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Mon, 12:09

A jobs boost is on the way for Lowestoft, with a number of newskilled jobs on the East Anglia ONE windfarm, being developed by ScottishPower Renewables off the Suffolk coast, now available.

Young people were brought together with firms from across the energy sector to learn about the jobs available to them now and in the future.

East Coast College

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

European Union

The latest research by Historic England shows that tourism is booming in the East of England, with the number of day visits almost doubling from 10m in 2012 to 18m in 2016.

United Kingdom

Two leading figures in Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism and hospitality scene have been appointed to head up a body promoting the region on the national and international stage.

Adnams

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.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The last two branches of an historic East Anglian department store have been sold - with the new owners promising more product lines and big sale promotions.

Lowestoft-based James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has won three major contracts on one of Europe’s biggest wind farms.

Europe

Ahead of the festive season, businesses are gearing up for what should be the busiest period of the year.

BBC

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.

George Osborne

Profits at ladies clothing retailer Bonmarche have tanked by nearly a half in the first six months of 2018.

Norwich

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

Suffolk County Council

More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council’s backing.

Mark Bee

The first phase of a project to open up more land for Lowestoft port’s bid to become a recognised renewable energy hub has been completed.

United Kingdom

Two HR masterclasses taking place this month will focus on retaining and engaging staff in a bid to battle the UK skills shortage.

United Kingdom

East Anglia’s energy industry has taken its ambition to be recognised as a centre of excellence straight to the heart of government.

Peter Aldous

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

United Kingdom

The leader of UKIP told of his personal desire for Tommy Robinson to join the party and described him as an “incredibly brave man” during a meeting in Lowestoft.

Victoria

Extortionate business rates have been a thorn in the side of East Anglia’s high street retailers for some time - an ailment which has eventually brought many companies to their knees.

United Kingdom

High street retailer Next is expected to report growth in full-price sales next week, as investors keep their fingers crossed for the chain to repeat its bumper second quarter.

Norwich

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

Pressure on the chancellor to drop plans to increase beer duty is coming to a head - with the boss of East Anglian brewery Adnams adding his voice to calls.

Adnams

Norfolk and Waveney have lost around 50 bank and building society branches in the past four years, figures have revealed.

Norfolk County Council

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.

European Union

Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake.

Norwich

The owner of the building whose alarm rang for five days in Lowestoft has apologised for the irritation - but blamed his former tenants for the disruption.

Lowestoft

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England’s energy industry will head to Westminster this month to reinforce to politicians the region’s importance to the sector and the UK economy.

Peter Aldous

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A man who went missing from his home has been found by Suffolk Police.

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A jobs boost is on the way for Lowestoft, with a number of newskilled jobs on the East Anglia ONE windfarm, being developed by ScottishPower Renewables off the Suffolk coast, now available.

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