The eastern regional secretary for the Fire Brigade Union said crews are struggling with the recent “spike” in activity during the hot weather and added that cuts to the service meant firefighters are taking longer to reach incidents.
Forecasters are warning residents to expect thunderstorms in the East of England this Friday.
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place across the East of England today (Thursday) as Arctic conditions continue to hold sway.
Forecasters are warning residents to expect more snow throughout today (Tuesday) as a slow-moving weather system makes its way across the region.
Widespread snow has been forecast for Suffolk and Essex this week, starting this morning. Find out here if your local school in Suffolk or Essex has been forced to close fully or partially.
The region could be in line for a dusting of snow today (Monday) as a weather system bringing freezing conditions from the east makes its way across the country.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for the East of England.
Watch the latest Met Office forecast for today and Saturday, with showers and colder temperatures expected.
As the first true snow of winter falls across Saffron Walden, Dunmow and the rest of Uttlesford, we want to share your pictures of fun in the cold stuff.