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Quality Equipment is celebrating its half-century this year. It was in 1965 that founder, Glyn Baker, decided to set up as an agricultural engineer, initially repairing machinery and tractors then specialising in pig equipment, establishing what was to become one of Britain’s best known and largest firms in the field.

Wed, 10:48
Adrian Parton and his cousin Keith Parton at  the Ivy House Hotel at Oulton Broad.

Acclaimed scientist Adrian Parton’s life story has turned from deadly microbes to the hospitality industry. STEPHEN PULLINGER reports.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Discovery apple harvest at Stoke Farm.
Farm owner, David Upson.

Apple grower David Upson has been looking at his crop with a critical eye this week as he begins harvesting his first ripe fruit.

Chiquito is owned by The Restaurant Group.

The latest developments in the takeover moves for bwin.party will be in focus this week while challenger bank Aldermore and Frankie & Benny’s owner The Restaurant Group also update the City on progress.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Dairy farmer John Smith's calf.

The plight of dairy farmers has been highlighted nationally by a series of protests and crunch meetings between farmers’ leaders and retailers over plummeting milk prices. But what does it mean to the small dairy farming sector in East Anglia? SARAH CHAMBERS spoke to some of our dwindling number of dairy farmers.

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Asda reports second quarter results on Thursday.

Supermarket Asda publishes its latest trading figures this week following a run of declining quarterly sales, while house builder Persimmon, insurer Admiral and pawnbroker H&T will also be in focus.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thomson Airways' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner touching down at Stansted earlier this year. Thomson will join Thomas Cook in operating transatlantic flights from Stansted next summer.

Stansted Airport managing director Andrew Harrison tells Stephen Pullinger about the ambitious plans to establish the Essex hub as the first choice for East Anglia’s business travellers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Chris Brennan of Pump Street Bakery Chocolate.

More than 20 food and drink producers from Suffolk and north Essex have secured star ratings in the 2015 Great Taste awards.

Monday, August 10, 2015
Joanne Mudhar of Oak-Tree Low Carbon Farm in Ipswich

EU farming policy, especially in the UK, supports large, industrial, energy-intensive agriculture that employs very few people, writes Joanne Mudhar.

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Ladbrokes publishes interim results on Tuesday.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes publishes interim results this week after announcing a £2.3billion deal with rival Coral while outsourcing giants G4S and Serco are also due to deliver updates.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
The team at Abigail's Collection & The Groom's Room.

Essex-based weddings business Abigail’s Collection and The Groom’s Room has chalked up an impressive 20 awards since its launch in 2005, and is currently in the running for more national titles.

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