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Holday makers packed the beach at Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

It’s the age of staycation in Norfolk and Suffolk

The number of jobs dependent on seaside tourism has continued to grow despite the so-called age of austerity, according to a new report.

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Banham Zoo's Martin Goymour.

Passion drives on man behind Banham Zoo and Africa Alive

It is his beloved zoos that are the real passion of Martin Goymour – “Dinosaur Adventure is about having fun” – and the reason last year he took the far-sighted decision to transfer them out of the family business into a charitable trust.

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Liliya Serazetdinova, centre, programme manager for InCrops who support low carbon companies for the Adapt Group, who has been working with the University of Palermo, which involved client Haley Farley, left, of Uniborder. With them is John French, CEO Adapt Group, and some of the low carbon goods. Picture: Denise Bradley

Adapt is bridging the gap for Norfolk’s green firms

Going green maybe more of an aspiration than a reality for many local firms. But Ben Woods has met one organisation that is helping companies – both large and small – to reach for a low carbon future.

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Chris Pilling chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society

Analysis: Penalised Yorkshire Building Society sets aside £12.7m for fine and compensation

Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) has set aside £12.7m to pay compensation claims and fines after it was rapped over the knuckles for misleading customers.

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Peter Ayliffe, president of the CM

Are region’s firms falling short in preparing managers for the job?

Myopic management is acting as a millstone around the neck of the economy according to a new report urging employers in the East of England to focus on their “purpose, people and potential” to improve their long-term prospects.

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