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The countdown to an international cycling spectacular sweeping through the heart of Suffolk in June has stepped up a gear – as a high-profile dignitary swapped her civic chain for a bicycle one.

Police were called to Ipswich Waterfront this morning amid concerns for a man on Stoke Bridge.

Ipswich Dock was completed in 1842. The Royal Assent from Queen Victoria for the Ipswich Dock Act was received in June 1837.

Ipswich is to play host to another gathering of the Dunkirk Little Ships over the late May bank holiday.

A pioneering researcher in Additive Manufacturing (AM) is set to be in Ipswich on Wednesday, April 25, to show businesses how 3D printing and additive engineering can help them.

The most ambitious companies in the region were urged to hold on to their founding principles in the search for growth, as they gathered to hear inspirational stories of business success.

A Vietnamese restaurant was opening its doors in Ipswich today, in a first for the town.

If you are looking for a summer break in Suffolk or north Essex these Airbnb properties are perfect.

An Ipswich Waterfront café has reopened with a fresh new look.

The businessman behind the development to complete the Winerack on the Waterfront has become the new chairman of Ipswich Conservative Association.

Dragon boats emblazoned with dazzling designs will add a splash of colour to Ipswich Waterfront as they race down the river Orwell this summer.

An East Anglia-based property management company is relocating a number of key functions to its newest office, in Ipswich.

Ipswich’s new flood barrier has given its first public display of how it will protect the town from the threat of storm surges from later this year.

Chance to get on board the Orwell Lady, Barge Victor and the Allen Gardiner and meet the crews.

The Great East Run is just six months away and reaching capacity – with less than 500 places remaining for the big race this Autumn.

Suffolk is to get a new £20m records office and heritage centre after winning more than £10m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project.

The Ipswich Society has endorsed the creation of an Ipswich Arts Centre after donating £1,000 to the cause.

The Grazing Sheep on Ipswich is set to reopen in April under new management.

The Ipswich Twilight races are returning to the town this year - in a new format.

A pub in Ipswich has responded to concerns over plastic by reverting to the use of glass for serving drinks.

Cyclists are getting pumped for a summer sports spectacular which will take competitors on a scenic tour of Suffolk.

Waving banners and carrying protest placards, hundreds of people marched along Ipswich’s Waterfront today calling for the public to be allowed a say on the Brexit deal.

Big-hearted businesses have pledged their support to a fundraising art trail that is set to bring a huge boost to Suffolk’s county town.

Supporters of the European Union will take to the streets of Ipswich today as part of a nationwide day of action against a hard Brexit.

Forget child’s play – this Lego project brought all ages together in a quest to create the perfect minature town.

The former Lloyds Tavern in Ipswich town centre is set to get a new lease of life this summer.

Ipswich is among ten top UK property destinations, according to a digital newspaper.

The countdown to Suffolk Day has begun – with only 100 days left until the big celebration dedicated to our wonderful county.

A father-of three from Shotley is taking on two marathons in two weeks to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group honours Scole teeneager

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For centuries, the Ipswich Dock has played a vital role in the town’s economic success.

The docks sit on a bend in the River Orwell and have been in operation since at least the 8th century, in fact, when the wet dock area was constructed in 1842 it was the biggest enclosed dock in the UK.

The vision of the Victorian town fathers has produced a facility that is still important for commerce and now as an attraction for local people and tourists.

In 1997 the port was sold by Ipswich Ports Ltd to Associated British Ports and soon after new facilities were built, bringing about the first wave of the Waterfront regeneration.

The next wave came in 2000, when a £1.9m agribulk storage facility opened, new automated lock gates were installed and the 180-berth Ipswich Haven Marina opened – bringing the yachting fraternity to Ipswich.

The Old Custom House was refurbished and restored and new buildings began springing up along the quaysides and beyond, including The Salthouse Hotel – Ipswich’s only 4-star hotel, University Campus Suffolk, which opened in 2008, and controversial development The Mill, which is East Anglia’s tallest building.

The Jerwood DanceHouse brings an artistic touch to the Waterfront while Isaacs, The Waterfront Bistro, Aurora, The Last Anchor and Coffee Link all offer food, drink and entertainment.

There are regular events celebrating the past, present and future including the summer Maritime Festival.

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