PUBLISHED: 09:25 04 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34 04 March 2019 Daniel Bennett A man looking to start a new business in Dereham has spoken about how the difficulties entrepreneurs face are damaging the High Street. Picture: Ian Burt A mid Norfolk entrepreneur has spoken about how the problems facing those looking to start new businesses in a market town are damaging the high street. Alex Chenery, 42, from Dereham, has been looking to set up his new video game café business Level Up for the last ten months but says high demands of landlords are putting people off being able to bring new business to the town and fill empty shops. He said: “We’ve had difficulties with agreeing deals because of rent, market value of the building and things like that. Landlords have costs to cover but I just don’t think it’s helping.“We initially planned to be open for the last summer holidays. Most of the time it takes two or three months to … [Read more...] about ‘It’s not helping the town’- entrepreneur says new business difficulties are damaging the high street
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PUBLISHED: 15:36 01 November 2018 Stacia Briggs A model stirling outside the former RAF North Creake control tower. Picture: Matthew Usher. © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2016 It’s the Norfolk Control Tower that played its part in Hitler’s downfall and whose owners are seeking to raise the funds to erect a stunning memorial to those who flew from RAF North Creake. A charity auction on Remembrance Day will take Nigel Morter and Claire Nugent one step closer to their goal. Beeston Brewery are brewing a special beer, Drink to Remember which will launch at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in February. Pictured are Control Tower B&B owners Nigel Morter, Claire Nugent, Picture: Ian BurtThe history is laid out before us, but it would be easy to pass by this quiet corner of Norfolk close to Walsingham and Wells-next-the-Sea without a second thought to what happened at this spot 75 years ago.Just off the B1105 between Fakenham and Wells (known as The … [Read more...] about Time to Remember campaign: charity auction will help fund a new memorial for RAF North Creake
THE news that a former Rolls-Royce engineer has been held on suspicion of spying for China on Britain’s new stealth fighter sounds like the stuff of the Cold War. But to those of us who know the country well, if true, it would come as little surprise. We are already in the midst of a new Cold War, but one that takes place quietly yet systematically all around us. China has risen from its economic and technological doldrums of the late 20th century with dizzying speed and is now steaming ahead on course to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy. And the fear is that, to achieve this, it is buying, bribing, investing in or simply nicking any and all the clever ideas it needs from the West. While China’s success offers opportunities for us in terms of trade, it is also a threat as they seem to want to plunder our research and development for intellectual property (IP), important both to our national security and our jobs. GCHQ estimates that China has an army of … [Read more...] about China is the powerhouse of the East’s relentless rise by ‘bribing, spending and stealing’ — are we in the midst of a new Cold War?
SEATTLE - Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon (AMZN) and Starbucks (SBUX) as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis. The quick surrender showed the power of Amazon to help rally opposition and aggressively push back on taxes at all levels of government, even in its affluent home city where the income gap is ever-widening and lower-income workers are being priced out of housing. It has resulted in one of the highest homelessness rates in the U.S. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the tax, and the online retailer even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. Mayor Jenny Durkan and seven of nine City Council members said Monday they worked with a range of groups to pass a measure last … [Read more...] about Amazon’s push gets Seattle to repeal new business tax