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If you’ve set foot in a bank over the last 15 years, chances are they’ve tried to flog you a packaged bank account.

Travel company Premier Travel is helping support social care in its community after forging a new partnership with a care provider.

It was once a slum area of the city, then a red light district but now businesses are attempting to reinvigorate one of Norwich’s streets.

From programming robots in factories to creating the software needed to drive vehicles it looks as if technology will play a vital role in the jobs of the future.

A Norfolk farm shop has reassured its customers that it is still open for business after a tree fell into a neighbouring building during Thursday’s high winds.

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup has begun.

Companies are being urged to stop relying on the generosity of their staff after a study revealed workers are putting in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime.

Gas operators must find ways of working with the offshore wind energy industry and exploit remaining gas reserves in the Southern North Sea (SNS) for a prosperous future.

Two major players in the East Anglian construction industry are standing on firm foundations for 2017 as their parent group reported a jump of 32% in its annual profits.

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

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Flavour and fragrance solutions company Treatt today signalled that profits for its current financial year are now likely to come in “substantially” ahead of previous expectations.

It is the end of an era as the landlords of a much-loved coastal town pub have called last orders for the final time.

Britons’ haggling tactics are changing as the popularity of online shopping grows, using methods such as leaving items sitting in their virtual basket until they are offered money off and securing a discount during web chats, a survey has found.

Britain’s long-standing progress on pay has come to a halt with younger workers missing out on pay rises, new research shows. by a shift towards low-paid work and fewer firms rewarding staff for long service.

A brewery is raising a glass in celebration after securing a string of new contracts which will see it hit more than 800 stores.

An offshore support firm has enabled technicians to stay out at sea for longer – by developing specialised fenders.

The European Union has funnelled an average of £135.7m to Norfolk and Suffolk each year since 2007, a new report by the region’s business and political leaders has found.

It is an iconic scene: the white Lotus Esprit S1 driving out of the sea in James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. And now the manufacturer has launched a special edition in honour of the dramatic moment.

A scheme which uses church towers to improve broadband signal in hard-to-reach areas is aiming to spread its service into Suffolk.

Plans have been unveiled to create a car park in Cromer with more than 80 spaces.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has led a small delegation of MPs to meet the Chancellor of Exchequer to press the case on behalf of independent retailers in two coastal towns against proposed business rate rises due to be enforced this April.

East of England agricultural businesses are among the most financially secure of their UK regional counterparts, according to new research.

The number of passengers flying from Norwich Airport last year topped half a million for the first time since 2008, new figures show.

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East Anglia’s tourism industry could suffer from “unfair” changes to business rates, a sector leader has warned, as pressure mounts on the government to think again over its revaluation.

Proposals for a new enterprise centre for small and start-up businesses in north Norfolk have moved to the next level.

Putting some of the biggest brands in the world in touch with top Premier League clubs may sound like the realm of large international agency.

A plastics manufacturer is moving into the fast lane after securing contracts with luxury car makers worth €5m.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

Contract wins with mobile phone networks including Vodafone and Three are fuelling expansion at one of Norfolk’s biggest employers.

A major signs and graphics company has received an early birthday present after being shortlisted for a national award.

The Copper Beech Tea Room in Brandon Country Park has received a gold level award for its healthy menu under the national Eat Out Eat Well scheme.

A growing accountancy firm is aiming to continue its rise up the league tables by adding to its business development team.

A sailing school is looking forward to a record season with many courses nearly full for the summer.

A brick firm that has helped build thousands of homes across East Anglia has marked 20 years in the business.

A specialist photography and filming company is ready for take-off into the world of drones as it adds to its services for the offshore energy industry.

A record sum has been donated to good causes by a north Norfolk retailer thanks to the generosity of shoppers and staff.

Businesses across Great Yarmouth are being sent out a new document outlining the work and support the borough council’s economic development provides.

Pioneering cost-cutting technology for the pipeline industry is being hatched by a Norfolk company drawing on half a century of experience in the specialist sector.

A south Norfolk family food firm is set to go into liquidation after failing to keep pace with a mounting order book in a “disastrous” 2016.

Proposals to build a wood-fired power station in Great Yarmouth have been submitted.

The successes and challenges of local shopkeepers will be at the heart of a seminar organised for next month.

Financially “stressed” businesses could be allowed to cut final salary pension payments to employees to save them from collapse, under government proposals.

Offshore specialists James Fisher Marine Services will breathe new life into a major disused site in Lowestoft when it takes over the former offices of AKD Engineering.

The end of EU quotas could allow East Anglia’s sugar beet industry to ramp up production by 50pc and boost its already-significant role in the region’s rural economy.

A Norfolk marketing agency has completed the branding for a major scheme to deliver expert advice to exciting young businesses.

Senior ministers at the centre of the proposed business rates changes have criticised a “campaign of distortions and half-truths” about the move in a letter to Conservative MPs.

A marine architect has caused a splash after designing a boat which has scooped an international award.

A housebuilder’s promise to set aside £7m to deal with a public backlash – after admitting its standards “fell significantly” – has been met with scepticism.

An organisation which works to promote local business in Fakenham and the surrounding area will fold next month unless new volunteers come forward to run it.

US food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a £115bn bid for a mega-merger with Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever, the firms have said.

Figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government come amid controversy over planned changes to rates scheme and appeals process.

A lack of understanding of how to teach tech in school risks leaving the next generation of coders and developers to train themselves.

For Norfolk’s agricultural community, it presents an opportunity for investment, jobs and the promotion of the county’s food.

Creating and nurturing relationships between Norwich’s businesses and its community organisations will be key in tackling its biggest issues, according to the city’s business connector.

Consumer goods giant Unilever – the owner of Colman’s Mustard – has rebuffed a proposed mega-merger with global food firm Kraft Heinz.

A multi-million pound bid to build a hotel, which could create 45 full-time jobs, near Norwich International Airport has been revealed.

An East Anglian business leader has labelled business rates an “unfair tax” as the government looks to hike prices for the first time in seven years.

Excuses for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage ranged from taking the cost of uniforms out of their pay packet and using wages to subsidise the Christmas party.

East Anglian firms will compete for national titles after winning their regional categories in a rural business awards scheme.

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