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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The Met Office has issued a yellow cold weather alert and there's the risk of snow in places later on Boxing Day.
Mostly dry and bright, but chilly. Frost tonight.
Most places will see bright or sunny spells through the day, but with a few showers around, especially during the morning.