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Consumers defied rising prices to eat healthily and indulge at home, show new figures which reveal the most popular new products of 2017.

Trouble could be building for East Anglia’s architecture industry if the rights of skilled workers are not secured in any Brexit deal, a sector body has warned.

Britain’s second-biggest care homes operator has struck a last-minute deal with its major creditor which holds off the immediate threat of administration.

2017 has been a rollercoaster year in business - and we want to know your views about what lies ahead.

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of the Brexit hit pound.

Companies in the East of England saw growth in November but prices rose sharply, an index has shown.

The struggles of the country’s second-largest care home operator is symptomatic of the challenges faced by the industry, the boss of a group bucking the trend has warned.

Nwes, which has bases in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Lowestoft, has created a short film called The Elves and the Shoemaker, which is based on the 1806 fairy tale of the same name.

The region’s largest water company has updated its 25-year strategy to put the environment at its heart.

Asda, which has stores at King’s Lynn, Swaffham, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Ipswich, revealed it had put forward proposals to staff last month with workers in its home shopping and ambient teams affected.

Here is the full list of employers named by the government for not paying the national minimum wage and national living wage.

A clothing giant, sports retailer and recruitment company are among the companies named and shamed by the government for failing to pay the national minimum wage to thousands of workers.

George Davis was the youngest person in the room at the Future50 Live! event – a feeling which has become familiar for the entrepreneur.

Anglian Water has been named as the second-best employer in the UK in an annual list – beating social media behemoth Facebook.

Retailer Toys R Us has revealed the stores to be closed as part of a restructuring programme.

A team of angel investors have injected more than £2m into innovative businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk just two years after making its first investment.

Retailers have reported a drop in non-food sales, as Black Friday offers failed to spur a spending frenzy among inflation-squeezed households.

Increased orders ahead of Christmas has led a poultry processing plant to seek to bolster its team.

Sports Direct shareholders are being asked to decide whether chief executive Mike Ashley’s brother should be paid £11m by the company.

A wine merchant has reported strong half-year sales as it prepares for the busy Christmas season.

East Anglia’s oil and gas industry could receive a “new lease of life” after the chancellor announced measures to make it easier for companies to exchange late-life assets.

Improving intra-regional rail links to unblock congestion is key to boosting productivity in the East of England, a new report has claimed.

Norfolk and Suffolk’s retailers are preparing for the Black Friday and festive rush amid challenging times for the high street. Doug Faulkner finds out how they are feeling ahead of this key season.

Scientists have reported early signs among East Anglian oilseed rape crops of a fungal disease which can stunt growth and halve yields.

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a government price cap on energy bills.

An offshore wind giant has handed out nearly £200,000 in grants to East Anglian community groups as part of an ongoing fund.

An East Anglian network promoting equality in the technology industry will hold its awards ceremony later this month.

Poultry giant 2 Sisters Food Group’s record is “far from pristine” and problems at its chicken plant at the centre of an inquiry are “not a one-off”, MPs have concluded.

Retail sales grew steadily in October, helped by a strong performance from the secondhand and charity shop sector.

Virgin Money has announced a push into small business banking as the firm looks to narrow the gap with Britain’s biggest lenders.

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