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The team behind a £5 million revamp of the Wells Maltings are jubilant after winning a prestigious construction award.

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...

'I wouldn't take my kids to a nature reserve' - those hollow words once spoken to this couple have driven them to make a success out of Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, to prove the doubters wrong.

People looking to run a holiday let business could be enticed by this 18th century home built by a High Sheriff of Norfolk - but its name is not correct.

The owners of an award-winning Norfolk pub have said they are "shocked" and "absolutely thrilled" to have made it to the finals of a national competition.

He started from scratch but now Max Sowerby is celebrating a quarter of a century of selling homes by opening another branch as well as expanding his Norwich base.

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.

Shops on the high street are suffering but spending continues in Norfolk's restaurants, bars and cafes.

One of the most unusual homes in King's Lynn situated in a former feed mill by the quay is up for sale - but you can only buy one half.

Heads of some of the main tourist attractions in the region are hoping for a welcome boost from the weather with temperatures forecast to reach up to 21 degrees this weekend.

A national retailer is shutting its shop on Dereham High Street and moving to another premises within the town.

A well known Norfolk business has pledged its support for an Easter raceday event.

A decision is set to be made today on plans to build a new retail unit in Fakenham, which the applicant has said a national retailer wishes to move into.

A popular north Norfolk hotel which has previously been named in the top 10 country hotels in the UK is being sold for more than £8.65 million.

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A Norfolk dairy farmer who has drunk raw milk all her life says it's growing hugely in popularity with more than 100 litres being sold a day from her vending machine.

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

Business owners in Dereham have hit out at the high level of business rates in the town, which they say are damaging the High Street and preventing empty shops from coming back into use.

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

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 scooter hire business which launched two years ago has expanded after moving into its new headquarters.

Discussions over plans to set up the UK's first commercial seaweed farming operation off the coast of Wells are progressing positively, the town's mayor has said.

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A Norfolk attraction famous for its Christmas show has got the planning thumbs up to build a major 'interactive children's experience.'

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Holkham Hall's head gardener has shared his memories of working at the Norfolk stately home as he prepares to move on.

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Love gardening? How about a job looking after one of Norfolk's most impressive landscapes? You are, however, probably going to need more than the trusty Flymo.


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


Figures have revealed how much profit former council tenants have made through selling their homes under the government's Right to Buy scheme - in a handful of cases just weeks after the purchase.

He is a man who really does walk with dinosaurs. CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Adam Goymour, the 31-year-old company director at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.


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