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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dan Evans, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication.

Empty shops and offices receive a complete exemption from business rates for three months after they become vacant. But, what happens after that? asks Simon Button, of Steeles Law.

Even the brightest and best trained people can benefit from upskilling in new and highly relevant disciplines.

With four months remaining until the UK’s official withdrawal from the European Union, and still no clear message on the Brexit deal – despite the dramatic events in Westminster this week - concerns are rising over future interest rates and the effect on house prices and debt levels. Now is the time to review mortgage arrangements and property portfolios.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota’s pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Join a Sprowston coffee morning to remember those who have served and died for our country.

Caroline Linsdell, a partner with Cozens-Hardy solicitors, asks businesses: how ESG-compliant are you?

Christmas shopping can sometimes feel like a tall order, especially when you have the kids in tow and have spent hours trying to find the perfect present. But help is at hand...

As we have seen recently, failing businesses can create massive waves up and down the supply chain, leaving suppliers with significant bad debts. The solution lies in prevention, reaction and action, says James Hopgood, a solicitor in the Steeles Law commercial team.

A deadline is looming for big businesses – and it’s a case of use it or lose it.

A unique building in green belt Norfolk countryside is testament to the skills of a long-established architectural practice now celebrating its first year in modern new premises.

I don’t want to get another phone call telling me that my Dad’s not well

Tractors, food, crafts, animals and entertainment - celebrate Norfolk’s harvest in the heart of the city as the Norfolk HarFest returns for its third year

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Graham Jones, an associate with Roche, predicts a rosy future for dining out in Norwich.

Caroline Linsdell, partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, looks at the knotty problem of Japanese Knotweed.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, sees positives in the Mike Ashley-House of Fraser deal.

Autumn sees the stars come out at Potters Resort and highlights not to be missed include Peter Andre, Leo Sayer and Joe Pasquale. Plus some incredible tributes to Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, and a night dedicated to the musicals.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class really rises to the challenge of being the premium compact car benchmark with big-car quality, technology, comfort and safety. Motor editor Andy Russell enjoys the wow factor.

A divorce doesn’t have to mean an end to the family business. Take a collaborative approach instead, advises Nicky Gough of Steeles Law.

When one thinks of property investors, it’s inevitably around residential property and the ‘buy to let’ market. While this market has thrived over recent years, the 2016 Stamp Duty Land Tax changes have made investors look at other potential options. Here Dan Evans, principal at Cozens-Hardy LLP solicitors, and Robert Flint, divisional partner at Brown & Co, answer common questions about the commercial property investment market.

Dr Martin Phillips, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Spire Norwich Hospital, talks to about the hazards of excessive drinking and how to be safe during long and lazy summer days.

Interested in a job you can be proud of? You could choose to teach...

Thinking about the best location for a second home? The first question you need to answer is whether to buy abroad or in the UK. While a holiday home abroad may seem like an attractive option, there’s a lot to consider before you start picturing yourself beside the pool, glass in hand.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, reveals how growth forecasts for Norwich is set to boost demand for industrial and office property.

Chloe Green, of Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers fast-paced developments in the built environment.

Urban planning in the region’s towns and cities will have to fundamentally change to help them weather the storm which changing shopping habits has caused.

Caroline Linsdell, a principal in the Cozens-Hardy solicitors business team, explains how all professionals involved in a building development need to talk to each other.

What are Apprenticeship Standards?

UEA academics discuss some of the key research at the university which will be demonstrated at the Royal Norfolk Show next week.

The exercise of break in a commercial lease is a fertile source of litigation as there is much which can go wrong with the apparently simple task of serving a break notice.

Wingwalking, movie stars, Great War aircraft, the RAF and rides in a tank – is there anything that isn’t happening at the two day Old Buckenham Airshow?

How claiming compensation for medical negligence starts with a phone call.

June is the official start of summer, and many of us will already have spent time outside enjoying the recent warm weather. So we spoke to dermatologist Dr Deepak Rallan about why it’s so important to use sunscreen to protect our skin from the effects of the sun.

James Allen, senior partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the effects of reduced supply of commercial property in Norwich.

Looking to rent office or studio space? Ensuring you’re in the best possible location for your business should be a top priority.

Dan Evans, of Cozens-Hardy LLP, and Graham Jones, of Roche Chartered Surveyors, look at a few common areas of disagreement between landlord and tenant. For the purposes of this article, Graham is giving his views as if acting for the landlord and Dan is acting for the tenant.

The winter’s snow already seems a distant memory, so is it really worth spending money on a boiler maintenance service plan?

As increasing numbers of holidaymakers look for dog friendly destinations where pooch can come too, we find out what makes a good petcation.

For many people, a holiday is the thing they most look forward to each year. It’s a chance to get away from it all, relax, eat, read, explore, or even be adventurous. But with a weak pound and concerns over security issues, not to mention the general hassles that come with a holiday abroad, buying a UK holiday home which you can use throughout the year is a popular alternative.

While many landlords manage to have a good relationship with their tenants, unfortunately all too often there are cases where tenants do not hold up their end of the deal.

Water supplies are at a premium in East Anglia with low rainfall (honestly) and rapid population growth – but consumers and the supplier can work together to ensure the taps keep working.

There’s never a bad time to visit Norfolk, and with the north of the county boasting some of the best beaches, attractions, places to stay and, of course, the Norfolk Broads, it’s no surprise that it’s a holiday hot spot. Here we take a look at things to do in north Norfolk.

With the trend for staycations still going strong, thanks to post-Brexit concerns and a falling pound, escaping to a holiday home is an attractive option. A holiday house investment is also a savvy option, as increasing costs for landlords suggest holiday lets in Norfolk and Suffolk could be the new buy-to-let.

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Thornalley Funeral Services in King’s Lynn is committed to its original mission statement: ‘A family business, dedicated to upholding the traditional values of respect, dignity, and to providing the very best care for bereaved families.’

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Anyone can be at risk and around 160,000 people will develop the disease in Norfolk alone each year. Dr Deepak Rallan explains how a simple screening process can give you peace of mind.

John Balch, Nwes strategic director, on new demands for quality workspace with flexible access.

It’s been a year of change for local businesses, 2017, with many looking at ways they can improve and grow through efficiency, product development and supporting and evolving their workforce.

Kevin Horne, chief executive of enterprise agency Nwes, ponders the upheavals of the past 12 months and their effects on local business.

Steve Rudd, Larking Gowen partner for Farms and Landed Estates, finds a sector that never fails in its entrepreneurial drive.

For a number of reasons 2017 will prove to have been a mixed year for the tourism and leisure sector in our region, says Chris Scargill, a partner in Larking Gowen, chartered accountants and business advisors.

Tim Robinson, chief operating officer of TechEast, looks back on a hugely successful year for the digital sector in East Anglia.

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