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Retailer WH Smith has taken out a £120 million loan to get through the pandemic crisis.

Norfolk business have come together to launch an online forum to help safeguard offshore wind development post-coronavirus.

Debenhams is facing administration for the second time in a year.

Convenience store chain McColl’s, which has stores across East Anglia, is joining forces with Deliveroo to deliver daily essentials to customers.

A farmer-owned business is encouraging members of the public to put their unexpected coronavirus confinement to good use by limbering up their green fingers.

Andrew Diver, head of tax at East Anglian accountancy firm Beatons, looks at who is eligible, how to apply and what the long-term impact would be.

With the country locked down and people only allowed to go shopping for essentials many are looking online to buy what they need – or want.

Farms earmarked for sale before the coronavirus lockdown may benefit from a surge in pent-up interest and an investor boost similar to the one after the credit crunch of 2008/9, land agents believe.

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

A Suffolk-based nursery group has asked for a quarter-of-a-million-pound loan from the bank to stay afloat - highlighting the coronavirus-induced struggles of the industry.

Through meals, aid supplies and medical equipment, Suffolk businesses have again been continuing to support key workers and those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19.

High street chain Debenhams, which has stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester,

says it is “making contingency plans” to protect the business.

A company boss who has seen the main part of her business plunge by 90% due to the coronavirus crisis is volunteering her skills to help healthworkers keep safe.

Two important Suffolk arts venues are celebrating after scooping bumper grants to help them with major redevelopment projects.

Food & farming news

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High-profile East Anglian farmers have backed a new education project to help house-bound children reconnect with the countryside while learning from home during the lockdown.

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Sugar beet growers have won an emergency authorisation to use a soon-to-be-banned pesticide to protect their crops against “very significant disease challenges” this spring.

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A farmer-owned business is encouraging members of the public to put their unexpected coronavirus confinement to good use by limbering up their green fingers.

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