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A crash blackspot could be made safer thanks to a new £1.2m roundabout, after it was picked to benefit from a share of £20m being pumped into Norfolk’s roads.

Norwich’s Wensum Lodge could be set for a revamp, if proposals to turn it into a creative hub for the city get the go-ahead and the money needed for the transformation can be found.

A £4m boost at a Norfolk energy hub will ramp up investment and create jobs, it is hoped.

Construction could begin next year on three new roundabouts within a 15 mile stretch of the A140 after plans were submitted for a second scheme on the main Norwich to Ipswich road.

A publicly-funded team is working across Norfolk and Suffolk to drive economic growth and help the region’s businesses to grow and create jobs.

Two leading figures in Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism and hospitality scene have been appointed to head up a body promoting the region on the national and international stage.

The government authority responsible for overseeing projects of national importance has started its examination into a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

A “unique and landmark” battle to redevelop a former hospital site has reached another milestone after being awarded a £150,000 grant.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

A project that aims to quadruple the size of a nature reserve near Fakenham has received a £100,000 boost.

Burgeoning trade links between food producers from Norfolk and Suffolk and buyers in the Netherlands will take another step forward when a delegation visits the country’s largest hospitality trade show.

Visitors to Great Yarmouth will be treated to a smarter welcome following a major revamp of the town’s train station forecourt worth £710,000.

The continuing uncertainly over life outside the European Union led to the birth of a “living document” assessing its potential impact in Norfolk’s biggest Brexit stronghold.

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

Few places nationwide voted more in favour of leaving the European Union than Great Yarmouth.

East Anglia’s energy industry has taken its ambition to be recognised as a centre of excellence straight to the heart of government.

Thousands of young people across Norwich are going to be helped into the world of work as part of ambitious plans to promote social mobility in the city.

What do bank clerks, supermarket check out staff and accountants all have in common? They’re all job roles that are gradually diminishing, thanks to advances in automation and AI technology.

A new £19m pot has been unveiled for projects which will boost skills and productivity across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest development opportunities are being presented to global investors at an international event this week.

An administrative blunder means consultation over the proposed £121m Third River Crossing at Great Yarmouth will need to be extended, but council bosses insisted it will not delay the project.

In the wake of a stark report by the United Nations about how the clock is ticking to limit a climate change catastrophe, the government’s minister for energy and clean growth has outlined how Norfolk can play its part.

More than 700 businesses across Suffolk and Norfolk have had the chance to boost the skills of their workforce over the past two years.

The potential to improve trade between East Anglia and the South West of England is being explored by business leaders following an event held in partnership by two regional transport hubs.

It’s been a tumultuous week in the business world as Norfolk was rocked by the news that one of its biggest employers, Banham Poultry, was on the brink of administration and was searching for a new buyer.

The bank at the centre of the wrangle over Banham Poultry’s future insists it is working to protect the jobs of more than 1,000 workers.

The aptly named Phoenix Enterprise Park will rise from the ashes of a fire which devastated the former Wessex Foods factory site in Lowestoft, which was burned to the ground in 2010.

An ambitious bid to revamp Norwich Castle’s historic keep has secured £9.2m from lottery chiefs - and work could start in summer next year.

More than 20 jobs are at risk at an offshore engineering company based near Great Yarmouth – just five months after it opened an £8m new HQ.

A bovine TB test developed by a Suffolk firm looks set to be a game-changer in the battle against a disease which has plagued livestock herds all over the world and shows little sign of abating.

How closely have you been paying attention to this week in business? Put your memory to the test as we round up some of the biggest and best stories which may have slipped under your radar.

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Dutch trade officials have signed a partnership agreement with Norfolk and Suffolk to strengthen trade relations between the areas.

The unique relationship between East Anglian food and drink producers and Dutch consumers could bring benefits to both after Brexit.

Norwich’s Carrow Works site, home to the departing Britvic and Unilever companies, will be put up for sale next month.

After decades of campaigning a new £7m road designed to relieve congestion and boost the Suffolk economy has finally opened.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays for 13 weeks as a £1.5m project gets underway to build a roundabout in Thetford.

A group of Dutch buyers is set to get a VIP welcome at an East Anglian food and drink showcase as the region strives to encourage more trade with the Netherlands.

Norfolk’s tourism industry saw a record-breaking year in 2017 as the county welcomed more visitors than ever before.

A new multimillion pound hotel in Norwich is expected to open late next year, its developers say.

Voluntary and community projects in Suffolk and Norfolk supporting more than 500 people to find a job or become work ready, have received £200,000 in grants.

The new £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road will officially open later this month.

A new business festival will take place this month, aimed at strengthening the voice of the 8,000 micro businesses in Norfolk.

The first Norfolk Enterprise Festival will provide a forum for entrepreneurs to meet, mingle and celebrate the county’s thriving business community.

A Suffolk biotech start-up has secured £400,000 as it launches a range of products to help combat the spread of TB in cattle.

Suffolk’s tourism trade has seen its biggest boom for a decade – with the visitor economy reaching the £2 billion mark for the first time.

The clichés around Norfolk and its business community are well-worn.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed three more business leaders to the panel of its flagship business support programme.

