Five days after the worst tidal surge to hit our region in 60 years, dozens of people are still waiting to return to their homes.
A rescue centre has taken in more than 100 seal pups orphaned by the recent floods.
The Prime Minister has been to the East today to see for himself the impact of last week's storm.
Staff have been giving hundreds of swans a nightly feed at the Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk.
More than 5,000 Whooper swans have migrated from Iceland, to spend the winter in our region.
Moreover, several thousand Bewick's swans are expected to arrive from the Russian Arctic in January.
Visitors can watch the swans being fed on Thursday to Sunday evenings.
Samantha Lee, from the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, says that feeding the swans is a long process:
"We get thousands of swans here, there's no way we could feed them all.
"However, for some of them, it might just keep those fat reserves above where they need to be."
The best action for primary schools that are "not stepping up to the mark" is for them to be taken over by academy sponsors, according to the Department for Education.
– Department for Education spokesman
Schools with a long history of under-performance, and who are not stepping up to the mark, will be taken over by an academy sponsor.
The expertise and strong leadership provided by sponsors is the best way to turn around weak schools and give pupils there the best chance of a first-class education.
Despite DfE findings that 767 schools are failing to meet the Government's new tougher targets, the data suggested that overall primary schools are improving.
Last year 834 primaries would have fallen below the new standards.
The Cromer Pier will reopen this afternoon after it was seriously damaged in the tidal surge.
There were fears for the town's Christmas show but thanks to emergency repairs over the weekend the show will go on.
A temporary box office has been built in the bar.
Sean Harford, the Ofsted Regional Director for the East of England, says that the region's schools are "falling behind" the rest of the country.
He admits that improvements are being made, but wants to see faster progress in order to bridge the gap.
Sean Harford was speaking in the ITV News Anglia studio this afternoon.
Click below to watch our full interview with Sean Harford
The Schools inspector, Ofsted has published its first report reviewing education standards across the East of England.
It's found children in this region have among the lowest chances of attending a good school, with primary schools performing the worst in the country.
The region's secondary schools are also falling behind.
Julie Branch, Headteacher at Holywell Primary School in Cambridgeshire, thinks some schools will struggle to meet Ofsted's standards.
"Getting rid of 'satisfactory' was probably a good idea, although the number of schools becoming 'requires improvement', which is what they've replaced it with because they're not yet 'good', is extremely challenging.
"Some of the issues around the data that they're wanting on the children's progress, and the way that's measured, can feel hard to achieve for some schools but it is right.
"You want your child to be in a good school, schools want to be good and there's a job that needs to be done."
Ofsted has today published its first ever report reviewing education standards in the East, and the region's primary schools in particular have come in for criticism.
The Annual report says that children in the East have a lower chance of attending a good or better school than other areas of the country.
In fact, primary schools in this region are said to be performing worse than any other region in England, with over half of the local authority areas in the East below the national average for good or better primary schools.
Secondary schools are also thought to be struggling, although improvements are beginning to be noticed thanks to a rise in the percentage of good or outstanding schools in the region compared to this time last year.
Finally, the report states that leadership and management of schools are the worst in the country.
Compared to the national level of 82%, only 76% of Eastern schools are said to be led well.
Sean Harford, Ofsted Regional Director for the East of England, said that he was concerned with the findings:
“While secondary schools in this region are closing the education gap with national performance, this cannot be said for primary schools. The picture for primary aged children is dire.
“Despite the relative affluence of the region, primary school pupils in the East of England have one of the lowest chances of attending a good school in the country.
"It cannot be right that nearly 250,000 children are going to a school that is not good enough. Improvements must be made and made quickly if children are to have a better starting chance.
“Leadership and management are also the worst overall in the country. As Regional Director for the East of England I am determined to focus minds through our inspection and improvement work.
"Ofsted inspectors will monitor, challenge and support those institutions that are underperforming and we will not walk away until education standards improve in the region.”
Education standards in the East of England will be put in the spotlight today, when Ofsted publishes its annual report.
It will say that primary schools in the region are performing worse than in other parts of the country.
To get you in the mood here are a couple of Christmas reports from the Anglia Archives.
The first is from 2009 when Becky and Jonathan visited Dunston Hall Hotel complete with Turkey, games and a choir!
The second is from 2011 when Jonathan visited Michelin star chef Galton Blackiston at his Morston Hall Hotel and got some top tips for the perfect Christmas lunch.
An emergency recovery fund is being set up in Great Yarmouth, to help those most affected by last week's tidal surge.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council said it will use some of its reserves, to help people who have lost their homes.
A leaflet explaining how people can apply for help is being delivered to residents. They are also applying to the Environment Agency for a grant to help with clear-up costs.