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A government minister is coming to Suffolk today to outline details of a £200m boost for the rural economy across the country.

Value hotel brand Hampton by Hilton has opened its largest ever property, at Stansted Airport.

The last few weeks have seen a succession of controversies at Suffolk County Council over the level of pay for senior people at Endeavour House.

Fruit farmers and vineyard owners are looking forward to a bright future with the advance of technology, in spite of the challenges posed by labour availability, a sector conference heard this month.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis find a brilliant lunchtime spot, The Barn Cafe, at Hasketon near Woodbridge.

NHS job vacancies in the east of England in the first quarter of 2017 have reached 8,612 - an increase of 13% on the year before.

Pupils at two schools bid farewell to their joint headteacher at the end of term as she retired after a 39-year career in education.

Nurses took to the streets of Bury St Edmunds today as part of the “summer of protest” by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) over a cap on pay increases.

More than 50 jobs at Suffolk libraries are under threat as the service is being forced into a major restructure following two years of serious budget cuts.

Business leaders in Essex have welcomed Government proposals to make best use of existing airport runway capacity across the UK.

An Ipswich Councillor has called for more to be done to tackle the gender pay gap in Ipswich, after latest figures have revealed women in the town earn £162 less per week than men.

Four senior Suffolk County Council officers being paid six-figure salaries have seen their pay rise significantly over the last year – while other staff have had their earnings pegged by the government’s 1% pay cap.

Household borrowing will be in sharp focus this week when lending giants Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays report following Bank of England warnings over ballooning consumer debt.

Regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes celebrates its apprenticeships programme.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

The senior team at award-winning Suffolk rooflight company, Sunsquare, showed Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill around their factory last week.

Drinks group Konings has unveiled plans to expand capacity at the Copella fruit juice site near Sudbury, potentially creating more than 100 new jobs.

Liberty House Group has acquired a manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components in a rescue deal that helps save the jobs of around 550 workers, including a number in Essex.

A high profile Sudbury resident is urging local groups and individuals to stop being “apathetic” and use their collective voice to prevent the town from deteriorating in the face of significant changes.

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has signed a House of Commons motion calling on rail company Greater Anglia to retain its ticket offices across the region.

The BBC has finally revealed what its top earners are paid, but huge egos and huger fees are not anything new, writes Michael Cole.

Around 70 more jobs are understood to have been lost in Ipswich following the appointment of administrators at insurance broker Ignition Select.

New night flight rules at Stansted Airport do not go far enough to tackle the impact on sleep disturbance for residents, according to a campaign group.

INVEST Essex is to oversee investment of £2.2m in a project to support economic growth in the county, with the aim of delivering 5,000 new jobs.

A paramedic’s decision to blow the whistle on the East of England Ambulance Service has encouraged a former volunteer to speak out about why he quit his role at the trust.

A popular family-run bakery business has expanded into new facilities due to growing demand for its bread, cakes and pastries.

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