Hundreds of spectators gathered on Southend Pier for the official start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. On the first leg, the fleet will race from the pier to Brest in France, before heading to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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On the 27th April, some parts of the region were waking up to enough snow to build a snowman. The same areas could get 26ºC this weekend.
Norwich City manager Alex Neil says tomorrow's match against Manchester United will be the biggest game of their careers.
See how people in the Anglia region have been enjoying the warm weather as the region prepares to bathe in sunshine all weekend.