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The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk hold a silent protest outside the county council offices, in Russell Road Ipswich ahead of a protest over cuts

Two consultants involved in a “strategic reorganisation”, which saw hundreds of jobs axed at the region’s mental health trust, each received payouts worth more than £200,000.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury.

Union leaders have raised “serious concerns” about the amount of money spent on senior NHS staff in the region at a time when frontline workers have seen real time reductions in their earnings.

Youngsters at the Mayflower Project

A training centre teaching people boat building skills will temporarily close this month due to a lack of funding.

Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

The East of England’s struggling companies should be given some breathing space to help them come up with a recovery plan, an insolvency body argues.

Shell has seen profits plummet.

Shell’s first-quarter profits plummeted 58% to 1.6 billion US dollars (£1.1 billion) as the falling oil price continues to hammer the sector.

A survey indicates falling manufacturing output.

Britain’s manufacturing sector saw activity contract for the first time in more than three years in the latest sign that the EU referendum is hurting the UK economy, according to a survey.

A new report suggests that firms are running out of options to hire staff amid a continued shortage of skilled workers.

The jobs market is heading for “turbulence”, fuelled by uncertainty over the EU referendum and the impact of the national living wage, according to a new report.

File photo dated 15/09/14 of HSBC cash machines, as the bank posted a sharp drop in profits for the first three months of the year after it was hit by

HSBC has posted a sharp drop in profits for the first three months of the year after it was hit by “extreme levels of volatility” in financial markets in January and February.

Some of the first, second and third year apprentices at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich.

Three years ago, turf care equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen launched a new apprenticeship programme to address a looming skills shortage. As operations director Simon Rainger tells Duncan Brodie, the move has proved to be a good investment.

Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe.
Photo: Sainsbury's/PA Wire

The City will this week look for details of how Sainsbury’s plans to overhaul Argos when the supermarket posts its annual results next week, while trading at rival Morrisons and banking giant HSBC will also be in the spotlight.

UK farmers have seen their profits squeezed by a number of factors.

The total income from UK farming fell by a “staggering” 29% in 2015, with a loss of more than £1.5billion, according to figures released by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) yesterday.


Changeable is the best way to describe the weather this week, with bright sunshine one moment and hail storms the next - but expect warmer days this bank holiday weekend.

Halifax Town v Braintree Town

Braintree Town being promoted to the Football League would be a football fairytale to rival the remarkable Leicester City Premier League success story, according to Iron chairman Lee Harding.

One of Siemens' 7MW wind turbines, of the kind to be installed as part of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm project.

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded what is thought to be Europe’s largest single-project wind turbine contract, with the development of the giant East Anglia One offshore wind farm having cleared its final hurdle.

New aldi store Copdock

The new Aldi store at Pinewood is now under construction and expected to open later this year.

Junior doctors on strike at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

With 55,000 junior doctors on strike nationally over the past two days it was feared that the pressure put on hospitals would effect the quality and care of those admitted.

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Decorated war hero and holder of the Military Cross Trevor Coult

Today decorated war hero Trevor Coult fights his battles with a different kind of courage.

Ian Holloway has backed Mick McCarthy to take over at Aston Villa

Ian Holloway believes Ipswich Town will ‘do well’ to hold onto manager Mick McCarthy this summer, after backing him to take over at Aston Villa.

Updated:Austin Reed follows BHS into administration

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Austin Reed is expected to go into administration.
Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Nearly 1,200 high street jobs are under threat after the appointment of administrators at Austin Reed – just a day after the collapse into administration of department stores chain BHS.

British Home Stores'  Ipswich store.

High street retailer BHS has collapsed into administration, threatening the closure of up to 164 stores, including one in Ipswich’s Buttermarket.

Dr Dan Poulter.

Suffolk MP and former health minister Dr Dan Poulter has joined politicians from other parties to call for a delay in the introducing controversial new doctors’ contracts.

British Home Stores Ipswich 

A huge question mark is today hanging over the future of one of Britain’s best-known High Street stores – and one of the largest stores in Ipswich town centre.

One in six job applications requires a driving licence.

The importance of job-seekers being able to drive has been highlighted by new research.

Jes Staley, chief executive of  Barclays.
Photo: Debra Hurford Brown/Barclays/PA Wire

Barclays will kick off a busy week for the banking sector by posting first quarter figures before gathering shareholders for its annual meeting, with trading updates also due from Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Enraged musician

I returned to my spiritual home recently, a proper recording studio, writes Martin Newell.

The main post office in Bury St Edmunds

Possible strike action by Post Office staff in Bury St Edmunds has been labelled “disappointing” by the company.

Mick Biegel of ETIP with David Dodd of Interex,  trainer Alison Darrington and the course attendees.

An innovative scheme which helps smaller employers to fund the training of their workforce has marked its first year of operation by paying out its 1,000th grant.

Polmil temporary security fencing produced by Braintree-based Blok N Mesh, which has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Five businesses in Suffolk and north Essex are among nearly 250 firms from across the UK which are named today as winners this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Care home provider seeks operations manager

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Hub director TATA Llanwern site, Stuart Wilkie, outside the TATA steel plant, Port Talbot.

Steel giant Tata said it will consider all expressions of interest in buying its loss-making UK business as a management buyout emerged as a potential saviour of thousands of jobs.

Unemployment in the UK has risen for the first time since last summer.
Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

Unemployment in the UK has increased for the first time in seven months, official figures revealed yesterday.

Ellis Street, Boxford towards the village centre, showing the 'Access For Residents Only' notice

Disruptive roadworks which brought a picturesque Suffolk village to a standstill last week could have been avoided, it has emerged.

The Bury St Edmunds Cornhill post office branch.

Possible strike action is looming at Bury St Edmunds’ crown post office amid speculation the service is to be moved into neighbouring WHSmith.

Parish and district councillor Graham Harding at the site proposed for a new 98-home development between Thurmans Lane and The Josselyns at Trimley St Mary.

Angry villagers are calling for proposals for nearly 100 new homes on a field in the centre of their community to be rejected – amid fears over traffic danger and over development.

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