New sea defence plea

DELICATE negotiations are under way today to persuade the cash-strapped government to give £5 million for new sea defences to protect £400m of homes, tourist attractions and the port at Felixstowe.

DELICATE negotiations are under way today to persuade the cash-strapped government to give £5 million for new sea defences to protect £400m of homes, tourist attractions and the port at Felixstowe.

A leading engineer from Defra is to visit the resort to see the state of the battered prom, which has started to collapse. See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.

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