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£1.5M storm damage repairs proposed

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The Suffolk coast taking a battering back in December Credit: ITV

Proposals to repair part of the Lowestoft seafront in Suffolk are being discussed at a meeting today.

Waveney District Council's cabinet is looking at plans to spend around £1.5 million repairing coastal erosion and damage from last years tidal surge.

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The area set to benefit from the funding Credit: ITV

Councillors will be asked to give the go-ahead tomorrow (Weds) for the works, which have been described as a priority.

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Power restored to most properties after storms

Power has been restored to most customers in the east after Friday night's strong gales.

More than 7,000 customers in the region were left with no power.

Now there are only a handful of properties without electricity.

UK Power Networks say Essex has the most without power at 76, while Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire only have around 10 each.

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Imperial War Museum closed by storm damage

Storm damage has forced the closure of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire ahead of the busy school half-term.

A spokesperson said: "Due to structural damage caused by high winds, IWM Duxford is closed until further notice. The next update will be provided on Tuesday 18 February.

"We understand that this news will be disappointing to visitors hoping to enjoy our February half term activities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

More homes without power as strong winds continue

Thousands of people are still without power today across the east as engineers battle to get homes and businesses re-connected.

UK Power Networks say there are around 7,600 customers across the East of England without electricity.

  • Suffolk 2,086
  • Norfolk 2,112
  • Essex 1,749
  • Cambridgeshire 801
  • Bedfordshire 345
  • Hertfordshire 494
  • Buckinghamshire 87
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