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New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has made his maiden speech in the House of Commons following his victory in last month’s general election – and used it to praise his two most recent predecessors.

A new Pigs Gone Wild-style tour is launching in Ipswich this weekend as part of a bid to up tourism to the town and encourage residents to enjoy its rich heritage.

An up-and-coming singer/songwriter in Rushmere St Andrew is preparing to release her debut album inspired by the Suffolk landscape on Friday – three years after she nearly gave up music for good.

Proposals to build more than 250 homes, a hotel, six restaurants and a health club on the site of the former B&Q store on Grafton Way in Ipswich are set to be discussed by planners later this year.

The group, Essex and Suffolk’s largest, modern, community choir, took to the stage at St Peter’s by the Waterfront in Ipswich – and raised £1,000 for the local arts and heritage centre.

The hard work and dedication of NHS workers from Suffolk was recognised when the county’s clinical commissioners held their first ever staff awards.

A restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront has re-opened with a new nautical look following a major refurbishment.

The University of Suffolk has received a £5m boost from the county council to support new courses and bring in more students.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere has defended his authority’s decision to invest millions in commercial property around the town despite a warning from a senior MP that this could be gambling with public money.

It is two years since the Ipswich Vision was launched with considerable fanfare and the promise to “turn the town around” – but how successful has it been in changing the heart of the town?

Almost a quarter of students at the university are mature students – aged 21 or over at the start of their course.

Visit some of the best views in Norfolk and Suffolk and enjoy the beautiful sights that are on offer this side of the country.

From rolling hills to sandy beaches, salt marshes to city skylines, East Anglia has some of the most picturesque landscapes, and therefore some of the best scenic views. These are our 25 favourites.

Businessman Ian Wray is hoping to encourage tourists to explore Ipswich and Suffolk by bike.

Plans have been submitted to build 44 flats in a developing area near Ipswich Waterfront.

Scones, clotted cream, jam and a pot of tea, what’s not to love? Today is National Cream Tea day so it’s the perfect time to treat yourself.

Suffolk University art student Danielle Newman has won the SNAP writing prize for her poem about Ipswich Waterfront, entitled The Froth.

Fifty classic Mini cars lined Ipswich Waterfront today as members of a motoring club came together for their first public event, which raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Reports of “smoke seen” at a residential tower block at Ipswich’s waterfront prompted a major response from the fire service – but no fire was found.

Ipswich is the third most stressful place to live in the UK, according to a new study.

Organisers have promised a “great weekend” full of music, art, dance and film at Ipswich’s second Jazz Festival.

An Ipswich-based beer brewing company has stepped in to organise a beer and cider festival to tie in with this year’s Maritime Festival, after regular festival organisers were unable to lay on an event.

Classic minis will be on show at Ipswich Waterfront after taking part in a Suffolk landmark ‘treasure hunt’ for a child sexual abuse charity on Sunday.

Down she goes - demolition work at the former newspaper offices and print works in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich got under way in earnest this week.

Businesses are set to get in on the act today as residents across the county celebrate the first-ever Suffolk Day.

The new head of the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk, Professor David Collins describes himself as “an academic’s academic”.

A unique workspace at the University of Suffolk has relaunched under the name Waterfront Studios.

Formerly Atrium Studios this creative hub provides space, facilities and support to a wide range of artists and small businesses.

Suffolk’s fire chief has tried to reassure residents of high-rise flats in the county after the tragic blaze that swept through a huge tower block in west London which may cost many lives.

Suffolk County Council has written to cabinet ministers in Whitehall urging them to maintain their support for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

The Port of Ipswich has invested £33,000 in the installation of new state-of-the-art CCTV cameras to enhance security at the Ipswich Haven Marina.

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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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