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One of Suffolk’s biggest summer events takes to the water this weekend. Here’s your guide to what’s in store at Maritime Ipswich 2018.

Looking for a holiday home with a difference? East Anglia boasts all kinds of weird and wonderful homes from home.

A summer seahorse mini-sculpture trail has been launched in Ipswich - but where can you see the 10 seahorses?

Hundreds got on their bikes on Saturday for a thrilling ride through the Suffolk countryside for the fifth annual Crafted Classique bike ride.

Commuters travelling between Felixstowe and Ipswich should be prepared for long delays - or seek out alternative routes - as two large road maintainance projects get underway this week.

Two women have had their mobile phones snatched in separate robberies that took place less than a mile apart.

Ipswich council has recruited a residents’ army who want to Love Your Street to try to keep the town clean during the height of the summer.

Industry is turning away from major economic hubs and towards towns such as Ipswich, where they can find lower overheads and “enormous” potential for growth, an alternative finance provider says.

Work on the final stretch of Ipswich’s £70million tidal barrier scheme is underway and will be completed by the end of November.

Campaigners are urging people to take action and write to MPs in a bid to save their local pubs as it’s revealed visits to them are plummeting.

A clean-up team was at work at the Port of Ipswich on Wednesday with inflatable booms forming a barrier around Mariner’s floating restaurant.

The Upper Orwell Crossings project has been suspended by Suffolk County Council pending a review – but what questions will the independent experts be asking about the project?

Business chiefs in Ipswich have called on the county council to “make every effort” for the Upper Orwell Crossings project to go ahead – but campaign groups have said homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief.

The Upper Orwell Crossings project has been suspended by Suffolk County Council pending a review – but what questions will the independent experts be asking about the project?

Health workers in Suffolk have been commended for their “incredible dedication and professionalism”.

Gin lovers will be pleased to hear that a celebration of the drink is set to take place in Ipswich next month.

Do you want to get out and about with your family over the summer without spending a fortune? Here are some ideas for free days out around the area.

Eastern Enterprise Hub on Ipswich Waterfront is closing after a highly-productive seven-year run. Some of its graduates reflect on how it’s helped them. Sarah Chambers reports

Motorists have been caught in traffic delays in the centre of Ipswich after a woman collapsed on a busy bridge on the waterfront.

New tenants are moving into a single storey industrial warehouse unit in Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Householders living near the proposed route of the Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings are being reassured their homes are safe after council chiefs sent out 3,000 letters warning them they were seeking compulsory purchase powers to acquire the land needed.

Phanuel Mutumburi at the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality is well-placed to describe the experience of black. Asian, and minority ethnic people who want to set up businesses in the county. Ross Bentley met him to find out more about his work and an exciting project to revamp Norwich Road in Ipswich.

An Ipswich GP surgery serving around 3,000 people will close at the end of the year, health bosses have confirmed – leading to fresh fears that patients at nearby surgeries will struggle to get an appointment.

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has confirmed he will not be fighting the seat again in any future election – and is now looking at carving out a new life away from the cut and thrust of politics.

Suffolk-based property developer John Howard is revealing his tips on how to make a fortune buying and selling property in a new book.

Work to convert a former town centre nightclub into a new ‘easyHotel’ should be complete by this September.

Ipswich council bosses have vowed to make the entrance to the Waterfront “something we can all be proud of” as part of its new million pound investment in the gateway.

Both the present and the future are looking bright for our region, as a new report shows that the East of England is home to four out of five of the fastest growing city economies in the UK.

Suffolk is one of 10 areas running a pilot scheme for the year which allows councils to retain 100% of the business rates it collects and invest it into the county.

Plans to invest £1million in a key stretch of Ipswich connecting the town centre with the Waterfront have been announced as part of a multi-million pound pilot for Suffolk.

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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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