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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will visit Suffolk today to officially launch a major new environmentally-friendly installation at Ickworth Estate.

Post Office

The branch on High Street will be shut for two weeks and is set for longer opening hours after works.

John Cox of NatWest.

The East of England witnessed the slowest rate of growth of any region or nation in Great Britain during the first three months of 2015, according to a study by the Royal Bank of Scotland group.

Mark and Spencer has posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales, after a colder May impacted demand for its spring and summer collections.

High street giant Marks & Spencer today posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales, after a colder May impacted demand for its spring and summer collections.

Mark Rigby, chief executive of business rates specialist CVS.

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is facing a backlog of more than 280,000 appeals over business rates.

British Chambers of Commerce director general John Longworth.

Fresh signs are emerging of “two tier” growth in the UK economy, with firms within the services sector peforming markedly more strongly than those in manufacturing, according to a new study.

From left, John Nicholson,  Andy Bloomfield  and Chris Pont of IJYI.

Ipswich-based software development firm IJYI has taken on its second apprentice in the space of six months.

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A social media start-up which aims to rival the likes of Facebook and LinkedIn says it has won a significant investment ahead of its autumn launch.

Students at UCS in Interior Architecture and Design, have been taking part in a design competition to design an entrance canopy for the St Edmunds House apartments in Rope Walk.
Ross Carroll, director of Crown House Homes, left, with course tutor Dr Liana Psarologaki, and Annali Hubbard of Palmer & Partners estate agents, and some of the course students, Elliott Jones, Bryony Briggs, Dan Hutton, Amy Schuller and Michelle Villar

Apartment developers hold a design competition with university students

A member of staff at N2S bagging up scrap computer components ready for further destruction and recycling.

A Suffolk-based computer equipment lifecycle management company is celebrating after achieving accreditation allowing it to work at the highest level of Government.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, left, visiting Ipswich company IJYI.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has urged more small and medium-sized businesses in and around Ipswich to sign up to a scheme which provides the funding for the infrastructure they need to get fast broadband connections.

Stephen Rose, SSE head of offshore wind generation

The man tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of a £1.6bn windfarm off the Suffolk coast has explained the challenges of overseeing 140 turbines capable of powering half-a-million homes and the contractual “crossroads” his firm faces next year.

Post Office

The Post Office in a Suffolk town is moving to new premises, and will offer longer opening hours.

Left to right, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Louise Askins, Punch Taverns Partnership Development Manager Russell Dawson at the reopening of the Hand in hand at Trimley St Martin.

A popular village pub has reopened after being closed for a month for a £140,000 makeover.

Dame Fiona Kendrick:, chief executive of Nestlé  UK & Ireland

Food giant Nestlé has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme, sparking the threat of industrial action.

The Treasury has sold another 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

The taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 16% after the Government sold off another tranche of shares.

The installation of solar panels on the roof of Precision Marketing Group's premises in Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds

A Suffolk-based firm will be among the organisations taking part in a nation-wide celebration of solar energy tomorrow.

Candy Gaga'’s Wanda Hewell, right, and daughter, Cherish.

Tower Ramparts in Ipswich now has its very own castle – thanks to the success of a local sweet shop business.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Food & farming news

Friday, July 3, 2015

The stage is set for a three-day celebration of transatlantic Americana, roots and folk music down on a Suffolk farm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Farm Minister George Eustice at Writtle College's further education presentation day

Farm Minister George Eustice MP admitted he still uses knowledge he gained while studying horticulture at Writtle College in his current role, as he handed out awards at the institution’s further education presentation day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bees will be a priority under the new Countryside Stewardship scheme.

Bees and pollinators are to be one of five main priorities under a £900million competitive subsidy scheme for farmers and landowners, the Government has announced.

Movers and Shakers

Yesterday, 06:00

Ipswich-based software development firm IJYI has taken on its second apprentice in the space of six months.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Oliver Crichton and Ruth Sunaway of Birketts.

East Anglian law firm Birketts has announced the promotion of five senior associates to partner status across its four offices, including Oliver Crichton and Ruth Sunaway in Ipswich.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Alan Wilkinson with KLH Architects  partners Martyn Goodwin (left) and Alan Howard (right).

Ipswich-based KLH Architects has expanded its service offering by bringing on board a well-known education sector specialist.

Business features

Mon, 18:27

Today sees the start of the summer Dedham Vale Hopper bus service for tourists visiting “Constable Country”. EADT business editor Duncan Brodie, who was guest speaker at last week’s official launch of this season’s Hopper timetable, reports on how the service contributes to the local economy and helps to protect the environment.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Inside the Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club building.

One of the longest-established venues in Bury St Edmunds is launching a new business centre.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Great House restaurant with rooms in Lavenham

French-born restaurateur Regis Crepy is celebrating 30 years of ownership at The Great House at Lavenham. As one of relatively few chef/owners to have successfully operated the same venue for so long, Mr Crepy met with DUNCAN BRODIE to talk about how the food scene has changed over the past three decades.

Expert advice

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We often receive enquiries from owners of private companies who tell us that they are interested in buying a property in France, with cash from their company.

Monday, June 15, 2015
Peter Harrup of BDO LLP.

All employers that reward employees using share schemes must file annual returns and, for 2014-15 onwards, they must be filed online.

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