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East of England businesses are eyeing new markets outside the European Union and stockpiling to ensure they can protect their supply chains post-Brexit, according to a survey.

Stansted airport has launched a new coronavirus testing facility in a bid to get Britain flying again.

Greater Anglia is set to promote train travel as part of the UK’s ‘green recovery’ plans as a new report reveals that it cut its own carbon emission by 11% in 2019.

A Suffolk firm is encouraging its home workers to try out yoga and take part in virtual social events in a bid to keep spirits up during the coronavirus crisis.

A family-owned garden centre chain is celebrating another leap in profits — even as it spends millions of pounds upgrading its sites.

Around half of microbusinesses in the East of England have been shielded from the worst financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic by shifting to digital, according to a survey.

One of the largest independent occupational health firms in the region has been snapped up by a safety and compliance giant.

Two women who hatched a business plan over a Costa coffee seven years ago have sold the company they created.

The manager of a coastal hotel admitted bursting into tears after achieving a sought-after industry award.

A food firm operating at two sites in East Anglia is ramping up its expansion following a £475m cash injection to help turn around the business.

Pub owner Adnams is expecting its Christmas trade to take a “real hammering” as coronavirus restrictions continue to take their toll on the hospitality trade.

Hundreds of thousands of jobs are at risk and pubs could go to the wall after the country prepares to enter tier 2 or 3 restrictions post-lockdown, the industry has warned.

The landlady of a wet-led pub described the government decision not to allow non-food hostelries in Suffolk to open post-lockdown as “galling” as she kept her fingers crossed that the county will come out of tier 2 pandemic restrictions in two weeks’ time.

A developer has snapped up a prominent 3.5 acre site off a new roundabout on the A140 near Eye for retail use.

A crane hire business has expressed delight at the arrival of an 110 tonne mobile crane — thought to be the first for the south of England.

A ban on pub visits over the festive season could lead to an outbreak of loneliness, a pub landlady has warned.

Parts of the East Anglian economy will come roaring out of the blocks in 2021 — in spite of a huge contraction in the UK economy this year, a regional developer predicts.

East Anglian businesses are braced for tough times ahead after Rishi Sunak laid out a bleak set of predictions for the UK economy in his pre-Christmas spending review.

Zero-emission planes could be operating out of Stansted within 10 to 15 years, airport bosses predict.

Road hauliers Express Freight Services has leased a 1.34 acre compound at the Port of Ipswich.

BT boffins in Ipswich are working with a hi-tech start-up on an ultra-secure “unhackable” communications network for 5G and connected cars which uses quantum technology.

An under-fire Chinese telecoms tech giant is continuing to press its case to be involved in the UK’s digital future following a report which estimates its contribution to the country’s economy at £3.3bn — £400m of it in the East of England.

A new set of lock gates has been installed at Ipswich’s wet dock at a cost of £2m.

A new town business hub has seen an upturn in demand for space — despite the economic turmoil.

Footfall across retail sites in the East of England has plummeted by nearly 57% year-on-year as the effects of lockdown take their toll.

After a breathless chase, the pack finally tracks down its quarry — and a frenzy of licking ensues.

Farmers are set to create turtle dove feed plots across Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reverse dramatic declines in one of the UK’s most celebrated farmland birds.

Sizewell B apprentice Beth Gant has been crowned EDF fleet-wide apprentice of the year.

Sheep farmers are furious after environment secretary George Eustice appeared to suggest that ‘mixed’ livestock enterprises could pivot towards beef production if the bottom falls out of the lamb market post-Brexit.

Just days before he was struck down by coronavirus, hard-working farmer Brian Hull was fit, strong and putting in his customary shift on the family holding near Eye.

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