Bethany Whymark email@example.com @EDPBethany Transport for London says Uber is “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital Fri, 12:07 Bethany Whymark Uber will no longer run services in London after September 30 following the city’s transport authority’s decision not to renew its private hire operator licence. Video: The iPhone 8 and 8 plus go on sale today – but don’t expect long queues to get one Fri, 08:42 Bethany Whymark The newest versions of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 plus, are expected not to attract the traditional queues outside Apple’s flagship retail stores when they go on sale in the UK for the first time today. Burgess Marine expanding operations in Lowestoft with contracts worth £2m Thu, 08:30 Bethany Whymark An independent ship repairer is riding a wave of prosperity in East Anglia’s maritime sector with further investment in its regional operations. Record apprenticeship intake at Suffolk Coastal and Waveney councils Wed, 11:00 Bethany Whymark Two district councils are celebrating the impact of young talent after taking on a record amount of apprentices this summer. Employers’ confidence in the economy drops to lowest level since Brexit vote Wed, 09:12 Bethany Whymark The UK’s political climate is not doing any favours for employers’ confidence in the economy, which has fallen to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to a new report. Ryanair passengers whose flights were cancelled having to pay again to choose seats and check luggage when re-booking Wed, 08:37 Bethany Whymark Some Ryanair passengers have reported having to pay again to pick seats or take hold luggage when re-booking flights after the airline announced mass cancellations. Sterling performance of East of England manufacturers has “peaked” as Brexit looms Tue, 11:13 Bethany Whymark A boom in manufacturing which saw the UK named the eighth largest industrial nation is expected to level off as it prepares to leave the European Union – a significant market for East Anglian exporters. Businesses are “under-estimating” demand for flexible working from staff Tue, 09:55 Bethany Whymark Firms are under-estimating the demand for flexible working amid growing popularity of part-time, home-based or remote jobs, research shows. Utilities firm wins Betfred contract Mon, 15:45 Bethany Whymark Anglian Water Business has struck lucky after securing a contract with Betfred. Manufacturing growth sees Britain ranked as eighth biggest industrial nation Mon, 10:42 Bethany Whymark Britain is now the eighth largest industrial nation, after manufacturing returned to growth last year, according to a new report. Will changes could open “treasure trove” for disgruntled family members – warns law firm Birketts Friday, September 15, 2017 Bethany Whymark Changes to the process of making a will could “provide a treasure trove for dissatisfied relatives” , according to an East Anglian law firm. Business leaders must support East Anglia’s SMEs to boost economic growth Saturday, September 9, 2017 Bethany Whymark With small and medium-sized businesses making up a vast majority of the East Anglian business community, its leaders must work to ensure smaller firms have an economy in which to thrive. UK high street sees best August in four years, according to BDO sales tracker Friday, September 8, 2017 Bethany Whymark An influx of British “staycationers” and overseas tourists driven by the weak pound helped the UK high street to enjoy its best month in almost two years. Shoppers could be consuming an extra 17,000 calories a year thanks to retailers up-selling unhealthy food and drink Thursday, September 7, 2017 Bethany Whymark Tactics used by food retailers to up-sell junk food could lead customers to consume an extra 17,000 calories in a year, a new report claims. Housebuilder Barratt Developments thanks “robust” demand for 12% rise in profit Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Bethany Whymark Barratt Homes has reported a rise in full-year profits as “robust consumer demand” helps prop up the housing market despite signs of a wider slowdown since the EU referendum. Shareholder frustration at Sports Direct could topple chairman at AGM Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Bethany Whymark As mounting shareholder frustration at Sports Direct looks set to topple its chairman, owner Mike Ashley maintains confidence in his ambition to make the firm the “Selfridges of sport”. Take a look at Center Parcs Elveden Forest’s new waterfront accommodation Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Bethany Whymark Take a first look at the new waterside accommodation which will be opening at a holiday village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border next year. Eastern England bucking trend of falling prosperity across UK regions Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Bethany Whymark Britain’s regional prosperity is starting to take a hit from tougher economic conditions and uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations – but the East of England is fighting off the impacts. McDonald’s staff in Cambridge and London to stage company’s first UK strike Monday, September 4, 2017 Bethany Whyamrk Workers at restaurant giant McDonald’s are staging their first ever strike in the UK on Monday. New Look chief executive quits the firm Friday, September 1, 2017 Bethany Whymark The chief executive of struggling fashion chain New Look has quit. Hospitality businesses struggling to fill vacancies due to Brexit uncertainties and high employment rates Friday, September 1, 2017 Bethany Whymark More staff vacancy signs are going up in restaurants and hotels across the UK amid fears that Brexit and high employment rates are making it harder to attract staff. Businesses in the East urged to plan ahead as ICAEW monitor records drop in confidence Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Bethany Whymark Business confidence in the East of England has fallen back into negative territory, reversing the gains made in the second quarter of 2017, a new survey reveals. UK imports could face three-day delays at ports after Brexit, BRC warns Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Bethany Whymark Measures to tackle red tape and improve imports need to be put in place before Brexit to stop food price rises, a business lobbying body has warned. Could the diversity of routes into work help solve East Anglia’s skills crisis? Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Bethany Whymark In the face of an ageing population leaders in East Anglia are focused on increasing the skill level of the region’s workforce. But what is the best educational route to take? Bethany Whymark reports. Proposed laws to bring greater transparency on boardroom pay are “weak on action”, critics claim Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Bethany Whymark Theresa May has relaunched her attack on fat-cat bosses and the “unacceptable face of capitalism” with proposed laws aiming to bring greater pay transparency to the boardroom. Customers of Big Six energy firms have paid out an extra £850 each in the last five years Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Bethany Whymark Remaining customers of the Big Six energy firms have forked out an extra £7.3bn over the last five years, a new report reveals. Target to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030 could halve UK oil imports, report suggests Friday, August 25, 2017 Bethany Whymark UK oil imports could halve under an ambitious target to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, a study by environmental and aid organisations suggests. Business owner claims public sector work is a ‘gamble’ for small firms Friday, August 25, 2017 bethany Whymark Bureaucracy and a lack of resources are preventing smaller firms from taking advantage of public sector contracts, according to a business owner who managed to secure one. Dixons Carphone blames profit warning on “challenging conditions” in mobile phone market Thursday, August 24, 2017 Bethany Whymark Dixons Carphone has issued a profit warning as the soaring cost of mobile phones leads people to hold onto their handsets for longer. Number of cars built in UK rose 8% in July – but total production in 2017 is down on last year Thursday, August 24, 2017 Bethany Whymark The number of new cars rolling off the production line in Britain rose 8% in July, new figures reveal.