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The state of Britain’s housing market will again be brought into sharp focus this week when house builder Persimmon reveals its half year results.

Developers for the former BHS store in Butter Market, Ipswich, have unveiled plans to divide the building into seven separate units with a mix of shopping, leisure and restaurants.

Best Days Vintage in Ipswich put on a window display with a difference last week – replacing its mannequins with live models.

A team from Anglian Water joined chief executive Peter Simpson at the London Stock Exchange this week at a market opening ceremony to mark the launch of its Green Bond – the first ever sterling bond from a UK utility.

An Ipswich accountant who quit his job in 2013 to follow his calling to become a priest has celebrated his first year running his own practice.

Employment across the UK has reached an all-time high, but saw a 0.6% fall in the East of England, according to latest figures.

A growing East of England-based facilities management firm is celebrating further expansion after acquiring a security business.

A touring circus from Ipswich is returning for a series of performances in September - and the chance for businesses to get in on the fun.

A Suffolk creative branding agency is celebrating the success of its latest graduate recruit, after she scooped a prestigious national accolade.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is recruiting for its new programme designed to support people in Ipswich who are seeking employment.

One Group Construction has launched a new division to specialise in small to medium-sized building projects.

Stansted has reported its busiest ever month with more than 2.58m passengers passing through the airport during July.

Specialist recruitment firm Sanctuary Personnel has reported its ninth consecutive year of turnover growth.

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Outgoing chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Mark Pendlington is set to become the new chair of governors at Easton and Otley College.

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Residents at retirement housing in Ipswich have been ‘trapped in their homes’ four times in six months due to the lifts in the building breaking down.

The man who masterminded Tolly Cobbold’s merger with a national brewery company has died after a battle with cancer.

All business success stories are about a journey – and it’s been quite a trip for specialist recruitment group Sanctuary Personnel, which earlier this month was named Business of the Year at the EADT Business Awards.

A Suffolk silk weaver has joined the backlash prompted by relaxing of rules requiring male MPs to wear a tie in the House of Commons.

Simon Milton is leaving Ipswich Town after 30 years, having decided to join Ghana-based shipping company OMA Group.

Roger Grosvenor is joint chief executive at the East of England Co-op, which this year is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Sourced Locally initiative, which brings local produce direct to customers. Here he offers some thoughts based on his 45 years in the Co-operative movement.

The new head of the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk, Professor David Collins describes himself as “an academic’s academic”.

Anniversaries are as good a time as ever to look back, and then forward, and so it is at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa where managing director Tarnia Robertson has recently overseen celebrations marking 25 years since the property opened to the public.

An award-winning Suffolk businessman is hoping to share his experiences of mentoring young people in the county with the wider business community at a major conference event later this month.

The manager at business centre Basepoint Ipswich, Alison Morrissey, is planning to jump out of a plane for a charity that supports the elderly.

A popular Suffolk wedding venue and hotel has mysteriously shut up shop overnight, allegedly leaving couples and customers in the dark.

It comes as no surprise that managing director of Future 50 business Poppy Nursing, Claire Woodman, is a champion for nurses and the role they perform in the community.

Crews from ABP’s ports of Lowestoft and Ipswich took part in this year’s East Anglia Dragon Boat Festival to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.

The new Go Outdoors store being fitted out on the Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road will open its doors to the public on June 10.

Graham McGregor has been general manager at Suffolk’s Hintlesham Hall Hotel for almost a year.

The chairman of international farming and marketing business, G’s Fresh, will be guest speaker at an Ipswich Suffolk Business Club lunch at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, on May 11.

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