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NHS job vacancies in the east of England in the first quarter of 2017 have reached 8,612 - an increase of 13% on the year before.

Nurses took to the streets of Bury St Edmunds today as part of the “summer of protest” by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) over a cap on pay increases.

More than 50 jobs at Suffolk libraries are under threat as the service is being forced into a major restructure following two years of serious budget cuts.

Business leaders in Essex have welcomed Government proposals to make best use of existing airport runway capacity across the UK.

Pupils at two schools bid farewell to their joint headteacher at the end of term as she retired after a 39-year career in education.

Four senior Suffolk County Council officers being paid six-figure salaries have seen their pay rise significantly over the last year – while other staff have had their earnings pegged by the government’s 1% pay cap.

An Ipswich Councillor has called for more to be done to tackle the gender pay gap in Ipswich, after latest figures have revealed women in the town earn £162 less per week than men.

Household borrowing will be in sharp focus this week when lending giants Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays report following Bank of England warnings over ballooning consumer debt.

Regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes celebrates its apprenticeships programme.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

The senior team at award-winning Suffolk rooflight company, Sunsquare, showed Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill around their factory last week.

Drinks group Konings has unveiled plans to expand capacity at the Copella fruit juice site near Sudbury, potentially creating more than 100 new jobs.

Liberty House Group has acquired a manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components in a rescue deal that helps save the jobs of around 550 workers, including a number in Essex.

A high profile Sudbury resident is urging local groups and individuals to stop being “apathetic” and use their collective voice to prevent the town from deteriorating in the face of significant changes.

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has signed a House of Commons motion calling on rail company Greater Anglia to retain its ticket offices across the region.

The BBC has finally revealed what its top earners are paid, but huge egos and huger fees are not anything new, writes Michael Cole.

Around 70 more jobs are understood to have been lost in Ipswich following the appointment of administrators at insurance broker Ignition Select.

New night flight rules at Stansted Airport do not go far enough to tackle the impact on sleep disturbance for residents, according to a campaign group.

INVEST Essex is to oversee investment of £2.2m in a project to support economic growth in the county, with the aim of delivering 5,000 new jobs.

A paramedic’s decision to blow the whistle on the East of England Ambulance Service has encouraged a former volunteer to speak out about why he quit his role at the trust.

A popular family-run bakery business has expanded into new facilities due to growing demand for its bread, cakes and pastries.

Over 130 people working in Ipswich town centre were yesterday told they would be losing their jobs.

Ipswich had one of the highest personal insolvency rates in England and Wales last year, according to newly compiled figures.

Noisy night flights from Stansted Airport will be tackled in a new crackdown, a government minister has pledged.

Suffolk adhesives technology company BDK has expanded its production facilities to help meet growing demand for bespoke products.

East Anglian singer-songwriter Bessie Turner talks about playing Latitude Festival.

An 80-year-old taxi which transported Winston Churchill to secret wartime engagements in the Sudbury area will make a rare public appearance next month.

Matthew Taylor’s review of UK employment practices is intended to help inform legislation changes to accommodate new employment models. Bethany Whymark gauges the business reaction.

Fashion retailer Store Twenty One, which has stores across Suffolk and Essex, has gone into liquidation with the loss of 900 jobs nationally.

Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased.

The government must invest “a little bit more” in key public services, a Suffolk Tory MP has warned putting him at odds with the Prime Minister.

Changes to the “cash-in-hand economy”, clearer information on employment rights for workers and a National Insurance hit for gig economy firms are among the recommendations made in a review of the UK’s modern working practices.

Employers and government must work to improve the UK’s performance on job quality, rather than just quantity, an independent reviewer of the country’s employment practises has urged.

More than 170 jobs are at risk after the East of England Co-op revealed it plans to close its long-established distribution centre in Ipswich.

Train operator Greater Anglia is doubling the amount it gives to community groups to £240,000 a year in a bid to boost passenger numbers on rural routes in the region.

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