain.

The computer then forecasts the track of the storm over the next 24 hours.

Low risk of coastal flooding as storm sweeps in

Environment Agency says low risk of coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

Remnants of Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Gusts of up to 75mph in coastal areas and 65mph inland are expected bringing disruption in some areas, particularly to travel.

Despite the stormy conditions, the Environment Agency is expecting only minor coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk.

"During the period of high tides Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, a combination of large waves, strong winds and large coastal surge brings a medium likelihood of minor coastal flooding impacts to parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, bringing a low overall coastal flood risk to these counties.

Other eastern coasts, along with the north-west coasts of England and Wales, may see isolated minor coastal flooding impacts, however the likelihood for any one location is low giving an overall very low coastal flood risk for these locations.

Impacts are likely to include spray/wave overtopping in coastal areas that may affect roads, promenades and perhaps individual properties."

– Environment Agency


Council suspends admissions to Care UK homes

Suffolk County Council has suspended admissions to Care UK's homes after concerns were raised about staff experience and the impact on the residents.

Care UK has 14 homes in the county, but the council says its newest facilities aren't up to scratch.

Central Suffolk MP and health minister Dan Poulter has written to the Care Quality Commission asking for them to investigate all the residential homes provided by the company. Care UK, which runs 14 homes in the county, says it does comply with regulations. Tanya Mercer reports.

Woman admits 'faking' cancer

A woman from Essex conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely telling them she had terminal cancer

Police were called when 21-year-old Danielle Watson from Rowhedge near Colchester couldn't prove her illness to fundraisers.

At Southend Crown Court the prosecution made the point that the case coincided with the death, from cancer, of actress Lynda Bellingham.

Wartime volunteers remembered

In this centenary year of the First World War we've already heard a lot about the bravery of those on the front line. But there was a quieter sort of heroism going on back at home too - and the Red Cross was at the heart of it. Thousands of volunteers gave up their time to help at hospitals for the wounded. Elodie Harper has been to Oakley in Bedfordshire to meet the granddaughter of a couple who did just that.


Head teacher branded 'hypocrite' for term time holiday

A Head teacher is under fire after booking a holiday during the school term.

Elstow School near Bedford issues strict guidelines to parents, saying they could face serious consequences for taking children on un-authorised leave. Now some say the rules are unfair, after the head teacher was given permission for a term-time holiday of her own.

MP calls for answers after body left by bins

A Cambridgeshire MP is calling for answers after a dead body was apparently left next to rubbish bins at an ambulance station in Ely.

The East of England Ambulance Trust has launched an inquiry into the claims. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, says he has been in touch with senior management about what he calls the disturbing revelation. He says it's important to discover whether this was an isolated case and adds that the insider who passed on the information should be protected.

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