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An Essex family is celebrating 50 years of farming at the same site.

Land prices peaked around 2015 but since then their fortunes have been less certain. SARAH CHAMBERS asked the experts how the land lies, and whether there is any real certainty about what will happen to them over the next decade.

Wendy Houston describes herself as a “real-life, living and breathing” farmer. It’s a role she’s held for the last 20 years, juggling it with child-rearing and family life.

The East of England Co-op pulled out all the stops in March as it celebrated 10 years of its highly successful Sourced Locally initiative, which has brought bigger markets to more than 100 of its local suppliers, and increased its sales year on year. Sarah Chambers was at its annual Producer of the Year awards.

High street giant Next is poised to report a fall in full-year profits this week, as the market looks for any signs of price hikes to mitigate the effects of the plunging pound.

The Farming Community Network (FCN) was set up over 21 years ago to give support to those facing difficulties within the farming community.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced it is launching a new low cost longhaul airline called Level.

I’ve seen and heard quite a lot over the years, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

Wednesday’s annual Sentry farming conference at Newmarket brought together six diverse speakers to examine what may be one of UK farming’s toughest periods as we prepare for Brexit. SARAH CHAMBERS reports.

Hopes of restoring a Suffolk pub into “the heart of the community” have taken another positive stride after owners were granted permission for a village shop and micro-brewery.

After hitting all-time highs, UK farmland prices are coming under pressure. SARAH CHAMBERS asks the experts why this is happening, how much they think they will fall and whether East Anglia’s landowners and farmers should be worried.

It’s cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period.

An East Anglian ingredients firm has put itself at the forefront of a revolution taking place in the British diet by creating a more ‘edible’ wholegrain.

You would be forgiven for thinking Kenny and Keith Meekins are the same person.

Farm business income fell across most farm types in 2015/16, according to the latest Government figures.

East Anglian farmers enjoyed a night of celebration on Thursday as they vied for some of Suffolk’s and the region’s most coveted sector awards. SARAH CHAMBERS was at Trinity Park in Ipswich as the gongs were handed out to their delighted recipients at Suffolk Agricultural Association’s glittering annual Awards Dinner event.

Founder of Suffolk Market Events, Justine Paul, has spent the past eight years organising farmers markets predominantly across West Suffolk.

She has been the driving force behind the growth of these events that support scores of producers and small businesses, and attract thousands of visitors each month.

There has been a lot of positive news coming from BDO over the past few weeks.

The accountancy, tax and business advisory firm, which saw new managing partner Paul Eagland take up position earlier this month, also announced a double digit growth in profits, citing its investment in talent and technology as key drivers.

Retailers Burberry and ASOS will report from opposite ends of the fashion spectrum this week, but both are expected to benefit from the Brexit-hit pound.

Back in the days when Fisons was a major international company, it was also a substantial employer in and around Ipswich.

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