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Fri, 09:55
Peter Sharkey

If a business idea worked in the past, there’s every chance it’ll work again, says Peter Sharkey.

A new £100,000 fund has been launched in Breckland to support local entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in an effort to boost employment and training opportunities in the area.

Norfolk Community Foundation

In the latest stumble of the British high street, fashion retailer New Look has issued a profit warning.

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Do companies do enough to keep their staff with workplace perks like pilates? Peter Sharkey investigates.

Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Why low-risk investments are in demand

Friday, January 4, 2019

Gold’s appeal remains undimmed in 2019, says finance expert Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

A study has found that 85% of Anglian Water is owned by overseas shareholders, prompting calls for the water industry to be nationalised.

Calculating your ‘Number’ makes enormous financial sense says Peter Sharkey.

Peter Sharkey

The world’s first pension scheme was developed in Scotland, Peter Sharkey explains.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

Peter Sharkey

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

Peter Sharkey

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

Ad Feature Do you want to save more and work less?

Friday, November 30, 2018

Living for today doesn’t pay the bills, says Peter Sharkey – but you can make your money work for you.

Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature How to keep hold of more of your money

Friday, November 23, 2018

In this week’s financial column, Peter Sharkey explains why it’s so easy to spend too much on fees when you’re investing – and how to reduce these costs.

Peter Sharkey

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

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

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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.

Peter Sharkey

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A paramedic is believed to have suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car.

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A person who was stuck in a building has been released by firefighters.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Drivers using the A11 to get in and out of Norfolk will face diversions when the Fiveways roundabout at Mildenhall, Suffolk is closed for improvement works.

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Fri, 13:46

Tributes have been paid to the humour and public service of a town and district councillor who died last week.

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Concern is growing for the safety of a Norfolk man who has gone missing.

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