The chief executive of a Southwold company on £170,000 a year has been banned from driving for six months with 21 penalty points for speeding after losing an ‘exceptional hardship’ plea.

Nothing was said – nor did it need to be – about the death of his wife Stacey, three weeks ago from brain cancer. But the applause for Paul Young when he thanked the crowd for coming along to Saturday night’s gig at The Waterfront in Norwich, with a simple: “It means so much”, showed the warmth felt for the man who added so many hits to the great British music scene of the 1980s.

Norfolk’s Will Harrold will once again be playing his golf in some far flung locations this year.

Some of the region’s most innovative manufacturing businesses are at the NAAME 2018 conference today. We take a look at some of the companies using technology to break new ground.

A young Norfolk clothing brand will be turning more heads in Asia after securing a new distribution deal.

A Norwich doctor is swapping his stethoscope for his bicycle and heading off on an epic solo adventure.

The Irish Republic, France, the US, Netherlands and Germany were the top five export markets for UK food and drink last year, according to government figures.

A Cromer crabber is making headlines as he fronts a global campaign for Britain’s national tourism agency.

More than two-thirds (68%) of the East of England’s mid-market businesses are looking to increase exports beyond Europe because of Brexit, according to research.

A UK banking giant has banned credit card customers from buying bitcoin amid fears they could be left in debt as the cryptocurrency’s value drops.

The growing Chinese market offers a ‘really good opportunity’ for East Anglia’s food and drink sector, a government official said as he attended an industry event in Ipswich.

The burgeoning electric vehicle industry presents an “exciting opportunity” for the East of England to strengthen its economic relationship with China, according to an enterprise leader.

Norfolk MPs are demanding assessments made by the government on the impact of Brexit to the East of England are made public.

Iconic carmaker Lotus will create 300 new jobs as it plans to design and build the next generation of sportscars in Norfolk, we can today reveal.

A European Union (EU) agri-food sector delegation is set to accompany EU Commissioner Phil Hogan on his latest business offensive to China in May 2018.

Norwich City have completed the second signing of the day after confirming that SC Paderborn striker Dennis Srbeny has signed a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Robert Wright sees a Bertolt Brecht classic which has a timeless resonance.

Mike Hicks tells the story of Lloyd Loom.

From the outer reaches of the Wild West to the execution grounds of China and from tropical jungles to frozen Siberia, John Sheepshanks was a man who travelled the world before heading for Norwich Cathedral. Derek James remembers an extraordinary man.

A partnership which aims improve waste services in Norfolk is to begin looking at whether more rubbish can be recycled locally.

There aren’t many things in life that are free. From basic life essentials such as clean water to how we spend our leisure time, almost everything has been taken, twisted and commercialised for profit.

An intrepid brain injury survivor from north Norfolk has just completed the fourth leg of the Clipper 17/18 Round the World Yacht Race.

A Norwich-based company specialising in mobile payments is seeking to raise £300,000 to fund a move from the charity sector to general transactions.

Local bowls player Daniel Seabourne is about to hit the international stage again, with his first playing trip overseas.

Unilever’s new mustard mill in Norwich is likely to be enough to allow it to continue marketing its famous mustard as Colman’s of Norwich, according to a food law expert.

The Marina Theatre’s latest production has gone down as the venue’s most successful to date.

Two former Lowestoft pantomime stars have swapped the stage for the Celebrity Big Brother House.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe has become the first contestant to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2018.

Working with sport governing bodies to increase participation as well as continuing its growth in the US and India will be key to an education and fitness group’s expansion in 2018.

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