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Coastguard station to close

The closure of Great Yarmouth coastguard station has been confirmed Photo: ITV Anglia

The Great Yarmouth Coastguard centre has become the latest victim of government cutbacks.

It's been confirmed it will close next May putting 24 jobs at risk.

It's not a complete surprise. It had previously been announced it would close in July but it was kept open to ensure new arrangements were put in place.

Great Yarmouth coastguard station is based in a tower block beside the River Yare. Credit: ITV Anglia

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the availability of rescue teams and equipment in the area will not be affected by the move.