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Hospitality businesses will need to perform a balancing act between customers worried that a visit to their local will be devoid of the fun factor versus those concerned about their health, an expert suggests.

The new Italian restaurant in Framlingham fronted by TV presenter Ruth Watson will finally welcome its first diners later this month after the coronavirus outbreak delayed its opening.

The chairman of Suffolk’s top rugby club has hailed a “humbling” community response for helping the club through the Covid-19 crisis.

The Beccles-based firm behind the Grand Henham steam rally has been forced into liquidation after not having enough funds for an injury pay-out.

Two branches of Frankie & Benny’s in Suffolk are to close as coronavirus deals the chain another blow.

Jobs in East Anglia are at risk as Boots has said it expects to cut more than 4,000 jobs because of the “significant impact” of Covid-19.

East Anglia’s largest independent retail chain has given a new boost to food banks across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex as fears grow that the economic downturn will hit more families.

Bury St Edmunds farmers’ market is set to return this weekend after it was forced to close by the coronavirus crisis.

Burger King could be forced to close up to one in 10 of its stores, its UK boss has warned.

Suffolk has been ranked eighth in a list of top UK places for a 2020 Staycation.

Owners of one of the best rollerskating rinks in Europe are ready to welcome back customers – but are drastically reducing their capacity to ensure everyone feels safe.

A land owner has submitted plans to build six holiday pods on a vacant greenfield site in Dedham Vale.

The chancellor’s summer ‘mini-budget’ saw him bring in measures to get young people into employment, stimulate the housing market and help the tourism and hospitality industries – here’s how Suffolk reacted.

A pubs and beer giant called for a massive VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector to be extended to booze as it began reopening premises in its home town of Bury St Edmunds.

Some adept thinking from the chancellor is welcome, says Paul Briddon of Lovewell Blake – but he will certainly need to do more in the autumn.

Food & farming news

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Nature lovers across East Anglia have been urged to share the “unknown, unsung and unfunded” wildlife projects in their gardens, communities and landscapes to give social media momentum to a new conservation movement.

Friday, July 3, 2020

An East Anglian dairy farmer has cut his electricity bills by £2,000 a year – by harnessing the power of his cows’ manure to heat water supplies.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The new regional representative for East Anglia’s farmers says the need for a strong agricultural voice has never been greater as the industry faces an unprecedented series of challenges.

Expert advice

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ten tips for getting the best from remote workers, from Best Employers Eastern Region

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Kieren O’Connor, CEO of Growth Stream, has been the driving force behind the disruptive sales consultancy business which has successfully generated £10 million in additional revenue for its clients to date.

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The Chancellor’s magic money tree shows no signs of wilting following a mini-budget which saw tens of billions shelled out to support the UK economy.