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The recent spate of fine weather has resulted in a flurry of early sightings of butterflies across Suffolk.

Brexit will be a hot topic of conversation at the second Mid Suffolk Business Exhibition, set for Stowmarket on March 27.

Getting your foot on the housing ladder in the East of England could cost an eye-watering £1.9m by the middle of this century, making it the most expensive region in the country to find your first home outside London, figures suggest.

Suffolk holidays are in great demand and 2019 looks well on the way to becoming a record-breaker.

Robert ‘Bob’ Carter witnessed atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, rode the Middle East oil boom of the 1970s and even drove to Iran

Consumer protection officials have warned householders of the appearance of ‘Nottingham knockers’ in a Suffolk town.

Specialist retirement housebuilders McCarthy & Stone has revealed the first images of the new Tyfield Place development in the heart of Hadleigh.

The Best of Suffolk cottage agency team were bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning as it was their Bring Your Dog to Work Day.

A series of free seminars aiming to empower businesses to take control of customer experiences is set to take place across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Morgan Sindall Construction which has offices in Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich, has contributed to record preliminary results for the year ended December 2018 for its parent group.

A holding company running three popular pub-restaurants in Suffolk which became embroiled in a dispute with the tax man has collapsed – but the family responsible are adamant it is business as usual.

A direct rail link between Norwich, Ipswich and Oxford would provide a £17.5bn boost to the East Anglian economy and create tens of thousands of jobs, according to a new report.

Family-owned Woodcock & Son, Ipswich’s longest established estate agency, has formed a strategic partnership with Exquisite Home.

Business viewpoints

Friday, February 22, 2019

Robert ‘Bob’ Carter witnessed atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, rode the Middle East oil boom of the 1970s and even drove to Iran

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It’s one of the contradictions of Brexit Britain that while the numbers of international students at the University of Essex has increased significantly since the EU referendum, the numbers of British students choosing to learn a modern foreign language there has fallen sharply.

The owner of a leading Suffolk hotel and restaurant group has won a landmark case in his battle against excessive business rates.

A man who faces losing his £135,000 investment after a holiday park operator went bust is now struggling with severe anxiety after receiving a demand for site fees on lodges he cannot use, or rent out.

Essex and Suffolk-based law firm Ellisons Solicitors has welcomed a new partner to its commercial property team.

A former employee has spoken out about what it was like to work for Stephen Long, the alleged fraudster accused of ripping off hundreds of pensioners, who is currently in jail for contempt after failing to help former clients track down £25m of missing funds.

A dad-of-four who battled an addiction to drug and alcohol that brought him to the “gates of death” is now a successful entrepreneur who used 65% of the profits of one of his companies to help fund the charity that saved him.

Ipswich-based recruitment firm Tennial Personnel is expanding its team as well as its remit.

A scheme that brought pay-to-ride bicycles to Ipswich’s waterfront has mysteriously disappeared.

A new tomato growing operation on the outskirts of Ipswich has appointed a managing director.

The boss at regional civil engineering firm Jackson Civil Engineering has taken a step back to focus on parent company One Group Construction.

A new “super-budget” hotel is opening its doors in Ipswich this week – here’s a sneak peek of what customers can expect.

A Suffolk suffragist who became the UK’s first female mayor and doctor has been tipped as the new face for the £50 note.

A married couple in Raydon have invested their pension into growing 8,000 Christmas trees in their back garden.

Ipswich-based law firm Ashtons Legal now has four aspiring young lawyers training under its Six Year Solicitors Apprenticeship.

One in three Britons have suffered from mental health problems in the workplace, but companies are often reluctant to admit it’s an issue in their company.

Now they’re high-flying business leaders, but there was a time when these guys were scrawny, nervous teens, eager to impress in their first jobs. We asked local business leaders what valuable skills they picked up from their first experiences of the world of work

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