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The largest ever ship to call at the Port of Ipswich has passed under the Orwell Bridge – with less than half a metre to spare.

The Screen Suffolk deal which aims to bring film and TV productions to the county was officially launched at an exhibition in London on Tuesday night.

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber

Community leaders who met to discuss Suffolk’s latest nuclear power station proposals have agreed its developers need to offer a better deal for the county.

An award-winning Suffolk healthcare firm has unveiled an app to help people injured at work or in road accidents to access quick and effective physiotherapy advice via a smartphone or tablet.

First half profits at embattled retailer Sports Direct have taken a pounding following the fall in the value of sterling – but that has not stopped the firm, led by billionaire owner Mike Ashley, splashing out on a new corporate jet.

Container storage company Mr Box, based at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by the UK arm of Mobile Mini, which has its global headquarters in Arizona.

Small businesses from Suffolk and north Essex were among 100 from across the UK invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street ahead of last week’s Small Business Saturday event.

The best and brightest have been recognised at an awards ceremony to promote the role of women in East Anglia’s tech sector.

Drax Group, owner of Ipswich-based Haven Power, is poised for a major expansion of its energy retail business after agreeing a £340m deal to buy Opus Energy, a “challenger” supplier in the SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) market.

Stansted Airport owner MAG has reported increased first-half earnings, driven by the introduction of new routes and the return of passenger numbers to pre-recession levels.

An Ipswich business which started out with four employees in 2012 and now boasts a workforce of 240 is seeking to recruit new customer account managers to join their customer service team.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reached a “final settlement” with three out of the five shareholder groups bringing compensation claims against it in connection with its 2008 rights issue.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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The sudden death of a young, creative and charitable Suffolk architect has left a community in shock, as tributes pour in to the Lego-mad classic-car enthusiast from Bury St Edmunds.

Legally Speaking with Ashtons Legal

Ipswich Audi’s new £8m home

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

One of the region’s leading car and commercial vehicle businesses is weeks away from the opening its largest ever property investment.

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

To most observers they are uninspiring pieces of street furniture designed only to prevent vehicular access.

After more than 44 years working on daily newspapers, Nigel Pickover, Editor-in-Chief of the Eastern Daily Press, and editor of the Ipswich Star for 16 years, has announced he will be retiring at the end of 2016.

Several jobs are up for grabs at an Ipswich-based law company.

A Irish factory will be the first to mass produce a Suffolk firm’s eco-friendly coffee cup design.

Jason Hawkins-Row has won a number of awards for his innovative soil-less growing system. Ross Bentley met him to discuss the potential of his invention.

The team at the Suffolk Football Association are working to help clubs in the county improve their business acumen. Ross Bentley reports.

Legally Speaking with Ashtons Legal

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Beers brewed in Suffolk and north Essex were awarded bronze medals in a prestigious real ale competition tonight.

An award-winning independent men’s fashion retailer from Suffolk is celebrating its new store opening today with special offers and free drinks.

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

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