PUBLISHED: 17:12 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:12 20 August 2019 Sarah Chambers What will Greene King sale deal mean to the town where the pubs and brewery group was formed? Picture: ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA WIRE Greene King's past and present workers in Bury St Edmunds are seeking clarity over jobs and pensions after the brewing and pubs giant announced it was the subject of a £2.7bn takeover deal. What will it mean to them? UK pub group and brewer Greene King has agreed a £2.7bn sale to Hong Kong real estate giant CKA Picture: GREENE KING/PA WIRE1 Who will the new owners be?Many have been taken by surprise - including some City experts - after the historic firm revealed that it had received a favourable offer from Chinese property multinational CK Asset Holdings, which is run by Hong Kong's richest family.2 What about job losses?"CK Bidco said it did not intend to initiative "any material headcount reductions within the Greene King organisation as … [Read more...] about What will Greene King mega-sale deal mean to Bury St Edmunds?
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PUBLISHED: 06:44 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 06:44 14 July 2019 Richard Cornwell Jason Walker has gone missing from his home in Bury St Edmunds Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Archant Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 40 year-old male from west Suffolk. Jason Walker, who has gone missing from Bury St Edmunds Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYJason Walker was last seen leaving his home address in Bury St Edmunds at 8.15am on Friday but has failed to return as expected You may also want to watch: He is described as a white male, 6ft tall with a slim build. He has short dark brown hair and a beard and also wears glasses. He was last seen wearing dark trousers and a black T-shirt.A Suffolk police spokesman said although missing from Bury St Edmunds Mr Walker may be in the Thetford area.Mr Walker's family and police officers are concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone who has seen him or who has any information on where he may be to contact Suffolk … [Read more...] about Can you help find this missing man from Bury St Edmunds?
PUBLISHED: 10:56 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:56 05 July 2019 David Vincent Unipart has taken a lease on a 147,000 sq ft commercial warehouse unit at Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds after the logistics warehouse was sold for £17.25m by developers Jaynic. Picture: JAYNIC Jaynic A massive logistics warehouse at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds has been snapped up in a deal worth more than £17million. Developer Jaynic has sold the 147,000sq ft warehouse investment to the Charities Property Fund, managed by SavillsIM, for £17.25m. reflecting a yield of £4.77%.The major distribution unit has now been let to car parts supplier Unipart on a 25-year lease, with five-year rent reviews.This is believed to be the largest letting deal in the town for almost 10 years, since the letting of G-Space 140 at Saxham Business Park to Dorel in 2010.Ben Oughton, development director of Jaynic, said: "We are delighted to have concluded the sale of SP147. You may … [Read more...] about Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds is in great demand
PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 March 2019 charlotte Smith-Jarvis No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGE Rachel Edge No.5 Angel Hill to bring European style coffee culture to the west Suffolk town. No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGENo.5 Angel Hill (formerly The Scandinavia Coffee House) holds a special place in the hearts of new owners Charlie and Tanya Athorne. Overlooking one of Bury St Edmunds’ most iconic spots, with views to the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral, it was here Tanya had her first job in the UK, studying in the language school above. Working just a few steps away as pastry chef at the Angel Hotel was Charlie. The pair met, fell in love, and have been visiting the café ever since, with Charlie saying they thought of previous owner Pauline as “like a distant auntie. She’d give us advice on life and all kinds of things so this place is really special to us.”The couple bought the business last … [Read more...] about Take a look inside this new Bury St Edmunds cafe
Opinion PUBLISHED: 11:30 02 February 2019 Paul Geater Despite all the talk of internet shopping, most Christmas presents were bought from shops. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Today it feels as if the High Street – the mythical heart of every town and city across the country – is under more pressure than ever before. The news that Pret a Manger is not coming to Ipswich was a big blow to the town centre. Picture: ARCHANTMuch has been written and spoken about which stores/restaurants/bank branches will be next to close – but how close are we to knowing why this existential threat to so many businesses, and indeed whole districts, is happening?And why are some shops seen as vulnerable while others are apparently bucking the trend? And can things be turned around for those facing problems?New technology – the rise of internet shopping – is one reason often given for the crisis in retailing and it no doubt is a factor. Over … [Read more...] about Can High Streets in towns like Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds survive the current upheavals?