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JD Sports has announced it is buying out its competitor Footasylum in a £90m deal.

Businesses based in Norwich’s Westlegate have said the earliest they will reopen is Thursday.

Travelodge could be setting its sights on a Norfolk expansion, as the chain announced that its rising profits will lead to 100 new hotels and 3,000 new jobs.

Norfolk’s drinking habits have been revealed with industry experts sharing which tipples they believe are the county’s favourite.

Profits at pub chain JD Wetherspoon have tumbled by almost 20% as a result of rising labour costs.

A huge government contractor, Interserve, is facing a government vote today which could see the company plunged into administration.

A new cafe serving east Asian delicacy bubble tea is coming to Norwich.

Soon Norfolk Chamber will start a comprehensive program of transition and evolution, significantly changing to build 
on our firm foundations to become a stronger, louder, more helpful, more diverse more connected and modern business support group.

High street retailer Debenhams has said it would consider accepting an £150m loan from Sports Direct, in return for its own Mike Ashley to take over as chief executive of the company.

A Norfolk woman has spoken of her outrage after being charged £20 for a call transfer service which connected her to a freephone number.

An East Anglian audio visual distributor has reported a record set of profits, allowing it to pay out £3m in dividends to its managing director.

The owners of East Anglian Hoseasons has rebranded, and has been named Awaze.

In-fighting at clothing retailer Superdry has reached new heights with the company’s board saying the return of its founder to the business would be “extremely damaging”.

A 9,000-tonne rig has appeared in Great Yarmouth port, left in limbo after its owners lost the contract to a £2.5bn project.

A Norfolk tech company has beaten hundreds of other early-stage start ups to clinch the title of Rising Star at this year’s Tech Nation competition.

A tech enterprise aimed at speeding up the recruitment process in the energy sector has secured a £1m investment deal.

Construction firm Kier has found a huge hole in its finances — revealing a further £40.2m of debt than previously thought.

To get women into tech roles, it takes more than a boardroom discussing the theory of its importance. And at big companies, implementing real turnaround can be more difficult than in smaller teams. We sat down with Aviva’s Women In Tech program manager, Freya MacLachlan, to find out what practical steps the big players can take, to get more women at the tech table.

MARY SCHOFIELD is a partner at Lovewell Blake, specialising in corporation and international tax issues. However, with an ever-increasing tech client base, she has needed to get to grips with the needs and nuances of the sector:

The new owners of one of Norfolk’s most celebrated restaurants have said their purchase of the eatery will be an “evolution, not a revolution”.

We’ve got hundreds of inspiring women in tech, or tech enabled careers in Norfolk.

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