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Private housing is expected to be a major driver of new jobs in the construction sector over the next five years, according to the CITB.

Construction firms in East ‘to create 20,000 jobs by 2019’

Construction companies in the East of England are out-performing their rivals in most other parts of the UK, according to a new survey.

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Parkside Office Village, phase one

Plans submitted for phase two of Knowledge Gateway at University of Essex

Plans have been submitted for the second phase of a research and business park at the University of Essex.

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Growth was dragged down by construction, which contracted by 1.8% last quarter - its worst slowdown since the second quarter of 2012.

Pace of growth slowing for UK plc

Britain’s economy grew by 2.6% in 2014 but the pace of expansion slowed more sharply than expected in the last three months of the year, official figures showed today.

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Steven Williscroft of Bombardier Transportation UK (centre) with Karl Brackenbury ( left) and Kriston Abbott of k2 Rail with staff, family and friends at the launch of its new training and conference room.

Signalling company K2 Rail branches out with training centre

A railway signalling company has celebrated the opening of a new training and conference room at its Suffolk headquarters.

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Philip Turner, the founder of Chestnut Inns, right, with the companys executive chief, Chris Lee.

Chestnut Inns acquires Ounce House guest house in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk-based Chestnut Inns has made its third acquisition.

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