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Yesterday, 18:45

Hundreds of ship-spotters are expected to line the shore as the Port of Felixstowe welcomes the world’s largest container ship on Monday – just two months after the last holder of the title sailed into the harbour.

Yesterday, 16:15
Staff at work in the control room at Sizewell A - it has now been closed down after 50 years of operation.

For the first time in half a century, the main control room at a Suffolk nuclear power station which has generated enough electricity to boil a trillion kettles has fallen silent.

Yesterday, 11:29
Katherine and Jamie Riddell, co-founders of BirdSong Analytics.

The Suffolk-based founders of social media tool BirdSong have unveiled a new political analysis “hub” to track the fortunes of Britain’s major parties as the General Election campaign gathers pace.

Yesterday, 14:42
DFS Furniture has returned to the London Stock Market.

Sofa retailer DFS Furniture returned to the London stock market yesterday after an absence of more than a decade.

Yesterday, 06:00
George Bradley, general manager of Suffolk Secrets, who has been appointed the new chairman of the Southwold & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

George Bradley, general manager at holiday lets firm Suffolk Secrets, is the new chairman of Southwold & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Thu, 17:19
Colchester market stall owners Trevor Lankford, Gavin Tyler, Gary Foy, Jeanette Walter, Shahid Zaman, Karen Ryan and Andrew Craig are teaming up to fight Colchester Borough Council's plans to move them onto the High Street and are collecting names on petitions.

Market traders being forced from their base in central Colchester say it will cost them their livelihood – and be dangerous.

Thu, 15:45
The new Genesis Housing apartments on Stoke Quay in Ipswich.

The Ipswich skyline has been transformed by the striking Genesis Housing development at Stoke Quay.

Thu, 12:54
The Bank of England.

Six years of interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% were marked today as the Bank of England once more kept the cost of borrowing on hold.

Thu, 12:43
1992 - Newly opened Buttermarket, Ipswich

Ipswich’s biggest shopping centre could see a new lease of life with restaurants and leisure facilities joining retail space after being bought for £9.2million.

Thu, 11:03
Flow Energy chief executive Tony Stiff with a Flow boiler.

Suffolk-based Flow Energy has been honoured at a ceremony recognising the UK’s most “disruptive” businesses – early-stage firms which are triggering change in their respective markets.

Thu, 10:17
BT's Adastral Park complex in Martlesham Heath

Telecoms giant BT is to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs this year.

Wed, 19:09
Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich

The largest shopping centre in Ipswich is poised for ‘modernisation’ after being bought for £9.2 million.

Wed, 18:19
The Legal & General office in Friars Bridge Road, Ipswich.

The first phase of around 140 job losses at the Ipswich office of insurance giant Legal & General will take effect from the end of this week, the group has confirmed.

Wed, 15:24
Author Michael Dobbs.

East of England business leaders hoping to build an export business in the United States were today told to lose their “British modesty” but to get themselves a lawyer and an alarm clock.

Wed, 15:03
Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport has committed to push for improvements to the A120 in Essex as part of its blueprint for the next 15 years.

Wed, 14:06
Sellafield Nuclear plant in Seascale, Cumbria, as the cost of decommissioning and cleaning up the nuclear site has increased by £5 billion to £53 billion, a new report has revealed.

The cost of decommissioning and cleaning up the nuclear site at Sellafield has increased by £5 billion to £53 billion, a new report has revealed.

Wed, 13:28
Silicon Safe founders Roger Gross and Dr Will Harwood outside the company's base at Innovation Martlesham on Adastral Park.

An East Anglia-based cyber security start-up has secured a £25,000 grant to help prepare its first product for the market place.

Wed, 11:59
Scottish Power has been banned from proactive sales for 12 days after failing to meet customer service targets set by Ofgem.

Big Six energy provider Scottish Power has been banned from proactive sales for 12 days after failing to meet customer service targets set by Ofgem.

Wed, 09:12
A Eurostar e320  train.

The Government has reached agreement to sell off its entire stake in the Eurostar for £757 million, the Treasury has announced.

Tue, 14:49
Paul Winter, chief executive of the Ipswich Building Society.

Ipswich Building Society has reported increased annual profits for 2014 despite the diversion of resources during the year to two major organisational projects.

Tue, 10:47
Mike Randall, chief executive of Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Nearly two out of five small and medium sized firms in East Anglia say trading conditions are improving, with nearly half planning to invest in their business during 2015, according to a new survey.

Tue, 10:28
A CGI image of how the new TK Maxx and HomeSense stores at Beardmore Park, Martlesham heath, would appear.

Developers wanting to create a new TK Maxx and HomeSense store at Martlesham Heath are trying to overcome objections to the project.

Tue, 09:26
Barclays has increased its provision relatiing to rigging in foreign exchange markets.

Barclays took an additional £750million hit to cover alleged involvement in the foreign exchange rate-rigging scandal as it announced a rise in annual profits today.

Tue, 06:00
George Kieffer.

Millions of pounds of European cash is available to businesses but bewildering red tape can hold them back, a regional conference was told last week.

Tue, 06:00
Ex-Para Terry Byrne, 30, who has joined Persimmon Homes Essex  as an assistant site manager, on Mount Kilimanjaro.

An injured war hero from Colchester has made the switch from battlefield to building site, as house builder Persimmon Homes continues its recruitment drive to bring hundreds of ex-military personnel into the business.

Mon, 16:55
Andrew Blois and Jake Barton of Rade Systems.

When Springwatch moved to Minsmere last year for the first of three seasons in Suffolk, it wasn’t just tourists it brought to the coast – it’s helped to stimulate a broadband revolution.

Mon, 16:16
Access Group's headquarters at Stratford St Mary

East Anglia-based business software firm Access Group has climbed 40 places in the annual Sunday Times Top Companies to Work For ranking.

Young adults are the most optimistic in their leisure spending plans for 2015, according to Greene King's latest Leisure Spend Tracker survey.

Britain’s 18- to 24-year-olds are more optimistic in their leisure spending plans than any other age group, according to a survey by pubs and brewing group Greene King.

Mon, 09:59
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport hopes to have long-haul flights to the Middle East and the USA by 2017 – and possibly by next year.

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