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Stansted Airport recorded its busiest ever year as it welcomed over 28 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 2.1 million passengers and 8.1% per cent over the previous 12 months.

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She has spent two years and thousands of pounds trying to get back her beloved pet who is running wild - but Mel Perry will not give up.

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University Centre Colchester has announced a new academic partnership with the University of East Anglia, stating that its former long term partner, the University of Essex, is “more focused on international partnerships”.

University of East Anglia

Stansted Airport has been stepping up talks with China on launching new long-haul routes to the East.

India

Laura Ashley is to close around 40 stores, as the company’s new chairman pushes ahead with a fresh vision for the brand which includes expansion in China.

United Kingdom

A nuclear reactor which uses the same technology as is planned for Sizewell C has just been successfully launched in China.

United Kingdom

Pet accessories are all the rage this festive season.

And a couple from Chelmsford, have come up with a range of circus-themed accessories for guinea pigs through their company Haypigs! that tap into the trend for the movie the Greatest Showman too.

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After suffering from a heart attack 10 years ago, Davide Gasparin recalls being struck by a terrible fear that the same thing might happen again.

Tesco

With Guy Fawkes night just a fading memory, Christmas is now looming closer with lighting switch-ons, the arrival of Santa and Christmas fayres now dominating our social calendars. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the family events coming up this week

West Suffolk Hospital

A 10-strong group of councillors will decide on plans to expand Stansted Airport at a crunch meeting today (Wednesday, November 14).

India

The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

BBC

And despite now being at the helm of one of Suffolk’s most exciting, pioneering tech firms, which is an Archant ‘Future 50’ company, he was “absolutely not” interested in science as a child.

United Kingdom

The chief executive of Stansted Airport claims he is “overwhelmed” by the support he has received for plans to raise the number of passengers Stansted can handle each year.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

European Union

Stansted Airport has denied that the recent collapse of Primera Air was because the flights it was operating from there were loss-making.

China

Apparently dad jokes are in vogue... whatever next, asks Lynne Mortimer, dad dancing?

Lynne Mortimer

A new all you can eat buffet restaurant has opened its doors in the town offering everything from Indian to Italian food.

Ipswich Council

A beauty company in Bury St Edmunds is doing a roaring trade exporting chicken fillets to Americans - but not of the poultry variety.

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This week our financial columnist looks at how pensions fare across the globe – and which country is the wealthiest when it comes to their state pension

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Fake goods worth £10.2 million and including 300 high end watches; over 5,000 Armani, Chanel, Dior, DKNY, Gucci and Jimmy Choo perfumes; along with thousands of items of Adidas, Louise Vuitton, Nike and Puma merchandise have been seized at Felixstowe.

United Kingdom

Quality not quantity is what counts.

India

Bigger cranes may spell bigger profit at Felixstowe Port, but a question mark hangs over whether future growth could be impacted by the prospect of a no deal Brexit.

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While most people throw their empty plastic cleaning bottles away when they’re empty, one father of three from Essex has been refilling and reusing his for the last three years.

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A first-time mum who was facing deportation at seven months pregnant has had the decision overturned, her husband has revealed.

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New long-haul routes from Stansted Airport have made some of the most popular global holiday destinations that bit more accessible for East Anglian passengers.

China

How old do you think Olivia Newton-John will be next week? We look at her life and career: from East Anglia to Eurovision and Grease, and her fight with cancer

China

As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields.

European Union

An East Anglian pig farmer has called for a cull of wild pigs to help defend the UK herd against a devastating disease which has broken out in continental Europe.

European Union

UK pig farmers are being warned to be on the alert following an “extremely concerning” outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar in Belgium.

European Union

I’ve tried to pitch it as ‘Silence of the Lambs meets The Matrix’, says Lee Francis, who’s written the book with Simon Scarrow

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