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Organisers of the Suffolk Show have decided to cancel next year’s event after deeming it not possible to hold “safely and with confidence”.

A Suffolk dairy is recruiting extra drivers to help them cope with the surge in demand for milk deliveries in the wake of lockdown.

Optimism is on the rise among the East of England business community – in spite of the challenges they face from the coronavirus crisis and job losses on the horizon.

A new discount store is due to open this Friday, breathing new life into an empty town centre unit – and bringing 30 jobs to the area.

A former baby bottling plant in Suffolk looks set to become a cocoa production plant.

A former ports boss has joined an Ipswich-based scrap metal company as it gears up for growth.

Greggs says it is in consultation with its staff about cutting some employees’ hours “to minimise the risk of job losses” when the furlough scheme ends at the end of October.

A Pizza Hut in Bury St Edmunds is earmarked for closure after the group secured agreement to save it from collapse.

A huge wind farm off the East Anglian coast is set to get bigger still – as two offshore developers join forces yet again.

East Anglian town centres are taking a harder battering from curfew than other regions as shoppers continue to stay away, figures suggest.

High street bookies William Hill looks set to be bought up by the owners of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Popular shoe retailer Hotter has told customers its store in Ipswich town centre is closing permanently following the coronavirus lockdown.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge affect on employment, with many firms forced to make redundancies - but what sectors are actively recruiting in this time of crisis?

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Friday, September 25, 2020

A Felixstowe carpenter is in the running for a £20,000 prize after being tipped as one of the UK’s top tradespeople.


An HR specialist is set to play a lead role in the Suffolk and Norfolk economy at “a tough point in time” for the region’s businesses.

Around £370k is being invested in repairs to an historic river wall at the old entrance to the Port of Ipswich Wet Dock.

A regional retailer aims to help customers living on the breadline by supporting a child poverty campaign started by football superstar Marcus Rashford.

An up and coming Ipswich videographer is looking to honour the memory and legacy of his late mentor after starting his own business.

The owners of a huge tomato glasshouse complex in Ipswich were close to signing a contract which would have doubled its size when the coronavirus pandemic erupted.

The number of workers on furlough across Suffolk has rocketed this month as 11,600 more people are registered for the government scheme during than last month.

Suffolk workers have shared their experiences of the furlough scheme as more businesses start to welcome back staff.

Suffolk and Essex tourist destinations are desperate to open as they fight for survival after lockdown.

A high street trader said he had been surprised by the number of shoppers who had returned to Ipswich town centre since non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.

Thousands of keen shoppers came to Ipswich to hunt for the best bargains as non-essential stores reopened on Monday - but how different does the town centre now look, compared to lockdown a few weeks ago?

The owner of Deben Inns, which runs a string of well-known pubs in Suffolk, says he fears for the future of the industry unless the Government provides more support during the Covid-19 crisis.

A director of one of Suffolk’s best known independent stores is launching a campaign for free car parking to help small businesses fight back following the coronavirus pandemic.

Adnams beer fans will soon be able to get their hands on a freshly poured pint as the brewery looks to reopen four pubs on July 4.

A new dental clinic is opening in Ipswich following a “shortage” of accessible practices in the area – hoping to serve around 6,000 people every year.

The tourism industry in Essex needs major government support after lockdown – that is the message from the boss of Clacton Pier.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has chosen a new regional leader to succeed its current director – who is off to start a new life in France.

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