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Police are upping patrols around Ipswich Waterfront flats after complaints were made about homeless people sleeping in communal bin areas.

A Suffolk organisation, which formed to “stop Brexit”, claims to be growing in numbers as it approaches its largest event to date – a regional rally on a nationwide day of action.

Charity boxes were among items stolen from a convenience shop near Ipswich waterfront, police have said.

Dragon boat racing is set to make a return to Ipswich Waterfront – and it’s all for a good cause.

More details for the return of Ipswich Jazz Festival this summer have been announced, as tickets have now gone on sale.

The news comes as the team put the finishing touches to the control building, a vital element of the project.

The half marathon, due to take place in Ipswich on Sunday September 17, will see 3,500 runners take on a 13.1 mile challenge.

Great ideas - plus ambition, skills and determination - from the latest graduates from the Eastern Enterprise Hub.

Proposals to give the leisure terrace at Cardinal Park a new look and introduce outdoor seating for its restaurants has won unanimous backing from Ipswich council planners.

The Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich will play ‘a big part in the town’s renaissance’ according to business leaders as they visited investigation works for the £100 million project.

The scaled down recreation will include houses, cars and park benches aims to create a true replica of the town.

The University of Suffolk and Suffolk County Council have combined to form a regional centre of excellence in the field of sustainable development and green economic growth.

Police caught almost as many drivers using mobile phones in the first two days of a campaign as they did during an entire week’s purge last year.

Opposition Conservative councillors in Ipswich are set to question the administrations council tax plans when they are debated later this month.

More help to ease homelessness, more action against drug gangs, cleaner streets, improvements to the entrance to the Waterfront... and better toilets at the Ipswich Regent.

Work to rebuild Ipswich’s Cornhill starts on Monday – with the borough and its partners promising that the new-look square will bring the “Wow Factor” to the town centre.

A new scheme to help adults with their literacy skills is being launched in Ipswich this month, in a bid to turn around statistics suggesting one in six adults struggle to read.

Police in Ipswich have upped patrols around Ipswich Waterfront after a string of anti-social behaviour incidents have been reported in one car park.

Police caught almost as many drivers using mobile phones in the first two days of a campaign as they did during an entire week’s purge last year.

A Suffolk entrepreneur has built a successful recruitment business after beginning his working life as a shop worker.

Striking new images are being unveiled of a major development proposed for the heart of Ipswich which could see restaurants, a hotel and a tower block built opposite Cardinal Park.

Police hit the streets to remind motorists that using a mobile phone while driving can be deadly.

Get your weekend plans sorted - here is what is happening near you on January 27 and 28.

This year’s SPILL Festival of Performance will begin with the world premiere of Clarion Call, a co-commission between Ipswich arts charity the Pacitti Company and 14-18 NOW, which was behind the Tower of London poppies project.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

A high-profile entrepreneur who works to empower women in business will hold a presentation at the University of Suffolk next month.

The first Folk on a Boat concert of 2018 is being held in Ipswich on Friday, with Suffolk singer/songwriter Holly Johnston performing.

Window Museum displays at Albion Wharf reflects the importance of the Ipswich barge fleet in days gone by

Ipswich is set to get its own high-tech version of the ‘Boris Bike’ - where cyclists can use a simple phone app to get on two wheels.

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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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