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No 13 Tower Street has been let to Nail Aritistry Uk.

Richard Bertram with Emma Fryatt

Emma makes the move to new Tower Street nail salon

Sanctuary Personnel, Ipswich

One of Ipswich’s largest employers will be showcasing their support for young people during an apprenticeship open evening,

Save the Duke campaigners.

Local farmers have got behind a bid to save an historic village pub.

The George Inn, Wickham Market

Community leaders are pushing for the compulsory purchase of a fire damaged Suffolk pub to save it from being torn down.

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

The owner of Frankie & Benny's is to review its offer in a bid to win back trade lost following price rises.

The struggling owner of restaurant chains Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s is to close 33 under-performing sites after posting a loss for the first of the year.

Jon Bloor, partner Prettys

Ipswich law firm Prettys has relaunched its specialist IT and Digital Media legal services in response to the continued growth in mobile technologies, innovative online platforms as well as enquiries triggered by the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Ethan Miller is the winner of a furniture  design competition, where his design has been made into a prototype by West Suffolk College.
Ethan Miller reiving his prize from Paul Glasswell.

Students design wins Glasswells furniture design competition

And indicative perspective of what a new retirement homes on the 30 Lower Brook Street site, might look like.
Development plans are going out for consultation.
The site is currently Archant's newspaper offices.

A public exhibition will give local residents Ipswich residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary proposals to redevelop land between Lower Brook Street and Turret Lane.

Partners at BlocksLegal LLP in Ipswich.

Ipswich law firm BlocksLegal LLP has staged an event at the Suffold Food Hall at Wherstead to promote export business with China.

Jim Fanshawe  of Suffolk Chamber International.

Suffolk Chamber International, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, has launched a range of revamped courses to help the county’s export drive.

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

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Solictor Sophie Grabham on Ben Nevis.

Sophie climbs a mountain for a charity

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dave Muller speaking at the Ipswich Vision networking event hosted by the Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Town Topics with Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Adnams Ghost Ship won bronze

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

Laurence Johnson and Daniel Le Sauvage of Urban Vintage in Framlingham.

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

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.

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.

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