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Mark Shields

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Homebase has confirmed the 42 stores it wants to close as part of a restructure that puts 1,500 jobs at risk - and it includes the Ipswich branch.

The latest developments in employment law will be examined at a series of seminars from a regional law firm.

Southwold brewer and distiller Adnams has released its results for the six months to the end of June 2018. Business editor Mark Shields looks at the key points to emerge from the numbers.

How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme.

Troubled DIY chain Homebase is set to reveal plans which will close around a quarter of its stores and threaten more than 1,000 jobs, according to reports.

Supermarket fruit and vegetables prices have risen as the effects of the heatwave and a cold spring flow through to shop shelves.

Car insurance can stress many of us out – yet few complain. James Walker of explains six of the most common gripes from motorists.

The prolonged hot weather and World Cup fever has scorched the UK high street with retailers suffering another month of negative growth, figures show.

The Bank of England has today unanimously voted to increase interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75%.

Free snacks, flexible working hours and paid-for fitness memberships have been named as three of the most realistic job perks business owners could introduce to keep staff happy.

New government figures highlighting a quarterly fall in corporate insolvencies may only be a blip in an underlying upward trend.

The trade arm of East Anglian retailer Hughes Electrical 
has announced a record year, with turnover breaking the £20m mark as the company grew by 23%.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed three more business leaders to the panel of its flagship business support programme.

A new funding pot of nearly a million pounds is being made available to boost high-growth businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Lloyds could set aside millions more to address payment protection insurance (PPI) misselling claims this week when it reports results alongside banking peers Barclays and RBS.

Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme examines how you can make your business stand out from the crowd.

Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact explains why search engine optimisation could be the tool you didn’t know you needed.

Sports Direct is tipped to unveil a jump in profits next week as its colourful boss Mike Ashley continues his bid to turn the retailer into the “Selfridges of sport”.

Pharmaceutical companies are experts at getting us to pay more than we need for brand names. MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis explains how you can save big – but still get the same medicine.

How’s your head for heights? Offshore photographer Alan O’Neill put his to the test when he completed a 360-degree virtual survey for the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Administrators to collapsed discount retailer Poundworld are to close 25 stores, resulting in 242 job losses.

Creditors of retailer Mattressman have approved restructuring plans which will see 14 stores close.

MPs say they are “increasingly concerned” about the impact of business rates on high street retailers after questioning if they were still “fit for purpose”.

It was a night to remember at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018 – and you can relive it through our galleries.

The trade body for the regional energy industry in East Anglia has joined forces with its Humberside counterpart to help businesses get the most out of the investments being made in the region.

These 10 tips will keep you cool as a cucumber in the office this summer – do you know any better ones?

Criminals aren’t always thugs with meaty arms and little between the ears.

Sainsbury’s is set to report a dip in first quarter sales this week, with boss Mike Coupe expected to be questioned on the progress of the supermarket’s £12 billion merger with Asda.

If you want to follow in the footsteps of our Future50 members by setting up your own company, Gareth Jooste, small business area leader for Barclays Eastern has some advice.

Crumpets have become the latest casualty of the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage hitting the UK’s food and drink industry - with retailers warning that stocks may dwindle this weekend.

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