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'Anxiety app helped me at my new school' says Essex pupil
Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school.
The Oval crowd

Gary Smee

BBC Sport

Supporters attend a competitive cricket match for the first time this season, with 2,500 allowed inside The Oval for the T20 Blast.

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Heatwave forecast to continue today along our coast

Zoe Applegate

BBC News

The heatwave continues today, with temperatures sizzling along the East of England coast.

Waxham beach
Anthony Fan
Waxham beach in Norfolk

In Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, the mercury is expected to reach 30 to 33C (86 to 91F).

It will be humid, with hazy sunshine.

However, patchy cloud could bubble up with the risk of catching a sharp shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

For more detailed forecasts, go to BBC Weather.

The RNLI in the East

Orla Moore

BBC News

Walton Pier
BBC
The Walton and Frinton lifeboat is moored at the end of Walton Pier

There are 15 RNLI lifeboat stations serving the East of England coast, stretching from Hunstanton in west Norfolk to Southend in Essex.

Norfolk:

  • Hunstanton
  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sheringham
  • Cromer
  • Happisburgh
  • Great Yarmouth and Gorleston

Suffolk:

  • Lowestoft
  • Southwold
  • Aldeburgh

Essex:

  • Harwich
  • Walton and Frinton
  • Clacton
  • West Mersea
  • Burnham on Crouch
  • Southend

Welcome to our coast live page

Cromer
BBC
Tractors are used to pull crabbing vessels out of the sea

We're spending the day looking at the issues affecting the East of England coast in the wake of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

We have reporters in Cromer in Norfolk and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, and will be bringing you news and snapshots from the rest of the coast as well.

Martin Barber, our reporter in Cromer, said there is a "warmth in the air with a gentle breeze coming off a calm sea".

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