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Ipswich's independent Briarbank Brewery is gearing up for its sixth summer beer festival this weekend.

A controversial move to delay final approval for Stansted Airport's passenger expansion plans has come under fire from the region's lucrative tourism industry.

A recyclable glass and plastics food packaging firm is set to open a major new warehouse and manufacturing plant at Eye in north Suffolk, creating 50 jobs.

A number of redundancies have been confirmed at the East of England's Ipswich distribution centre as the firm readies to shut down the site.

Youngsters have visited BT's Adastral Park research centre for the chance to impress - and even grab an apprenticeship on the site.

A rural Suffolk holiday centre with fishing lakes, Scandinavian-style lodges and a cottage is up for sale for £1.4m.

Bosses have applauded the bold stance taken by Hoseasons chief executive Simon Altham after he said homophobic and racist customers were not welcome on his firm's holidays.

Greene King's past and present workers in Bury St Edmunds are seeking clarity over jobs and pensions after the brewing and pubs giant announced it was the subject of a £2.7bn takeover deal. What will it mean to them?

Construction of a new McDonald's in Stowmarket is now complete - and the final touches are being put in place for the big opening of the new fast food restaurant.

If you need to dash to a supermarket over the August bank holiday, what time will it be open? Here's our guide to opening times.

A Suffolk curry house and takeaway has been named Restaurant of the Year at the English Curry Awards.

When ex-banker Philip Turner entered the East Anglian hospitality trade in 2012 he admits that he was "really swimming against the tide".

Beer drinkers' lobby group CAMRA has described Greene King's impending sale to a Chinese multinational property firm as 'very concerning'.

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Increasingly, it is important for businesses to demonstrate that they are good citizens, says Anglian Water's head of sustainability, Andy Brown, who is looking forward to next month's 'Innovate East' innovation event.

Despite having been outlawed, illegal hare coursing activity still goes on. Now Suffolk's Rural and Wildlife Crime team have invested in a drone to crack down on this cruel pastime.

There are 106 Roadside Nature Reserves in Suffolk - remnants of the meadows of yesteryear and, increasingly, important havens for rare plants and corridors for wildlife.

One of the region's leading water companies has said it does not expect to have to impose a hosepipe ban this summer, despite the soaring temperatures being experienced in East Anglia, and the below average rainfall.

Avoiding the sweltering daily commute and dressing casually can help people keep cool, advises the TUC

Research from Willis Towers Watson finds more than one in ten workers from East Anglia are in favour of fertility benefits.

Wildlife experts from the region say research into the effects of gamebirds is required.

An event held in Suffolk this week sought to encourage house builders and construction firms to factor nature into their plans from the start.

The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre has taken delivery of two state-of-the-art 3D printers and wants to work with local companies to see how this cutting edge technology can help their business.

East Anglia could be set for a bumper summer of painted lady butterflies - a phenomenon that takes place around once a decade, according to experts.

Creating the Greenest County Awards seek to recognise those doing good for the environment in Suffolk.

As we look to greener fuels and easing traffic chaos, more of us are turning to electric vehicles but could the two-wheeled variety be the perfect solution?

New town centre retirement homes could soon be on the way for the former Archant newspapers site in the heart of Ipswich.

A Suffolk digital marketing agency is supporting homeless people in the county and has made a £5,000 donation to get The Bus Shelter, Ipswich's outreach bus, on the road.

An over-gin-dulgent festival is returning as part of the 2019 Ipswich Maritime celebrations - and this year, guests could find themselves sipping their favourite tipple out on the water.

New owners have taken over the popular @twenty5 restaurant in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

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