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Unemployment in the East of England rose by 7,000 to 128,000 in the three months to June, despite the rate of those seeking work across the country falling to its lowest since 1975.

More than a million energy customers have been overcharged a total of £102m over the last year because of billing errors, research has revealed.

Sports car manufacturer Group Lotus has hailed a milestone in the business after making a long-awaited return to profitability.

Turnover has risen at an East Anglian brewery but profits have fallen due to the closure and redevelopment of its hotel.

The region’s breweries are seeing low and non-alcoholic versions of their beers grow more popular as drinkers cut down on booze in favour of healthier options.

Hopes have been raised that the “total shambles” of business rate relief owed to small firms could soon be at an end - after the government set a deadline for a software update.

As more people move away from alcoholic drinks the market for non-alcoholic drinks is rising and the region’s breweries are aiming not to be left behind.

Coastal towns have dominated a list of the top areas for personal bankruptcies with Ipswich and Great Yarmouth featuring in the top 10.

A trade mission aimed at building links between the South West and the East has been hailed a success.

Summer sunshine gave a welcome boost to retailers in June as shoppers updated their wardrobes for the fine weather.

American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg.

Lucy Rose, Skott and Joel Dommett were among the acts to strut their stuff on Saturday afternoon at Henham Park as Latitude Festival continued.

You would expect a band with more than 20 years experience to know what they are doing with a festival crowd.

One of East Anglia’s best-known car dealerships has left family ownership after nearly a century, following its acquisition by a Sussex counterpart.

Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence.

Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased.

Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence.

Sugar businesses helped to give their owner a sweet taste after driving an improvement to profits.

Businesses and lobbying groups are renewing their call for clarity on Brexit following the much-anticipated Queen’s Speech.

Young people from across the region will be able to learn skills putting them at the “cutting edge” of the energy industry after a multi-million pound centre was given the green light.

Antonio Conte, N’Golo Kante and a Beccles company helped Chelsea Football Club to lift the Premier League title this season.

The percentage of women in senior management roles has dropped to 19% across the country, new research shows.

A scheme which could see drivers subsidised for trading in their old diesel vehicles would be welcomed by motor dealers – but campaigners have warned measures do not go far enough.

A sports equipment manufacturer has bought a firm which has made products used at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, formerly the Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium and the Stade de France in Paris.

Sainsbury’s is accelerating the roll-out of Argos stores within its supermarkets, as it looks to better compete with rivals.

Calls to delay a controversial move towards online tax returns have been echoed by the region’s small businesses, amid fears of the cost burden.

BT has been given a £42m fine by the telecoms watchdog and is expected to pay out £300m in compensation to rivals over delayed high-speed cable installations.

The burgeoning strength of Norfolk and Suffolk’s technology industry has been underlined by a report which values its contribution at more than £320m.

BT has reached an agreement with Ofcom to legally separate its infrastructure arm Openreach.

Collaboration between sectors and technologies – as well as a supportive government strategy – was called for by energy leaders at industry leading conference.

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