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Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has reported a fall in sales for the first three months of 2014.

East Anglia: Premier Foods reports fall in sales amid pressure on leading supermarkets

The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts today reported a 6.2% fall quarterly sales as it felt the impact of the pressure on the UK’s leading supermarkets.

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Tristel's factory at Snailwell, near Newmarket

Newmarket: Report highlights role of Tristel products in tackling hospital outbreaks of C Diff

Health hygiene products manufacturer Tristel has received recognition for its role in tackling Clostridium difficile (C diff) infections at an NHS trust in the Midlands.

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From left, David Read of NatWest and Eric Morton of Morvend.

Needham Market: MorVend expands with the help of backing from NatWest under the Funding for Lending Scheme

East Anglian vending machines company MorVend is aiming to break through the £4million turnover barrier following the acquisition of another regional operator.

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Front: Tendring District Council’'s councillor for partnerships Lynda McWilliams, Essex University Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster, Colchester Borough Council leader cllr Anne Turrell & Essex County Council deputy leader and councillor for economic growth Kevin Bentley.  Back: University registrar Bryn Morris, Essex’ University director of estate management Simon Neale, Tendring District Council business manager Jon Barber, Colchester Borough Council councillor for business Paul Smith, Haven Gateway Partnership chairman and South East Local Enterprise Partnership vice-chairman George Kieffer, economic growth and regeneration manager at Essex County Council Helen Code, strategic director, commercial and place at Colchester Borough Council Ian Vipond, and Colchester borough councillor for regeneration Nick Barlow.

Essex: New deal signed between university and councils

Essex University and councils in north Essex have signed an agreement to work closely together to drive economic growth in the area.

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Julian Pollard and Sandy Ruddock of Scarlett & Mustard.

Earl Soham: Scarlett & Mustard secures £20k grant from New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund

Sauces and dressings manufacturer Scarlett & Mustard is taking on two new members of staff and planning a move to larger premises after securing a £20,000 grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing Business Fund.

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