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

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

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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

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Friday, November 30, 2018

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

The Week In Numbers with 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.

The Week In Numbers with 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.

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.

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

United Kingdom

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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

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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

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One in every five recycling trucks in Norfolk is contaminated as people are putting the “wrong things” in their bins, councils have warned.

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Thetford Forest will be turned into a winter wonderland in support of a charity dog walk.

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