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Debate over EU future brought to the factory floor

Priti Patel MP brought her campaign to leave the Hudson Group in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A leading campaigner to leave the European Union has brought the debate to the workplace.

Priti Patel, the Conservative MP for Witham, has been visiting a local business in Needham Market in Suffolk to discuss the Brexit campaign with staff.

Her stance puts the Essex MP in direct conflict with the Prime Minister and all the local MPs in Suffolk who believe staying in the EU is best. Plenty of workers at the meeting were still undecided.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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Weather warning of heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region

A Met Office yellow weather warning is in force for heavy rain and in the risk of flooding in parts of the Anglia region on Wednesday.

The warning is valid until 3pm and covers Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and parts of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

A yellow weather warning is in force for Wednesday in parts of the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says persistent rain, heavy at times, is expected from the early hours of Wednesday, continuing during the morning before slowly easing in the afternoon.

Accompanied by windy conditions, this rain is likely to produce some flooding and difficult driving conditions.

"A depression developing west of Britain during Tuesday afternoon is expected to reach southwestern UK late on Tuesday evening or very early Wednesday and then continue slowly eastwards into southern England before turning south and gradually moving away into France later on Wednesday.

"The associated frontal system is expected to be an active feature associated with some heavy rain and hill snow, whilst the highest winds are expected in the southwestern quadrant of this depression.

"Widespread rainfall accumulations of 20 to 30 mm are expected, and very locally 50 to 60 mm could fall."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow warning for the East of England

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for the East of England.

The warning covers Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk from 7pm tonight until tomorrow morning.

There also a warning of ice covering the same period for Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

The Met Office has issued snow warnings for the East Credit: Met Office

You can find more details on the Met Office website by clicking here.

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Ice warning for region overnight

The Met Office has issued an ice warning for the East of England tonight.

It covers Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock from 2100 Sat 05 March to 0900 Sun 06 March.

Watch: Large flakes of snow falling over Norwich on Wednesday

This video footage of a snow shower over Norwich was captured by the roof camera on top of the ITV Anglia newsroom and Weatherman Aidan McGivern's mobile phone.

The large, wet flakes settled briefly onto cars and grass surfaces before melting. More wintry weather is expected during the next few days, keep up to date here.

Viewers pictures of the dramatic weather elsewhere in the Anglia region are shown below. You can send your pictures of angliaweather@itv.com.

Simon Rickman suffered 10 to 15 minutes of sleet, snow and thunder during his postal round in Raunds, Northamptonshire. Credit: Simon Rickman
A hailstorm in Oulton Broad at around 2pm Wednesday afternoon. Susan Mitchell also reported thunder at around the same time. Credit: Susan Mitchell
A hailstorm in Oulton Broad at around 2pm Wednesday afternoon. Susan Mitchell also reported thunder at around the same time. Credit: Susan Mitchell
Mammatus clouds over Peterborough. These are caused by strong turbulence within beefy shower clouds (Cumulonimbus clouds). Cold air bulges out from the underside of the cloud as it descends through the sky. Credit: Joy Lambe
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