John Lee

The shortlists for the second North Norfolk Business Awards, which celebrate the best in the region, include a brewery and a pub.

Plans to develop a patch of land in Dereham which has sat empty for more than half a decade could bring up to 100 new jobs to the town.

Hilary Bushell

Do companies do enough to keep their staff with workplace perks like pilates? Peter Sharkey investigates.

Peter Sharkey

The UK’s first commercial seaweed farming operation could be set up off the north Norfolk coast under new proposals.

Wells Town Council

A new charity shop has opened in the centre of Fakenham to support people in Norfolk affected by cancer.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Gold’s appeal remains undimmed in 2019, says finance expert Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

A study has found that 85% of Anglian Water is owned by overseas shareholders, prompting calls for the water industry to be nationalised.

Calculating your ‘Number’ makes enormous financial sense says Peter Sharkey.

Peter Sharkey

Seaweed farming could be coming to the north Norfolk coast.

The world’s first pension scheme was developed in Scotland, Peter Sharkey explains.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

A clothing brand has found a new home after the shop it was trading from in Dereham announced its closure.


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.

Peter Sharkey

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.

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.

Peter Sharkey

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.

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.


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.


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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