Nearly 45% of people in East Anglia are making a conscious effort to shop at local stores in a bid to support the region’s economy, new research has shown - but independents are missing a trick by not capitalising on online opportunities.

A Suffolk-based firm offering digital gift cards is seeing an increase in business during the second coronavirus lockdown.

A registry clerk is celebrating 50 years at Birketts, despite disliking the job at first.

Two fashion chains with stores on high streets across East Anglia have fallen into administration, putting more than 4,700 jobs and almost 500 shops at risk.

Last night prime minister Boris Johnson announced his plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

The price of imported goods could treble in the coming months due to worsening supply chain problems, according to bosses at an Ipswich-based shipping agency.

A missing 14-year-old girl from Ipswich has been found safe and well.

Coronavirus case rates continue to rise in most districts across Suffolk and north Essex – but three districts in the region are among the bottom five in the country.

Today the winners of the Suffolk Business Awards 2020 were announced in an online ceremony.

Today’s the day - finally after a year of unprecedented toil and dismay Suffolk’s business community has something to cheer.

The East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star want to know what independent shops could do to attract more customers.

A £215million government fund to help East Anglian businesses bounce back after the second coronavirus lockdown may not be enough and “won’t even cover rents” in some cases, a business leader has said.

Coronavirus cases rates have risen in almost every district in Suffolk and north Essex – but most remain far lower than the national average.

Ipswich cocktail bar Revolution has been saved after its creditors and landlords voted to restructure the business.

Only 8% of East Anglian importers and exporters are fully prepared for Brexit, according to a new survey.

Shops in East Suffolk are putting QR codes in their windows so that people can order the items on display without setting foot in the shop.

Plans to dredge parts of the sea floor around the Port of Felixstowe will “future-proof the port and secure jobs locally”, according to a spokesman.

A pop-up Christmas shop is offering click and collect after being told to close by Ipswich Borough Council – and says it will fight against the order.

A 16-year-old girl from Ipswich who was reported missing has returned home.

Official statistics show more people were made redundant between July and September than at any point on record as the pandemic continued to lay waste to large parts of the economy.

A scheme recognising community stores for their work confronting loneliness has been inundated with nominations during the pandemic, as more people Shop Local.

Two fish and chip shops in Suffolk have been named among the best in the country in national awards.

Primark stores could reopen 24 hours a day after lockdown, bosses have said - in a bid to recoup the losses from the second coronavirus lockdown.

A Suffolk wedding company which hosted weddings at “one of the most romantic houses in England” has gone into liquidation due to Covid-19.

Business leaders from across Suffolk have welcomed the extension of the furlough scheme, but question what it means for the governments long-term coronavirus strategy.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme set up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak is to be extended until the end of March.

With the onset of the second Covid lockdown there are now many things that people cannot do. But what does it mean for those wanting to move house?

An Ipswich landlord who sold 500 takeaway pints a weekend during the first lockdown does not know if he will offer the service again, despite a government U-turn.

A chocolate company has officially taken over the former Philips Avent factory in Suffolk – creating 220 jobs and bringing the saga about its future to an end.

Barbers and hairdressers across Suffolk are extending their opening hours before the second Covid-19 lockdown comes into force on Thursday.

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