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The Southwold brewery Adnams is seeking damages as the main claimant in a group action lawsuit which was filed this week.

Norwich should still be considered a top shopping destination, says a retail leader, who believes the departure of House of Fraser is an opportunity to reinvigorate the city centre.

When House of Fraser announced in 2000 that it would be opening in Norwich, it was seen as a big-name capture for the planned Chapelfield shopping centre. But 18 years on, its departure has come as a shock to the city. ELEANOR PRINGLE reports.

The owner of a hotel in Great Yarmouth has put his 41 bedroom landmark building up for sale to “test its valuation” following two years of substantial investment.

Leaders in Norfolk’s business community have had their say as the debate rumbles on over the UK’s Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Six Norfolk entrepreneurs will be reflecting on their first year of working tirelessly on their labour of love project, which was catapulted to success thanks to winning a Norwich tech competition last year.

A political party in Great Yarmouth believes residents and businesses could reap the rewards if the first hour of parking in the town centre is made free of charge.

Menswear retailer Blue Inc has become the latest high-street name to run into trouble, after reportedly calling in advisers to help with the sale of the business.

Staff at social enterprise Print to the People have got their kit off for a special calendar to celebrate the art organisation’s 10th birthday.

Norwich School has been awarded Norfolk Chamber’s highest level of the Young Chamber Enterprise Recognition Award.

It has been revealed that East of England employees are taking off nearly 450,000 days a year due to money worries.

Business editor Mark Shields explains why House of Fraser is closing its store in Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre.

House of Fraser’s departure from Chapelfield in Norwich raises questions over how the shopping centre’s flagship store can be replaced.

Thousands of businesses across Norfolk could benefit from much faster broadband speeds - if a bid for up to £20m to the government succeeds.

House of Fraser is to close its department store at Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre.

One of Norfolk’s best-known retailers insists it is optimistic about the future, despite being squeezed by rising costs.

A Beccles-based sports equipment manufacturer has just completed the UK’s 
largest ever Football Foundation project – Parklife in Liverpool.

Regional flight operator Flybe, which flies out of Norwich Airport, has put itself up for sale.

​Next week, Norwich Research Park will receive the Outstanding Achievement award at the Norfolk Business Awards. EDP business editor Mark Shields spoke to the park’s executive chairman David Parfrey.

A 10-strong group of councillors will decide on plans to expand Stansted Airport at a crunch meeting today (Wednesday, November 14).

A removals firm which carried Second World War pilots around the country and survived three recessions has celebrated its 90th birthday. Hadley and Ottaway removals was founded in Norfolk in 1928 by Jack Hadley and Herbert Ottaway, who with their single van began moving families around Norwich.

From turkey catchers to Christmas card sorters, seasonal jobs are in abundance across Norfolk as the county heads into the festive period.

A new petrol station in a north Norfolk town – the first in 10 years – has welcomed more than 30,000 motorists in the first six months since it opened.

The first phase of a project to open up more land for Lowestoft port’s bid to become a recognised renewable energy hub has been completed.

Unemployment in the East of England has dropped slightly, falling by 1,000 to stand at 100,000 in the last quarter.

A council insists it will press on with controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic market place – despite a £1.5m bid for government funding failing.

Businesses have been invited to an industry forum this month where South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss will be the speaker.

Angling retailer Fishing Republic, which has a store in King’s Lynn, has warned that its future is in “significant doubt” as it scrambles for emergency funding, jeopardising more than 100 jobs.

Business leaders have suggested Norfolk could make a bid to be the first 5G county – what do you think?

A Norwich digi-tech company has come full circle by creating an app for the charity which inspired its founder.

Two HR masterclasses taking place this month will focus on retaining and engaging staff in a bid to battle the UK skills shortage.

A Norfolk business has called for bus lanes in Norwich city centre to be open to business vehicles during rush hour.

The financial wellbeing of Norwich residents has been thrown into sharp focus after it was revealed that people living in the city have some of the highest levels of unsecured personal debt in the country.

South Norfolk Council has launched a business awards campaign to celebrate the economic success of the district.

The owner of Italian restaurants Zizzi and Ask has revealed a year of strong sales growth and is considering expansion despite a rocky consumer climate.

Job vacancies are becoming harder to fill as fewer migrants want to work in the UK, according to a report.

Manufacturing confidence has plummeted to its lowest level in more than a year, according to a new report.

Our reader this week wants to know the best way to invest some savings in the short term - and avoid paying too much tax. Carl Lamb of Almary Green explains.

James Walker of offers his top tips for getting in shape before the New Year rush - and saving a few pounds as you drop a few pounds.

A Norfolk company which supplied the Royal household at Sandringham for 40 years has gone out of business.

The business headlines this week were full of the aftermath from last week’s Budget, accompanied by the now-common news of high street store closures, and consumer spending fears.

One of Norwich’s biggest retail names has launched its seasonal recruitment drive, offering up to 70 jobs over the Christmas period.

Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has secured another major contract on a Norwegian oil field.

Retailers are battling the worst trading conditions in five years, with high street shops closing at a rate of about 14 a day in the first half of this year, a study reveals.

The completion of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road has already led to a surge in interest from businesses keen to take premises north of the city.

Artisan manufacturer Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies has received a cheque for £1,000 from Kettle Foods having won the crisp company’s mentoring prize at the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival.

One of Norfolk’s oldest businesses is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with an exhibition remembering former colleagues who never returned to the office after the war.

Sainsbury’s has added to fears over dwindling consumer spending in the run up to Christmas, as it warned over an uncertain outlook amid “unprecedented times”.

Halfords has revealed that its half-year profits have dropped by nearly a fifth.

An apprenticeship scheme which was only given the go-ahead by the government in March has come to Norfolk, with a Great Yarmouth business taking on a geospatial technician apprentices.

Concern about Brexit has risen sharply among over-65s to a level almost matching the youngest voting age group, a survey has found.

The boss of a major Norfolk wine company has warned that a little-publicised tax change in the Budget could push up the price of wine.

It started with an ambitious dream to bring the world of theatre to the doorsteps of children in rural north Norfolk.

A Norwich-based designer bagged herself two prizes from renowned business leaders within the space of four days.

Norfolk chicken firm Banham Poultry owed more than £41m when it went into administration last month, a new report reveals.

A new survey has revealed that the East of England is one of the regions least excited for the Christmas period.

At the annual breakfast meeting of Norfolk ProHelp, it was announced that the Virgin Money Foundation has awarded the organisation £30,000, over three years, to support its work.

Pub group JD Wetherspoon expects annual results to be weaker than last year, despite sales growing “strongly”.

High street giant Marks & Spencer has surprised the market by reporting higher profit figures than expected - despite seeing a decline in sales and revenue.

A new lobster and steak restaurant will open its doors to the public next week.

Many workers are approaching the age at which they could access their pensions “blindfolded” because they do not know how much is in their savings pots, a survey has revealed.

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