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Husband and wife Darin Limsuansub and Pete Atkinson. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY PETE ATKINSON

Former Ipswich Northgate Grammar schoolboy Pete Atkinson dreamed of being Jacques Cousteau and knew a 9-5 desk-job was not for him

Rev Janet Nicholls, rural adviser and agricultural chaplain, is pictured at Thaxted Church.

The agricultural chaplain for Essex hopes to bring God and farming together in her new role.

Morrisons in Stowmarket.

The Morrisons supermarket in Stowmarket will close on April 3, it has been announced.

The 30-acre Walton Green North field has been earmarked for housing by Suffolk Coastal.

Proposals have been put forward to build 385 new homes on the edge of Felixstowe – opposite another field where permission has been granted for 190.

Most businesses do not believe the Governments target of achieving full employment within five years, according to a new report.

Most businesses do not believe the Government’s target of achieving full employment within five years, according to a new report.

GDP growth has slowed, the CBI says.

The British economy will grow more slowly than expected on the back of “weak productivity and wage growth”, a report has said.

Project manager needed for construction industry

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Beardmore Park.
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The relocation of a Martlesham garden centre, which had been facing closure, could pave the way for Marks and Spencer to expand its neighbouring store significantly.

County Hall, Chelmsford.

Essex can become a “powerhouse” despite having to make budget cuts of more than £1million each week, the county council leader has said.

RAF Mildenhall is due to close in four years.

Science, technology and engineering are three words which many are hoping will become synonymous with west Suffolk if several new projects can be pulled off.

Will Quince pictured with newborn daughter Annie.

Mr Quince said he “just had to get on with it” after helping to deliver Anne Frances (Annie) in the early hours of Saturday.

Local film professionals shooting the film From Suffolk With Love which is designed to attract film units to Suffolk and to make Suffolk a better place for film companies to work.

From Suffolk With Love is a new romantic comedy, a movie written, shot on location and starring people from Suffolk. It’s designed to be the county’s calling card to the film world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to its producers Julien Mery and Matthew McGuchan

Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds  visited Bader Close council house scheme in Ipswich with local Labour party officials. L-R John Mowles, David Ellesmere, Emma Reynolds MP, Chris Thorogood (site manager).

The final part of our housing investigation looks at possible solutions to the shortage in affordable homes.

developer John Howard

Town centre homes plans for important Ipswich town centre site close to the Waterfront

Oil and Gas platform

The energy industry in the East has issued a high-level plea urging the prime minister to support the region “as a matter of urgency”.

Are you a Band 6 clinical review nurse?

A motor dealer is seeking a sales manager in Bury St Edmunds and a healthcare company is recruiting a clinical review nurse.

DONG Energy has made the final investment decision to construct the 1.2 gigawatt (GW) scheme Hornsea Project One off the Yorkshire coast.

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, which will be able to power more than a million UK homes, has been given the go-ahead.

Essex and Suffolk Water's 
Heidi Mottram at Abberton Reservoir.

Essex & Suffolk Water says it is putting up its average water bill by 4p a week, as it continues its multi-million pound investment programme.

B&Q at the Hythe, Colchester, which could become a Sainsbury's.  Photo: James Fletcher

Up to 460 jobs created by a new supermarket in Colchester would be welcome boost for the town according to the council leader.

Housing shortage predicted in Suffolk

Concerns were raised last night as a new report warned that Suffolk is heading for a shortfall of 15,000 homes by 2026.

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter's Brewery.

After three years away from Suffolk, Steve Magnall, who was a director at Greene King’s brewing business for nearly nine years, returned to the county last May as chief executive of St Peter’s Brewery. He talks to Duncan Brodie about his plans for the business which, unusually for a British ale brewer, has a major focus on export markets.

Third quarter profits at BT up by 24%

Monday, February 1, 2016
Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT.
Photo: BT

Telecoms group BT said today that profits grew by nearly a quarter in the three months to December 31 as it ruled out scrapping the EE branch following its takeover of the mobile operator.

RAF Mildenhall is due to close in four years.

Regeneration plans for the RAF Mildenhall site must put the needs of Suffolk, its people and its economy first, two business leaders from the county have warned.

BT chief executive Gavin Patterson.
Photo: PA

The city will this week expect to hear BT’s plans for its newly-acquired mobile telecoms arm EE and investors will also look for further details on how oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will make its BG Group mega-merger pay off.

Philippa Unsworth outside the Port Loko Treatment Centre

With the deadline for many university applications coming this month, the reality of the looming ‘empty nest’ is starting to hit home for lots of parents.

HRP - Rougham Industrial Estate

A Rougham-based retailer declined to comment last night on reports it was considering cutting 42 jobs as part of a bid to move north.

Councillor Christopher Hudson with residents in Fore Street, Framlingham.

A community leader is calling for residents’ parking permits to be considered to solve problems in a street where he says the situation is “hell on wheels” for householders.

A new five year strategic plan has been unveiled by Suffolk New College at a special breakfast launch to turn around the college.
Principal Viv Gillespie gave the  presentation.

Details of the strategic plan, from 2015 to 2020, are exclusively revealed by this newspaper.

Škoda celebrates 18 millionth vehicle

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Skoda has built its 18 millionth vehicle, a Superb estate,

Škoda Auto has made its 18 millionth vehicle since the company first started building cars in 1905. The car – a Superb estate – rolled off the production line at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.

The Chelsea Building Society brand is to be phased out.

The Chelsea Building Society branch in Ipswich is one of 22 identified for closure as part of a network overhaul announced by the Yorkshire Building Society Group.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Concerns over wide loads - this bark stripper was this week travelling along the A12 and A14

Here we bring you four letters sent by our readers this week.

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January is the time of year when we all look to make changes - and finding a new job is often key to a fresh start.

The EADT campaign to keep free parking in Sudbury.

Shoppers in Sudbury have given a resounding ‘no’ to the idea of introducing short-stay parking charges in the town.

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Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to build a bridge to the future for those involved it the oil and gas industry.

The six Ipswich Second World War veterans.

The recipients are: Arthur Scoffield, Gordon Catling, Sydney Podd, Norman Kent, Stanley Chambers, and Tony Booth.

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