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Young people from across the region will be able to learn skills putting them at the “cutting edge” of the energy industry after a multi-million pound centre was given the green light.

Suffolk’s newly published action plan on climate change has been hailed as a “rallying call” to everyone in the county who wants a “sustainable and flourishing environment.”

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed East of England Co-op joint chief executive Doug Field as chair of its food, drink and agriculture board.

The region’s local enterprise partnership has been awarded an additional £69m from government to improve infrastructure and skills, and support small businesses and innovation.

Nearly £10m of European funding is up for grabs for rural businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk in 2017.

Ipswich will receive a share of a £60m school improvement scheme after being identified as a social mobility ‘coldspot’, the government is set to announce today.

The delighted owner of a luxury yacht builder yesterday unveiled an extension which effectively doubles the size of its premises at Ipswich Haven Marina.

A drive to introduce East Anglian food and drink to China’s fast-growing middle class continued this month as industry leaders met to exchange ideas.

Proposals for a Norfolk and Suffolk mayor hit the buffers when West Norfolk council voted against the plans. But just a few miles away Cambridgeshire is gearing up for a contest next year. Political editor Annabelle Dickson reports.

It had a £33million increase in public funding last year and is run by an unelected body, influencing decisions which affect people everywhere in our region.

Growth across different sectors of “East Anglia plc” has been far from uniform, with some making significant progress and others facing challenges, while Brexit and its implications has overshadowed all.

More than 200 rural leaders gathered for a Rural Summit in Ipswich earlier this month which also saw the launch of the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme in the East of England.

Bosses from East Anglia’s rail companies have agreed a new deal to try to ensure reliability improves across the region.

Standing proudly beside the University of Suffolk’s library, the freshly-revamped Atrium building is a part of the establishment’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

The challenges faced by people living in rural Suffolk were on the agenda today at a conference backed by the county’s Lord Lieutenant and supported by business and civic leaders.

Plans for a new drive to boost productivity in Suffolk and Norfolk are being drawn up by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Passengers on intercity rail services in the region can travel in more comfort as a £12million train refurbishment scheme from operator Abellio Greater Anglia has been completed.

Business and political leaders were united in the welcome for the new rail franchise which will see a complete new fleet of trains introduced over the next four years.

A year ago the Ipswich Vision was published – looking at how the town centre should be transformed to make it more attractive to shoppers and those looking for a day out.

Businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk will this week be urged to put their weight behind plans for a devolution deal with the Government, giving the region greater powers to boost growth and employment.

A new recognition scheme has been launched to reward employers across Suffolk and Norfolk which are committed to supporting skills development withine th region’s workforce.

After a frantic week of meetings at councils across Suffolk and Norfolk, the future of devolution plans for the two counties is back firmly in the hands of the government.

Proposals for East Anglian devolution could be thrown out as early as today in the wake of the referendum vote.

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