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Tourism businesses need to become all-weather attractions and not blame the rain, snow or sun for lost profits, said the boss of two of the region's zoos.

Tourism businesses in East Anglia have revealed how they suffered in 2018 from too much rain, sun and snow during key times.

The retail giant is to close another 85 stores and 25 Simply Food outlets after a 10% drop in profits - but aren't revealing yet where the axe will fall.

Businesses in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector in East Anglia - worth £10bn to the local economy - are to get their voices heard on the major issues affecting their livelihoods.

A nursery which has seen its social media followers rise by 20,000 in the last 18 months says much of it is down to the fact plants and flowers are so "instagrammable".

Why is this firm one of the region's 'Best Employers?' CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Felicity French at Aramar Solutions Ltd which uses analytics to help other businesses improve their performance.

He admits to being a "frustrated farmer" who dreams of living in the country but in fact he wears a suit to work and bosses a £270m business. CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Jon Duffy, CEO of The AF Group

It's the business travel firm you've never heard. CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Adam Knights, MD at ATPI.

In the first of a monthly series celebrating Norfolk and Suffolk's Best Employers, CAROLINE CULOT speaks to Sarah Cossey, executive finance director of Concertus to find out on what makes the firm tick

Train drivers are learning how to master new cutting edge trains replacing Greater Anglia's stock by using a new £1.6m simulator at Norwich railway station.

Bosses of big tourist attractions in East Anglia fear Brexit will have a huge impact if they can no longer import and export live animals and birds.

More than 6,000 well-paid, skilled jobs are to be created in the offshore wind sector in Norfolk and Suffolk by 2032.

Now in its 13th year, the annual Tourism Business Survey is now live, inviting firms across the region to join forces and take part. Caroline Culot went along to the launch to find out more.

One of the biggest country house estates for sale in East Anglia for many years has sold in less than four months of going on the market.

Some may fear the housing market is slowing but not in East Anglia where the Sutton Hall Estate - totalling more than 2170 acres, a Georgian house and 11 further properties - has sold for well in excess of its £31.5 million price tag.

This wonderful Victorian home built in Dunwich by the family who owned the village and comes with its own beach is for sale for £1.325 million.

Famous BBC TV racing presenter and former jockey Emma Spencer is selling her palatial Newmarket home. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit The Courtyard, Balaton Place, for sale for a guide price of £3.5 million.

This Victorian house situated on one of the most sought after roads in Newmarket is for sale for £999,950 and named 'Wynyard' for a rather special reason - but why?

It might be one of the most photographed houses in the UK but the property made famous for being in a Harry Potter movie has been reduced in price by £50,000.

Delphine's Diner, 91-93, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe.

The Gainsborough Wing of Exning House, near Newmarket, is for sale boasting six magnificent bedrooms, a stunning original staircase, cinema room and set in landscaped gardens.

One of the most expensive new homes ever to be built with one of the prettiest views is for sale - and guess what, there are two more. Property editor Caroline Culot visited Harbour View, Walberswick, where the three new homes for three multi-millionaires are up for sale.

It could be the sale of the century as Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge, including an eight bedroom Georgian house, 11 more cottages and farmhouses, two barns and more than 2170 acres is up for sale.

It used to be one of the grandest houses in Harleston and could be again. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit Candlers, a fantastic renovation project awaiting the right buyer, for sale for a guide price of £425,000 with Durrants.

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