The Government's earmarked more than £3.5 million for a series of projects along the East Anglian coast.
Essex gets most of it. The Coastal Communities Fund is designed to create jobs and apprenticeships in areas hit by recent flooding.
But the Government's having to counter claims that proposed cuts to education funding could put some of those apprenticeships at risk.
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