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According to figures released by The Insolvency Service, more than 400 people declared insolvency in Ipswich last year.

Ipswich had the seventh highest personal insolvency rate in the country in 2015, with hundreds of people unable to pay their debts.

Filming for the new BBC comedy drama 'Detectorists' in Framilngham. Mackenzie Crook on the set.

Film firm which has worked on Star Wars, The Apprentice, BFG and Jason Bourne films hopes to bring blockbusters to Suffolk

Joint chief executive for the East of England Co-op Minnie Moll has been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as his ambassador for responsible business in the East of England.

A retail boss has scooped a royal accolade.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, together with Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, host a business engagement events at UCS, to give businesses in the East the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of devolution. 
Panel of speakers Chris Starkie Chris Bally Dr Peter Funnell Andy Wood OBE Mark Pendlington answer relevant questions

Business leaders from across east Suffolk have come together to back proposals for the region to get more devolved powers from the government.

A company in Gt. Blakenham has been making insoles for years but everything has suddenly taken off since Usain Bolt started using their products. Pictured is director Bente Smith-Rewse.

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

Mark Pendlington, chair of the New Anglia LEP.

Businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk will this week be urged to put their weight behind plans for a devolution deal with the Government, giving the region greater powers to boost growth and employment.

BHS is closing down in Ipswich

BHS staff in Ipswich have still not been told when the store will close, the Star understands.

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.

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Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, left, with John Baxter, managing director of eAlliance Learning Technology which has formed an online learning partinership with the enterprise agency.

Suffolk-based business support organisation Menta has launched a new online learning partnership to help busy entrepreneurs develop their skills.

Unemployment fell by 54,000 to 1.65m between March and May.
Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Unemployment benefit claims in most parts of Suffolk and north Essex fell last month as the jobless total across the UK reached an eight-year low.

Sole Trader has closed in Tavern Street, Ipswich

A national shoe retailer has closed its shop in Ipswich, citing the space as being “too small” to continue – and is set to be replaced by a cosmetic shop.

From left, Ipswich branch director Rana Miah, founding director Phil Scott and Stowmarket branch director Carl Shave celebrate 20 years of The Mortgage Centres.

The Mortgage Centres network of home loan advice centres around East Anglia is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
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.

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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.

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.

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