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More than £850million has been issued to keep Suffolk and Norfolk businesses afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to latest figures.

Suffolk firms are considering setting up subsidiary companies in EU nations to mitigate the impacts of Brexit, according to local business advisers.

European Union

The owners of a bakery firm in Norfolk and Suffolk have launched a new range of cakes worthy of a Paul Hollywood handshake.

Numerous non food shops that have been forced to close through the latest lockdown are providing services during the continuing coronavirus crisis.

The “best pub in the world” could reopen by early spring as its new owners issue a rallying call for community investment.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

An east coast business is celebrating after expanding its premises.

A number of retailers are adapting as they team up and help each other amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

The East of England Co-op is turning the spotlight on the plight of regional food poverty through its free Food Justice Conference held in association with Archant.

People in Norfolk were faced with running out of gas and electricity following a nationwide outage of Paypoint which has now been resolved.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

An empty, “charming and historic” building in the heart of a market town has been given a new lease of life.

Business leaders have admitted that the latest lockdown restrictions are a “devastating blow” to firms locally and nationally.

Thousands of jobs are at risk after Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home stores went into administration, placing question marks over the future of stores in Norfolk.

They were hailed as “unsung heroes” for rallying round to ensure that vital support was available to the elderly and vulnerable amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

“For a toy shop to close at this time of year it’s horrendous.”

Shoppers in Lowestoft made the most of the last few days before lockdown as they sought essential items and festive gifts.

Business leaders from across Suffolk have welcomed the extension of the furlough scheme, but question what it means for the governments long-term coronavirus strategy.

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A pub and restaurant group are continuing to gear up for Christmas celebrations with plans in place at popular venues.

Chain discount store Home Bargains, with outlets across Norfolk and Waveney, has invested £1 million into opening another shop in Norwich.

Garden centres and bicycle shops are among businesses which are allowed to stay open during lockdown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Sainsbury’s is to cut 3,500 jobs with the closure of 420 Argos outlets and all its meat, fish and deli counters.

An East Anglian value retail chain is set to keep its doors open during the second lockdown.

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A business owner has vowed that all of his employees will still have a job to come back to when they reopen in December as they look to “adapt and overcome” the challenges of the latest lockdown.

Adnams will stop charging its tenants rent through the second lockdown, with immediate effect – after it emerged pubs will not be able to serve takeaway alcohol.

Adnams

Traders in Norfolk are gearing up to weather another lockdown after the country was shut down once again, with some describing the new rules as “devastating”.

Welcome to the world! Keepers at Africa Alive! in Suffolk are delighted after the birth of a second baby giraffe in less than a month.

“It’s down to all of us to make a change.”

A popular festival will be celebrating “the diversity of the local economy” as it returns next month.

There is life left in the high street, insists an automotive retailer who has launched a store in East Anglia.

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