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Faced with a global recession and the sheer might of Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero directly competing for their business in Ipswich, few coffee shops would have survived.

Anxious Clintons card shop workers across towns including Ipswich will keep their jobs across the crucial Christmas period - after the troubled chain was sold back to its existing owners.

It may be many miles away from the Suffolk coast, but one East Anglian factory has adopted a novel approach to bringing a sense of togetherness to its 100-strong workforce.

A pledge to regenerate high streets in some of Suffolk's market towns is being promised by council leaders as latest figures show as many as one in ten shops lay empty.

It has been a trying time for pubs and antiques shops across the nation - but one Suffolk village believes its new way of combining the two will help revive the area.

An Ipswich firm which makes toys to entertain the super-rich on their yachts is among the fastest-growing companies in the UK, according to a new study.

Workers at pubs and brewery giant Greene King are set to hold a ballot on strike action in a dispute over pay.

The site of a baby bottles firm set to close with the loss of 430 jobs has been put up for sale.

East of England communications engineers are bracing themselves for extreme weather over the winter period, stocking up on a host of essentials from rock salt to snow grips.

A new timber terminal launched at the Port of Ipswich has received its first shipment - 2,000 cubic metres of wood.

A Tesco Express store could be unveiled at the site of a former pub.

Could measuring stable carbohydrates instead of proteins during health tests will improve the future of diagnostics? Iceni Diagnostics thinks so. The latest in The Disruptors video series, co-founder and CEO Rob Field explains how they turned an academic venture into a disruptive start-up.

Maps showing skiers how to navigate their holidays in the Alps with a low carbon footprint have been flying off the shelves, according to their makers.

An historic food ingredients firm supplying UK bread bakers has submitted ambitious plans to build a new factory site.

French property owners show little sign of wishing to give up on their Gallic hideaways - despite Brexit turmoil, according to UK-based French legal experts.

Caravan park owners are celebrating a prestigious national newcomer accolade after setting up a farm diversification business near Diss.

A popular restaurateur who closed his Lowestoft site earlier this year to travel and spend time with his family has returned with a new venture.

Two companies owned by a Suffolk council which posted losses in last year's accounts will not need propping up by taxpayer funds - and should soon be posting profits, the authority has said.

Former Thomas Cook workers who were left without a job after the collapse of the tourism giant are set to staff a brand new travel shop in Sudbury.

Telling young people they have to spend an extra hour at school might not sound popular - but this school in Ipswich is confident, in the long-term, their pupils will thank them.

Crop growing across East Anglia has been severely disrupted by prolonged wet weather - and there are fears the effects will continue to be felt next year.

The Ipswich easyHotel is launching a mega Black Friday sale this week - but where are the £9.99 rooms they first promised?

Family-owned Ipswich department store Coes has snapped up an empty shop near its Norwich Road base, it has been revealed.

The future of a popular Ipswich fast food outlet continues to hang in the balance after a fire ravaged through its interior last year.

An empty bank in Bury St Edmunds town centre may become an Italian restaurant.

A new youth employment hub has launched in Leiston with the aim of allowing local young people to unlock thousands of potential jobs in the construction and operation of a third nuclear power plant near the town.

It's one of two branches closing in the East of England - the other is at St Albans - after TSB decided to close some of its smaller and quieter high street branches, affecting up to 82 banks and 400 jobs.

Thirty "under-performing and unsustainable" Bonmarché stores are set to close by December 11 as a rescue deal for the troubled national high street chain takes shape - putting around 240 jobs at risk.

Supermarket chain Aldi is planning to keep all its stores in the UK on Boxing Day closed, to give its staff a rest.

Well-known high street food brand Subway is to return to Felixstowe four months after closing its doors.

Ten nurseries and day care centres across Norfolk and Suffolk have closed - with 136 people facing redundancy.

A Suffolk market town's retailers are asking hard-pressed shoppers to reject festive over-indulgence in favour of "magical, marvellous" gifts with a low carbon footprint.

A high street shoe chain stalwart is set to pull out of some of its worst-performing sites as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

This Thursday, November 28, will be the second late-night shopping event in Ipswich, with festive bargains ahead of Black Friday. Here's our guide to which stores are taking part.

Workers in Suffolk's top 100 firms have seen their wages rocket in the last year, according to a report.

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