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A taxi, coach and mini-bus hire company in Ipswich has stopped trading, leaving a group of customers with a prior booking waiting for a minibus that never turned up.

Ipswich Building Society has donated more than £6,000 to nine Suffolk based charities from its Mutual Advantage affinity saving accounts programme.

Ipswich Town are launching a temporary Planet Blue shop in the run up to Christmas, taking over the former Toni & Guy unit in the Buttermarket.

The site of a former oxygen gas plant in Ipswich is being regenerated, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the area.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the ghoulish and grisly items coming up for auction in Essex, to put you in the mood for Halloween. Sworders Fine Art have been building up a collection of strange consignments for their next ‘Out of the Ordinary’ sale to be held early next year.

The bosses of a pharmaceutical company which has been growing cannabis legally in Norfolk since 2016 for the international medicinal market are now hopeful of being able to offer their cannabis-derived medicine on prescription in the UK.

People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy.

There was a big attendance for Headway Suffolk’s fourth annual Neuro Conference at Kesgrave Conference Centre near Ipswich.

Greene King, the pub retailer and brewer, has been recognised for its work with young people by being awarded Recruitment Programme of the Year at this year’s UK Social Mobility Awards.

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

The topping out ceremony has taken place at a £14m new academy - the Paxman Academy - in Colchester.

People with learning disabilities or autism in Suffolk are to get walk-in advice, help and support from specialist provider of employment services for people with disabilities, Realise Futures.

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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A radio station which lost its licence to broadcast on FM has said it believes the decision will not affect its number of listeners.

The bell of a ship sunk off the Suffolk coast by a German mine is to go on public display.

A unique collaboration between a non-profit business group and West Suffolk College is aiming to shape up entrepreneurial mindsets for the world of work.

The head of a family-owned Suffolk butchers, which has bucked the trend of independent butchers closing by opening a new outlet in Essex earlier this year, has shared the recipe of the business’ success.

While some aspects of Tom Ranson’s job are very hi-tech, in some ways its just child’s play as we discovered when we spent a day in his life.

The manager of a popular Christmas Wonderland in Clacton has hit back at Tendring District Council for threatening to shut down his festive attraction.

Young people are helped out of depression and anxiety by a unique music-mentoring scheme

Professional boxing is making a welcome return to Clacton after almost 80 years away from the town.

An interior designer who has worked on some of Suffolk’s most historic buildings has launched her own fabric, which is inspired by her grand restoration projects.

A Suffolk programme to train prison officers has attracted more than double the number of women than men - and it is being attributed to the success of a popular American box set.

Regional law firm Birketts has announced the appointment of 13 new trainee solicitors across its four offices in the East of England.

After speculation grew over the future of an Ipswich town centre pub famous for its live music, the owners have finally spoken.

Ipswich-based law firm Ashtons Legal has appointed solicitor Martyn Hayward, an asbestos disease specialist.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed three more business leaders to the panel of its flagship business support programme.

Business owners on the Suffolk coast have rallied to raise awareness and funds for a £12 million flood defence scheme.

Ed Sheeran has been named the highest-earning solo musician in the world, having taken home more than £80 million over the past year.

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