More than 10,000 farmers, construction workers, professional groundsmen, greenkeepers, arborists and tractor enthusiasts are expected to descend on Ulting, near Maldon, this week for the 56th Annual Doe Show.
Managing superyachts in the south of France might like sound like living the dream but it was a lifestyle which husband and wife Josh and Claire Richardson have exchanged for starting a business and a family in Suffolk.
After three years away from Suffolk, Steve Magnall, who was a director at Greene King’s brewing business for nearly nine years, returned to the county last May as chief executive of St Peter’s Brewery. He talks to Duncan Brodie about his plans for the business which, unusually for a British ale brewer, has a major focus on export markets.
The city will this week expect to hear BT’s plans for its newly-acquired mobile telecoms arm EE and investors will also look for further details on how oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will make its BG Group mega-merger pay off.
Two employees became involved in some sort of kneeing, face-licking, punchy, text message-threatening exchange that began at their employer’s 20th anniversary bash at the races – but what started as fun or banter, as onlookers saw it, escalated and led to one of the men losing his job.