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The boss of one of Suffolk's leading law firms is calling on businesses to step up and support the younger generation by offering work experience placements.

More than 200 friends, colleagues and former customers have sent condolence cards to the family of long standing Stowmarket estate agent Richard Buck, who has died at the age of 52.

Suffolk's biggest housing developer has revealed plans to relocate to Bury St Edmunds and build a brand new head office.

A local councillor has urged the community to stay vigilant after a butcher was caught operating without being registered as a food business.

A group of town centre traders say they are fighting for their businesses in the face of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Villagers' hopes to save their pub have been "revitalised" after its owner agreed to reduce the price.

A grandfather says the failure of a holiday park company will impact on the rest of his life after he poured £55,000 of savings into a luxury lodge.

The boss of East Anglian holiday firm Hoseasons was viciously bullied at school for being gay. Caroline Culot spoke to Simon Altham about the torment he's overcome to achieve success.

Ipswich's independent Briarbank Brewery is gearing up for its sixth summer beer festival this weekend.

A controversial move to delay final approval for Stansted Airport's passenger expansion plans has come under fire from the region's lucrative tourism industry.

A recyclable glass and plastics food packaging firm is set to open a major new warehouse and manufacturing plant at Eye in north Suffolk, creating 50 jobs.

A number of redundancies have been confirmed at the East of England's Ipswich distribution centre as the firm readies to shut down the site.

Youngsters have visited BT's Adastral Park research centre for the chance to impress - and even grab an apprenticeship on the site.

A rural Suffolk holiday centre with fishing lakes, Scandinavian-style lodges and a cottage is on the market for £1.4m.

Bosses have applauded the bold stance taken by Hoseasons chief executive Simon Altham after he said homophobic and racist customers were not welcome on his firm's holidays.

The boss of a famous East Anglian holiday firm has boldly declared he will not accept bookings from homophobic or racist customers stating: "Book with another agent."

Construction of a new McDonald's in Stowmarket is now complete - and the final touches are being put in place for the big opening of the new fast food restaurant.

Greene King's past and present workers in Bury St Edmunds are seeking clarity over jobs and pensions after the brewing and pubs giant announced it was the subject of a £2.7bn takeover deal. What will it mean to them?

Workers at Dulux paint producer AkzoNobel in Stowmarket are gearing up for strike action over pay.

If you need to dash to a supermarket over the August bank holiday, what time will it be open? Here's our guide to opening times.

A Suffolk curry house and takeaway has been named Restaurant of the Year at the English Curry Awards.

When ex-banker Philip Turner entered the East Anglian hospitality trade in 2012 he admits that he was "really swimming against the tide".

The City Pub Company has quickly established a reputation for running some of the best pubs around.

Beer drinkers' lobby group CAMRA has described Greene King's impending sale to a Chinese multinational property firm as 'very concerning'.

For the latest installment in The Disruptors video series, Spark founder and CEO Justin Ott explains how its AI software is revolutionising journey prediction systems to improve driver trust in electric vehicles.

Suffolk pub owners who spurned profit margins and business growth in favour of a sustainable ethos are celebrating a beer drinkers' accolade.

A local butcher has been handed a zero hygiene rating after meat was being kept in switched-off chillers overnight and opened food jars were for sale.

Unions and Greene King's local MP are seeking assurances on jobs after a major £2.7bn deal to buy the pubs and brewery giant was revealed.

The Swan in Ipswich - where Ed Sheeran performed before he became famous - threw open its doors again today with live music, beer and Aspall cider.

A businessman who is closing his wedding shop to go on an adventure has described his latest move as "bonkers".

A Hong Kong multinational is poised to snap up Bury St Edmunds-based pubs and brewery giant Greene King as part of an eye-watering £2.7bn deal.

The landlord of a pub named by CAMRA as one of the top 100 in the country admits it's a tough industry to be in right now.

Hundreds of customers who poured £25m into holiday park lodges will get back just a tiny slice of their investment, according to administrators.

Almost a million potentially hazardous products - including unsafe child car seats due for sale on Amazon - have been seized at the Port of Felixstowe in the last year.

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