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A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company

A crash involving three vehicles near Long Stratton closed the A140 main Norwich to Ipswich road during rush hour.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into Norwich on the A140 facing tailbacks of five miles less than a month after similar delays.

The education secretary has reiterated his faith in a programme which hopes to help children in deprived parts of Norwich achieve better educational outcomes.

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.

WH Smith will be closing its Cardmarket store in Norwich as the group announced an overhaul following sliding profits.

Nostalgia: Crackerjack! A TV legend

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Children’s variety show Crackerjack was a highlight of the TV week, entertaining children and families for 29 years. Lynne Mortimer talks to Suffolk author Alan Stafford about the inside story of the teatime TV classic

An East Anglian farmer has hit out at his MP for ‘failing’ to hold a meeting to discuss the implications of Brexit with his constituents.

Members from a local cancer support charity are “delighted” after helping disadvantaged young people worldwide set up and run their own micro businesses.

Train services between Ipswich and Norwich were disrupted in the summer after a train hit engineering equipment left on the line by team employed by Network Rail, it has emerged.

A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again.

A Norwich comedian has succeeded in improving conditions for disabled rail passengers after footage of her being forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space went viral.

Is Brexit uncertainty making companies in the east of England less inclined to hire new staff?

Fans of Ed Sheeran will have their eyes on the clock this morning as tickets for his much-anticipated Chantry Park concerts go on sale.

New book highlights 50 fascinating stories from our past

Labour has declared war on the East’s holiday homeowners in a bid to raise hundreds of millions to fight the region’s homelessness crisis.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into and out of Norwich facing five mile tailbacks on the A140.

Suffolk’s global superstar Ed Sheeran will be returning to his home county next summer for two huge concerts.

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields.

Sight, Memory, Making, and Prayer, is the latest exhibition at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry.

A regional accountancy and business advice firm has welcomed its newest cohort of trainees.

Five fans were told to leave the first East Anglian derby of the season this afternoon as Ipswich Town held rivals Norwich City to a 1-1 draw.

Olive Boar, who grew up in Ipswich and was living in Felixstowe at the time of her death, was officially the country’s oldest resident.

Nicholas Parsons has had many starring roles during his long career. He spoke about not giving in to old age, always learning and a little quiz show broadcast from Norwich.

Extra train services are being run to transport football fans to Ipswich for the big East Anglian derby this weekend.

Sky Sports have made a late announcement that Sunday’s East Anglian derby will be available to watch for their customers, having previously stated they would not be showing the game.

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has been fined £3m by the industry watchdog for misconduct over its audits of Vimto-maker Nichols and the University of Salford.

Some football fans are calling for the East Anglian derby to be moved back to a normal kick off time after a pub was granted a licence to serve alcohol from 6am.

An East Anglian wealth management company with £250m of funds in its portfolio has been bought up by its managing director.

Members of property agency Savills’ rural teams in the East of England turned to pedal power for a fundraising challenge.

Norwich City have confirmed they will screen next month’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road – after tickets for the Portman Road game sold out.

Goodgym combines the ideas of a running club and a volunteering group allowing people in towns and cities across the country to make a positive impact in their communities.

The clutch went the day after Nigel Garbett paid £160 for his 1960 Ford Anglia 105E but it went on to give good service until rust got hold.

Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones talks about why he was happy to hang up his Radio 2 Blues Show mic, why he turned down the Rolling Stones and touring again.

A toy shop in a Norfolk town where generations of children have spent their pocket money is set to close becoming the latest casualty on the high street.

Stoke City and Middlesbrough are favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, according to the reporters who cover the division’s 24 clubs across the country.

Matthew Peek, head of SME Anglia at Future50 partner Barclays, talks about the crucial importance of future-proofing your business.

Death defying stunts, breath-taking tricks, cars from some of your favourite films - Festival of Wheels roars into Ipswich for the first time next weekend.

All trains out of Lowestoft are being cancelled, delayed or revised due to a signalling fault at Oulton Broad North.

A dedicated panel which holds Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account has expressed “serious concerns” over plans to axe half of the county’s PCSOs.

Goals Soccer Centres shares have slumped after the firm said its sales were knocked by the Beast from the East.

A textile artist’s quilt which was inspired by the painted door on a fisherman’s hut has led her to be shortlisted in an international competition.

Poundworld in Norwich is set to close its doors on Sunday.

Demand for property in the East of England’s retail sector is continuing to fall, new research shows.

Hotel Chocolat has seen double-digit sales growth and new store openings during a tough time for rival retailers.

Both the present and the future are looking bright for our region, as a new report shows that East Anglia is home to three out of five of the fastest growing city economies in the UK.

Companies in Norfolk and Suffolk have been named and shamed by HMRC for “deliberately” defaulting on thousands of pounds in tax.

Careers education is getting a boost in East Anglia after the area received a share of a £5m fund to establish a new “hub”.

The decline of the British pub has been headline news for years – but new figures suggest some entrepreneurial establishments are reversing the trend.

We’ve come to the end of our alternative Norwich City A to Z, and it is time to look at some of the players whose name was always last on the school register, as well as a ‘W’ that got away... CHRIS LAKEY completes the set.

