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Monday, March 11, 2019

The export opportunities for one of Suffolk’s most prized brands is “huge”, its boss believes.

A new bid to help members of Suffolk’s farming community suffering from mental anguish took a big step forward this week with a training initiative for those involved in the industry.

Emily Cotton meets Sarah Blanchard, owner of Pom Pom Studio in Ipswich who turned her creative hobby into a booming business.

Emily Cotton meets Sarah Blanchard, owner of Pom Pom Studio in Ipswich who turned her creative hobby into a booming business.

It’s a bitter-sweet moment preparing for your last show, Suffolk Show director Bee Kemball has admitted.

Around 100 farm secretaries from all over the country will be gathering in Suffolk for what’s likely to be a very well-organised weekend.

A Suffolk farming family has scooped a top national accolade at a rural awards event.

Incoming licensees at a newly-re-opened Suffolk market town watering hole say they have ditched the noisy trappings of the modern pub – and are convinced they’re onto a winning formula.

Statistics suggest that as a family-run concern, it’s surviving against the odds. But four years after taking over the reins from her parents, Tarnia Robertson’s hotel business is still going strong.

Rural skills students have helped a local landowner with a devastating illness to create the wildlife haven of his dreams.

Peter Meaney of Command Pest Control at Preston St Mary, near Bury St Edmunds, explains the facts behind increases and decreases in a number of common pests last year – including a big rise in wasp numbers

The beer market is moving on apace, and John Hadingham, who took over the reins at Suffolk brewery St Peter’s in 2018, is aware that his business needs to keep one step ahead.

“We take the attitude if you are going to do it, do it properly,” says farmer Pete Thompson as he describes how he branched out into apple orchards.

Taking a customer-centred, jargon-free approach, Fairhurst Menuhin has established itself as a trusted local law firm

Tough times may be ahead for the farming industry, but farmland is often seen as a safe harbour in uncertain times, East Anglian land agents point out as the farming industry grapples with the fall-out from the current political uncertainty created by the Brexit impasse.

Last year’s ‘hugely successful’ Suffolk Show enjoyed a ‘very positive’ financial surplus, new figures reveal.

A new Jamaican restaurant is due to open in Ipswich next month, with authentic cuisine on the menu.

An historic hall and equestrian facility which was once home to what’s believed to be the largest privately-owned yard of National Hunt horses in the country is up for sale, with a guide price tag of £2.95m freehold.

A Suffolk farming family is celebrating the sale of its residential care home diversification to an established operator.

A Suffolk cider entrepreneur, who, along with his brother built up the brand to become nationally acclaimed, is branching out with a new non-alcoholic drinks range.

The Spa at Bedford Lodge has launched its new wellbeing in the workplace pop-up. This is how the initiative could benefit your working day…

A publicly-funded team is working across Norfolk and Suffolk to drive economic growth and help the region’s businesses to grow and create jobs.

An East Anglian farmers’ leader is cautioning against creating a post-Brexit divide between those able to afford food reared and grown to a high standard in the UK and those who can’t.

Blakenham Nursery, a glasshouse growing scheme which began just four years ago on the outskirts of Ipswich, is now about to become a reality as the first tomato plants arrive in December 2018, ready to be cultivated and harvested.

Easton and Otley College was dealt a body-blow when Ofsted inspectors rated it ‘inadequate’ for the second year in a row in a hard-hitting report published on November 12, 2018, but the college leadership remains determined to turn it around.

Like Henry VIII, modern-day politicians continually invent new ways of taxing their citizens.

This week, financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how equity release could solve your downsizing dilemma.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Many years ago, I was a first year student at Bristol University, living in Badock Hall, a modern hall of residence in a cluster of four small accommodation complexes situated on the edge of the beautiful Durdham Downs, around 30 minutes’ walk from the main university precinct and the magnificent Wills Building.

Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich has a wide range of motorbike clothing and accessories and its expert staff can help you make the right choice and make sure it fits properly. Motoring editor Andy Russell also checks out some Christmas gift ideas for bikers.

Agri-tech schedule for upcoming REAP Conference

Imagine running a business with the mandate that customers pay whatever they feel like for the product or service you provide. Sounds like a utopian dream, or a fast-track to bankrupcy?

Businesses have warned that the continued closure of a footbridge between two of Suffolk’s most popular tourist attractions could cost them a quarter of their earnings.

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