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Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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.

A business born out of a resourceful hobby will put a twist in the tail of Christmas decorations across Norfolk homes this December.

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

The Christmas season is well underway in a small Suffolk town which drew thousands of visitors to its annual festive market.

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

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.

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

A Beccles-based sports equipment manufacturer has just completed the UK’s 
largest ever Football Foundation project – Parklife in Liverpool.

United Kingdom

South Norfolk Council has launched a business awards campaign to celebrate the economic success of the district.

South Norfolk Council

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

The leader of UKIP told of his personal desire for Tommy Robinson to join the party and described him as an “incredibly brave man” during a meeting in Lowestoft.

Victoria

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

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

Norfolk County Council

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

Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery has signed a deal to supply beer to one of the country’s best-known pie-makers.

Steve Magnall

Ad Feature Could a £40 test help you to save?

Friday, October 12, 2018

In this week’s column, Peter Sharkey looks at what impact a rising life expectancy has on your savings.

NHS

A £6.5m business hub has opened in Lowestoft, eight years after the site was destroyed by fire.

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

European Union

In 1978 a small company with one truck took a job to transport Bob Marley to Ibiza. Forty years on the iconic black and gold lettered trucks of Transam Trucking can now be seen at gigs and festivals across Europe.

Peter Aldous

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.

Norwich

This week our financial columnist looks at how pensions fare across the globe – and which country is the wealthiest when it comes to their state pension

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Suffolk brewer appoints new boss

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Suffolk brewery St Peter’s has appointed a new managing director.

Steve Magnall

In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

BBC

The Port of Lowestoft has dismissed claims by the county council that work on the Third Crossing will only have a “slight adverse” effect on business, and said that it could instead have a “significant negative impact”.

Suffolk County Council

A series of free workshops aims to give businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk the skills they need to survive and thrive in the online world.

Norwich

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