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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.

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.


Pictures: burglars cause 'wanton destruction'

TV in the bath

Essex Police are appealing for help in tracing burglars resopnsible for what one officer has described as one of the worst examples of wanton destruction he has ever seen.

A home in Station Road, Hatfield Peverel, was broken in to overnight between April 2 and 3, and severe damage was caused which is thought to have taken the burglars considerable time to carry out.

It is likely to cost several thousands of pounds to repair. The kitchen was flooded, the television taken out of the living room and placed in the bath which had been filled with water, sofas and chairs were slashed and they even appeared to have stopped for something to eat while carrying out the destruction.

Damage to the kitchen Credit: Essex Police

"Our home has been ransacked without a second thought, it looks like they have just gone mad inside our house, intent on causing as much destruction as possible.

"A lot of my jewellery has been stolen, some of which had been passed down to me and has great sentimental value. I would ask that if anyone knows who has done this, please tell the police.”

– House owner

"I have been to many burglary crime scenes over the years, but this incident stands out as one of the worst examples of mindless destruction that I have seen during my career. They have caused catastrophic damage to this family home which will take time and money to put right."

– Det Constable Nick Campbell
Sofa slashed Credit: Essex Police

Puppies stolen from kennel

One of the stolen puppies Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have tweeted that a litter of 7-wk-old puppies has been stolen from an outdoor kennel in Birchwood Rd, Cock Clarks, Chelmsford overnight. Anyone with information should dial 101.


Scheme to protect Essex's historic buildings to launch at First World War aerodrome

A plane comes in to land at Stow Maries airfield in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A new scheme to protect heritage buildings in Essex is being launched at the Stow Maries aerodrome near Maldon today.

The Heritage Watch programme is a partnership between police and other local organisations who want to protect important sites in the county.

It works in a similar way to Neighbourhood Watch schemes and encourages members of the public to join in.

A12 roadworks in Essex will not finish on time

Roadworks on the A12. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Motorists taking the A12 through Essex will have to wait until July for all the roadworks to be finished.

The maintenance on the section near Brentwood has been going on since December and was supposed to be completed last month.

But the Highways Agency says the work has been more complex than originally anticipated.

It is one of two such schemes to overrun on the road - the other, near Ipswich, is due to finish by May.

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