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Lowestoft seafront repairs 'will cost £5m'

25 April 2014 Last updated at 13:43 BST

Business Minister Matthew Hancock has been told it will cost £5m to repair the damage on Lowestoft seafront caused by December's tidal surge.

Mr Hancock, Conservative MP for west Suffolk, is one of 12 newly-appointed flooding ministers.

Hundreds of homes and businesses were flooded in the surge.