YARMOUTH'S pancake day races have been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Posting on Facebook, Yarmouth Carnival Committee said: "As this event is mainly for the children, we feel it would not be very enjoyable for them or the spectators.

"We have never had to cancel before but I think you would all agree that it would be impossible to hold the races today. Unfortunately, it is the only day that we can run this event so I'm afraid that's it for this year.

"See you at the Easter duck races....although we could probably hold those today in The Square!"