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Two years ago, the Knock family looked into the idea of a setting up a small number of lodges next to fishing lakes in the middle of their farm.

Farmers are feeling upbeat this week as the combines come out in force for the first time across the eastern region.

Essex farmer Andrew Fairs' echium crop - now in full flower - depends solely on natural pollinators.

The further education college set to take over the running of Suffolk's land-based education has pledged to boost provision with a raft of commitments.

UK agriculture can deliver on providing sustainable foods with the right investment, East Anglian farmers' leaders believe after a new report called for a radical shift in food and farm practices.

A national garden centre chain based in Suffolk has seen its profits soar by more than 50% following a successful cost-cutting drive.

The chair of one of the most powerful environmental bodies in the UK visited Suffolk to find out how one farming family is reversing worrying trends in wildlife losses - while running a highly commercial growing operation.

A celebrated mowerman who became an internet sensation because of his pride in the job has visited the place where the modern machine began - in Ipswich.

A live milking parlour is set to be among the attractions at a bumper Tendring Show this weekend, where crowds of up to 20,000 people are expected.

An Ipswich businessman is set to provide recycled driveways made out of plastic waste after joining forces with a national franchise.

An inspirational Suffolk computing teacher who has helped gaming enthusiasts to turn their talent into careers has been rewarded with a top honour.

Suffolk's manufacturing firms are facing a glum time with falling domestic sales amid tougher global trading conditions and increasing costs.

A Suffolk-based garden buildings manufacturer has been bought out by the team that runs it.

A Suffolk sauces firm is boosting its manufacturing capacity and creating 10 new jobs after clinching a £450k funding package.

A live milking parlour is set to greet visitors to this year's Tendring Hundred Show as an Essex dairy farmer takes on the top ceremonial position.

London Stock Exchange Group's 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report shows East Anglian firms are making a big contribution to the UK economy, driving growth and employment. Sarah Chambers spoke to some of the firms listed

Firms across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex are highly vulnerable to cyber attack and are failing to take the problem seriously, a new poll suggests.

The boss of a new nuclear project in Suffolk said an 'all-renewables' approach to the climate change crisis wasn't practical, as a business-backed report called for the technology to be part of the government's energy strategy.

A café/restaurant operator is being sought for a 'striking' new landmark building to be built on Felixstowe sea front as part of a bid to make the town a top-flight tourist destination.

An independent Suffolk gin distillery set up by a couple has launched itself on the national stage with a tie-in with an Ipswich distributor.

East Anglian farmers are feeling cautiously optimistic about this year's cereal crops after a turn for the better in the weather.

The new boss at pubs and brewery business Greene King said he had been "really impressed" with local people's passion for the brand after moving to its home in Bury St Edmunds.

Wellbeing remains a key concern among pub customers, with changing consumer habits including a greater demand for healthy food and drink driven by millennials, according to a Suffolk-based brewery and pubs giant.

Suffolk farmers are hoping to get the public to sign up to a campaign which they have launched to reverse a worrying decline in pollinating insects.

Scrap metal workers stumbled across a hoard of cash while they were opening up dumped metal safes ready to dispose of them.

The owners of a fast-expanding Suffolk bakery group are celebrating soaring sales.

Celebrated cider maker Aspall has kicked off a £10m project to upgrade its historic factory site at Debenham a year and a half after it was bought by drinks giant Molson Coors.

A Suffolk farmers' markets dynamo said she was "immensely proud" after she scooped a top rural accolade.

A couple who started up a fudge-making business from home are tasting sweet success as the business prepares to move to a 4,500sq ft factory.

New nuclear - which includes plans for a Sizewell C power plant - can be an affordable part of the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a report.

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