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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.

Clothing chain Select has entered administration.

The owner of Norfolk crisp manufacturer Kettle Foods has refused to comment on "rumours or speculation" that the brand will be sold.

It is much beloved of thifty shoppers and those who love an unepected budget buy and now Home Bargains is set to open a new store in Norfolk.

An internationally acclaimed rose centre in Attleborough is hoping for an even sweeter smell of success after opening its £750,000 expansion.

Landlords are celebrating after spending a year behind the bar.

The first ever Thetford Business Awards has been held in the town, with businesses of all sizes celebrated for their achievements.

Horse racing fans have the chance to go behind the scenes at one of the world's best racing stables.

A diner set up in memory of a 25-year-old woman has announced its closure.

A Norfolk pub has been saved from closure after new buyers were found, despite community efforts to purchase it nearing completion.

Business owners in a Norfolk town are set to be celebrated this evening in the first ever Thetford Business Awards.

A restaurateur who unwittingly paid two other people's electricity bills for seven years is moving to a new building and changing the name of her business.

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Norfolk drivers have suffered the highest hike in diesel prices in the past month compared with any other place in the country.

Instead of waking up to a bottle of fresh milk on the doorstop, people in Norfolk are being offered the chance to have litres of wine delivered to their homes.

A kebab shop has bounced back from a zero-star food hygiene rating to a top grade in less than two months.

How does Norwich or Thetford rank for 'retail therapy' compared with the rest of the UK? A new league table has some surprising results.

Lidl has launched its Too Good To Waste boxes nationwide with 5kg of fruit and vegetables for just £1.50.

Several small businesses in Breckland have been given a cash boost after winning a share of a £100,000 grant fund.

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East Anglian company launches boxes filled with everything you need for the ultimate breakfast at home...or on holiday.


For Peter Sharkey, an informative journey on the East Anglian Express was a good chance for a financial chat.

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A Norfolk village shop that stocks a range of tipples that puts many supermarkets to shame has been named the best off licence in the country.

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Profits at pub chain JD Wetherspoon have tumbled by almost 20% as a result of rising labour costs.


A kebab shop is appealing against its zero food hygiene rating.

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