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The offshore wind turbines getting people off benefits

A free engineering course is helping unemployed people in Great Yarmouth get jobs in the offshore wind industry.

The number of people on out-of-work benefits in the town is double the national average.

Gwyn Evans was unemployed for six months but after undertaking the course he has got a job which can pay up to £40,000 a year.

About £30bn is expected to be spent on offshore wind in the east of England over the next 20 years, creating about 6,000 jobs.

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