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Friday, November 9, 2018

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.

If it’s agriculture machinery repairs in Needham Market you’re after, bts Service’s Trevor Swayne is the man to see.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

HBD Europe in Needham Market manufactures and stocks beauty and skincare products for clients worldwide.

Compass, based in Needham Market, is one of the leading experts in complex infrastructure and works on projects across the UK and Europe.

Jamie Brown explains how Digital Decoded can help SMEs navigate the mire of marketing products.

The Donalds Group has shown its confidence in the Volvo and Mazda car brands and Ipswich itself with a £6m relocation to two new state-of-the-art dealerships.

On November 1, 2017, Brian Barker’s farm at Westhorpe, near Stowmarket, became the Agricultural Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) first Strategic Farm for Cereals and Oilseeds in the UK. This month he looks at the decision-making process

A treasure trove of horse artefacts and vehicles from a bygone age, which have been collected by an Essex father and son over many years, are set to go under hammer.

The Mitsubishi brand is back in Ipswich after more than a decade’s absence with the opening of EMG Motor Group’s new dealership in West End Road.

Chief executive of farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) Paul Burrows on a challenging season for those in the sector

Sid and Scrat, along with the Ice Queen, characters from the movie Ice Age, paid a visit to the Arc Shopping Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, this week, as part of the centre’s Awesome August campaign.

The National Rural Crime Survey makes stark reading, says Ben Underwood, CLA East regional director

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate’s retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

Setting your own hours, choosing your own clients, no workplace relationships to navigate your way through – from the outside there seem to be plenty of upsides to self employment.

Eastern Enterprise Hub on Ipswich Waterfront is closing after a highly-productive seven-year run. Some of its graduates reflect on how it’s helped them. Sarah Chambers reports

Newmarket-based National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) national water resources specialist Paul Hammett, who was at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) National Drought Group meeting on July 23, said they discussed the rapidly changing situation in the agricultural sector. In July, the UK received just 16% of its long term average rainfull for the month, and in June, 49%.

Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich prides itself on the right bike, the right gear, the right service. Whether new to riding or a ‘born-again biker’, its customer-friendly advice and expertise are key to building its biker community as motoring editor Andy Russell finds out.

Demand for property in the East of England’s retail sector is continuing to fall, new research shows.

As the American president declares that a trade deal with the UK is “absolutely possible”, there’s a lot at stake for East Anglian business leaders who export their products across the pond.

Although football didn’t end up ‘coming home’ for England, Gareth Southgate’s management techniques did score highly, and could offer lessons to anyone managing teams in the corporate world too.

The decline of the British pub has been headline news for years – but new figures suggest some entrepreneurial establishments are reversing the trend.

Glasses will be raised for one of the stalwarts of the Tendring Show when the annual event gets under way on Saturday, July 14.

Summer is truly upon us, and East Anglia continues to bask in sunshine and high temperatures. But what does it mean for companies? With a trusty dictionary and a little poetic licence, our reporters have compiled a selective A to Z tour through the summer season in business.

No one who has been listening carefully to the many speeches made by environment secretary Michael Gove, who has just passed his first anniversary in the role, or taken the time to read the Health and Harmony Command Paper, can be in any doubt that our exit from the European Union next March will usher in major change in policy for domestic agriculture.

An agricultural pioneer is set to offer up a slice of Suffolk history as he scales back his extensive operations.

I remember a friend telling me once that the saddest words in the English language were ‘if only’. I often reflect on the truth of this.

Take a look inside this modern four bedroom Saxmundham residence.

Today, the Suffolk Show opens its gates to town and country as a celebration of everything the county has to offer gets underway.

Take a look inside this delightful two bedroom Aldeburgh home.

As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

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