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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Showers this evening, dying out overnight.
The Bishop of Norwich has called for unity and calm in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the European Union.
Showers becoming heavy this afternoon, with thunder possible.