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Grand Opening of M&S Simply Food at Martlesham back in 2013

Marks & Spencer is expanding its food store in Martlesham Heath - adding nearly two thirds more shopping space to the food hall.

Residents say no to Anglian Water development at Ardleigh Reservoir. Photo: Steve Argent

Campaigners are objecting to a utility company’s plans for a new office building in a north Essex village.

Clare Jackson and John Omerod,  the new owners of Lawson's in Aldeburgh.

A celebrated Aldeburgh delicatessen is being taken over by a father and daughter team.

Peter Tuvey of Fleximize.

Suffolk entrepreneur Peter Tuvey is managing partner at Fleximize, an alternative finance provider for small firms and start-ups based in Ipswich. He tells Duncan Brodie how his career brought him into business finance.

St Peter's Dirty Tackle Ale.

A Suffolk brewer is toasting a new deal in America.

The UK's unemployment total is now at its lowest for more than 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest for more than a decade, according to official figures, despite the number of people in work also declining slightly.

EE has been fined by Ofcom for overcharging.
Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mobile phone firm EE has been fined £2.7m by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers.

From left to right, Pete Waters, executive director of Visit East Anglia, Chris Scargill, tourism and leisure partner at Larking Gowen, and Martin Dupee, operations director of Africa Alive and Banham Zoo and chairman of Norfolk and Suffolk Tourist Attracitions. Picture: Larking Gowen/Sylvaine Poitau

The repercussions of Brexit and accessibility will be among the topics covered by a survey which will build a picture of the region’s tourism.

An artist's impression of the Bombardier Aventra train that will operate from Liverpool Street to Essex and Ipswich,

One of the largest conglomerates in Japan has agreed to buy a 40% stake in the company running East Anglia’s passenger trains.

Jan Cavelle, founder of the Jan Cavelle Furniture Company, photographed in 2011.

Around 16 jobs have been lost at a specialist furniture manufacturer based in Suffolk.

The 1966 Batmobile at a previous A-Plan Insurance opening. The iconic vehicle will feature in the launch of A-Plan Insurance in Bury St Edmunds on January 28, 2017.

A-Plan Insurance plans to celebrate the opening of its latest branch, at 35-36 Brentgovel Street in Bury St Edmunds – with a visit by the 1966 Batmobile.

Diandra Orodan, Gary Cattermole, Jaime Johnson and Oliver Newton of The Survey Initiative

Employee research consultancy The Survey Initiative is expanding its operation by relocating to larger premises and recruiting two new members of staff.

ScottishPower's West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm in the Irish Sea, off the coast of Cumbria, one of the company's 30 offshore installations already operational.

The East Anglia One wind farm project off the coast of Suffolk has taken another major step forward with the award of a contract to transport and install foundation “jackets” for the turbines.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on leaving the European Union at Lancaster House in London.

A business leader said he was “underwhelmed” by prime minister Theresa May’s much-anticipated speech on Brexit today.

The Timberwolf production floor

A Suffolk company boss has expressed scepticism about how prime minister Theresa May can achieve the free trade with Europe she seeks following her much-anticipated speech on Brexit today.

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside.
Photo: Simon Williams/Greggs/PA Wire

High street baker Greggs yesterday reported stellar fourth-quarter trading, lifting expectations for its full-year results.

A view over Norwich city from Britannia Road. Norwich Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral with City Hall and St Peter Mancroft Church.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich has been named among the five places predicted to grow the fastest growing in the UK in 2017.

From left, Michelle Pollard, John Nice and Dayle Bayliss.

The organisation behind one of the biggest events in the Suffolk skills calendar has announced a new chair and vice chair as it enters its fourth year.

Away Resorts chief executive Carl Castledine at the Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Hampshire.

Fast-growing UK holiday parks operator Away Resorts, which last year acquired the Mersea Island park in Essex, has expanded again with a deal to buy the Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Hampshire, bringing its portfolio of properties to a total of six.

Sam Bouton making truffles in her kitchen.

Last September, Suffolk-based Sam Bouton decided to join the Menta-ERDF Business Start Right Programme and launch her own business, Truffles Et Al, creating hand-made luxury truffles.

Petticrow Quays in Burnham on Crouch.

A north Essex property management company which looks after nearly 160 developments across the East of England and the South East has secured two new contracts.

Could your savings work harder for you?

January is a difficult month, and saving is the furthest thing from your mind as you pay off the inflated credit card bills and eek out December’s pay packet.

Jill McDonald, chief executive of Halfords.
Photo: Tom Stockill

Halfords will join the party of retailers updating the market on festive trading this week, with experts forecasting it to emerge as another Christmas winner.

Panel for Ashtons Legal care homes seminar

Trinity Park seminar examines the implications of the national living wage in the care home sector.

Bromley & Co, cards, gift and interiors shop in The Thoroughfare, Ipswich.  Business partners Sharon Baker and Maxine Matthews.
The owners are about the celebrate a first year of their Ipswich business

Ipswich gifts, cards and interiors shop Bromley & Co is heading towards its own first birthday.

The Kent Blaxill site in Colchester.

East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill is to end its glass installation service, with a number of jobs at risk as a result.

Jim Crawford, Sizewell C project development director at EDF Energy, speaking at the joint EDF/Suffolk Chamber breakfast event at Trinity Park.
Photo: David Garrad

Small and medium-sized firms in Suffolk could join forces to put together consortium bids in order to compete against larger, national, companies for work in connection with the Sizewell C nuclear power station project.

The current Ipswich Building Society branch in Woodbridge

A building society is hoping to move into a larger premises in the centre of a Suffolk town.

Steve Flory of the Hudson Group in Needham Market.

Businesses in Suffolk are being urged to sign up to support an initiative which aims to raise the aspirations of marginalised young people.

Land off Kirton Road (behind the buildings) has been earmarked for a 300-acre port business park between Trimley St Martin and Kirton.

Proposals for a massive business park to serve Britain’s top container port – but situated on farmland miles away in the centre of the Felixstowe peninsula – have been submitted to planners.

From left, Roger Barcham  of ISSBA, Amanda Ankin of Suffolk Chamber and Rameth Kurdi  from the Ipswich Hotel.

One of biggest events in the Suffolk business calendar is on the move to a new venue.

The British Sugar factory at Cantley .
The 2015 sugar beet campaign gets underway.

Picture: James Bass

British Sugar owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said revenues across its sugar business are running 38% ahead of last year, or 22% when adjusted for currency variations.

Andrew Cowan, chief executive at Stansted Airport, and David O'Brien, chief operating officer at Ryanair, announcing the new deal for growth at Stansted Airport.
Photo: Ryanair

Ryanair has announced the launch of nine new routes from Stansted Airport, including daily services to Copenhagen, Naples and Nice.

Marimba chocolate shop has opened a Museum of Hot Chocolate in Sudbury. Pictured are owner and curator David Wright and shop manager Feriyalle Sharm.

A Suffolk chocolatier is on a mission to prove that Britain is not just a nation of tea drinkers.

The Oyster Inn at Butley, pictured soon after its purchase last year,  L-R Tracy and Rob Butcher,Judi Newman.

Suffolk’s thriving pub trade is set for another boost this Easter when the owners of a much-loved village inn hope to reopen following a major renovation.

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