Thursday, December 6, 2018

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

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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

A University of East Anglia masters student has seen her thesis awarded a distinction, and put into practice at the firm where she gathered her data.

University of East Anglia

Proposals for large companies to publicly declare how many people they employ with disabilities have been met with a cool response by Norfolk employers.


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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.

Peter Sharkey

Norfolk chicken firm Banham Poultry owed more than £41m when it went into administration last month, a new report reveals.


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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.

Peter Sharkey

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.

Peter Sharkey

East Anglian builders merchant Ridgeons has been bought in a multi-million pound deal.

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Plans to accelerate the growth of a business area close to a Norfolk racing circuit will go before councillors next week.


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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.


Banham Poultry is looking to take on 100 new workers, just days after a rescue deal that saved the jobs of its 1,000 employees.

Banham Poultry

The purchase of troubled firm Banham Poultry on Friday night has been hailed as a ‘fantastic’ outcome by Attleborough councillors.

Tony Perkins

After a few tense days of negotiation the new owner of Banham Poultry was announced on Friday.

Banham Poultry

Banham Poultry’s future in Norfolk has been secured after a major chicken producer swooped in to buy it.

George Freeman

Banham Poultry’s rescue deal with Chesterfield Poultry was welcomed by Norfolk politicians who hailed the “positive announcement” to secure the company’s 1,000-strong workforce.

Banham Poultry

The future of Banham Poultry in Norfolk is on the verge of being secured as a deal with new owners edges towards completion.

George Freeman

A Norfolk-made product will feature in an ITV series celebrating British manufacturing, which will air next week.

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Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

Peter Sharkey

Veteran Norfolk chicken producer Bernard Matthews has unveiled itself as one party bidding to buy Banham Poultry.

Banham Poultry

The bank at the centre of the wrangle over Banham Poultry’s future insists it is working to protect the jobs of more than 1,000 workers.

William Nunn

Public birthday celebrations could become an annual occurrence for Norfolk car maker Lotus as it seeks views on its recent 70th anniversary event.

South Norfolk Council

Banham Poultry has been a centrepiece of East Anglia’s vital poultry industry for more than 50 years – but its current problems follow a difficult period for the company.

Banham Poultry

Business and council leaders have pledged their support to Norfolk’s Banham Poultry as the struggling firm searches for a buyer.

George Freeman

Crucial talks to secure the future of one of Norfolk’s biggest employers begin on Wednesday morning, as doubts hang over the jobs of 1,000 workers.

George Freeman

One of Norfolk’s biggest employers is reportedly on the brink of administration, putting the jobs of more than 1,000 workers at risk, according to an MP.

George Freeman

Banks are closing across the region as customers are directed towards online banking and mobile apps. What does this mean for rural areas being left with no banks? MARC BETTS investigates.


Legendary Norfolk carmaker Lotus has today unveiled plans for a new multi-million pound expansion which aims to transform its Hethel site into a global destination for fans.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

After months of roadworks which left traffic gridlocked and traders frustrated, Attleborough’s new road layout has been unveiled - but was it worth the wait?

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

A woman who improved her health after losing weight is urging others to follow her lead.

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The head of Norfolk’s only state-boarding school said he had proper anti-bullying measures in place following an unannounced inspection that arose from a complaint.

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