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A gym near Ipswich town centre is set to close, with bosses citing "operating losses" as the reason.

Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King is leading efforts to stamp out bigotry at work by taking a leading role in promoting diversity in its ranks.

Plummeting GDP, labour shortages, a spike in costs ... The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's new Brexit report makes worrying reading for businesses in the East. Sarah Chambers reports.

An investigation is underway following reports of alleged rogue traders conducting work on the roof of an elderly Suffolk resident's property.

Watchdog Ofcom has dropped its probe into whether BT had breached rules meant to protect small firms from large costs, after it reimbursed all affected companies.

Suffolk has enjoyed a record year for company start-ups as more entrepreneurs decide to throw their hat in the ring, new figures suggest.

Union chiefs have slammed a shock decision to block plans to expand Stansted airport as "short-sighted" and damaging to jobs.

Ipswich currently has more than 400 empty businesses - see them all on one map.

The final clear-out of a key manufacturing site in Suffolk is on track to be completed by mid-2020 after a multinational company decided to relocate to eastern Europe, with the loss of 135 staff.

A total of 22 market towns and villages in the East of England - including three on the Suffolk/Norfolk border - are set to get ultrafast broadband as part of a national plan to get it to 'harder-to-reach' areas.

When American drinks giant Molson Coors bought an historic Suffolk cider business which had been in the same family for eight generations, its first move was to assure residents that it was staying put.

Supermarket giant Tesco is recalling 15 varieties of baby food following concerns that some jars have been tampered with.

New giant tins of Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs look set to be the big Easter craze this year - but some customers have slammed them for including too much packaging.

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Kim Kardashian West has shared a picture on Instagram with her son Saint dressed in a shirt from an independent Newmarket designer.

A young family say they are raring to go after taking over the popular Kesgrave Kitchen.

It might not quite be a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar - but this entrepreneur is very happy indeed after winning £5,000 to set up his own business in an Apprentice-style competition.

Telling young people they have to spend an extra hour at school might not sound popular - but this school in Ipswich is confident, in the long-term, their pupils will thank them.

Laura Buckingham believes her generation has entered the farming industry at a critical juncture.

A food ingredients firm in north Essex has taken on an industry heavyweight as its new managing director.

Harry was shot down while fighting the Nazis over Europe. Later, the businessman brought a huge number of jobs to Hadleigh

Argos has announced the relocation of one of its Ipswich branches, four months after revealing the store would be shut down.

Jo Salter is the founder of Where Does It Come From? - an ethical fashion brand based in Ipswich where each garment has a code on the label, so customers know its origins.

The three-day brainstorming event Innovate East produces a host of potential business and environmental solutions.

Organisations in Suffolk and Norfolk are working to help people with physical and learning disabilities into work.

An Ipswich recycling firm is investing in the future of the industry and giving the next generation a helping hand.

Following the announcement yet another Ipswich shop will be shutting down, new figures reveal high street store closures have reached a record high.

A radical three-day environmental event kicked off at Trinity Park in Ipswich yesterday with the aim of finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society and the business world.

Organisers say "overnighters" make a holiday around the event, staying in hotels and self-catering cottages, and eating in the county's pubs, restaurants and cafes.

A public consultation is under way for the proposed merger between Easton and Otley College with City College Norwich and Suffolk New College.

Essex & Suffolk Water's research and development manager Chris Jones discusses the role of the digital twin approach ahead of the Innovate East event at Trinity Park in Ispwich next month

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