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Thousands flock to Bury St Edmunds' Christmas Fayre.

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Small firms ‘at breaking point’ over unfair payment terms, says FSB

Nearly one out of every five small firms, including many in East Anglia, have suffered some form of supply chain bullying in the past two years, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Ipswich-based Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK) has been named Property Development Finance Broker of the Year at the Corporate LiveWire Business Awards.

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Packing equipment designer and manufacturer Pacepacker Services, based at Great Barfield, near Braintree, has teamed up with Anglia Ruskin University to help develop engineering talent.

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Easton and Otley College names David Henley as new principal

Easton and Otley College, which provides training for land-based industries from twin sites in Suffolk and Norfolk, has named David Henley as its new principal.

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You’d better get your tickets to the ball now, once word spreads how good this show is they’re going to vanish quicker than Cinders’ carriage come midnight.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.
Jay Tabb with Daryl Murphy.

Report, MOTM poll and gallery: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0 – First-half Murphy and Tabb goals see Blues return to second

Ipswich v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town moved back to second in the Championship table following an impressive 2-0 home win over fellow high-fliers Middlesbrough at Portman Road, Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb both scoring in the first half.

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Ipswich Town v Middlesborough.
Sky Bet Championship.
Town celebrate as Jay Tabb scores taking them to a 2-0 lead in the last minute of the first half.

Reaction: McCarthy says Teddy Bishop should stay and progress at Ipswich Town after teenager stars in 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough

Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says starlet Teddy Bishop is at the very best place to progress his career, the teenage midfielder playing a starring role in this afternoon’s 2-0 home win over fellow Championship high-fliers Middlesbrough.

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Mick McCarthy glad he’s won over the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town supporters

He’s finally won the hearts and minds of Ipswich Town fans. Now Mick McCarthy is determined not to lose them.

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McCarthy confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, in the January transfer window

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is confident it will be a case of buying, not selling, when the January transfer window open.

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Ipswich Town fans can get their hands on the latest piece of festive headwear at today’s home game – it’s even been modelled by Santa Claus himself.

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Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his team for a “great performance” following today’s 1-0 vital win at Yeovil Town

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A fine hat-trick: Colchester United extend three loan deals

Colchester United have received a triple boost, with three players extending their loan stays at the club.

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