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: 16:36 11 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:36 11 August 2019 Richard Cornwell Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival will be running this August bank holiday weekend www.robholding.co.uk Celebrity chefs and award-winning restaurateurs will be giving top tips at two days of foodie fun in Bury St Edmunds this month. Hundreds of people visited the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink festival on Bank Holiday Monday Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNOrganisers are promising new flavours for people to sample, dozens of stalls, a farmers' market, urban beach, mini-farm, fairground rides and street entertainment at the annual event.It will be the eighth Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation for the town.Our Bury St Edmunds chief executive Mark Cordell said: "Every year we try to offer something a little different and 2019 is no exception. "New to the event this year are a stall selling Hungarian … [Read more...] about Foodie fun for the bank holiday at Bury St Edmunds festival
PUBLISHED: 16:30 03 July 2019 Mark Langford Independent businesses in Bury St Edmunds are being celebrated in a week-long drive of support . Trader Sophia Norris, left, with Mayor Peter Thompson, town crier Tony Appleton, and Mike Kirkham of the Our Bury St Edmunds BID Picture: MARK LANGFORD Indepndent businesses in Bury St Edmunds are being celebrated in a week-long drive of support. Independent businesses in Bury St Edmunds are being celebrated in a week-long drive of support Picture: MARK LANGFORDIndepndent businesses in Bury St Edmunds are being celebrated in a week-long drive of support.Independents Week was officially launched today with traders and new Bury St Edmunds mayor Peter Thompson, with well-known town crier Tony Appleton being brought in to proclaim the news around the town centre.The campaign is promoted by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Our Bury St Edmunds and is formally launched on July 4 - US independence … [Read more...] about Bury St Edmunds gets behind independent traders
Video PUBLISHED: 16:43 26 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:07 26 May 2019 Mark Langford 'The beach' proved popular with families at the Whitsun Fayre in Bury St Edmunds over the bank holiday weekend. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant All the fun of the seaside was to be found inland at Bury St Edmunds as the town held its Whitsun fayre. A beach in Bury St Edmunds as part of the Whitsun Fayre in the Suffolk market town. Picture: Neil DidsburyVisitors of all ages enjoyed playing on the golden sand of the beach outside Moyse's Hall Museum in the Buttermarket, one of the highlights of the popular two day fayre which is open on Sunday May 26 and Bank Holiday Monday May 27 between 11am and 4pm.Other seaside attractions included a Punch and Judy Show and a Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike.But there was also plenty for landlubbers to enjoy, including stalls selling fresh food, craftware, plants and flowers, plus fairground rides and street entertainment. You may also … [Read more...] about Seaside fun in Bury St Edmunds at annual Whitsun Fayre
PUBLISHED: 07:30 25 May 2019 David Vincent Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre has opened to the public. Left to right Boo Griffiths, Ashlee Swonnell, Dr Jenny Reason, Dr Carly Day and head nurse Matt Wright, with dogs Nellie, Whizz and Alfie. Picture: BURY ST EDMUNDS VETERINARY CENTRE Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre A new small animals veterinary centre has opened in the heart of Bury St Edmuunds. The Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre, off Eastgate Street, has been launched by two Suffolk vets, Dr Carly Day and Dr Jennifer Reason, who have worked in other practices in their home county.With the support of NatWest Bank the centre has been opened in a former commercial premises at 4, Autopark, which has been completely re-fitted and customised for its new purpose, Dr Day said they believed a traditional, community-based approach will be key to the success of the practice. They offer standard appointments of 20 minutes, allowing the team to get to know the … [Read more...] about Helping dogs, cats and exotic pets in Bury St Edmunds