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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.

Waste incinerator in line for national award

Waste recycled at Great Blakenham

A waste incinerator in Suffolk which transforms rubbish into energy has been shortlisted for a national award

The 180 million pound plant at Great Blakenham near Ipswich opened at the end of last year.

The idea is to save the county millions in landfill taxes and provide enough electricity to supply 30,000 homes.

Now it's been shortlisted for the Let's Recycle Awards for Excellence. The winner will be announced in May

It comes in the same week it was announced that during construction the site was among the best-run building sites

Leading trainer warns that plans to build 400 new homes could threaten the future of Newmarket racing

Newmarket in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket's place as the home of racing could be under threat if plans to build 400 homes at Hatchfield Farm in the town go ahead - that according to a leading trainer.

John Gosden says that the town is at a delicate balance, and any more building work would threaten the future of racing in the town.

An inquiry into the application is ongoing.


Rich list reveals millions earned by two local singers

Sam Smith

Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith's success has seen him storm another chart - the top 20 richest young musicians in the UK and Ireland.

The Stay With Me singer is reckoned to have a personal fortune of £12 million, well behind chart topper Adele who is estimated to be worth £50 million.

The chart, put together as part of The Sunday Times Rich List, also shows Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is seventh on the list with a fortune estimated at £20 million.


Ed Sheeran

Man stabbed repeatedly in Ipswich

Ipswich stabbing Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating after a man was repeatedly stabbed and his bike stolen near Dickens Road and Copperfield Road in Ipswich last night. Officers were called to the scene around 6:30pm.

The offender has been described as mixed race and it's thought the victim knows him.

The victim was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life threatening.

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