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    Buttermarket Developer Working To Transform The Former Ipswich Bhs Site

    by newsbot in Local EconomyAug 22, 2017 with 1 replies and 33 views.

    The man who led the redevelopment of the Buttermarket Centre into a cinema-led leisure complex is working with the owners of the former BHS store on the opposite side of Arras Square.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Working to transform? Hasn't got planning permission yet... :D

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    More Than 100 Jobs Lost As Felixstowe-based Searon Logistics Goes Into Administration

    by newsbot in Local EconomyAug 14, 2017 with 1 replies and 34 views.

    A Suffolk-based haulage and logistics group has gone into administration with the loss of more than 100 jobs.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Not sure if I can claim this in the 1000 jobs predicted to be gone by end of 2017/18 year?Felixstowe isn't in Greater Ipswich by any stretch of the imagination but the vast majority of workers are likely to be from the Greater Ipswich area....

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    Wilko Becomes Latest High Street Retailer To Announce Redundancies

    by newsbot in Local EconomyAug 11, 2017 with 1 replies and 33 views.

    The embattled retail sector was dealt another blow as Wilko became the latest high street name to announce redundancies.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Good to see another retail casualty... The group has entered consultation with nearly 4,000 staff across the UK – bemoaning the rise in costs as a result of the Brexit hit pound.The discount chain has eight stores across the region but would...

  4. Thousands of jobs at retailer Wilko are at risk after the firm confirmed it has entered redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff, weeks after bemoaning a rise in costs as a result of the pound’s Brexit-induced collapse.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Jones Bootmaker In Ipswich Is Closing Down After 25 Years Of Trading In The Town

    by newsbot in Local EconomyAug 9, 2017 with 3 replies and 53 views.

    A woman who has worked at the site of Jones Bootmakers in Ipswich for the last 45 years says she will be ‘sad to see the doors shut for the last time’ when it closes on Monday.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Ah right, yes they are! A big problem in the town is.... Buttermarket is an expensive street, BHS went and no new tenant has been found. There is no rush for the council or BID to get involved. Arras Square improvements could have encourage a...

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    Brexit Could Hit Ipswich Economy Hard Says New National Business Report

    by newsbot in Local EconomyJul 28, 2017 with 1 replies and 30 views.

    Ipswich could be one of the worst-hit cities in Britain if the country faces a “hard Brexit” with no access to the European single market after we leave the EU.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: A Geater could article - Geater is going soft, picking an easy target. Most of his "could" articles, nothing come of it... this one seems highly likely. Ipswich appears to be in serious trouble. This has very little to do with Brexit. It will...

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    Opening Date Set For Re-opening Of Bears In Ipswich As Bears Pool & Snooker

    by newsbot in Local EconomyJul 27, 2017 with 4 replies and 160 views.

    The former Bears Bowling will be re-opening as Bears Pool & Snooker this Saturday after renovations have been completed this week.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Its like "we've set a wedding date for our wedding"

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    Suffolk Bme Business Awards 2017 Now Open For Entries

    by newsbot in Local EconomyJul 26, 2017 with 0 replies and 24 views.

    The Suffolk BME Business Awards are back for 2017 - and nominations are now open.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    More Jobs Lost In Ipswich As Insurance Broker Ignition Select Calls In Administrators

    by newsbot in Local EconomyJul 18, 2017 with 1 replies and 41 views.

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


  10. Fashion retailer Store Twenty One, which has stores across Suffolk and Essex, has gone into liquidation with the loss of 900 jobs nationally.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    June opening for The Range at Anglia Retail Park

    by newsbot in Local EconomyApr 27, 2017 with 2 replies and 32 views.

    The Range to create 80 new jobs with store at Bury Road in IpswichDiscount superstore The Range is to open a new Ipswich store at the Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road from June 2 – creating 80 extra jobs.It currently has a store at the Suffolk Retail Park on London Road – a site that has been blighted by access problems for years with cars having to queue for up to an hour to get out of the park on busy weekends.Its new store will be...

    Latest reply: I think it good Ranger is going in the [email protected] place that better for people to get they and cars will have  alots move and can walk them to .And think such more lot big shops more closer not  be out town not all people have cars and get buses

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    Debenhams considers Ipswich store future

    by newsbot in Local EconomyApr 20, 2017 with 3 replies and 29 views.

    Debenhams unveils turnaround strategyDepartment store group Debenhams has announced a turnaround strategy aimed at boosting its appeal as a "destination" shop and improving its online service.The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years.A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut.Meanwhile the group said its half-year pre-tax profits fell by 6.4% to £88m....

    Latest reply: We have lost Woolworths, BHS, GAP, Next and lets not be snobbish... QD!We still have some big names in this clone town but the vital trio (M&S, Debenhams and Primark) are not guaranteed to remain. Both M&S and now Debenhams have warned...

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    Matthews TV Rentals Foxhall Road enter Liquidation

    by newsbot in Local EconomyMar 15, 2017 with 3 replies and 28 views.

    Online and out-of-town competition blamed as Ipswich-based electricals store Matthews goes into liquidationMatthews, based in Foxhall Road, has been trading in the town for more than 70 years, but is said to have struggled for sales recently in the face of competition from large edge-of-town stores and online operators.Chris McKay, a director at regional business rescue and insolvency specialist McTear Williams & Wood, has now been...

    Latest reply: Matthews on foxhall road has it finish there good and nice people

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    Ipswich Cineworld foyer update as Empire cinema prepares to open

    by newsbot in Local EconomyMar 1, 2017 with 1 replies and 38 views.

    Ipswich Cineworld to get a facelift as new Empire prepares to open soonIpswich’s Cineworld is to get a new-look in its foyer as it prepares to battle with the new Empire Cinema due to open at the Buttermarket Centre later this month.The 11-screen Cineworld on Cardinal Park has dominated the film market in Ipswich since the Odeon closed in the town in 2005.But it will be joined by the new 12-screen Empire which is due to open its doors on...

    Latest reply: It is a shame they let the cinema get neglected - Odeon style - and then decide it needs changing solely as a new competitor is opening up soon.Why didn't they do it as part of the cinema upgrades?This is what you hear a lot, people liking -...

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    Starbucks drive-thru opens in West End Road

    by newsbot in Local EconomyFeb 25, 2017 with 6 replies and 31 views.

    Drive-through Starbucks to open in Ipswich tomorrowThe Starbucks drive-thru in West End Road is due to open on Saturday.Ipswich’s first drive-through Starbucks will open tomorrow with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by mayor Roger Fern.The new store in West End Road is the company’s first drive-through franchisee store in Suffolk, and has created 15 jobs.Roger Fern will be officially opening the store from 9am, before staff host...

    Latest reply: Went past Starbucks last night... the signs were lit bright white, the logo on forecourt sign was lit and so was the drive-thru sign... but guess what? No lights on inside the place. Yes, it is closed. What is the point of an illuminated sign...

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