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Council says travellers have left town after notice was served

Extra police have been on duty over the weekend in Cromer Credit: ITV Anglia

A group of travellers have left Cromer after a weekend of minor disturbances.

The district council said the group left the site on the Runton Road car park at 3pm on Sunday afternoon (August 20) after being served an eviction notice on Saturday.

“We worked closely with the police to reassure the community, businesses and visitors to our seaside resorts. At the request of the District Council, the Police significantly increased their presence over the weekend which was very much appreciated and a good indication of our partnership working in this issue.

“North Norfolk provides temporary stopping places for travellers and the Council will always act swiftly where there are illegal encampments. If it had of been necessary we would have been in Magistrates Court first thing on Monday to seek their support to move them on.”

– Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council

The council leader said he and his officers had been out in the town reassuring businesses and they wanted to make sure Cromer stayed a family friendly resort.

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Sizzling start to Bank Holiday with Norfolk seaside hottest in England

Cromer and the north Norfolk coast has been the hottest place in England on Saturday. Credit: Graham Custance

It has been a sizzling start to the Bank Holiday weekend with temperatures soaring to 27°C (81°F) on the north Norfolk coast making it the hottest place in England.

Despite a brief period of thundery rain crossing the Anglia region on Saturday morning, the temperature reached 27°C at Weybourne in Norfolk at 1pm. It was 26.7°C at nearby Cromer.

It is the hottest day of the year in the Anglia region and the warmest since it reached 30°C on 15 September 2016.

An average day in late May would normally see temperatures peaking at 17-18°C.

The weather will cool off slightly over the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for the risk of more thundery downpours on Sunday night.

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Norfolk's Walsh to fight Gervonta Davis for world title

Walsh (left) and Davis (right) will fight later this year. Credit: PA

Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh will fight emerging American star Gervonta Davis for the IBF super-featherweight world title later this year, promoter Frank Warren has confirmed.

Details of when and where the bout will take place will be revealed at a press conference in London tomorrow, where legendary fighter and Davis' promoter Floyd Mayweather Jnr will be present.

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22-year-old Davis has won all of his 17 professional fights so far and claimed the IBF belt in January when he stopped Puerto Rico's José Pedraza.

Walsh, who lives in Cromer, also boasts an unbeaten record and defeated Russian Andrey Klimov in his last bout.

Anglia region battered as winds top 80mph

Winds are continuing to strengthen across the Anglia region as a gust of more than 80mph was recorded on the north Norfolk coast.

Wind gusts in the Anglia region have now reached more than 80mph. Credit: Gary Mabee / ITV News Anglia

The wind speed at Weybourne near Cromer reached 81 mph at 2pm.

There have been wind gusts of 50-70 mph widely across the East of England bringing down trees and power lines.

The winds have also blown over several lorries on the region's roads including one on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire.

Cromer fireworks display postponed due to strong winds

The display at Cromer has been put back a week. Credit: Paul Dunstan

A New Year's Day fireworks display on the Norfolk coast which normally attracts upwards of 10,000 people has been postponed for a week due to concerns about the weather.

The annual event in Cromer was due to take place at 5pm today, but has now been put back to next Sunday (January 8) because of expected strong northerly winds.

Organisers decided to take the action because they were worried debris could be blown into the crowds.

The event is said to be the biggest of its kind in the country.

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