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A woman from mid-Norfolk has come up smelling of roses after fulfilling her “life long ambition” to open her own flower shop.

Businesses get to showcase their staff and successes in an annual competition that celebrates the best a region can offer.

John Lee

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

European Union

More than 200 staff at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will lose their jobs unless they leave the county.

Broadland District Council says it will not challenge a decision to quash approved plans for a new processing plant east of Dereham.

The finishing touches to a once-popular village pub are eagerly underway ahead of its reopening after undergoing a major refurbishment.

A scooter hire business is proposing to move its premises from a mid-Norfolk town into a former shop in a rural village.

Breckland Council

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.

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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

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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

It was a dream that began more than five years ago following a life-changing accident.

An independent toy retailer has won an award for being one of the best of its kind in the country.

Tesco

The team behind a popular adventure park in Norfolk is celebrating after scooping a multitude of roar-some awards.

United Kingdom

Despite gaining attention from across the country, Norfolk textiles firm IzziRainey has chosen the Norfolk Christmas Fair in Titteshall as the event to launch its Christmas collection.

United Kingdom

One of Norfolk’s best-known retailers insists it is optimistic about the future, despite being squeezed by rising costs.

North Norfolk District Council

A Norfolk company which supplied the Royal household at Sandringham for 40 years has gone out of business.

Norwich

It started with an ambitious dream to bring the world of theatre to the doorsteps of children in rural north Norfolk.

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Dereham Shopping Centre which includes the shops QD, Wilkinsons and Sports Direct has been put up for sale for £9.5m.

North Norfolk’s MP has called into question the district council’s decision to press ahead with plans to spend more than £2m on a controversial business zone targeted at the offshore energy sector.

Richard Price

A restaurant in Norfolk, which has been praised for its homemade pies, has featured in a top pubs to visit list.

United Kingdom

It has had something of a colourful past, but when a former market town hotel appeared at auction it proved there was still life left in it yet when it sold for £400,000.

London

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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

The second North Norfolk Business Awards, which celebrate the best businesses in the region, are now open for entries - and businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles.

Gresham's School

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

Margaret Dewsbury

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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.

Charles

Energy firm Vattenfall have invited the public to give their views on the impact of one of the world’s largest wind farms, to be built off the north Norfolk coast.

Breckland District Council

Sometimes life can throw up unexpected obstacles, and families with poorly children will know all too well the struggles many can face.

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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

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From baubles and fairy lights to prayers hung on trees and buckets full of change - the true meaning of Christmas was brought to life following an eagerly anticipated event in a north Norfolk market town.

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