Companies working with electric vehicle technology in East Anglia have welcomed moves by the government to bring it into the mainstream.

Two long-serving nurses from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) attended a ceremony at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

Summer is truly upon us, and East Anglia continues to bask in sunshine and high temperatures. But what does it mean for companies? With a trusty dictionary and a little poetic licence, our reporters have compiled a selective A to Z tour through the summer season in business.

Lie-ins after matches and office viewings are among the ways Norfolk businesses are coping with World Cup fever.

We asked our staff and readers to tell as a little bit about what makes their dads special.

The leader of Suffolk County Council set out his priorities for Waveney at an event in the centre of Lowestoft.

Multiple train journeys between Norwich and London will be badly affected today because of a “major track fault”.

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Norwich to Ipswich line.

A celebration of veganism is coming to Norwich next weekend. Reporter Sophie Wyllie reports on how the city is becoming a popular spot for the increasing numbers of vegans - and why many believe the food movement will only get bigger.

The East Anglian boating community is hoping the demise of one of the country’s biggest boat shows could provide fair winds for local events.

... or at least not complaining too much because there are disgusting diseases, wildlife, treasure hunts or hundreds of dogs involved in these walks in Norfolk and Suffolk over the next few weeks

Norwich’s technology sector is performing strongly, say leaders, but needs to break down barriers to other industries to reach the next level.

Business chiefs say the future prosperity of businesses in Norfolk require “fit for purpose” transport links as figures show crippling low average journey speeds between the county’s towns.

James Maddison’s worrying injury is the main talking point for Norwich City fans this afternoon, despite a dreadful 5-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the Championship season.

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

Spud’s teaser: Which unwanted record does Wes Hoolahan hold that no other Norwich City player in history has held?

An East Anglian accountancy firm has continued its expansion across the region after buying a West Norfolk practice.

As the Wes Hoolahan era draws to a close, we’ve taken a look at some of the mercurial Irishman’s key statistics during a decade as a Norwich City player.

Norwich City have revealed what was perhaps inevitable news, that Wes Hoolahan is leaving the club, Chris Lakey looks back at the great man’s Carrow Road career.

The Greater Anglia East Customer Panel that provides feedback to the train operator is looking for new members.

An energy company responsible for maintaining gas networks in East Anglia is being investigated by the industry watchdog.

The battle to halt the closure of Lowestoft Record Office was brought to the forefront of Suffolk County Council at their full council meeting.

Five branches of Waitrose in East Anglia will be among the first to do away with disposable coffee cups.

The technology and digital sector is on the rise in East Anglia as shown by last year’s TechNation report which showed it supports more than 17,000 jobs in Norwich and Ipswich alone.

The excellent performance of Josh Murphy was the main topic of conversation for Norwich City supporters following today’s surprise 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Work costing £32,000 to re-surface a busy South Norfolk carriageway could cause delays for commuters.

As tempers calm after a poor 4-1 defeat at QPR on Easter Monday, David Freezer assesses whether Norwich City would be best to start with three central defenders again when they host Aston Villa.

Two late goals gave Thetford a point against Brantham Athletic in a dress rehearsal for the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final next month.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Local councillors and business leaders gathered to celebrate the “topping out” of a new free school being built at Oulton.

Right, hands up if you would have stayed at home in the warm on Saturday if you hadn’t got a season ticket or not bought your seat for the game a while back.

Amid competition from social media, how do you keep businesspeople interested in meeting each other face to face? Bethany Whymark reports on the new trends in networking.

East Anglia’s main land-based college has elevated its interim principal into the role permanently so she can continue to drive improvements and restore its Ofsted rating.

Eighties trailblazer Kim Wilde is back with a new album and her first full UK tour for 30 years. She talks about trying to give her kids music advice and how having a family was more important than her pop career.

The region’s mental health trust will hold a free half-day conference for anyone interested in mental, physical and spiritual health.

Toys R Us stores could begin closing and staff could be made redundant as soon as next week, as hopes of finding a buyer for the stricken chain fade.

Last week the region was hit with freezing temperatures and heavy snow, causing a news focus to be put on road closures, transport cancellations, schools and weather reports.

The Beast from the East may have passed and the snow may have mostly melted, but the white stuff still needed to be cleared to allow the trains to run.

Public transport is still struggling to get back up to full working order, but the disruption is less severe than the last couple of days.

A new roundabout could replace a series of staggered crossroads which have become an accident blackspot on a major road between Norwich and Ipswich.

High street retailer Toys R Us has collapsed into administration.

It is understood administrator Moorfields is waiting in the wings as the toy seller attempts to find a buyer before hitting the payment deadline on a hefty VAT bill.

Another home draw has left Norwich City fans frustrated but many are still hopeful that progress is being made under head coach Daniel Farke.

A newly-opened branch of a family-run coffee shop chain has opened to give passengers a place to rest their feet at a railway station.

Adapting overnight from an OnForm team training camp in Spain to Norfolk in February, Kieran Jarvis broke away from a leading group to win the 90-minute mountain bike race on Shouldham Warren.

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

Touching tributes have been paid to a well known photographer and former speedway star.

More doubt has been cast over the future of high street retailer Toys R Us after reports emerged of an outstanding tax bill.

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