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East Anglia has made national headlines on more than one occasion this week as a social media secured a regular slot on This Morning and a pub scrapped cash completely. Here we look back at some of the biggest business stories of the week.

While most people throw their empty plastic cleaning bottles away when they’re empty, one father of three from Essex has been refilling and reusing his for the last three years.

Bosses behind the development of the former Sproughton sugar beet site have confirmed it will not be used as another out-of-town retail park.

Birketts solicitors, in Ipswich, will host the second Ipswich Sleep Out in November to help raise money to tackle the problem of youth homelessness.

Controversial plans for CCTV cameras to be installed in all taxis and private hire vehicles operating in Colchester are out for consultation.

In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

Harwich Port has become a new base for two polar ice ships en route for Antarctica, where they will help us to better understand the changes that we are making to the earth’s climate.

A Suffolk-based animal health products firm with a 120-strong workforce has been snapped up by a company in Carlisle.

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen held its first Beachwatch beach clean event in the town to support the Great British Beach Clean.

Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

The housing market may be showing signs of a pre-Brexit slowdown, but your home still went up in value in Suffolk more so than in Norfolk over the summer, according to the latest figures.

In honour of tonight’s estimated £115million lottery jackpot, a popular Bury St Edmunds bar has launched a special cocktail and gold-flecked margarita pizza.

One of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK, Central England Co-operative, has announced details of a strong financial performance and continued investment in the first half of 2018.

In Victorian times Dr Alfred Swaine Taylor was a pioneer; a toxicologist and medical writer, and an expert witness in high profile murder cases.

Hundreds of shoppers queued up as Tesco’s first new Jack’s discount stores opened for business.

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A farm that was once home to an East Anglian agricultural machinery entrepreneur is being offered up for sale with a guide price tag of more than £2.1m.

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A Suffolk-based animal health products firm with a 120-strong workforce has been snapped up by a company in Carlisle.

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A sold-out gala dinner in memory of a ‘larger than life’ Suffolk rugby player who fell ill and died during a match last year has hugely exceeded fundraisers’ expectations.

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Movers and Shakers

Tue, 14:43

Regional law firm Birketts has announced the appointment of 13 new trainee solicitors across its four offices in the East of England.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Businessman Matt Moss has been elected to the board of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce for a term of three years.