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Weekend heatwave in the Anglia region as hot summer blazes on

Festival-goers take to the lake to cool off at Latitude in Suffolk.

The heatwave is back on the Anglia region as the above average summer temperatures blaze on over the weekend.

June was among the hottest on record in the Anglia and July is heading the same way. Temperatures peaked in the Anglia region at 28.7°C (83.7°F) on Saturday at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.

There has also been precious little rain in the region for six weeks now.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 14 July 2018

  • 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.3°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.0°C in Cambridge
  • 28.0°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 27.5°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27.5°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.3°C in Northampton
  • 27.0°Ç in Writtle, Essex
  • 26.2°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 26.1°C in Andrewsfield, Essex

Series of 'deliberate' arson attacks on ice cream vans

Stock image of ice cream van Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a series of "deliberate" arson attacks on ice cream vans in Luton.

Three van were set alight between 2.34am and 2.41am yesterday morning (Friday 13 July), in Wilsden Avenue, Connought Road and Thornhill Road.

No one was injured - officers are keen to find the people responsible.

Enquiries into the incidents are ongoing, but we believe all three were started deliberately and we are exploring the possibility that they could be linked.

Thankfully nobody was hurt as a result of the fires, but this could have been a lot worse as the vans were all parked near houses.

We are keen to find the people responsible, so I’m now looking for any information that might help the investigation into these incidents. If you know who was responsible or have any information about any of the incidents, please get in touch.

– Detective Constable Cathie Layton


Children's sugar consumption to rise during the summer holidays


Children in the East are consuming up to 10 TIMES as much sugar in their daily diet over the summer period - that's more than anywhere else in the country. With the school holidays round the corner almost 1 in 5 parents here admit they allow their child extra sugary treats over the summer break - with 3 in 5 admitting they wouldn't take their child for a dental check-up during that time.

A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay,

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