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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Medicinal cannabis growers at the country's largest farm of its kind say they have found success after switching production from tomato plants to the crop.

Discount book, crafts and toy store The Works has confirmed it is "looking into" a location in Thetford.


Business owners are set to be celebrated as the Thetford Business Awards return for a second year.

A discount food store is the latest to join a new £6.9m retail park.


People are being encouraged to vote for their favourite local pub in South Norfolk Council's Pub of the Year contest.

From long hours and abuse to dietary demands and the cost of butter - café and restaurants owners across Norfolk have shed light on challenges of life in the kitchen.

Iceland has issued a recall of chicken dippers after it became alerted to the possible presence of plastic.

Britvic PLC is recalling some bottles of Robinsons Fruit Shoot due to a choking risk.

A scam warning has been issued by Norfolk Trading Standards after reports of cold calls delivering a recorded message claiming to be from Ofcom.

A new charity shop will be opening in Thetford town centre.

Shoppers in a Norfolk town will soon be able to start using a new retail park as the dates of the first stores to open are announced.

The closure of a well known restaurant will have an adverse affect on the area, a councillor has warned.

Norfolk restaurant chain Zaks has suddenly announced the closure of one of its diners.

A well known Norfolk pub is set to re-open after being taken over by a group.

More than 100 former employees made redundant when a business went bust in 2017 have received a payout of around £300,000 after a tribunal judged that the company had failed its staff.

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect especially if English is a second or even third language.

Reporter MARC BETTS spoke to two people who have moved to Thetford and are starting a new chapter in their lives as they launch a their own businesses.

A £6.9m retail park at the edge of a Norfolk town has been completed, creating 200 jobs.

People living in Norfolk have been warned about a council tax scam offering them a refund.

A Suffolk-based outdoor adventure company has been presented with a prestigious health and safety award in recognition of its risk management on activity sites across the UK.

Concerns have been raised that too many pubs are closing in Thetford leaving it "like a ghost town."

Plans for a new indoor swimming pool in Swaffham have been approved by Breckland Council.

They are famous for their sausage rolls, both meat and vegan, now bakery chain Greggs is set to open another new store in Norfolk.

A firm which employs hundreds of workers at its Thetford site is planning to close another factory in a bid to cut costs.

Bargain chain store B&M has announced it is opening a new store in Thetford.

A high street store owner has hit out at his local MP after she slammed plans to bring in an internet levy.

Billions of pounds are being invested and thousands of highly skilled jobs are being created in our region through the burgeoning offshore energy industry. But would employment and business in Norfolk and Waveney really be boosted, or would overseas companies and workers be the real winners? DANIEL BENNETT reports...

A major route in and out of Norfolk could soon have a new drive-thru café if plans submitted to Breckland Council are approved.

As supermarket chains announce pledges to halve food waste by 2030, reporter JESSICA FRANK-KEYES finds out what Norfolk's businesses are doing to tackle the 10.2 million tonnes of food the UK wastes each year.

Supermarkets and retailers are set to join forces to slash food waste across the UK, ahead of the introduction of ambitious government targets to tackle the "moral scandal" of the 10.2m tonnes of food thrown away in Britain every year.

The expected closure of a Norfolk village pub has been blamed on the smoking ban of 2007 and its failed bed and breakfast.

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