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A fire has caused “extensive damage” at a Colchester Zoo coffee shop after a malfunction within the ice cream freezer.

The chancellor is hoping East Anglia will eat out in a August in a bid to save the struggling hospitality sector - and the government will even pick up the bill.

A fast-growing East Anglian pub group is budgeting for its revenues to be halved due to strict new rules imposed because of the coronavirus crisis – despite a promising post-lockdown start.

A metal works in Ipswich could be facing closure, putting 85 jobs at risk, according to a union.

A new business and housing gateway project for Colchester has taken a big step forward as civil engineers begin work on the 24 hectare site.

Volunteers at a charity shop which raises vital cash for the Pear Tree Fund have issued a rallying cry for support from the public when it reopens on Saturday (July 11) following the coronavirus pandemic.

As customers begin returning to pubs and holiday destinations, how can leisure, tourism and hospitality businesses ensure a sustainable recovery?

Plans to build a 5G mast 200m from an Ipswich primary school have met with resistance from residents of the area.

Venues across Suffolk lit up red last night to draw attention to the beleaguered events and hospitality industry.

A consumer goods importer has snapped up a giant warehouse on the edge of Bury St Edmunds.

A senior accountant has warned of a rise in phone scams and phishing attacks after an elderly client was conned out of nearly £2,000.

A new bistro café is set to be unveiled in a popular garden centre.

Fashion chain Joules has announced plans to reopen several Suffolk stores next week - but the Ipswich town centre branch will remain closed for now.

Many businesses reopened their doors this weekend for the first time in months following the coronavirus lockdown – while some continue to remain closed to customers.

The European Union (EU) is the main destination for export goods manufactured in the East of England, a new report shows.

The popular Waterfront Diner cafe near Ipswich, famed for its breakfasts, reopened its doors today.

A special effects company which supplies the ‘wow’ factor at top musical and sporting events has opened a personal protective equipment (PPE) shop in Bungay to support local people and businesses.

The manager of a fun-filled soft play area has hit out at government guidelines which she says unfairly impacts smaller businesses.

Norfolk and Suffolk have secured a £32.1m slice of government cash to fund “shovel-ready” projects across the two counties.

A former town betting shop is set to be turned into a dry cleaner’s.

Pubs and bars reopened across Suffolk yesterday, with thousands of people heading out after three months of lockdown.

Suffolk’s first night out after months of pubs being in lockdown “went really well” – with officers only being called to a handful of fights.

Suffolk workers have shared their experiences of the furlough scheme as more businesses start to welcome back staff.

A new barbershop which has opened in a Manningtree gym has enjoyed its first day in business.

We took a trip to three of the town’s most popular pubs – Isaacs, The Greyhound and The Woolpack – to find out.

Publishing company Archant has confirmed it is seeking fresh investors after suffering significant falls in advertising revenue during the Covid-19 crisis.

Lockdown restrictions have eased further today in what commentators are calling “Super Saturday” - with large parts of the hospitality industry opening up to the public for the first time in months.

Many businesses have started to welcome customers back following the coronavirus lockdown. However, some pubs, restaurants and shops have been lost from our high street for good.

A well-known Ipswich pub and music venue has announced that it is to shut its doors following uncertainties caused by the coronavirus.

A pint-sized model of what was Britain’s smallest pub has been created by a customer who’s been missing the “iconic” drinking hole during lockdown - but he’ll have to wait for it to reopen.

The Royal Oak pub in East Bergholt will reopen its doors on ‘Super Saturday’ with brand new owners and a fresh refurbishment – following months of closure due to coronavirus.

Work is underway to help Hadleigh Market expand in future following a number of years of increasing popularity.

A petition to help save aviation jobs in East Anglia has received more than 10,000 signatures within 12 hours of being set up.

Holiday parks operated by Parkdean Resorts will reopen from next week.

The life-saving work of Suffolk’s specialist search and rescue team has been aided by two new advanced drones.

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