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Proposals are being put forward to build a school on the former BT depot site on Woodbridge Road in Ipswich.

A new primary school is being planned for Ipswich – and it is possible it could be built as soon as next year.

Aqua 8 business guests special night

Aqua Eight introduces Random Act of Kindness social events

Checkatrade teamed up with SCC Trading Standards to hold an open day for tradespeople at Ipswich Town Football Club
Kevin Byrne founder and CEO of Checkatrade

Special event at Ipswich Town FC to tackle the problem of `rogue traders’

A property investment seminar was held at Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead  on Wednesday.
 Speakers were From Left to Right:
Amelia Powell -  Churchgate Accountant, Ralph Black – Jigsaw Money Management, Karl Mallett        -  Commercial Finance Brokers UK Ltd, Helen Hendry - Prettys Solicitors

Good response to joint property investment seminar

The Vitec, William Vinten Building in Western Way, Bury St Edmunds.

A major multinational company based in Bury St Edmunds has confirmed its intention to remain in the town as it leaves its old home of more than four decades.

Tepees for tiny people at Sailmakers Shopping Centre

A Dragons’ Den business is getting its UK launch at Ipswich’s Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

The MSC Oscar arriving at the Port of Felixstowe.
Photo: George Copping/citizenside.com

The Ipswich-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) has reported increased revenue and profits for 2015.

The main terminal building at Stansted Airport

The owner of Stansted Airport has called on the Government to prioritise schemes to make best use of the UK’s existing airport capacity, after a decision on building a new runway in the South-East was again postponed.

Angela Saunders who was refused alcohol in Tescos beacause her 15 year old daughter was with her.

A single mother has vowed to boycott a Suffolk supermarket after being “humiliated” by staff refusing to serve her alcohol because she was with her teenage daughter.

Metin Ozer, from Mr Chippys Fish and Seafood Restaurant, Simone McLean, from S&S Caribbean Cafe, Sharalyne Monk, from Zebra News, Jessica Schomberg, from Jes, Izabela Serwin, from Cardamon Cafe, and April Moodie, from Music Warehouse, are angry how a trade is being affected due to a portion of St John's Street in Colchester is blocked due to sewer repairs.

Businesses say they have been left counting the cost and struggling for survival after a collapsed sewer has closed a Colchester town centre road for six weeks.

Jenny Hill, systerms and administration manager at TA Hotel Collection, receives her Managing Director's Award from Grahame Tinnion, right, manager director of TA Hotel Collection, and Simon turner of award spnsor Sumaridge Estate Wines.

Suffolk-based hotels group TA Hotel Collection has announced the winners of its 2016 team awards during a celebratory evening held at its Thorpeness Country Club venue near Aldeburgh.

The Greene King name is set to appear on more pubs.

The Greene King name will be appearing on even more pubs as a result of streamlining in the enlarged group’s portfolio of brands.

Stock image. Despite road signs saying the road is shut, businesses along the B1113 are open for business. The road closure is not in affect for more than seven miles from the point of closure at the roundabout for the Old Neton Road between Stowupland and Stowmarket.

Business owners in mid Suffolk have claimed road works scheduled to run until September will affect trade numbers over the summer months.

Business viewpoints

Monday, June 27, 2016
Keith Senior is pictured at Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds

Concerns have been raised about how Thursday’s decision to quit the EU will affect mortgage rates and foreign travel.

European Union
Barry Chevalier Guild of Aspall Cyder

One of Suffolk’s oldest and most successful family businesses has been given permission to expand its operations – despite community concerns it has already outgrown the hamlet from which it takes its name.

Security gates at the EU Referendum in Manchester Town Hall. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

There is much uncertainty this morning as Britain wakes to news we will be quitting Europe, here Annabelle Dickson addresses the biggest questions right now.

The Oyster Inn at Butley will be re opening next year.
L-R Tracy and Rob Butcher,Judi Newman.

A Suffolk village is celebrating after its historic pub was taken on by new owners seeking to revive its role at “the heart of the community”.

Boris Johnson gets surrounded by leave protestors during his visit to Ipswich for the leave campaign.

THE EU debate has dominated headlines in recent days, but as the referendum draws closer it is proving harder and harder to make a decision.

Dave Muller speaking at the Ipswich Vision networking event hosted by the Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

You may have heard the saying “no one ever steps in the same river twice”, meaning that change is a constant in life, writes Dave Muller, chair of the Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Meeting organised by the Institute of Directors about Suffolks burgeoning film industry. Julien Mery, co-founder of Livid Films and director of Film Suffolk, discussed how the creative community in Suffolk is putting the county on the UK and worlds creative industry map. L-R Sarah Brown, Graham Kill, Julien Mery and Old Jet's Jesse Quin.

A group of executives got to see the creative side of Suffolk’s economy at one of the county’s most popular filmmaking locations.

Steam Punk Pig - Birketts entry for Pigs Gone Wild

Staff at Ipswich-based law firm Birketts are welcoming a new member to the team ahead of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail - Steam Punk Pig.

Sandra Patton, Ashton KCJ

Legally Speaking with Ashtons Legal

Principle of Suffolk New College Dave Muller. Photograph Simon Parker

Town Topis with Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Don and Joan Leeke from Lakenheath are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Celebrating their 70th anniversary today, Don and Joan Leeke can still remember the very first words Don said to his future wife - “Give us a chip”.

Dave Muller

Town Topics with Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Staff at Haven Power present a cheque for more than £7,500 to the Alzheimer's Society - Gemma Baker, Ferdousi Ahmed, Mussara Jabeen (Alzheimers Society), Jonathan Kini, Jamie Greening and Sally Hope

A Suffolk family has described the support of their colleagues as “mind blowing” after more than £7,500 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society in a series of fundraising events.

Carole Watts of Ashton KCJ

Legally Speaking with Ashton KCJ

BT Adastral Park, Ipswich.

Telecoms giant BT is to create more than 100 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the region under a fresh recruitment drive.

Injured in a road collision?

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Police reopened the road at 7.15pm

Legally Speaking with Ashton KCJ

HSBC Ipswich

Encouraging messages designed to help customers resist spending splurges are being sent to HSBC customers who are trialling the new Nudge app.

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