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Dixons Carphone has issued a profit warning as the soaring cost of mobile phones leads people to hold onto their handsets for longer.

Listeners across Norwich will have a new option on their audio menu when a digital station launches this weekend.

A food processing machinery manufacturer has grown its team after securing a series of contracts around the world.

Home improvement companies are seeing a boost in trade as more homeowners opt to stay put rather than venture into the property market.

What addition would you rather make to your house – a loft, a home gym, or a hot tub?

More companies are on the brink of insolvency in the East of England than at any point during the year to date.

Two thirds of East of England businesses are concerned they won’t be able to recruit enough skilled candidates to meet demand in the next three to five years, a new study has found.

English wine appears to be putting the fizz back into the industry, as a Norwich-based seller saw sales in home-grown vintages rise by 16%.

Offshore services group Gardline has been snapped up by a Dutch company in a multi-million pound deal, ending nearly 50 years as a family business.

A leisure airline is set to create more than 170 new jobs at Stansted Airport.

A Norwich software company has been named among the winners of a royal prize for training employees exceptionally.

Electrical retailer Hughes is hoping to improve driver efficiency with new in-cab technology in its fleet of delivery vehicles.

An east coast car dealership has seen its margins squeezed amid challenging trading conditions.

As Future50 organisers prepare to start the search for their class of 2018, Bethany Whymark looks back at the achievements of the programme’s most recent cohorts.

Investment in new sites and a focus on energy-efficient housing has added up to a “busy and successful year” at construction firm RG Carter.

Administrators have been called in to sell off the remaining assets of a Broads boat rental business.

After a high-flying career in finance, a Norfolk businessman is starting his own business to celebrate his favourite tipple.

A Norwich firm is aiming to treble its team as it expands from digital magazines to offer social media management and product endorsement for celebrities and sports stars.

From Raspberry Pis to Python coding, a new venture is aiming to give tech-savvy youngsters a chance to develop the skills which could help fill the jobs of the future.

Team-building exercises – dreaded by office workers across the world – do make people happier at work, research from leading universities has found.

The new owner of a grade one-listed inn near Diss has pledged to give it the “love, care and attention” it needs with a thorough refurbishment.

A family-run logistics business has completed a trial of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in one of its vehicles – resulting in an 18% reduction in fuel costs and a halving of its nitrogen oxide emissions.

A training provider has offered reassurance in case GCSE grades are not what you expected.

The residential course remains a popular form of educational break, from pottery and painting to allotment-keeping. But how about cheese-making?

The global inspection, testing and certification company Intertek Group Plc has reported better-than-expected interim results.

A major East Anglian meat processor and seller is bullish about its future growth despite suffering a $15m set-back in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

The only visible hints on Monday of the trouble in Cromer over the weekend was a police van on Garden Street - and an eviction notice pinned to the Runton Road car park sign.

A popular Norfolk restaurant has celebrated a decade of dining ahead of its relaunch.

She’s pressed the flesh of professional footballers and one of the world’s most famous dancers – but a Norfolk masseuse is now hitting the road a little closer to home with her unusual portable parlour.

EDP/EADT Future 50 businesses from East Anglia’s tech sector have spoken about the challenges of attracting talent, especially candidates coming from outside the region.

With jobs in farming and photography already under his belt, an 18-year-old is hoping he has found the ideal job after starting his own design agency.

Beautiful rural scenery, a rugged coastline... and super-fast broadband? Prof John Last, chairman of the Digital Creative Industries group of New Anglia LEP, explains how a project from across the country could offer a pointer to Norfolk and Suffolk’s shared digital future.

A fishing tackle store chain is continuing to grow as it gets set to launch two new shops weeks after floating on the stock exchange.

Britain’s biggest businesses have been told to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks after new research found staff lacked training to deal with the growing threat.

The state of Britain’s housing market will again be brought into sharp focus this week when house builder Persimmon reveals its half year results.

A businessman and keen sailor has fulfilled a lifelong dream while raising money for charity.

The boss of a graphics company has been lending a hand to participants in an annual East Anglian Air Ambulance fundraiser.

Rural businesses struggling with sluggish internet speeds will have the chance to take matters into their own hands after the launch of a community-led project in the region.

The new owner of a Norfolk offshore firm has moved to reassure staff at its Great Yarmouth base that it is “business as usual” after it changed hands in a £40m deal.

The latest appointments in the region’s business community feature Prior Diesel, Grant Thornton and Borne.

Shops and salespeople use crafty tricks to get you to spend more - do you know these ones?

East Anglian manufacturers are continuing navigate the choppy waters of international trade – but have warned they will have to hand on price rises.

Hundreds of apprentices whose training provider went into administration this week have been assured they will be able to continue their studies.

An annual awards celebrating the best of the East of England’s energy sector has extended its deadline for entries.

From the founding fathers’ full beards to Tom Selleck’s moustache, facial hair has been part of the great American story for centuries.

A hairdresser, a care company and a fish and chip shop are among the East Anglian businesses named by the government for failing to pay the minimum wage.

These are the 233 employers named by the government for not paying minimum wage:

More than 50 jobs have been lost and a question mark has been placed over hundreds of apprentices’ futures after a training company went into administration.

An agricultural and construction machinery company has stopped trading, with the loss of eight jobs.

Construction firm Bateman Groundworks has invested more than £1.6m in new plant and vehicles from a trio of Norwich-based suppliers.

A mum-of-two has decided to use her knowledge of business to help others like her to launch their start-up – after finding most advice did not suit their needs.

Hopes have been raised that job losses at Asda branches across the country, including its biggest Norwich store, could be “dramatically” scaled back.

A Norwich business leader has been named entrepreneur of the year by an international magazine.

Unemployment in the East of England rose by 7,000 to 128,000 in the three months to June, despite the rate of those seeking work across the country falling to its lowest since 1975.

If you make your living by providing a service, it might seem self-destructive to teach your customers how to do it themselves.

The music business isn’t always very rock and roll – but a family-owned instrument shop in Norwich is still hitting the right notes after more than 50 years.

Gender should not be a barrier to men or women excelling in the world of tech, according to a young female developer who is organising awards to celebrate the region’s best female minds in the industry.

A water treatment systems developer is celebrating another overseas success after signing its second contract in Jamaica.

Offshore services group Gardline has been snapped up by a Dutch company in a multi-million pound deal, ending nearly 50 years as a family business.

Future50 insurance specialist One Broker Group has added to its stable with the acquisition of another East Anglian firm.

A popular Lowestoft theme park has revealed plans to make better use of its facilities throughout the year.

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Beautiful rural scenery, a rugged coastline... and super-fast broadband? Prof John Last, chairman of the Digital Creative Industries group of New Anglia LEP, explains how a project from across the country could offer a pointer to Norfolk and Suffolk’s shared digital future.

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Tom Oxley, of workplace mental health consultancy Bamboo Mental Health, has his say.

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