More than 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge. The fifth floor of the building in Regent Street near Parkers Piece is well alight.
A fire service spokesman said 148 guests were evacuated but there are no reports of any injuries. The fire broke out at 6am. Fire crews from Suffolk and Hertfordshire were called in to help tackle the flames. Regent Street has been closed.
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Showers easing with clear spells overnight. Strong winds easing.
Sunday forecast: Heavy rain is expected for a time with gusty winds, then clearing during the afternoon.
March in the Anglia region has been much drier and sunnier than normal although temperatures have been around average.