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Thunderstorms produce a fortnight's worth of rain

Lightning captured in the village of Croydon between Cambridge and Biggleswade. Credit: Bob Burling

With every good heatwave in the British summer there is nearly always a spectacular thunderstorm or two.

The early hours of Saturday 4 July saw widespread electrical storms across East Anglia.

At Hitchin in Hertfordshire there was 35 mm of rain, which is more than normally falls in two weeks in July.

The overnight deluge make it the wettest day of the year so far in the East of England.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region in the 12 hours to 10am on Saturday

  • 21.4 mm in Bedford
  • 21.2 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 17.6 mm in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 15.0 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 13.6 mm in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 11.8 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 8.0 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 7.2 mm in Cambridge
  • 3.8 mm in Norwich


Police investigate attempted mugging in Norwich

Police want to speak to these men Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Norwich.

The incident happened at around 3.50am on Saturday 20 June on Prince of Wales Road outside Tesco Express when a man approached the male victim, and grabbed his phone out of his hand.

The victim confronted the man before a second male suspect struck him in the face, causing minor facial injuries. A scuffle broke out during which the phone was broken and later recovered at the scene.

Officers have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to who may be able to provide vital information relating to the incident.

Investigation after woman dies in house fire

The police and fire service are continuing to investigate the cause of a fatal house fire in Watlington near King's Lynn.

The fire took place in Cecil Close at around 3.45pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 2 July).

A woman aged in her 50s was found inside the address and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Police say she has died. Her death's being treated as unexplained.

The house is sealed off while investigations continue. The woman hasn't been named.

The woman was taken to hospital but died later Credit: ITV Anglia


Kate to donate Princess Charlotte's christening flowers to EACH charity

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity says it's delighted that flowers brought by well-wishers to the Royal Christening this weekend will be donated to them.

Princess Charlotte with her big brother Prince George. Credit: PA Images

Princess Charlotte will be christened on the the Sandringham Estate on Sunday. Her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, is patron of the charity and has asked that any bouquets delivered there be collected and given to them to put in its hospices.

Prince William to start East Anglian Air Ambulance job later this month

Prince William will start his new job later this month. Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge will start his new job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance this month.

The charity, which serves Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, confirmed that Prince William will begin flying patients to hospital on 13 of July.

The 32-year-old has completed his training after taking six weeks paternity leave before the birth of his daughter Princess Charlotte in May.

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