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Eleanor Pringle

With another bank holiday fast approaching many of the region's dog owners will be getting ready for days out and have money in their pockets to spend.

The gin industry "has reached breaking point" according to the East Anglian distillers which are being muscled off the shelves by mass producers.

The final batch of Future 50 businesses has been announced - but this year there is a twist.

Tech companies in the East of England are booming.

McDonald's has seen a windfall in UK sales off the back of its launch of new menu items.

And companies have been capitalising on the rising footfall brought about by the warm temperatures.

A cyber security social enterprise has been launched across Norfolk and Suffolk with the purpose of protecting the region from attack.

The first batch of successful Future50 applicants has been announced but the project remains open for further submissions.

Angel investment contributes around £850m to the UK's start-up economy each year, with entrepreneurs given not only access to capital but often free business advice.

Woodforde's Brewery has landed a deal to see its products launched into 24 more Tesco stores.

Three pitches in East Anglia have won a chunk of funding totalling £230,000 to boost the visitor economy and offshore energy sector.

The biggest employers in Norfolk and Suffolk have posted their gender pay gap figures today.

Retail giant Next has seen its profits tumble, and has said revenue is expected to continue declining for the rest of the year.

The search is on for the brightest sparks on East Anglia's business scene.

High street retailer Debenhams has said it would consider accepting an £150m loan from Sports Direct, in return for its own Mike Ashley to take over as chief executive of the company.

Women's clothing retailer LK Bennett has collapsed into administration, putting 500 jobs at risk.

An East Anglian Giraffe restaurant is set to close.

East Anglia's Dream Lodge Group has announced it is set to double its presence in the UK, despite having being bought out of administration only a matter of weeks ago.

The Dream Lodge Group, which has sites across East Anglia, has been rescued from closure, saving 40 jobs.

One of East Anglia's most prolific convenience store retailers, McColl's, has reported a sharp drop in profits.

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk looking to gain greater insight into physical and digital marketing are being offered a free information session, courtesy of Archant.

Cake chain Patisserie Valerie looks to be steering into calmer waters, as it announced it has a number of options on the table having put itself up for sale.

It has been revealed that a "significant number" of Cotswold Outdoor sites could be in the firing line for a round of store closures.

Santander has announced it is closing a number of its high street stores in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.

Food and drink producers from across Norfolk and Suffolk are reaping the rewards of a business mission to the Netherlands, which saw them exhibit at Europe's largest hospitality 
trade show.

Three of the biggest names on the high street have revealed shaky sales over the Christmas trading period.

The latest survey out of Westminster has revealed that an overwhelming majority of MPs would back a bill which saw big businesses forced to pay small businesses more ethically.

Skinner's dog food has donated over £10,000 in dog food to rescue centres throughout the UK this festive period, including £1,500 worth to Meadowgreen Rescue Centre near Norwich.

The East Anglian Daily Times has appointed a new business editor.

Burgeoning trade links between food producers from Norfolk and Suffolk and buyers in the Netherlands will take another step forward when a delegation visits the country's largest hospitality trade show.

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