New multi-million pound fund to help seaside towns

Southend in Essex is one of the areas the new scheme will help. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ministers have announced a multi-million pound fund to help create jobs and apprenticeships in seaside towns, including areas hit by flooding.

Fifty different projects will share a pot of £27.7m, which the Treasury said would help create 4,000 jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships and training places.

Among the new schemes is a £1.3m project to develop tourism in Southend and a £300,000 investment in a new technology centre in Hull.