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Construction and waste services group Kier has announced a 5% rise in turnover with a strong performance in its East Anglian division.

Ryanair bosses go head to head with shareholders today to address a crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline.

A travel agency has offered youngsters a chance to train while on the job after launching an apprenticeship scheme.

Professional recruitment specialists Pure has completed an office cycling challenge to raise funds for the Papworth Trust.

A new programme aims to connect businesses and scientists to put Norfolk and Suffolk at the heart of advances in health, agriculture and material technology.

Hopes have been raised that the “total shambles” of business rate relief owed to small firms could soon be at an end - after the government set a deadline for a software update.

Coastal towns have dominated a list of the top areas for personal bankruptcies with Ipswich and Great Yarmouth featuring in the top 10.

American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg.

You would expect a band with more than 20 years experience to know what they are doing with a festival crowd.

Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence.

Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased.

A scheme which could see drivers subsidised for trading in their old diesel vehicles would be welcomed by motor dealers – but campaigners have warned measures do not go far enough.

BT has been given a £42m fine by the telecoms watchdog and is expected to pay out £300m in compensation to rivals over delayed high-speed cable installations.

BT has reached an agreement with Ofcom to legally separate its infrastructure arm Openreach.

Housebuilding giant Persimmon has notched up a healthy rise in full-year profit as it pointed to a “confident” housing market, despite concerns over Brexit.

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

A scheme which uses church towers to improve broadband signal in hard-to-reach areas is aiming to spread its service into Suffolk.

Businesses have been warned to keep on top of their paperwork to avoid being named and shamed by the government as an example to others.

Here are the 360 employers named by the government for underpaying workers are:

Increasing economic pressure could push struggling businesses over the edge in 2017, an expert has warned.

Fears have been raised the government’s imminent apprenticeship levy might not give value for money for businesses and may encourage firms to invest in the wrong skills.

A lifesaving scheme which would see paramedics double as offshore technicians to help lower response times in emergencies will be coming to wind farms off the East Anglian coast.

A holiday park group which owns sites including Suffolk Sands, Broadland Sands and Felixstowe Beach has been bought in a £362m deal.

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