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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.

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.

Healthcare bosses went “back to the floor” to learn from a day on the frontline at care homes across East Anglia,

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 handful of Norfolk’s most promising tech companies have taken to the road to promote and forge new partnerships with like-minded businesses and investors in Cambridge.

Cambridge

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.

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

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.

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

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

Norwich

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

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

Europe

High street giant Marks & Spencer has surprised the market by reporting higher profit figures than expected - despite seeing a decline in sales and revenue.

United Kingdom

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.

Norman Lamb

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.

Dereham

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

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.

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

A Norfolk brewery which closed its city site more than 50 years ago has unveiled plans for a new Norfolk base - on land still owned by its founding family.

Breckland District Council

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

Margaret Dewsbury

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

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.

Yaxham

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