Papers published today under the 30-year rule reveal that Government officials considered plans to flood Essex if the capital was threatened by a tidal surge.
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It was a mixed night for the major parties in the local elections. Take a look how the region's MPs reacted to the results.
The sunshine is here to stay for the time being. Temperatures will reach the mid-20s this weekend but be aware of the high UV levels.
UKIP have made further gains in the local elections in the Anglia region and the Conservatives have won back control in Peterborough.