Norfolk business news

The College of West Anglia is running a scheme with Freebridge to have foreign apprentices. Pictured are (L) Norweigan 3rd year carpentry apprentice David Stensland and first year apprentice joiner Shane Denton. Picture: Ian Burt

East Anglia employers back 76 new apprenticeships

Scores of new apprenticeships in jobs ranging from boatbuilding to policing are to be designed by employers, the government has announced.

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Basil Todd with Palmers on Norwich Street in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Palmers in Dereham is sold to well-known businessman with a £2m plan to rejuvenate town

A £2m plan to transform Palmers department store in Dereham and a neighbouring eyesore into an upmarket supermarket and clothing shop has been confirmed.

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General views around the Robinsons soft drinks factory at Carrow Works, Norwich
Robinsons Fruit Shoot production line

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‘Poor summer weather’ harms Britvic’s revenues

Robinsons and Fruit Shoot drinks maker Britvic said revenues in the final quarter of its financial year were down 4pc as a result of weakness in European markets caused by poor weather in July and August.

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File photo dated 01/08/12 of a Tesco sign as new Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over the supermarkets plunging profits and a £250 million accounting scandal when it publishes it's half-year results. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 23, 2014. The interim figures will come days after latest industry data showed Tesco's sales falling at the fastest rate in the sector. Trading profits for the period are expected to be down by nearly half to £850 million. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

What do you think? Has a £263m accountancy hole triggered a Tesco tailspin?

Tesco today revealed a £263 million black hole in its accounts that was worse than previously thought as it admitted it had been overstating profits for years.

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Leave school holidays alone, say Norfolk’s tourism businesses

Businesses involved in East Anglia’s £4.2bn tourism industry have sent a clear message to government to think again over legislation that could lead to the schools’ summer holiday being cut from six to four weeks.

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