Live updates

Region basks in the hot weather

People working in our seaside towns say the unseasonably mild weather has already been good for business. Many coastal resorts rely on the sun to bring in the tourists and this weekend has seen bumper crowds flock to the coast.

Click below to see Kate Prout's report from Hunstanton in Norfolk.

Email your pictures of the spring weather to


Coastguards rescue three sisters swept out to sea

Map showing Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat rescue.

Coastguards are warning visitors to be aware of tide times, after three sisters were rescued on the brink of being swept out to sea in Norfolk.

They were found hanging on to a buoy at Brancaster, fighting the strong tidal current.

The sisters thought to be aged 10,12 and 20 were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Kings Lynn for checks.

Missing kayaker found

A kayaker missing off the Norfolk coast has been found safe and well.

A huge search and rescue operation was launched after the man - believed to be travelling round the UK for charity - was reported missing.

The Sutton Bridge, Hunstanton, Wells and Cley Coastguard Rescue Teams were all involved in the search, along with the RNLI lifeboats from Hunstanton and Wells, and the RNLI hovercraft from Hunstanton.

At 4.15pm, coastguard teams reported that the man had been found safe and well. He was camping on land close to Hunstanton and had made his travel plans known.

Body of woman found in house fire

The body of an elderly lady has been found in a house after a fire that took place near Hunstanton.

Emergency servies were called about 7.15am this morning (Sunday 30 December) to a property at Holly Hill in Sedgeford.

Investigations are continuing to establish the cause of the fire which, at this time, remains unexplained.

A seal remains in place on the property as enquiries between the fire service and police continue.

The woman has not yet been identified.


Man who died in car park had "previous contact" with police

Norfolk Police has confirmed that it had "previous contact" with a man who died in a firearms incident in Norfolk at the weekend.

The 60-year-old man died in a hotel car park in Titchwell near King's Lynn at about 1.50pm on Sunday 11 November. Paramedics arrived to find the man with head injuries in the grounds of the Briarfields Hotel.

Police had been called a short while earlier over concerns for his safety. They are not looking for anybody else in connection with the man's death.

Norfolk Police said it had referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission "due to previous police contact".

Hunstanton remembers its historic hero

A former American airman who was the hero of the devastating North Sea floods of 1953 floods has died just days before he was due to fly back to Norfolk to to be honoured.

Reis Leming single-handedly rescued 27 people from flood water at Hunstanton where 31 people died.

He was 22 at the time and would have been 82 today.