BT boffins in Ipswich are working with a hi-tech start-up on an ultra-secure “unhackable” communications network for 5G and connected cars which uses quantum technology.

An under-fire Chinese telecoms tech giant is continuing to press its case to be involved in the UK’s digital future following a report which estimates its contribution to the country’s economy at £3.3bn — £400m of it in the East of England.

A new set of lock gates has been installed at Ipswich’s wet dock at a cost of £2m.

A new town business hub has seen an upturn in demand for space — despite the economic turmoil.

Footfall across retail sites in the East of England has plummeted by nearly 57% year-on-year as the effects of lockdown take their toll.

After a breathless chase, the pack finally tracks down its quarry — and a frenzy of licking ensues.

Sizewell B apprentice Beth Gant has been crowned EDF fleet-wide apprentice of the year.

Sheep farmers are furious after environment secretary George Eustice appeared to suggest that ‘mixed’ livestock enterprises could pivot towards beef production if the bottom falls out of the lamb market post-Brexit.

Just days before he was struck down by coronavirus, hard-working farmer Brian Hull was fit, strong and putting in his customary shift on the family holding near Eye.

An online used car retailer says it has invested £1m in a new Ipswich site.

A banking boss has offered an upbeat assessment of the longer term state of the East of England economy — despite the dire effects of the pandemic on the region.

Independent coffee shops in Ipswich are full of beans after launching new products and services during lockdown.

A total of 32 workers at a celebrated Suffolk silk brand have lost their jobs after the business collapsed into administration.

New Greater Anglia trains are being put through their paces in readiness for them to enter passenger service later this year.

The owner of a collapsed silk firm has paid tribute to the business, its workers — and the beautiful fabrics it has created.

An airline boss whose company operates out of Stansted has blasted travel firms who have failed to cough up when holidays are cancelled.

The gaming industry has become one of the UK’s top employers during the pandemic — but the East of England lags behind other parts of the UK when it comes to job vacancies in the sector, according to a survey.

Discount supermarket Lidl has announced pay rises for more than 20,000 of its UK staff.

The day prime minister Boris Johnson announced lockdown in March was the day Clare Forrest was made redundant from her job in the corporate world.

The East of England is shedding jobs at a lower rate than other parts of the UK — and is seeing modest growth in new work, a key business barometer suggests.

A new logistics and industrial park off the A14 has been launched.

Two train operatives have shared their weight loss journey after teaming up to shed three stone apiece.

Experts are predicting a massive surge in housing demand in East Anglia as a huge urban exodus gets under way.

A Suffolk vegetable grower warned his organic business “would finish overnight” if he had to rely on UK labour as the industry seeks clarity on how to source workers post-Brexit.

Construction workloads in the East of England have fallen again in the last quarter, according to experts.

Communications giant BT has stressed that its Ipswich site will play a key role in its future as a row erupts over its plans to cut jobs and carry out a “root and branch” modernisation of the business.

Staff at supermarket giant Sainsbury’s and its Argos subsidiary face an anxious wait after the retailer announced plans to cut 3,500 jobs.

It’ll be an austere Christmas for many – in spite of a more generous support scheme for workers stuck in lockdown, an East Anglian accountancy expert believes.

An East Anglian value retail chain is set to keep its doors open during the second lockdown.

All 416 Wilko stores across the UK will remain open during lockdown, the retailer has announced.

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