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It was Charlie Dalton’s real life challenge of raising his family and running a business that nudged him into being a manufacturer of high quality home offices.

Manufacturing firms’ order books were robust in August as expectations for selling prices increased, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

An Ipswich-based building firm has helped to give an Essex theatre a new lease of life.

A stock exchange announcement on Tuesday showed that Sports Direct has raised its interest in Debenhams from 19% to 21%, the latest in a series of increases.

Kesgrave Community Centre has launched a series of informal monthly networking events featuring guest talks.

An Ipswich chartered insurance brokers says it has performed strongly in the first half of 2017.

Langers snack van - outside Ridgeons at Martlesham Heath - becomes Mumma Jones under new ownership.

A Haverhill firm specialising in helping businesses maximise returns on their research and development investment has invested £75,000 in its own software systems.

The Ipswich store of regional retailer Hughes Electrical has gifted a television to the RSPCA’s rehoming centre in Martlesham, which it says will be used to secure more permanent homes for dogs in its care.

EDP/EADT Future 50 businesses from East Anglia’s tech sector have spoken about the challenges of attracting talent, especially candidates coming from outside the region.

Leading food and drink producers from Suffolk and north Essex are reporting impressive hikes in export sales as the low value of the pound and the good reputation of British produce generates a high demand overseas.

Beautiful rural scenery, a rugged coastline... and super-fast broadband? Prof John Last, chairman of the Digital Creative Industries group of New Anglia LEP, explains how a project from across the country could offer a pointer to Norfolk and Suffolk’s shared digital future.

East Anglian pub restaurant operator Chestnut Group has expanded again with the purchase of the Black Lion at Long Melford.

The country’s energy watchdog has warned electricity distribution network operators they could have their revenue slashed if their customer service does not improve.

The state of Britain’s housing market will again be brought into sharp focus this week when house builder Persimmon reveals its half year results.

Bosses behind the return of a market to Clare for the first time in 20 years have said they are buoyed by the response from the town – as some traders even sold out of produce.

Developers for the former BHS store in Butter Market, Ipswich, have unveiled plans to divide the building into seven separate units with a mix of shopping, leisure and restaurants.

Best Days Vintage in Ipswich put on a window display with a difference last week – replacing its mannequins with live models.

An energy business’s new branding, developed by a Sudbury-based marketing 
firm, has helped it secure a buyer.

Rural businesses struggling with sluggish internet speeds will have the chance to take matters into their own hands after the launch of a community-led project in the region.

The Brexit-induced collapse in sterling helped push tourist numbers to a record high in June, with overseas visitors splashing out a total of £2.2 billion.

A team from Anglian Water joined chief executive Peter Simpson at the London Stock Exchange this week at a market opening ceremony to mark the launch of its Green Bond – the first ever sterling bond from a UK utility.

Live-in care company Christies Care has received a prestigious award that recognises its commitment to training and skills development.

Shops and salespeople use crafty tricks to get you to spend more - do you know these ones?

East Anglian manufacturers are continuing navigate the choppy waters of international trade – but have warned they will have to hand on price rises.

Norfolk and Suffolk have been named among the counties offering the best quality of life to retirees.

An Ipswich accountant who quit his job in 2013 to follow his calling to become a priest has celebrated his first year running his own practice.

The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (COLBEA) has appointed Roy Gover as its new chairman.

The president of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce says the closure of the town’s Delphi plant “does not have to be a disaster” as the site can free up space for other companies.

Businesses value young people with positive attitudes, a regional business leader said as ‘A’ Level results were revealed.

Alcohol-free beers now account for a tenth of a Suffolk brewer’s overall sales as drinking habits change.

A Suffolk specialist in musculoskeletal and mental health programmes has expanded to 20 sites to create a nationwide brand after acquiring a London-based physiotherapy firm.

A hairdresser, a care company and a fish and chip shop are among the East Anglian businesses named by the government for failing to pay the minimum wage.

These are the 233 employers named by the government for not paying minimum wage:

A Stowmarket pre-cast concrete firm has helped convert a Second World War brick barn in Norfolk to enable it to store grain in time for this year’s harvest.

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