PUBLISHED: 14:48 09 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 09 August 2019 Jack Richards and Son has sold 80% of its shares to Turners. Inset: Paul Day, managing director of Turners, with Lisa Richards, granddaughter and incoming managing director of Jack Richards and Son. Picture: Archant/Turners Archant/Turners Two multi-million pound haulage businesses have joined forces after a share buyout - creating a partnership worth more than £475m. The iconic yellow Norfolk lorries will remain the same. Picture: Ian BurtJack Richards and Son have sold 80% of its shares to Turners (Soham), meaning the alliance will now have a headcount of more than 4,000 members of staff. But the chief executive of Newmarket-based Turners, Paul Day, has assured staff that the Richards name will live on. MORE: 'Roll up your sleeves and get on with it': How East Anglian firms are dealing with Brexit"We're not going to be changing the name, we're not going to change the staff, we're not going to be rebranding Jack … [Read more...] about East Anglian haulage firms form partnership worth £475m
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PUBLISHED: 11:27 13 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:27 13 July 2019 Ross Bentley More than 580 homes in and around Wainsfleet were evacuated last month Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire PA Wire/PA Images The Environment Agency's operations manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, Graham Verrier, was among a team from the region to help out after floods hit Lincolnshire last month. Cattle stranded in floodwater near Wainfleet after the River Steeping breached its banks. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA WireSince the big flood of 1953, which killed hundreds and left thousands homeless across the East of England, flood defence systems have been improved continuously with the aim of ensuring East Anglia never succumbs to a natural disaster of such proportions again.Early warning systems are much more sophisticated than they were 70 years ago and defences more resilient. And while staff at the Environment Agency (EA) hold regular training exercises to prepare for a flooding incident, … [Read more...] about East Anglian team learn lessons from Lincolnshire floods
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 July 2019 Sarah Chambers Which East Anglian firms are included in the LSE's top 1,000 for 2019? Archant London Stock Exchange Group's 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report shows East Anglian firms are making a big contribution to the UK economy, driving growth and employment. Sarah Chambers spoke to some of the firms listed AJN Steelstock Ltd's yard at Kentford, Newmarket Picture: PAUL COOK PHOTOGRAPHYSmall and medium firms across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex which have featured in a list of the UK's 1,000 fastest-growing and most dynamic firms are punching above their weight in their value to the economy.London Stock Exchange Group's 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report shows East Anglian firms are making a big contribution to UK plc, driving growth and employment as they continue to expand - despite challenging economic conditions.Collectively, the firms - described by chancellor Philip Hammond as "the backbone of the UK … [Read more...] about Which East Anglian firms made the LSE’s top 1,000?
Gallery PUBLISHED: 18:02 27 April 2019 | UPDATED: 18:02 27 April 2019 The 2019 East Anglian Game and Country Fair at the Euston Estate. High-speed action in the main arena with UK Horseboarding. Photo: Steve Adams Steve Adams 2019 07398 238853 Organisers of a major two-day country show near Thetford are optimistic of a bumper Sunday turnout after blustery conditions affected the first day of the event. The 2019 East Anglian Game and Country Fair at the Euston Estate. Photo: Steve AdamsAlthough thousands of people arrived at the Euston Estate for the East Anglian Game and Country Fair, there were fewer visitors than usual for a Saturday as the tail of Storm Hannah left its mark.It forced the cancellation of the headline main ring performance by the Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team for safety reasons, and even the Mobile Bike Events BMX stunt team had to call off their lunchtime show due to high winds.But despite the cold and windy weather, the crowds enjoyed all the … [Read more...] about Countryside optimism prevails after a blustery day at the East Anglian Game and Country Fair
The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dogsthorpe in Peterborough this afternoon following a medical emergency. A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service Trust said: "We were called at 2.24pm with reports of a patient who had collapsed and was unwell near Figtree Walk, Dogsthorpe. "We sent two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance."We took one patient to Peterborough Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment." The man remains in hospital recieving treatment at this time. Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya found guilty of perverting the course of justice Peterborough sex offender who 'blatantly breached' court order is jailed … [Read more...] about This is why the East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, this afternoon