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A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be “the final nail in the coffin” for many manufacturers in the East of England already struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the sector has warned.

Two new ‘green’ jobs are being offered at a Norfolk council which aims to plant 110,000 trees in the next three years.

Economic output in the East of England is set to recover faster than the UK average in 2021, a study suggests.

The impact of coronavirus on jobs in Norfolk has been laid bare, as new figures showed the number of unemployed people claiming benefits in the county has increased by more than 11,000 in 12 months.

Ipswich high street footfall is returning to pre-pandemic activity levels much faster than in Norwich, figures suggest.

Families in Fenland face being locked into disadvantage for generations unless the issue of social mobility is urgently tackled, the Social Mobility Commission has warned.

A malt firm boss stressed the need for post-Brexit trade deals in Europe and around the world as trade secretary Liz Truss visited the business to underline her commitment to the UK food and farming industry.

A firm which makes anti-microbial coatings for plastics says initial signs of its effectiveness against certain viruses are looking promising.

A food packaging materials manufacturer is bucking the national trend by launching a “massive” recruitment drive.

East Anglian farmers fear they are facing some of their worst harvests since the great drought of 1976 as crops come in.

A £500,000 project to improve a train station’s parking facilities has begun.

People are being invited to have their say on the future of a south Norfolk town and its surrounding villages.

Fears are growing that some of the region’s cherished local railway lines could be axed because of dwindling passenger numbers in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Business confidence and output is on the rise across the East of England - but there are worrying signs for jobs, a study suggests.

The first vessel to deliver fuel to a new fuel bunkering facility at a town port has arrived.

Fashion chain M&Co is set to close 47 of its stores across the UK – including one in Suffolk.

A company which makes specialist disinfectant products suitable for hospitals saw a huge rise in sales at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.

Telecommunications giant BT has launched a major drive to support the East of England’s 598,000 small businesses following the coronavirus pandemic.

Parts of Norfolk and Suffolk are included in plans to bring full fibre broadband to “hard to reach” homes.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is facing losses of over £1 million in income due to the coronavirus.

Confidence among businesses in the East of England is rising - but it’s still very shaky, according to a poll of regional companies.

Shops on a normally bustling high street could be forced to close if pedestrians fail to follow a one-way system designed for social distancing, the chairman of a local traders association has said.

A taskforce is to be formed to investigate ways of kickstarting the economy in part of Suffolk following the coronavirus lockdown, including means of upping demand for local firms.

Surprise falls in the number of corporate insolvencies across England and Wales don’t yet reflect the coronavirus pandemic effect, an East Anglian insolvency trade body has warned.

East Anglian insolvency professionals are bracing themselves for a steep spike in firms going bust – possibly as early as October.

A financial management firm is going for growth after acquiring an employee benefits division to bolster its services.

Rural parts of Norfolk and Suffolk heavily dependent on tourism have been hardest hit by the coronavirus jobs crisis, according to a new study.

A major drive to revive Norfolk and Suffolk’s shattered £5bn tourist industry has been launched.

The East of England has seen the third highest year-on-year increase in profit warnings across all UK regions as the effects of the coronavirus crisis reverberate across the economy.

A north west Norfolk pub says business is booming since reopening after more than three months of closure.

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