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'Global player' Boris should 'push the button' on Brexit

Liz Truss has said it is time to "push the button" on Brexit, as she endorsed Boris Johnson as the "global player" the UK needs to lead it into "uncharted territory".

The Environment Secretary told ITV News Mr Johnson is the "type of person we need" as Prime Minister, as she lauded the "fantastic job" he did as Mayor of London.

The MP for South West Norfolk also called for swift negotiations on Britain's new relationship with the EU.

"In my view the British people have spoken, there's no going back," she said. "We do need to press the button on exit and get on with it, because there would be a huge gap in trust if we were not to deliver on what was a referendum with an incredibly high turnout.

"I personally didn't argue for that but... I believe when the people speak we need to listen and we need to deliver."

Another leap in the region's house prices

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The average house price in East Anglia has risen to £324,078 according to a new survey. Meanwhile the North/South house price gap in England has widened to a record high of nearly £169,000.

Nationwide Building Society said the gap between property values in the South and North of England has increased by £24,000 in the last year alone.

In London, average house prices lifted to a new record high of #472,384.

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Car left stranded in flooded ford

The VW is stranded in water up to the radiator grill Credit: @ncfcatwembley

A viewer has tweeted us pictures of a car stranded in a flooded ford at Shotesham in Norfolk.

It's not known how the car came to get stuck, but broken windows suggest the occupants had to smash their way out to escape the flood waters.

Some places in the Anglia region have already seen rainfall totals more than double than would normally fall in June.

Police have taped off the ford Credit: @ncfcatwembley
The car is immersed Credit: @ncfcatwembley
Windows in the car have been broken so the occupants could escape Credit: @ncfcatwembley

Ed Balls backs calls for Corbyn to quit

Ed Balls said Labour needs a new leader as he accused Jeremy Corbyn of alienating "both sides" in the EU debate.

The former shadow chancellor and Norwich City chairman told Peston on Sunday that the party "needs a change" to show it has a vision for the future in a general election that could take place within months.

"At a time when you have a big divide between urban Britain which wanted in and heartlands an rural Britain that wanted out, Jeremy Corbyn has actually managed to alienate both sides," he said.

Weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of East Anglia during Sunday afternoon.

Eastern parts of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk are included in a Met Office yellow weather warning. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is in force from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 26 June 2016

The Met Office says following this morning's heavy showers, further heavy showers are likely to develop for a time this afternoon across eastern parts of both East Anglia and Kent.

Although some places will miss the showers, please be aware of the risk of localised impacts due to surface water flooding, especially in locations where the ground is already very wet, following heavy rain during the past few days.

The showers should quickly die out later this afternoon.

There are still showers across the Anglia region on Sunday morning and more are expected in the afternoon. Credit: Met Office

"The remnants of the deeply unstable airmass of the past few days are expected to remain over the extreme southeast of the UK through today.

"As temperatures rise this afternoon, this will probably lead to further heavy showers developing, although these are unlikely to be quite as heavy as yesterday. Rainfall rates of 15 mm in an hour could occur locally."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
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