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Thousands of homes still without power after storm Doris subsides

Around 35,000 homes across East Anglia are still without power after storm Doris struck the eastern region. At its peak 40,000 homes were affected.

As of 9.30pm the following number of homes were without power.

  • Cambridgeshire 2,677
  • Essex 3,718
  • Norfolk 18,720
  • Suffolk 10,180

"We have engineers working through the night to restore supplies as quickly as possible. But we can't guarantee that all customers will be back on tonight as new weather-related damage is still being reported while the winds in some parts remain high."

– UK Power Networks

Orwell Bridge re-opens after storm Doris subsides

The A14 Orwell Bridge in Suffolk has re-opened after it was closed for almost eleven hours because of the severe weather caused by storm Doris.

Highways England opened the bridge up at 8.40pm and said that safety is their 'top priority'. Decisions to close the bridge during high winds is always based on the safety of road users they said.

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Ian Stewart branded a 'real danger to women' as he's jailed for life

Ian Stewart was jailed for life with a minimum of 34 years for murdering his finance Helen Bailey. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A judge branded the partner of the children's author Helen Bailey a 'real danger to women' as he handed him a minimum 34 year sentence for her murder.

Judge Andrew Bright said Ian Stewart had committed a long planned murder before telling a 'callous series of lies', and that Helen Bailey's family would have to live with the consequences of his 'wicked crime'.

He said it was likely Stewart would die behind bars.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

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The trail of destruction in the East from Storm Doris

Storm Doris brought a trail of destruction to the Anglia region.

Winds gusting at more than 80 miles an hour have left a trail of destruction across the East of England as Storm Doris swept through

The emergency services have responded to thousands of calls, including eleven people who were injured when a double decker bus was toppled by the wind near Wisbech.

Elsewhere a number of lorries were blown over, trees were uprooted and power cables brought down, leaving more than 40,000 without power.

Watch ITV News Anglia's coverage of Storm Doris

From Olympic gongs to Royal ones: Whitlock picks up MBE from the Queen

Max Whitlock received his MBE from the Queen

One of the region's athletes had a rather special appointment earlier today.

Essex gymnast Max Whitlock received his MBE from the Queen a little earlier in recognition for his double Olympic gold winning success during last year's Rio Games, but he admitted he was a little nervous to meet the monarch, though she did put him at ease.

"She was really,really nice actually. She said she watched and she was a fan of gymnastics and the stuff we do looked impossible, which was really good to hear!

She had actually recognised the rise of gymnastics, which, for us is brilliant, it's one of the things we have tried to do and for the Queen to recognise it mean's it has done pretty well."

– Max Whitlock
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Driving instructor in near miss as tree crashes in road

A driving instructor has laughed off a lucky near-miss after a huge tree crashed down in front of his car in high Storm Doris winds.

The falling branches smashed down onto the road as Paul Smith drove through Spalding in Lincolnshire, a scene he captured on his dashboard camera.

He posted the video on the Facebook page of his Paul Smith LDC Driving School, writing: "All in the day of being a driving instructor!

"Feeling very lucky that I managed to stop before I became a pancake due to this tree falling in Spalding this morning - thanks Doris!

"Need a strong coffee or something a little stiffer!!!"

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