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Lifeboat crew praise the Earl who always supported their work

Lady Leicester, Harbour Master Robert Smith, Lord Leicester and Chairman of Wells Harbour Commissioners Credit: Wells Harbour

Wells Lifeboat in Norfolk has issued a statement praising Lord Leicester for his work in supporting them over the years.

Lord Leicester, who's died aged 78, was the Patron and President of the Wells Lifeboat and helped the RNLI with fundraising for a new Shannon class boat for the station.

He always placed a high priority on the needs of the Station and showed a great respect for the crew and volunteers. He has been actively involved in helping to bring the new Shannon Lifeboat to Wells and we have been honoured to count him amongst our number. We are saddened at his passing and our thoughts are with his family.

– The Crew and Volunteers at RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station

Apple thrown at van cracks windscreen on A11

Officers are appealing for information after a van windscreen was damaged on the A11 at Wymondham in Norfolk.

It happened around 5.10pm on Monday 13 April as the white VW Caddy van travelled southbound close to the Hethel and Wymondham turn off.

The police say an unknown person or persons are believed to have been seen throwing apples at the traffic from the side of the road causing the van's windscreen to crack.


Nelson or Erpingham? Which should be Norfolk's most famous?


Horatio Nelson is Norfolk's most famous son - but what about Sir Thomas Erpingham? Some say he was just as important because he helped win the Battle of Agincourt - arguably one of the greatest English military victories over the French. It's 600 years since that great triumph and the Norfolk village named after him is making sure their hero is being remembered as Natalie Gray reports:

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.

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