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A rise in the older population could put strains on health services. Getty Images/iStockphoto

New estimates predicting a steep rise in the region’s older population have prompted fears for the future of health services.

Oliver Paul, owner of the Suffolk Food Hall, DEFRA Secretary Liz Truss, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Babergh District Councillor Jennie Jenkins meet for an informal meeting on the outcome of the RDPE funding provided for the commercial artisan kitchens in the Cookhouse at the Suffolk Food Hall.

Apprenticeship Levy funding from major supermarket chains and food manufacturers could deliver a boost to skills training for smaller food businesses and farming, a senior Government minister has said during a visit to Suffolk.

Ideas for initiatives that could help attract visitors to the Sudbury area will be discussed at a meeting today.

Colchester Institute in Colchester.

A second university is to ‘open up’ in Colchester as a leading north Essex college re-brands to reflect its degree offerings.

Joe and Jake took the United Kingdom's hopes into the recent Eurovision Song Contest final in Sweden. Photo: AP

Here we bring you some of the letters sent by our readers this week

From left, Monthind partner Simon Biggs, Paul Prime, managing director of Atkins Gregory, Greg Gregory, founder of Atkins Gregory, and Monthind partner Tony Felgate. shaking hands of Monthind's acquisition of Atkins Gregory.

East Anglia cleaning company Monthind has expanded with thea acquisition of Cambridge-based commercial cleaning contractor Atkins Gregory.

Innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from the East of England at the Venturefest East event at Newmarket Racecourse.

More than 800 innovators, investors and entrepreneurs gathered in Newmarket to showcase what the region’s technology sector has to offer.

Beryl Harding celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday

“I’m here to take some lovely photos of you,” beams our photographer.

An artist's impression of what St James’ Business and Logistics Park will look like.

More than 600 jobs could be created if a major £72m business park planned for the outskirts of Ipswich gets the go-ahead.

Cody Chadwick

Ipswich Eagles shocked the Horspath Hammers to record their first-ever victory against the Oxford outfit and join Coventry at the top of the Elite League table.

Bids for Tata Steels UK business are being finalised.

Bids for Tata Steel’s UK business are being finalised ahead of a crucial week for the crisis-hit industry and the job prospects of thousands of workers.

The union representing paramedics in our region has released a video about its members’ conditions.

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmys Farm sprung to life. I spoke to farmer and TV star Jimmy Doherty about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmy’s Farm sprung to life. Wayne Savage talks to the farmer and TV star about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat.

The Seafront Gardens, Felixstowe

Beach huts are this summer being used to better promote Felixstowe’s top attractions and make the seaside town as visitor-friendly as possible.

The number of people working from home is on the rise.

The number of people working from home has increased by a fifth over the past decade, a new study has shown.

Paul Rous of Dennington Hall Farms, who has been elected as the new Country Land and Business Assocation (CLA) Suffolk chair.

Paul Rous of Dennington Hall Farms has taken over as chairman of the CLA’s Suffolk Branch Committee.

Could you manage a butchers shop?

If you are looking for an apprenticeship, the first rung on the career ladder or even a promotion, our Jobs24 site could be the ideal place ton start looking.
We have hundreds of jobs advertised both locally here in Suffolk as well as further afield.

The Euro flag - will we still be in come June 23?

Each week we bring you a round-up of our reader leaders and this week the EU referendum has been the hot topic of debate.
Have your say, send us your lettersvia email.

The East of England saw the total number of unemployed fall by 3.8% between January and March to stand at 118,000.

The East of England saw the total number of unemployed fall by 3.8% between January and March to stand at 118,000.

Danny Cowley pictured after Braintree had been knocked out by Grimsby in the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
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As Danny Cowley begins what he hopes will be a long and successful career as a professional football manager, the former Braintree boss knows he is leaving behind a group of players with a spirit and togetherness that he may never encounter again.

Byron McGinley, Paul Davey, Phil Pemberton, MEP Richard Howitt, Vaughn Bentley, Miles Hubbard and Stephen Abraham.

Britain’s busiest container terminal became the focus again yesterday for the EU vote debate – as portworkers were told leaving the European Union could threaten their future prospects.

Phil Carpenter, former managing director of Bose UK.

Phil Carpenter spent 30 years at leading audio system company Bose UK, many of them as the firm’s managing director. Next month, he is due to visit Ipswich as the keynote speaker at the Anglia Business Exhibition. He spoke to Ross Bentley ahead of the event.

Flux Freestyle will open a trampoline centre in the former Gym & Trim building.

Following the announcement that Bounce Trampoline Park is taking over the B&Q store at Whitehouse later this year, the opening date of a second park has been confirmed.

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

Multi-million pound proposals to redevelop the Mercury Theatre in Colchester have been boosted after Essex County Council (ECC) pledged to invest £1 million.

Palmer & Harvey is a wholesale supplier to convenience stores across the country.

Convenience stores in the East of England see the introduction of the National Living Wage as their biggest challenge in the year ahead – with jobs potentially at risk – according to new research.

Jaywick.

Jaywick is to be given its own Cabinet member to drive forward regeneration efforts to bring new jobs, homes and revamped infrastructure to the area.

Ending the scourge of junk mail

Monday, May 16, 2016
Junk mail can cause huge anguish, distress and guilt

For most of us, junk mail is an annoyance that goes straight into the recyling bin but for elderly and vulnerable people it can be an overwhelming worry as well as a safety hazard. Sheena Grant reports on a new campaign to tackle the problem

Sir Vince Cable, George Osborne MP and Ed Balls.

Three political heavyweights from different parties joined together at Stansted Airport today (Monday) saying it will “be a huge mistake for Britain to leave the EU”.

Subway in Felixstowe

A new Subway store – the tenth in Ipswich – is set to open at the Sailmakers shopping centre.

How will you vote on June 23?

More Suffolk voters have resolved to back Britain’s exit from the European Union than to remain – but more than a fifth of voters are as yet undecided.

A member of protocol arranges the British flag prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Parliament in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

East Anglia is increasingly resolved to vote to cut Britain’s ties with Brussels, with the “leave” campaign stretching its local lead to nine points, our new poll shows.

The school, if approved, could be based in Colchester.

Essex’s first free school – which could compete with elite fee-paying performing arts schools in London – could be built in Colchester if new proposals are given the green light.

The Stars of Suffolk Awards 2015 at Wherstead Park. Christina Deke got up on stage and thanked the Long Melford and Sudbury retained fire crew for saving her life in the Sudbury fire.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help save someone’s life and deserves a Stars of Suffolk Award?

The main post office in Bury St Edmunds

Post Office staff will strike today ahead of a public meeting this evening discussing the business’s future in Bury St Edmunds.

Colchester Borough Council announces the new administration with Annie Feltham, Tim Young, Gerard Oxford and Paul Smith.

A Liberal Democrat, Labour and Independent coalition will continue to run Colchester Borough Council for the next two years.

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