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Discount retailer QD, with branches across Norfolk, has confirmed all its stores are closing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Adnams will stop charging its pub tenants rent during the coronavirus pandemic – with one landlord saying it’s given a “light at the end of the tunnel”.

Owners of nurseries in Norfolk are reaping the benefit of people wanting to get out in the garden while in self-isolation.

An appeal has been made for retired signallers to return to work to help keep the region’s trains moving during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Norfolk cycle repair man is seeing a spike in trade as people turn to pedal power for exercise during the coronavirus lockdown.

A busy roundabout service station could be transformed after plans were submitted for two new drive-through restaurants, a shop and upgrades to existing services.

Staff at jewellery firm Lisa Angel have been “gifting a little happiness” to people working to help others throughout coronavirus.

He is the man who never stopped believing in his shopping centre ... so how does it feel to be the one to shut it down? CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Robert Bradley, centre manager at Norwich’s Castle Quarter.

BrightHouse has collapsed into administration - putting jobs and its three stores in Norfolk at risk. 
The weekly payment store has now called in administrators Grant Thornton to take over the business.

A Norwich charity supporting thousands of vulnerable young people is fighting for survival after losing funding due to the spread of the coronavirus.

A Norfolk village shop which opened after a £3,000 council grant is offering “true community spirit” as coronavirus worsens.

One of Norfolk’s oldest auction houses has cancelled auctions for the first time in more than 150 years due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A former UEA lecturer and city councillor stuck in Goa with no food said he and his wife are living off vegetables given by locals.

Business correspondent Eleanor Pringle answers your wage queries – whether you are self employed or work for a company – and how you can apply for extra financial support.

The chief executive of Loganair has pleaded for government help as KLM announced it would ditch flights from Norwich because of coronavirus.

The East of England’s growing position as the UK’s regional hot-spot for artificial intelligence and ‘deep tech’ has been backed up by a new report.

Richard Ross, director of wealth managers Chadwicks, says a strategy is the best way to keep finances healthy.

A former tearoom and cottage in a beautiful Norfolk waterside location with panoramic views of wild marshes is for sale.

Suffolk brewer Adnams is refusing to let its food and drink supplies go to waste by sharing them among the community.

A Norfolk boss made an MBE for helping vulnerable people has launched a fundraising appeal for those needing help.

The chief executive of Norfolk’s Goff Petroleum said demand was like they saw with the Beast from the East – except “there’s no snow.”

Kelly-Anne Byres, who runs East Anglian accountancy firm KBL, compares the options for those in a cash flow crisis.

Estate agents in Norfolk are fighting back after the government told people to “stop buying and selling homes”.

Shaun Davison of Lovewell Blake answers some of the common questions which are being asked following the self-employed support package announcement.

Norwich’s Chiquito may have closed its doors for the last time after its owner said the majority of restaurants in the Tex-Mex chain have shut permanently.

Charities and customers have been winning cash as part of a Norfolk department store’s 250th anniversary celebrations.

A landlord who charged tenants thousands of pounds to live in dangerous flats and then ignored orders to improve them has been ordered to pay £174,000 in penalties.

Fashion and homeware firm Next has closed down its online business because of coronavirus to allow warehouse staff to stay at home.

A package of measures to support the freelance workforce has been met with mixed reaction by self-employed workers in our region.

Stephanie Hammond, director of accounts at East Anglian accountancy firm Beatons, looks at measures in place to prevent tenants losing their homes during the health crisis.

A bar and distillery owner has remortgaged one of his properties to keep paying staff as coronavirus forces closures.

Grants handed out to firms in Suffolk and Norfolk to help them grow have reached £30m and created about 3,000 jobs, according to the body awarding them.

A former London banker who recently bought a Norfolk hotel has revealed his heartbreak after coronavirus brought his business to a halt.

A village bakery has gone mobile, delivering fresh bread, cakes, pies, and sausage rolls to your door.

Self-employed workers have been granted some reprieve after the chancellor announced new income benefits for the freelance workforce.

Insurance companies have vowed to support customers who are using their cars to volunteer during the pandemic.

Work has stopped on most building sites across East Anglia despite the government not banning construction work – leaving many self-employed contractors without pay.

Supermarkets are being urged to add under-pressure care home workers caring for elderly residents at greatest risk of coronavirus to priority shopping initiatives, alongside NHS staff.

A Norwich taxi firm has revealed it is giving key workers 20pc off their fare and is poised to step in to help deliver medical supplies and parcels to the public.

A team of technicians have pulled out all the stops to help an isolated community of mainly elderly people to stay in touch with services during the coronavirus lockdown.

A boss who has had to close her online business because of coronavirus is urging people to buy gift vouchers to help out.

A financial package aimed at helping the self-employed get through the coronavirus crisis will be announced by the chancellor Rishi Sunak.

A Norwich bakery which had hoped to stay open during coronavirus has closed, including a new ‘click and collect’ service.

The UK has gone into lockdown – but many staff are confused about where they stand when it comes to going to work and what happens when they get there.

Richard Ross, director of wealth managers Chadwicks, on whether or not now is the time to extract cash from your pension.

A Norwich MP has added his signature to a letter calling for pub chain JD Wetherspoon to pay its staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

A company which specialises in adapting bathrooms for elderly and disabled people is offering to install free grab rails for clients stuck indoors due to the coronavirus crisis.

The owners of Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre have reopened to allow people to access two shops which remain open.

The boss of a Norfolk firm which makes shepherds huts is offering a free mobile bathroom with loos and showers for NHS staff.

Hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, boarding houses, campsites and caravan parks have been ordered to close in an effort to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.

Owners of a bed and breakfast are offering free rooms to NHS staff drafted in to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

A new report has warned that more than 20,000 shops in the UK could close by the end of the year.

A Norfolk MP is calling for a “VAT-style” tax rise on online sales to help shops get back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic eases.

Local food suppliers hoping to sell produce during the coronavirus lockdown have been invited to join an online marketplace.

Martyn James, head of media at Resolver - which handles complaints and claims for the public - on how customers can get money back if a holiday provider goes bust.

A long-running family-run hardware store in Norwich is offering free delivery to keep going while ensuring customers stay at home.

A manufacturer of highly specialist cleaning products for hospitals says it has seen a “massive” rise in demand for its strong surface disinfectants as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Staff working for Jack Wills were ordered to show up for work on Tuesday, despite the Government warning only “essential” workers should be in.

Just three shops remain open now at Norwich’s Castle Quarter following the government advice over coronavirus.

The Future 50 campaign has been temporarily postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Distillery Adnams has said it is doing as much as it can to support the University of East Anglia, which is now producing 500 litres of hand sanitiser a day.

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