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Anglia Weather: What a difference a day (and the wind direction) makes

At first glance, the weather yesterday at Cromer seemed to be identical to the weather today. The same dry and bright conditions, the same strong sunshine and the same gentle breeze.

Visible satellite and temperatures at 1pm Friday afternoon. Credit: Met Office.

But, for anyone heading to the beach armed with their sunlounger and bathing suit, there's been one important difference.

Yesterday, Cromer was the coldest spot in England with a maximum temperature of just under 11ºC. Today it's one of the warmest with a temperature at 1pm of 18ºC and the potential to reach 20ºC in the next few hours.

The reason for the difference? Yesterday's breeze came off the North Sea - still only 9ºC following the winter. Today's breeze rolls off the warm land to the southwest.

The fine weather won't last - rain arrives later this weekend.

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London Marathon: local runners pictures and video

It's the London marathon this weekend. Many people from the ITV Anglia region are running and several have sent us their pictures. You can see them below.

Southend manager Phil Brown is running for the first time and is hoping there will be an extra spring in his step if his team move into the automatic promotion places with a good result against Wycombe. Donovan Blake has been speaking to him.

Meanwhile Allan Lamb, the former Northamptonshire and England batsman and Matthew Hayden, the record breaking Aussie star, will both be in the capital at the weekend cheering on members of their families. They've been chatting to Donovan Blake...

And here are photos sent in by some of our other local runners.

Michael Ball from Cambridge

Michael Ball from Cambridge is running for dyslexia.

Pat Brightman, Ormesby St Michael

Pat Brightman from Norfolk will be doing it in fancy dress, Pat's running for Breast Cancer UK.

Nick Blackwell

Nick Blackwell from Colchester is raising money for The Sick Children's Trust.

Peter Malin

Peter Malin from Northampton is running for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews from Norwich will be wearing his canary colours and running for the Leah Wilby Foundation.

Kyle Bowles

Kyle Bowles from Bradwell in Norfolk running for Ability Bow.

Jeff Whitlam

Jeff Whitlam running for the Cambridge University Veterinary Trust.

Jackie Delf

Jackie Delf from Suffolk is running for the St John Ambulance.

Det Constable Andrew French

And DC Andrea French from Suffolk Police who is raising money for Save Babies UK.

Seven cats and 17 kittens found dumped

Some of the rescued cats

Seventeen kittens and seven cats were dumped by the roadside in two taped-up boxes.

Five of the youngest were dead and another kitten and adult cat have died since they were found.

The youngest kittens were only several days old and the oldest are between five to six weeks.

They were all taken into the care of the St Neots and District Cats Protection in Cambridgeshire.

Since arriving, one female has given birth to three more kittens and another female is heavily pregnant with kittens due imminently.

The helpless animals were seen being dumped by a driver on the side of the road in Sandy, Bedfordshire. They will be available for rehoming in a few weeks time.

Police appeal to find owners of four horses

Police have issued an appeal after four horses were found on the loose at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.

The horses were founding running in Theedway, off the Billington Road, at approximately 9.30am on Sunday morning

With some help from residents in the area, police managed to secure the horses and they have now been taken to safe location to be looked after until their owners are identified.

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Direct flights to resume from Luton to North America

Luton Airport. Credit: PA

Direct flights from Luton to North America are set to resume today - after a break of seven years.

A business class-only service to New York operated by French airline La Compagnie will fly four times a week. There have been no such flights from the airport for seven years.

La Compagnie said it hoped to increase the number of flights to six times a week from June.

Police close down suspected drugs den

PCSO Nadine Mee outside the closed premises Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A suspected drugs den and brothel has been closed down in Luton. Officers carried out a warrant at the address in Villa Road following concerns raised by residents.

The premises were empty and the electricity had been bypassed. A dog was seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Luton Magistrates apporved a three month closure order.

Police hunt after Asian jewellery stolen

image Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to after Indian gold jewellery was stolen from a house in Wrestlingworth.

The break-in took place between 8.50am and 11.40am on Friday, April 17, at a home in the village’s High Street.

The offenders are believed to be a group of three white males who are thought to have spoken with an Irish accent.

The group made off in a Black BMW using cloned licence plates bearing the registration MM63 GZG.

The same vehicle is being linked with another burglary committed later the same day in Cambridgeshire.

One of the stolen items
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