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Trains: Delays between Cambridge and Ely

There are lengthy delays between Cambridge and Ely due to an obstruction on the line.

Greater Anglia, First Capital Connect and CrossCountry services are all affected.

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East Coast Trains issue advice ahead of anticipated stormy weather

East Coast trains have issued advice to passengers hoping to travel today. Credit: PA

East Coast Trains have issued advice to passengers hoping to travel today.

They are advising passengers to allow extra time to make their journeys as stormy weather is expected to hit the East.

East Coast Trains say that they will run a revised timetable throughout the day.

You can check the East Coast website for live service updates or follow them on Twitter.

Horses removed from flood defence banks

Horses grazing on flood banks at the Ouse Washes in Cambridgeshire have been removed to ensure public safety.

Sixteen horses were on the banks near Earith. Fifteen were taken away by their owners, one has been removed by the Environment Agency, RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.

The horses had been illegally left on the tidal flood banks without the permission of the Environment Agency which owns the land.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency staff across the region have been staging a crackdown on illegal fishing.

To mark the start of the new season they organised a river blitz to check if people had the correct licences to fish.

They focused on rivers in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

They were also joined by the police during the patrols in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

The officers checked 285 people for licences and found that 268 (94 per cent) had renewed in time for the new season.

The 17 who did not have the £27 annual licence were given Offence Report Forms.

Report: No health risk at Dale Farm site

Dale Farm Credit: ITV Anglia

Land at the Dale Farm Travellers site near Basildon does not pose a health risk to those living nearby a report has found. The Environment Agency launched an investigation after fears the site, which had been used as a scrapyard before travellers moved in, had been contaminated.

Today it reported there is no significant risk of adverse effects on human health.

Environment Agency says to 'stay vigilant'

Flood alerts and warnings remain in place across the East, and the Environment Agency is warning people to stay vigilant as more rain is expected.

In East Anglia there are warnings for a number of rivers, including the River Gipping in Suffolk, the River Colne in Essex and the River Nene in Northamptonshire. In Essex the fire service says it's been inundated with calls, but could only respond to those where people were in danger.

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