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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
United Kingdom

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

Clothing chain New Look could close as many as 100 UK stores as part of a radical plan to cut costs and improve profitability.

United Kingdom

A major warehouse on a Thetford industrial estate has been leased to a recycling firm in a 10-year deal.

A crucial stage of building work on a new storage and distribution building for TROX UK on Caxton Road in Thetford has been completed.

A Norwich-created business is looking to double its size and turnover to £2.5m in the coming year, having opened new offices in Thetford to serve the growing demand for its services there.

Peterborough

Calls for entries to new awards have been repeated as the deadline for the Thetford Business Awards approaches.

Roy Brame

Thirteen jobs are proposed to be cut at British Steel’s Brandon site only a month and a half after the company promised no sites would close as part of a ‘streamlining’ process.

Ireland

A Norfolk town will finally have a post office again after nearly six months without one when Watton Post Office reopens later this year.

George Freeman

Ad Feature How pension raids make ISAs more appealing

Friday, October 26, 2018

Raiding pensions provide Chancellors with easy money, says Peter Sharkey, but it’s much more difficult for them to pilfer from your ISA.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Norfolk and Waveney have lost around 50 bank and building society branches in the past four years, figures have revealed.

Margaret Dewsbury

Ad Feature How to save for a long period of travel

Friday, October 19, 2018

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

European Union

East Anglian builders merchant Ridgeons has been bought in a multi-million pound deal.

United Kingdom

Ad Feature Could a £40 test help you to save?

Friday, October 12, 2018

In this week’s column, Peter Sharkey looks at what impact a rising life expectancy has on your savings.

NHS

Norfolk’s manufacturing sector is in the midst of a recruitment crisis, with 100% of companies surveyed in a major review saying they are having difficulty finding the right staff.

Thetford Academy

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

European Union

A Thetford business stalwart was the special guest at a dinner in Suffolk following his listing in this year’s royal honours.

Thetford Academy

Banks are closing across the region as customers are directed towards online banking and mobile apps. What does this mean for rural areas being left with no banks? MARC BETTS investigates.

Norwich

This week our financial columnist looks at how pensions fare across the globe – and which country is the wealthiest when it comes to their state pension

Amazon

In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

BBC

Business owners, employers and the community are being encouraged to take part in a new awards which have been launched to celebrate the business industry in Thetford.

Roy Brame

Profits at holiday group Center Parcs have slipped despite the group inching closer towards the half-billion pound turnover mark.

United Kingdom

A series of free workshops aims to give businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk the skills they need to survive and thrive in the online world.

West Suffolk College

A chain of pubs across Suffolk and Norfolk is now offering up vegan ‘fish and chips’ – which looks almost identical to the real thing.

Archant’s Digital Decoded workshops offer a no-nonsense guide to SEO and more. Jamie Brown explains what you’ll learn at the free sessions.

West Suffolk College

Anglian Water has revealed how it wants to spend £6.5bn to protect the region’s water supplies in the coming years. Business editor Mark Shields takes a look at five things we learned from the plan.

United Kingdom

What began as an understandable parental warning has developed into a unique online platform scheduled to launch next month. Thanks in part to the Eastern Daily Press.

Eastern Daily Press

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