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Tracking the storm across the Atlantic towards Britain

The Met Office computer animation shows a satellite sequence of the storm, which contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo, crossing the Atlantic and heading towards Britain.

The computer then forecasts the track of the storm over the next 24 hours.

Low risk of coastal flooding as storm sweeps in

Environment Agency says low risk of coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

Remnants of Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Gusts of up to 75mph in coastal areas and 65mph inland are expected bringing disruption in some areas, particularly to travel.

Despite the stormy conditions, the Environment Agency is expecting only minor coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk.

"During the period of high tides Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, a combination of large waves, strong winds and large coastal surge brings a medium likelihood of minor coastal flooding impacts to parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, bringing a low overall coastal flood risk to these counties.

Other eastern coasts, along with the north-west coasts of England and Wales, may see isolated minor coastal flooding impacts, however the likelihood for any one location is low giving an overall very low coastal flood risk for these locations.

Impacts are likely to include spray/wave overtopping in coastal areas that may affect roads, promenades and perhaps individual properties."

– Environment Agency


Theatre chief pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham, who died yesterday Credit: Rex

The Chief Executive of the Norwich Theatre Royal has paid tribute to actress Lynda Bellingham, who passed away yesterday at the age of 66.

Lynda Bellingham appeared at the theatre in Calendar Girls once in 2009 and again in 2012, when she starred opposite Lisa Riley, Camilla Dallerup and Jan Harvey.

Chief Executive Peter Wilson says that on both occasions Lynda “threw her support behind fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research”. In 2012 she and the other cast members posed in dressing gowns outside the theatre to encourage the audience to donate money to the cause.

"I first worked with Lynda over thirty years ago and have been a fan ever since. Lynda was warm and approachable, talented and entertaining as an actor and as a friend. She deserved every happiness and success that came her way. Her firm gaze in the face of death is an enduring inspiration."

– Peter Wilson, Chief Executive of the Norwich Theatre Royal

Met Office extends weather warning for strong winds

The area covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has extended its weather warning for strong winds overnight on Monday and into Tuesday.

All counties in the Anglia region are now affected by the yellow weather warning issued as the remains of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to affect the British Isles.

The Met Office says it is now forecasting slightly increased wind speeds.

Third man arrested over 'life-changing' dog attack

Woman suffers life-changing injuries in dog attack. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A third man's been arrested in connection with a dog attack in Hertfordshire.

A woman suffered life-changing injuries after being bitten by two German Shepherd dogs at Great Amwell earlier this month.

A 41-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of GBH and offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Prison officer numbers fall by 30% in East of England

Prison officer numbers falling according to new report Credit: ITV News Anglia

The number of prison officers working in public-sector prisons has fallen by 30% on average in the East of England according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

The charity has released the figures which show in our region, officer numbers have been cut from 2,274 to 1,590 since 2010.

"The prison system is in crisis and these figures reveal why. While the prison population has grown, officer numbers have been cut without any thought for the consequences."

– Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howar League for Penal Reform

The drop in officer numbers includes 1,375 officer posts that were lost when 15 public-sector prisons were closed during the last four years.


Woman charged with Norwich robbery

A 28 year-old woman has been charged with a robbery in Norwich.

Victoria Bevins of Shipfield, Norwich was charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

The charge relates to an incident which took place at lunchtime on Thursday 16th October in Magdalen Street, Norwich.

Bevins was remanded in police custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates court on Monday 20th October.

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