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Bank and building society branches are closing at an “alarming” rate of nearly 60 per month, according to an consumer group.

More than 130 jobs are at risk after a Norfolk retailer became the latest to announce plans to close stores due to a slump in sales.

The wine market is ever evolving with tastes and fashions changing each year.

The Royal Wedding and drinkers’ experimental tastes have helped drive sales at a wine retailer but the group has warned the bubble might burst with difficult times ahead.

The death of the gig economy has been exaggerated despite a landmark ruling over worker status, an employment expert has said.

Pub chain Wetherspoon is to sell more drinks from the UK and non-EU brewers in the run up to Brexit.

Employees at Warhammer maker Games Workshop are set to land a £5m windfall after the company announced it would pay a bonus following sales and profit growth.

BT is to replace chief executive Gavin Patterson later this year amid waning support for the company’s trajectory.

Mothercare has been given the green light to swing the axe on 50 underperforming stores in a move that will see 800 jobs put at risk.

Drone use could be set to take off with predictions the technology could add £42bn to the UK economy – but it has also prompted government to legislate.

The bosses of companies that make nuisance calls could be fined up to £500,000 under proposals to make them personally liable for breaking the law.

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss pledges to “take action” to tackle challenges in the firm’s troubled mobile phone unit.

A newly formed facilities management group has flexed its muscles with its first acquisitions it was formed in a merger.

The Royal Wedding could provide a much needed boost for retailers and the hospitality trade with spending on memorabilia and celebrations expected to boost the region’s economy.

Suffolk is “punching above its weight” with ground-breaking technology, a sector leader has said following the release of an influential report.

Struggling children’s retailer Mothercare has unveiled plans to axe 50 stores across the UK with 800 jobs at risk.

Npower has become the latest firm to ramp up energy bills in a move that will hammer a million people.

Troubled retailer Carpetright has clinched emergency funding to help it keep trading with a £15m unsecured loan, the company confirmed on Friday.

An East Anglian brewer is hoping to score a winner after teaming up with world breweries to create a beer to celebrate the FIFA World Cup.

Oil prices surged to their highest level since 2014 as US President Donald Trump’s plans to scrap the Iran deal raised the possibility of locking one of the biggest crude producers out of the market.

The number of struggling companies restructuring through a company voluntary arrangement has nearly doubled since Christmas – a rise described as “seismic” by East Anglian experts.

A logistics firm with more than 50 years experience in the oil and gas sector has expanded into the region as it aims to serve the renewables market.

Scrapping inheritance tax to give young people £10,000 to get on the property ladder is one policy put forward by an influential commission as it seeks to address fairness between the generations.

The boss of UK Power Networks has come under scrutiny after the firm was forced to order an investigation into a multimillion-pound contract awarded to a company in which his son is a senior director, it can be revealed.

Morrisons chief executive David Potts is set to be quizzed on the £12bn merger of Sainsbury’s with Asda when the supermarket reports first quarter figures on Thursday.

Renewable energy projects across Norfolk and Suffolk are producing more than £71m of electricity a year as businesses continue to invest in independent power.

Up to 1,000 jobs are under threat after a high-street fashion brand with concessions across Norfolk and Suffolk called in administrators.

A union has welcomed “cast-iron assurances” over job security at a printers known for producing the Harry Potter series.

The number of companies reporting staff turning up to work when they are ill has tripled since 2010, a survey of British employers has revealed.

Weak growth, adverse weather and tough festive trading may have contributed to a jump in regional business insolvencies in the first three months of the year, according to a trade body.

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