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Ipswich is once again filled with a creative buzz following news that the Burton’s Building on Ipswich Waterfront has been awarded a £3m grant from central government under a scheme to invest in ‘shovel-ready’ local projects in England to aid economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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An Ipswich recruitment firm boss left with time on his hands after lockdown has launched a new supply company – initially to deal with a surge in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Soft play centre owners in Suffolk and Essex have told of their frustration at having no date for reopening – and say they feel “forgotten”.

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Floating restaurant owners left stranded by government coronavirus help schemes have successfully relaunched – after scooping discretionary support.

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A new interactive map shows which independent pubs, restaurants and cafes are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme here in Suffolk.

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Plans to redevelop part of the Cornhill in Bury St Edmunds have been given a £2.75m cash boost as part of a wider national bid to revive the ailing UK economy after the coronavirus crisis.

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A company which makes specialist disinfectant products suitable for hospitals saw a huge rise in sales at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Theatre bosses in Suffolk fear panto season may be a wash out this year as they struggle to work out how to stage the traditional Christmas shows while adhering to social distancing rules.

Yesterday, 19:00

A Suffolk-based project set to revolutionise the way we watch sport has received nearly £1.5million from the government.

Yesterday, 19:00

An antiques centre in Sproughton was the star of the show after a recent visit from the TV cameras.

Yesterday, 19:00

Going, going, gone – here we take a look back at some pictures of the Orfordness Lighthouse as the landmark’s final bricks are removed.

Yesterday, 18:29

For a brief, shining moment, it looked like live music was returning to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall but following the government’s latest announcement about indoor events, the performances planned for August 7 to 9 and August 14 to 16 are now not able to go ahead.

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An Ipswich recruitment firm boss left with time on his hands after lockdown has launched a new supply company – initially to deal with a surge in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Yesterday, 19:00

A Suffolk-based project set to revolutionise the way we watch sport has received nearly £1.5million from the government.

Yesterday, 16:35

A food business specialising in nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate is planning to increase its investment in its Ipswich factory following a merger of two family-owned firms.

Soft play centre owners in Suffolk and Essex have told of their frustration at having no date for reopening – and say they feel “forgotten”.

New plans for a huge leisure complex for Colchester including a Cineworld cinema have been unveiled.

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Ipswich is once again filled with a creative buzz following news that the Burton’s Building on Ipswich Waterfront has been awarded a £3m grant from central government under a scheme to invest in ‘shovel-ready’ local projects in England to aid economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Yesterday, 19:00

Theatre bosses in Suffolk fear panto season may be a wash out this year as they struggle to work out how to stage the traditional Christmas shows while adhering to social distancing rules.

Yesterday, 18:29

For a brief, shining moment, it looked like live music was returning to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall but following the government’s latest announcement about indoor events, the performances planned for August 7 to 9 and August 14 to 16 are now not able to go ahead.

As One Direction celebrate their tenth anniversary, we take a look at the rise of the boy band and ask the question: ‘Who was the very first boy band?’ the one that everyone else copied?

East Anglia has an amazing artistic heritage. As well as all the sculptors, painters, print-makers and more who have been born here or made their homes here, many more have been inspired by holidays on the Norfolk or Suffolk coast.

Drive-in movies have been a ‘thing’ for several years but this summer they are suddenly ‘the thing’ as we all seek out safe forms of entertainment to enjoy while socially distancing.

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Chloe Glazier of Doorstep Dining has been catering everything during lockdown, from intimate wedding suppers for two, to family suppers.

Yesterday, 13:01

A well-known restaurant building in the heart of a popular coastal town has gone on the market.

Yesterday, 12:17

Floating restaurant owners left stranded by government coronavirus help schemes have successfully relaunched – after scooping discretionary support.

After having a near-death experience, Pauline Bickerton started Loggique - her own candle company that now makes around 300 candles every day

An Ipswich beautician has expressed shock after the government changed its mind about opening up services in their salons – with less than 24 hours’ notice.