Local businesses in Lowestoft are to benefit from extra government help, after the town was awarded Assisted Area status.
It means companies can now apply for additional funding and tax breaks to create jobs and expand their business.
Great Yarmouth, Harwich and Clacton are among other places in the East which will also benefit from the scheme.
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Becoming cloudier and breezier into the evening, with a little light rain at times. It will be much milder than of late. Lows of 7 deg C.
A row of listed cottages on Norfolk's Blickling Estate have been destroyed by fire which spread through its thatched roof.
Staying mainly dry this afternoon and feeling relatively warm. Highs today of 16 deg C.