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Vast swathes of countryside could be sacrificed for a £1billion new infrastructure project deemed "critical" in meeting the nation's energy needs.

A haulage operator is up in arms at the shock closure of an Ipswich freight firm, claiming he had to cut back on staffing and vehicles as a result.

New retail units and eight flats could be built in a prime town centre location.

Shoppers in Ipswich have been having their say over news that Paperchase is closing its store, in the latest blow to the high street.

Canadian scientists are set to try out a new test for a devastating cattle disease - developed by a Suffolk company - on the country's wild bison population.

Ipswich Waterfront's striking new Winerack building is among 28 construction schemes across the East of England nominated for a social impact award.

Popular stationery chain Paperchase is closing down its store in Ipswich, in the latest loss to the town centre.

A new hair salon coming to Woodbridge is taking an unusual approach to recruitment - by inviting job applicants to send in a video.

Proposals to extend a popular shopping and eating destination in Woodbridge have been withdrawn.

A vintage James Bond-style Rolex watch was sold for £150,000 at a Suffolk auction - described as a "life-changing" amount by the seller.

A Suffolk start-up expressed delight after its quick TB in cattle test scooped a dairy sector award.

Next year will be a significant one for Gressingham Foods, a duck and niche meat products firm which started life in 1971.

Iceland could be set to open a second supermarket in Newmarket.

A new vaping shop has opened in Felixstowe town centre, bringing five new jobs to the town.

American secret agents rely on computer systems developed and run in Stowmarket.

A scheme that aims to extend and revitalise the offer at a popular supermarket has been given the green light.

East Anglia is playing a leading role in forging new trading relationships with lucrative markets in Africa, according to a businesswoman brokering deals between the two.

An award-winning cafe in Bungay has been sold as its owners look forward to retirement.

The new UK headquarters of a global business is on track for completion this summer.

An Ipswich community cafe is calling on more customers to sit and talk with each other in a bid to combat the loneliness issue in the area.

Hopes are high that an upsurge in the sale of 'real' bread and a growing interest old bread-making techniques is leading to a revival in the fortunes of traditional bakeries.

Just two vacant units are left from the third phase of development at a Suffolk business park.

A beachside gin distillery could be opening up soon in a Suffolk coastal resort.

Cautious Suffolk residents were quick to report scammers claiming to be from a payment protection insurance (PPI) claims company.

A new multi-million pound retail park - complete with fast food drive-thru and gym - could bring 100 jobs to Clacton.

A family run Suffolk logistics firm has scooped a prestigious industry award.

A leading pig farm business is looking to the future with efforts to reduce soy use in its animal feed and enhance its green credentials as it celebrates a major milestone.

An Ipswich energy firm has joined a bid to help youngsters develop their skills and become more employable.

A compromise on controversial enterprise hub plans in a Suffolk seaside town may be sought after community leaders clashed at a public meeting.

The premises of two popular restaurant chains in Ravenswood have been put on the market - just months after the owners announced more than 100 closures.

A former toilet block in Essex is to reopen as a cafe after plans for the project were approved by councillors.

A soft fruit grower fears for the future of his business - because he thinks proposed new Brexit immigration rules will make it much harder for him to recruit labour.

The former owner of an estate agents which went bust owing thousands of pounds after being sold to an ex-employee has spoken of the challenges overcoming the damage caused.

Work has begun on a major new development in Kesgrave after plans for nine new apartments and commercial units were given the go-ahead by East Suffolk Council.

Lorry drivers left high and dry after an Ipswich logistics company suddenly closed down say they are "sad" and "angry" after being told their firm had gone under via text message.

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