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This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

Carpetright is considering further changes to its store portfolio across East Anglia as it handles stinging losses.

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

Barry Coleman

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.

The fire is burning, Christmas presents have been opened and the turkey dinner is served - all sounds like a traditional family Christmas meal.

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Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

A festive beer which is exclusively available during the month of December has been given the seal of approval to spread Christmas joy across Norfolk by a town’s Reverend.

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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 new vibrant bar which specialises in cocktails and encourages people to express themselves will open in Norfolk on Friday.

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The town of Great Yarmouth is set for a weekend of festive celebration as fireworks and late night shopping mark the start of four weeks of Christmas fun.

Mary Coleman

The last two branches of an historic East Anglian department store have been sold - with the new owners promising more product lines and big sale promotions.

Leading businesses were honoured at the prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough at the Spirit of Enterprise Awards on Friday night.

Graham Plant

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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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Visitors to Great Yarmouth will be treated to a smarter welcome following a major revamp of the town’s train station forecourt worth £710,000.

Graham Plant

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

Norwich

The most prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough, the Spirit of Enterprise Awards, will culminate this Friday in a glittering trophy presentation ceremony.

The owner of a hotel in Great Yarmouth has put his 41 bedroom landmark building up for sale to “test its valuation” following two years of substantial investment.

A political party in Great Yarmouth believes residents and businesses could reap the rewards if the first hour of parking in the town centre is made free of charge.

Trevor Wainwright

Menswear retailer Blue Inc has become the latest high-street name to run into trouble, after reportedly calling in advisers to help with the sale of the business.

Norwich

A council insists it will press on with controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic market place – despite a £1.5m bid for government funding failing.

Graham Plant

An apprenticeship scheme which was only given the go-ahead by the government in March has come to Norfolk, with a Great Yarmouth business taking on a geospatial technician apprentices.

Pub group JD Wetherspoon expects annual results to be weaker than last year, despite sales growing “strongly”.

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

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East Anglia’s energy industry has taken its ambition to be recognised as a centre of excellence straight to the heart of government.

Peter Aldous

Clothing chain New Look could close as many as 100 UK stores as part of a radical plan to cut costs and improve profitability.

United Kingdom

War silhouettes installed to honour British soldiers which were destroyed by vandals are set to be replaced.

Mary Coleman

Tenants living in one of the most deprived areas in Norfolk will face a rent price hike due to new council red tape, according to ‘fed up’ landlords.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

The owner of Frankie & Benny’s is to acquire rival restaurant chain Wagamama in a deal worth £559m.

United Kingdom

A new plea has been made to find an investor and operator to run the UK’s last surviving Victorian seaside cast iron and glass winter gardens.

Trevor Wainwright

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Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

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A 46-year-old shop assistant was racially abused by a customer in Great Yarmouth.

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Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

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Tributes have poured in to a stalwart of the Great Yarmouth borough after he died following a short term illness.

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