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Ipswich shoppers have spoken out after another national retailer revealed it would be leaving the town centre.

A family-run business with more than 120 stores nationwide is set to open its first shop in the area.

A Suffolk coffee brand has opened its first café in Chelmsford, inside a newly-refurbished leisure centre. Paddy & Scott's, based at Earl Soham, near Framlingham, launched the 100-cover fuelling station inside Riverside Leisure Centre, which reopened on in June following a £40m facelift.

Consumer protection officials have issued advice to shoppers following reports of unauthorised perfume sellers flogging fragrances from carrier bags in Ipswich town centre.

Thousands of easyJet passengers setting off from London Stansted this summer could face "severe disruption" if check-in staff go ahead with a proposed strike.

The rapid growth of internet shopping is changing the retail landscape. And in Ipswich it is changing the actual landscape as well.

Businesses across Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation's 30:30 challenge.

Only a tiny fraction of businesses are aware of the potential of electric freight transport, a straw poll at a conference in Ipswich suggests.

One of Ipswich's oldest buildings - in the heart of the town centre - could be given a new lease of life as a tattoo parlour and art studio if new plans get the green light.

Stansted Airport's controversial plans to raise its passenger number threshold are set to be put under the spotlight once again after a 1,000-strong petition was submitted to the local council.

A Suffolk printing firm is set to cut its carbon footprint by a tenth after installing an array of solar panels.

Rogue door-to-door fish sellers have been reported calling at properties in towns and villages across Suffolk.

Public relations has changed - and not every firm will survive. But in East Anglia PR agencies are leading an industry-wide revolution - Sarah Chambers investigates

Sunnyfields Honey & Home in north Essex offers visitors a bee's-eye view of the world

Representatives of the Unite union met with management at Bosch to discuss the impact of its plans to cease lawn mower production at Stowmarket.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust hails success of event aimed at sparking debate about the state of the region's natural world.

New jobs look set to be created as a drive-through Burger King restaurant is built on a popular retail park.

The 16-bedroom Best Western Gatehouse Hotel is for sale for nearly £1m.

Ipswich high street has been dealt another blow as retail giant Argos revealed it will be closing its town centre store.

William Wingfield is a man who enjoys a challenge.

Firms are stockpiling at unprecedented levels - with businesses in the East of England showing the highest percentage of capital tied up, a new study suggests.

A barber who has moved his operations out of Ipswich to Suffolk Water Park has spoken of his ambitious plans to see the fishing lake become a new business hub.

A Suffolk facilities management firm has scooped a contract with the national Co-op group to re-launch 10 of its coffee shops.

Sizewell C has appointed a land agents to work with it to build a "positive relationship" with land and property owners around the planned nuclear power plant.

Metal recycling firm Sackers pledges support for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

Fashion students showed off their creative flair by creating 'zero waste' outfits out of old clothes as part of their degree.

A popular Subway restaurant in the centre of Ipswich remains shutdown nine months after a late night blaze gutted the store.

Business owners have lamented their "worst week for a long time" after a sinkhole which caused widespread chaos was finally repaired.

Hundreds of people flocked to a popular Bury St Edmunds street today as independent businesses hosted a day of family fun.

A national chain has pulled out of opening a new store, serving as the latest blow to a town's high street.

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

After almost 50 years of trading, Edelweiss florists is quitting Stowmarket town centre.

The former Neals auction house, which closed last year after decades of fine art sales, is now for sale,

Ipswich Building Society is supporting the Rural Coffee Caravan charity, which will benefit from two new savings products.

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