A new funding pot of nearly a million pounds is being made available to boost high-growth businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Computing students received “good life experience” after promoting the construction industry online.

The Broads has followed in the football-steps of Norwich City 
by going Dutch.

A Great Yarmouth flood defence project has received a £5.4m boost as part of a national cash injection into coastal defences.

Careers education is getting a boost in East Anglia after the area received a share of a £5m fund to establish a new “hub”.

The launch of the Breckland Business Forum saw MP George Freeman declare that he believes the district could become the home of growing technology companies.

A Rackheath company specialising in signs and graphics has taken new premises after a period of growth that has seen it double its workforce.

The UK government has announced a £200m deal aimed at fuelling innovation and diversity in the civil nuclear industry while bringing down build costs.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council has set out his priorities to support the growth of the county’s economy.

A Suffolk biotech start-up is set to expand after attracting international interest in its animal disease testing technology.

Prime minister Theresa May heard from an East Anglian business leader about how the government could work more closely with the region to drive growth.

The productivity puzzle has bedevilled the country for a decade – but new research suggests firms are still be refusing to face up to the problem.

The campaign to grow the A11 into a tech corridor for national businesses will be discussed during a business breakfast in South Norfolk.

Norwich Castle’s ambitious plan for the future of its historic keep has received a £500,000 funding boost.

A project aiming to tackle flooding in Great Yarmouth has been granted £8.2m.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been secured to help improve traffic flow along the A140 just days after authorities agreed to press forward with the project.

The opening of an £8m centre of excellence demonstrates an energy services company’s commitment to the Norfolk coast, one of its bosses has said.

Fears have been raised that the departure of the Construction Industry Training Board from west Norfolk could also spell the end for a pioneering training centre.

A war-time hangar which was transformed into Norwich’s International Aviation Academy has won an award for its ‘outstanding’ design

Business chiefs say the future prosperity of businesses in Norfolk require “fit for purpose” transport links as figures show crippling low average journey speeds between the county’s towns.

For the team at Developing Experts, the pace of life seems only to get faster.

In the latest in our series on reigning EDP Business Awards winners, MARK SHIELDS reports on Iceni Diagnostics, the company looking to help cement ​Norwich and Norfolk’s place on the global scientific map.

A trade body for one of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest industries is seeking feedback on its proposals to advance the sector’s development.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) had already revealed proposals to move its head office, where it employs 575 people, from Bircham Newton in north West Norfolk, with Peterborough the most likely destination.

Bringing the bedroom coder into the workplace has helped a Norfolk technology firm to combat the industry’s skills shortage – and now it is calling for other businesses to join in.

Norfolk has eight new deputy lieutenants after their appointments were approved by the Queen.

A scheme to help businesses to grow and innovate has delivered nearly 250 jobs and £9m of investment in just two years.

Norfolk could be set for a soaraway jobs bonanza thanks to a high profile visit that will see Great Yarmouth bid to play a major part in the construction of a third runway for Heathrow Airport.

The expansion of a major employment site which has the potential to employ hundreds of people can now go ahead following a £2.65m funding award.

A new £3.4m electricity substaton will breathe new life into a key employment zone hampered by a lack of power - creating 1,700 new jobs and saving 1,450 more.

A proposed substation for Norfolk could be key to creating more than 1,500 jobs and safeguarding a further 1,000.

Filling gaps in the workforce left by retirees and keeping skills in the region were highlighted as two of the key aims of a skills fair.

Norfolk’s largest skills and careers festival has got under way.

National Apprenticeships Week has brought a renewed focus on the apprenticeship levy – but is it having the intended impact on the skills of the region’s workforce?

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

Shortages of labour and materials could hit the economies of Suffolk and Norfolk if Brexit talks go sour, a business report looking at challenges and opportunities says.

Advanced manufacturing and engineering is going to become an ever-more important sector in East Anglia – and the region’s leaders must do what they can to support its expansion.

West Norfolk MPs have expressed positivity after the managers of a major employer agreed to hold further discussions about extending its future in the area.

A scientific advisor has been recognised for his years of hard work and dedication by being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Business heavyweight Mark Pendlington is no stranger to crises, having at one time headed up the communications team for the late Conservative politician Cecil Parkinson, during his stormy reign as a cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher.

The delivery of a 5,000 home development on the outskirts of Thetford will be accelerated after Breckland Council received a £9.9m funding boost.

The growing Chinese market offers a ‘really good opportunity’ for East Anglia’s food and drink sector, a government official said as he attended an industry event in Ipswich.

The burgeoning electric vehicle industry presents an “exciting opportunity” for the East of England to strengthen its economic relationship with China, according to an enterprise leader.

Growing Norfolk – while retaining what keeps it so special – was top of the agenda at a business breakfast hosted by an MP.

The aviation industry must pull together to secure its future and provide pathways for the next generation of talent.

Industry and local government leaders will meet bosses at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) next month to discuss the future of its training centre.

A scheme designed to halt erosion along a key part of north Norfolk’s coastline is getting million-pound boost under a new ‘growth deal’ with the government.

A renewable energy expert has joined the board of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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