It's been a very mild start to a December morning across the Anglia region and most of the UK.
With minimum temperatures around 11 or 12°C, they were well above the average maximum temperature for December of 7°C. The maximum is expected to reached 14°C in the Anglia region on Thursday.
The UK temperature record for a December day is 18.3°C set in 1948 in Achnashellach in the highlands of Scotland.
It reached 17.2°C in Thetford, Norfolk on 4 December 1953.
Seven Northampton Saints players, including England stars Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes, have signed new contracts with the club.
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Seven Northampton Saints players, including England star Courtney Lawes, have signed new contracts with the club.
Click below to see a full interview with Courtney Lawes:
Temperatures have reached 12 to 13 Celsius throughout the Anglia region this afternoon, surpassing the average daytime December temperature by 6 degrees.
Following a sunny day yesterday, a warm front brought a spell of rain overnight and spread a warm sector across the south of the UK.
A warm sector describes a slice of mild and moist air that is captured between a warm front and a cold front. This normally originates in the Atlantic and is often a zone of cloudy, damp and mild weather.
This warm sector will remain in place until the end of the week when a cold front will clear it away, leading to colder, sunnier conditions by Friday afternoon.
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There won't be any trains running in the region on Christmas Day.
East Coast, London Midland, C2C and Greater Anglia trains say they will remain closed on Boxing Day. But the Stansted Express will run services on the 26th December with trains departing from London every 30 minutes.
There will then be a revised timetable until the New Year.
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Three County Councils are teaming up to try to boost economic growth in parts of our region.
Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Councils want to form a new alliance. It's hoped it will mean the authorities get more control over things like transport and infrastructure.
The new 'Combined Authority' model will look to get more devolved powers from the Government by creating their own economic region, made up of the three counties.
The three leaders of each council, made the announcement at the Silverstone circuit today.